Global Immigration

Judge denies Trump bid to toss immigration protections case – Associated Press

“A federal judge on Monday denied the Trump administration’s bid to throw out a lawsuit that alleges its decision to end special protections shielding Haitian, Salvadoran and Honduran immigrants from deportation was racially motivated. U.S. District Judge Denise Casper’s ruling means the case that seeks to block the administration from terminating temporary protected status for thousands of immigrants from those three countries can move forward. “ Read More

“Migrants : « La place d’un enfant n’est pas derrière les grillages” – Le Monde

“L’opinion publique s’est à juste titre émue du sort réservé aux enfants migrants aux Etats-Unis. Traitements intolérables, contraires au respect de la dignité ¬humaine. Mais l’opinion publique en France devrait tout autant s’élever contre l’enfermement des enfants dans des centres de rétention, qui se pratique dans notre pays.” Lire la suite

‘What we were suffering for’: Separated, then reunited, immigrant families face what comes next” – Washington Post

“Two by two, they came through the double doors of the shuttered retirement home: mothers tightly clutching their children, fathers holding fast to small hands. They had been among the more than 2,500 parents stripped of their children and imprisoned after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.” Read More

Tech

“Tech Companies Like Facebook and Twitter Are Drawing Lines. It’ll Be Messy.” – New York Times

“From its earliest days, Silicon Valley has been animated by near-absolutist understanding of free speech. Other than exceptions for fraud, pornography or specific threats, the prevailing view among many tech platforms has been to allow pretty much anyone to post pretty much anything. These sensibilities are even enshrined in American law, which gives companies broad immunity from prosecution for what their users post.” Read More

“Why the iPhone can’t compete in India” – The Verge

“When Tim Cook was in India back in 2016, he said that Apple was in the country for a “thousand years.” With iPhone sales in India on a downward trajectory, the joke doing the rounds is that Apple might actually need that kind of time to make a significant dent in the world’s second-biggest phone market for feature phones and smartphones.” Read More

“There is liquid water on Mars” – TechCrunch

“After years of observation and analysis, researchers announced today that they have identified liquid water on Mars — a ton of it. It’s a mile underground and is likely only liquid because it is briny and under great pressure, but nevertheless, this groundbreaking discovery could change both our understanding of the Red Planet and our plans to one day go there ourselves.” Read More

Entertainment

“Demi Lovato “Awake” After Being Hospitalized for Apparent Overdose” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Demi Lovato is “awake and with her family” after being hospitalized on Tuesday, her representative said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” her representative said in the statement.” Read More

“Cher, Philip Glass, Wayne Shorter Among 2018 Kennedy Center Honorees” – Stereogum

“Last year, LL Cool J became the first rapper to receive an award at the Kennedy Center Honors. This year, Hamilton will become the first musical to receive an award. The Kennedy Center has occasionally honored groups like the Eagles and creative partnerships like Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey or Fred Ebb and John Kander, but this will be the first time in the ceremony’s 41-year history that an award will go to an actual work of art.” Read More

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