Global Immigration

“Be careful with your green card or visa application. A mistake can now get you deported.” – Miami Herald

“A new policy by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that took effect Tuesday will have a significant negative impact on legal immigrants with pending or upcoming applications. The updated guidance will affect almost all immigration applications, petitions and requests, including U.S. citizenship, permanent residence and visa extensions, according to a USCIS announcement.” Read More

“Trump administration draws fire for ‘misleading’ report linking terrorism, immigration” – Washington Post

“Eighteen former counterterrorism officials are urging the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to retract or correct a report that implies a link between terrorism and immigration, calling its findings “misleading” and counterproductive.” Read More

“Diane Abbott unveils Labour’s new immigration policy” – BBC News

“A Labour government would bring in a simplified visa system for foreign workers with “bona fide skills”, Diane Abbott has said. The shadow home secretary said the party would also scrap the government’s “bogus” net migration target.” Read More

Tech

Facebook ‘Better Prepared’ to Fight Election Interference, Mark Zuckerberg Says” – New York Times

“Mark Zuckerberg began the year by promising to make Facebook safer from election interference around the world. He has spent most of the rest of the year apologizing for not recognizing the problem earlier. On Wednesday, Mr. Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, published a roughly 3,300-word blog post cataloging all the steps the company has taken.” Read More

“EU network charges could revive roaming fees” – BBC Tech

“Put back those roaming charges we’ve just scrapped? We wouldn’t dream of it!” That’s the public message coming from the UK mobile phone operators about the threat of higher costs for travellers from a “no deal” Brexit. But off the record there is a subtler message – it all depends on what our continental colleagues do.” Read More

“Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to finance preschools and help homeless families” – TechCrunch

“In a tweet this morning, Amazon founder (and the world’s richest man) Jeff Bezos announced that he and his wife were creating a $2 billion fund to finance a network of non-profit preschools and donate funds to organizations helping homeless families.” Read More

Entertainment

“Lil Wayne on Life, Lawsuits & The Long Road To ‘Tha Carter V’ – Billboard

“Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood has in recent years become the center of the city’s ballooning arts scene, known as much for its galleries and museums as the murals and graffiti that decorate its buildings. But traces of its industrial past still lurk along the edges, with warehouses lining deserted streets and tall chain-link fences dividing different properties.” Read More

“CBS News Reveals Jeff Fager Texts That Led to Firing: “Be Careful” – Hollywood Reporter

“CBS News national correspondent Jericka Duncan on Wednesday revealed the text message that 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager sent to her after she contacted him for comment on aNew Yorker report on Sunday morning that implicated his conduct. Fager claims it’s what got him fired.” Read More

“A24 Lands Claire Denis’ English-Language Debut ‘High Life’ With Robert Pattinson & Juliette Binoche – Toronto” – Deadline

“A24 has acquired North American distribution rights to the provocative sci-fi drama High Life, which made its Toronto Film Festival debut Sunday night at Roy Thomson Hall. The film marks French filmmaker Claire Denis’ long-anticipated English-language debut, and stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth and André Benjamin. Script was written by Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau and Geoff Cox.” Read More

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