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  • Meet The Immigrant Who's Creating A Venture Capital Fund For Fellow Immigrants

    07/24/2017 5:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | July 24, 2017 | Gabrielle Healy
    Semyon Dukach is a serial entrepreneur. In 1997, he started Fast Engines, a company that produced performance enhancing software for online apps. He sold it for $35 million in 2000 — when he owned a nearly 50 percent stake in the company, according to Forbes. Then, he became a prominent angel investor and went on to lead TechStars Boston, the most prestigious startup accelerator in town. Now, he’s working on a new project, One Way Ventures — a venture capital fund specifically for immigrant founders. BostonomiX caught up with Dukach to talk about One Way, the challenges facing immigrant entrepreneurs...
  • New York, California Moving to Permit Illegal Aliens to Practice Law?

    07/24/2017 8:56:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    cns.com ^ | July 21, 2017 | Dan Cadman
    Sapna Rampersaud has written an article for National Review Online's The Corner titled"Illegal Immigrants Can Now Defend the Laws They Break," detailing how the states of New York and California have moved to permit illegal aliens to practice law. This is the kind of thing one might expect to see as a headline on the satirical website The Onion, but, sadly, it's true. Actually, they've been headed that way for some time. John Feere, previously a legal policy analyst here at the Center, wrote about California's efforts clear back in January of 2014, and commented on the back flips achieved by the California...
  • Columnist Ruben Navarrette Is Reluctant to Credit Trump For Border Crossings Plunge

    07/23/2017 3:25:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | July 23, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    Friday morning on Fox & Friends, Washington Post Writers Group columnist Ruben Navarrette, Jr. gave President Donald Trump only grudging and partial credit for the steep decline in illegal border crossings from Mexico into the U.S. so far this year. Navarrette's "logic," which went unchallenged by host Steve Doocy, ignored several policy-related Trump administration announcements which have had direct impact, and failed to recognize how the tone which has been set at the administration's highest levels has had an impact on how the law is enforced on the ground.Navarrette has been called "the most widely read Latino columnist in the...
  • Report: Trump Will Use Anti-Terror Law To Sidestep Enviro Review For Border Wall

    07/23/2017 2:12:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2017 | Chris White
    President Donald Trump plans to use anti-terror law to avoid undergoing a years-long environmental impact study for a large section of a border wall that is expected to travel through a wildlife refuge, Reuters reported Friday night. Trump will use a 2005 anti-terror law created shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack to sidestep an environmental impact study for a 32-mile portion of the border wall, sources told Reuters. The proposed section will pass through the 2,000-acre Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge near the southern tip of Texas. The area is home to 400 species of birds as well...
  • Scaramucci: Trump ‘on Missile Lock to Keep’ Border Wall Promise

    07/22/2017 3:44:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    PoliZette ^ | July 22, 2017 | Kathryn Blackhurst
    White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci reaffirmed President Donald Trump’s commitment to stand for “the people that need the most help in the United States,” during an interview on SiriusXM’s “Breitbart News Saturday.” The new communications director told Breitbart’s Matt Boyle that the shake-up within the White House in the aftermath of Scaramucci’s hiring and White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s unexpected resignation will serve to “refine” the message the president wishes to deliver to the American people. He said Trump is focused on fulfilling his campaign promises and corralling Congress into passing his legislative agenda. “We’ve got to get...
  • Far-right millennials: what drives young women to extreme politics?

    07/21/2017 8:29:34 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 42 replies
    Marie Claire ^ | May 30, 2017
    Far-right millennials: what drives young women to extreme politics? Right-wing nationalists are on the march in Europe and the US. But if you're picturing men with shaved heads, think again. Polly Dunbar meets the young, far-right British women drawn to the extreme edge of politics I’m on the Strand in London, watching 300 men and women wave St George’s Cross flags and chant ‘terrorist scum off our streets’. They’re members of Britain First, a far-right political party founded from the ashes of the BNP. Along with the English Defence League (EDL), the party is using the Westminster attack a few...
  • Sanctuary city standoff looms as ICE director vows agent surge

    07/21/2017 5:24:03 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    he acting ICE director is vowing to use new resources to target undocumented immigrants in sanctuary cities – a move likely to hit resistance from mayors and local law enforcement who previously have refused to cooperate with federal authorities. ICE Director Thomas Homan told The Washington Examiner he thinks sanctuary cities like New York and San Francisco are “ludicrous” and plans to direct extra agents to those areas. “What I want to get to is a clear understanding from everybody, from the congressmen to the politicians to law enforcement to those who enter the country illegally, that ICE is open...
  • Trump won’t support new plan to save ‘Dreamers’ from deportation

    07/21/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 102 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers DC ^ | July 19, 2017 | Franco Ordonez
    WASHINGTON The White House signaled on Wednesday that President Donald Trump will not support a new bipartisan plan to protect young undocumented immigrants — so-called “Dreamers” — from being placed back in line for deportation. A White House official told McClatchy that Trump would not sign a new DREAM Act being crafted by a bipartisan team led by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.
  • Soros’ ProPublica Slips: Admits Low-skilled Immigration Hurts American Workers

    07/21/2017 1:35:07 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Jul 2017 | John Binder
    A report released by a media firm backed by left-wing financier George Soros admits that low-skilled immigration hurts America’s middle and working-class. ProPublica, backed by Soros, released a report where they not only confirmed President Trump’s argument that immigration should be merit-based to help Americans, but also conceded that the last four decades of low-skilled immigration has hurt U.S. workers: "Of course, the question of how immigration impacts GDP is a small slice of a much broader question of how immigrants and immigration policies affect our economy. Steven Camarota, the director of research for the Center for Immigration Studies, points...
  • Diversity and Disintegration

    07/21/2017 12:14:58 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | July 21, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    The most important determination the media make is deciding what category a story falls into. For example, NPR recently ran a report asking the following: How Did Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Pop Up In Spain? Oddly enough, despite the headline, the reporter doesn't seem that interested in answering the question. What follows is a public-health story: The disease is a tick-borne, Ebola-like virus. Because it's a lesser-known illness, it is often misdiagnosed. So there aren't very good official statistics on the number of cases in many parts of the world. It's normally found in North Africa, the Middle East and Central...
  • AP Stylebook Instructs Writers Not to Use Words Like 'Pro-Life,' 'Refugee' & 'Terrorist'

    07/21/2017 7:55:59 AM PDT · by johnk · 16 replies
    by Fox News Insider ^ | 7/11/2017 | by Fox News Insider
    The AP Stylebook, published by The Associated Press, is intended to provide universal guidelines for journalists when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and using certain words over others. The 2017 edition of the stylebook directs writers to avoid words like "pro-life," "migrant," "refugee," "Islamist" and "terrorist." Rachel Alexander, an opinion contributor for The Hill, said on "Fox & Friends" this morning that this is an attempt to promote language that liberals tend to favor. Judge Releases Man Accused of Trying to Steal NYPD Cop's Gun She explained that the guide instructs writers to use "anti-abortion" instead of...
  • Graham: If You Don't Back DREAM Act, 'I Don't Want You to Vote for Me'

    07/21/2017 3:38:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 95 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 20, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged President Trump to support a revived DREAM Act and said at the “snap of his fingers” Trump could convince the Republican Party to unite behind providing a pathway to citizenship for all undocumented immigrants. Graham, who won re-election in 2014, also told South Carolina residents who oppose the DREAM Act not to vote for him.
  • When Syria Came to Fresno: Refugees Test Limits of Outstretched Hand

    07/20/2017 3:10:02 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 07/20/2017 | By  MIRIAM JORDAN 
    FRESNO, Calif. — The police responded to a call about a loud party on East San Ramon Avenue, but it wasn’t just any party: A sheep was reportedly being slaughtered in a backyard. “Muslim refugees were unaware that slaughtering sheep is not allowed in the city,” the police wrote afterward in their report, which also stated that those involved “were advised to clean up the blood and mess” and warned that in the future “they could be cited.” The animal, actually a goat, was killed by a Syrian refugee who later skinned, roasted and shared it with his Syrian neighbors...
  • H-1B visa applicants being diverted to O visa: US Senator

    07/20/2017 10:12:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | July 20, 2017 | The Press Trust of India
    A top American Senator today alleged that potential H-1B applicants are being advised to apply for an O visa instead of the numerically capped H-1B visas intended for highly-skilled workers to bypass legal restrictions on employment visas. While H-1B visa is for foreign guest workers with high skilled capabilities, O visa programme, is intended for use by those who have extraordinary abilities...
  • Dem leaders vow ‘overwhelming’ opposition to Trump border wall

    House Democratic leaders on Wednesday offered a stern warning to Republicans hoping to put hundreds of millions of dollars toward President Trump’s border wall next year: You’re on your own. “They know that the majority of the Democrats don’t support funding for that wall,” Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.), vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, told reporters in the Capitol. “If they choose to include it, then they are basically saying, ‘We have the votes among the Republican Party to pass this without a single Democratic vote.’ And if they’re not successful, the blame lies squarely at their feet, because they...
  • Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

    07/19/2017 12:43:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    APNews.com ^ | 7/19/17 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S. The justices acted Wednesday on the administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling last week. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ordered the government to allow in refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the United States. Watson also vastly expanded the family relations that refugees and visitors can use to get into the country.
  • ICE chief readies national sanctuary city crackdown

    07/19/2017 12:14:20 PM PDT · by Hadean · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Empowered by a president who has "taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement," the nation's chief immigration official revealed Tuesday that deportation targets have surged and that he's planning to deploy more agents and resources to "sanctuary cities" to arrest illegal criminals. Thomas D. Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said in an interview that since Trump entered office, illegal border crossings have crashed by almost 70 percent, "an historic low," arrests inside the country have jumped 40 percent and that demands for illegal criminals in local jails has skyrocketed 80 percent. "You can like President Trump, not...
  • Woman invites Sudanese refugee to live in her home, months later he calls her a heartless racist

    07/19/2017 10:55:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 19, 2017 | John Sexton
    The Australian published a story last week written by a 71-year-old woman named Lynn Barber who lives in London. Barber was influenced by seeing pictures of refugees struggling to make it to Europe and one day she decided she had to do something about it. She happened to know an artist (Mike) who had worked at a refugee camp in France and told him that, if he knew of a refugee who needed a home, she would take that person in. A few weeks later, Mike called and brought Mohammed over. And just like that, Barber found herself alone with...
  • City hits ICE-snitching Queens landlord with charge for sharing tenant info

    07/19/2017 9:33:45 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 39 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | July 19, 2017 | JILLIAN JORGENSEN
    A Queens landlord who reported his tenants to ICE after they complained about him to the city has been slapped with a retaliation charge, the Daily News has learned. "Our message is loud and clear: we will hold landlords accountable for discrimination in our city," Mayor de Blasio said in a statement. "We stand with tenants, regardless of their origin, in Queens and across the five boroughs." The city would not name the Ridgewood landlord, citing a continuing investigation, or the tenants, out of fear of further retaliation. The city Commission on Human Rights initially served the landlord with a...
  • Police 'shocked' by violence as youth riot at small town fair

    07/18/2017 3:57:05 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 110 replies
    The Local ^ | 17 July 2017
    Authorities in the town of Schorndorf in Baden-Württemberg have expressed shock after police and bystanders were attacked by members of a group of around 1,000 youths. Police report that a group of around 1,000 teenagers and young men gathered on Saturday evening in the grounds of Schorndorf Castle, as the small town celebrated the second day of its week-long town fair. According to police, a large portion of the group had immigrant backgrounds. From within the group, beer bottles were thrown at the walls of the castle, at other festival-goers, and eventually at police officers. “The violence faced by police...