Global Immigration

“Congress is trying to run away from immigration. This fall may not let them.” – CNN

“After two dramatic defeats of immigration legislation this year, Congress left for August recess eager to put the issue in the rearview mirror, with consequential midterm elections looming in November.” Read More

“Trump’s hard-hearted immigration policies are a stain on the nation” – Los Angeles Times

“It’s been six weeks since a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to fix the crisis it created when it separated more than 2,500 children from their parents under a heartless policy designed to deter desperate families from entering the U.S. illegally. “ Read More

“Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens, Using ‘Chain Migration’ Trump Hates” – New York Times

“President Trump has repeatedly and vehemently denounced what he calls “chain migration,” in which adult American citizens can obtain residency for their relatives. On Thursday, his Slovenian in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, became United States citizens in a private ceremony in Manhattan by taking advantage of that same family-based immigration program.” Read More

Tech

“Gab user’s anti-Semitic posts removed” – BBC Tech

“Two anti-Semitic posts have been deleted from fringe social network Gab after Microsoft, citing the content, threatened to take the site down. The posts were made by Patrick Little, who says he is running for US president and wants to remove Jewish people from America.” Read More

“NASA Parker Solar Probe: Launch time, flight plans and how to watch” – CNET

“NASA is sending a spacecraft to get up close and personal with a star for the first time, and it’s going to have to go faster than any manmade object in history to get there.” Read More

“Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds today” – TechCrunch

“Facebook is shutting down Friend List Feeds sometime today, according to a message posted in the Facebook app. The feature allowed users to scroll through only those posts from one of their designated friend lists — for example, family, work colleagues, neighbors, industry peers and so on. “ Read More

Entertainment

“Can Viacom’s Reboot Strategy Revive Nickelodeon?” – Hollywood Reporter

“Amid falling viewership and stiff competition from Netflix and others, CEO Bob Bakish is hoping a new generation of kids will embrace redos of iconic properties like ‘Rugrats,’ ‘Blue’s Clues’ and possibly ‘Clarissa Explains It All.’” Read More

“Possible Reprieve On James Gunn & ‘Guardians’ As Marvel Back Channels With Disney?” – Deadline Hollywood

“Might there be a glimmer of hope for change of heart in the quick banishment of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn from the Magic Kingdom? Nobody is talking about it, but sources said that back channel conversations are taking place between Marvel Studios and Disney.” Read More

“Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Is Out Today” – Billboard

“Just last week, it was unveiled that Minaj would be delaying her album’s release for a second time, pushing Queen back to Aug. 17, due to complications relating to the clearance of a Tracy Chapman sample. Its release date has been moved a third time, to noon today (Aug. 10). The new release window piggy-backs on her new “Queen Radio” show on Apple Music’s Beats 1, which went live late Thursday.” Read More

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