Global Immigration

“Congress’s deal on immigration detention, explained” – Vox

“The heart of the tentative deal reached Monday night to fund the Department of Homeland Security and avert another government shutdown before Friday’s deadline isn’t actually the $1.375 billion in funds for a physical barrier (President Trump’s “wall”) along 55 miles of the US-Mexico border.” Read More

“‘No More Xenophobia’: Calif. Governor Criticizes Trump On Immigration” – NPR

“In his first State of the State speech Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom wasted no time in criticizing what he called President Trump’s “fear-mongering” over the “so-called ‘border emergency'” as a “manufactured crisis” and “political theater.” Read More

“EU rules on migration are FAILING, says France’s former asylum chief ” – Express

“Pascal Brice, the former head of OFPRA, France’s Office for Refugees and Stateless Persons, denounced the system on Monday. The pro-refugee activist also slammed France and Germany’s “restrictive” migrant policies, saying that tougher asylum rules did not dissuade people from seeking a new life in Europe.” Read More

Tech

“T-Mobile-Sprint Deal Gets New Scrutiny From the Left” – New York Times

“When T-Mobile announced its intention to buy Sprint last April, the prospects for the $26 billion deal winning regulatory approval appeared strong.” Read More

“Instagram confirms that a bug is causing follower counts to change” – TechCrunch

“Instagram confirmed today that an issue has been causing some accounts’ follower numbers to change. Users began noticing the bug about 10 hours ago and the drastic drop in followers caused some to wonder if Instagram was culling inactive and fake accounts, as part of its fight against spam.” Read More

“Overwatch and Call Of Duty maker to cut 800 jobs” – BBC Tech

“Video games publisher Activision Blizzard has announced it will lay off about 800 people, despite reporting record revenue in 2018.” Read More

Entertainment

“‘Captain Marvel’s’ Brie Larson Can’t Save Womankind — But She’s Doing Her Best” – Hollywood Reporter

“The Oscar winner and fierce gender-equality activist is proud to be starring as Carol Danvers in the Disney-owned studio’s first female-fronted franchise — just don’t conflate its success with the fate of women in Hollywood: “We have been opening movies since the silent era.” Read More

“IATSE President Matt Loeb Calls Academy’s Oscar Exclusions An “Insult” To Below-The-Line Crafts – Deadline

IATSE president Matt Loeb has joined the chorus of complaints about the upcoming Oscar telecast, demanding that the Academy “reverse course” and reinstate cinematographers, editors and makeup artists and hairstylists to the full Oscar program.” Read More

“Stevie Wonder, John Legend Headline Motown Tribute Concert”

“Stevie Wonder jammed with his harmonica, John Legend crooned while playing the piano and Ciara pranced onstage dressed like Rick James on Tuesday night at Motown Records’ 60th anniversary concert. ” Read More

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