Global Immigration

“Trump is proposing a regulation that could change the face of legal immigration — by restricting low-income immigrants” – Vox

“The Trump administration is proposing a new regulation that would make it extremely difficult for many immigrants to come to the US or receive green cards if they’re deemed likely to use public benefits like food stamps or Medicaid.” Read More

Judge blasts plan to fast-track immigration, deportation cases” – Mercury News

“Federal immigration judges are being challenged in “unprecedented ways” under a new Department of Justice policy that will require them to complete 700 cases a year — or risk being fired — in an effort to speed up deportations, the president of the National Association of Immigration Judges said Sunday.” Read More

Opinion: Trump’s immigration policies threaten your Social Security” – Marketwatch

“President Donald Trump came to power trumpeting his “America First” agenda. Yet his immigration policies are anything but. Indeed, the U.S. is composed of immigrants, natives, and their descendants.” Read More

Tech

Trump’s China Fight Puts U.S. Tech in the Cross Hairs” – New York Times

“President Trump says his trade war with China will protect America’s dominance and derail Beijing’s plan for technological and economic supremacy.” Read More

“China shuts down 4,000 websites in purge on ‘improper values'” – BBC Tech

“China has shut down thousands of websites and online accounts following a three-month campaign against “harmful” content, the state news agency Xinhua has announced. The content, on 4,000 sites, included infringements of copyright and material spreading “improper values, vulgarity or obscenity”, it said.” Read More

“SiriusXM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion” – TechCruch

“SiriusXM and Pandora  have announced acquisition plans before the stock market opens. SiriusXM is offering to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion in stock, or $10.14 per share. Pandora would continue to exist as an independent service.” Read More

Entertainment

“NBC vs. CBS: Battle for “Most Watched” Network Rages Into Fall” – Hollywood Reporter

“As the fall TV season gets into full swing, NBC is airing promos touting itself as “America’s most watched network.” The basis for that claim? A victory among total viewers in the 52-week TV calendar that began in September 2017.” Read More

“‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’ Sounding Near $27M Alarm; Counterprogramming Still In Deep Sleep” – Deadline

“Matinees proved magical for Amblin/Universal’s The House With a Clock In Its Walls which pulled in an estimated $11.5M on Saturday, which repped a huge 47% surge over Friday’s $7.8M (which included Thursday night’s $840K previews).” Read More

“Carrie Underwood Reacts to ‘Cry Pretty’ Debuting at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart” – Billboard

“Carrie Underwood is sitting “pretty” at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as her latest studio effort, Cry Pretty, arrives atop the list. In doing so, she makes country history atop the tally, as she becomes the only woman to take four country albums to No. 1 on the all-genre albums chart.” Read More

 

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