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Paralegal from Whittier pleads guilty to defrauding and stealing from immigration law firm clients

LOS ANGELES — A paralegal has pleaded guilty to defrauding at dozens of immigration law firm clients in Southern California by depositing their payments for immigration-related application filing fees or legal services into her personal bank accounts. Tanya Garcia, 41, of Whittier, on Thursday, Nov. 19, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in federal prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.U.S. District Judge George H. Wu scheduled a Feb. 25 sentencing heari...
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Trump considers targeting birthright citizenship with executive order in his last weeks in office, report says

President Trump is seen at a White House briefing on November 20, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images President Trump is reportedly considering putting out an executive order in his final weeks in office to target birthright citizenship, according to two sources who spoke to The Hill.  Ending birthright citizenship — which guarantees citizenship to anyone born on US soil, regardless of the citizenship of their parents — has been something Trump's talked about doing since his 2016 campaign. ...
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Onyx Equinox Creator Sofia Alexander Opens Up About Weaving Mythology Into Reality

When the gods of Crunchyroll’s new anime-inspired series Onyx Equinox decide that the fate of humanity should be determined by an epic game, a young boy named Izel’s life takes a turn for the divine and dangerous. He’s tapped to become the one person capable of keeping the living from being sucked into the underworld.Read more...
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Democrats seek to ban ICE transfers linked to outbreaks of COVID-19

Supporters and family members urged ICE to release detainees in front of GEO-run Aurora ICE Processing Center in Aurora, Colorado. April 9, 2020. Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images New legislation would prohibit ICE from transferring immigrants between facilities. In October, the US government admitted that detainee transfers have "contributed to outbreaks," according to an internal report obtained by BuzzFeed News. At least 7,339 people detained by ICE have now ...
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New study argues that migrating from cities, not travel bans, slows spread of disease

Moving from densely-populated urban regions is more effective in stopping the spreading of disease than closing borders.Two researchers from Spain and Italy ran 10,000 simulations to discover that travel bans are ultimately ineffective. Smaller cities might suffer high rates of infection, but the nation overall could benefit from this model. As the holiday season approaches, tens of millions of Americans will not be seeing their families or loved ones this year. On the flip side, tens of milli...
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Against all odds: The sheer force of immigrant startup founders

Niko Bonatsos Contributor Share on Twitter Niko Bonatsos is a managing director at General Catalyst Partners. More posts by this contributor As VCs enroll the startup class of 2016, it’s RIP for ‘me too’ companies I’ve long said that I don’t care where you come from, if your name is hard to say, or you have a “funny” accent. There’s a reason for that. For centuries, some of America’s biggest companie...
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The Trump Administration Is Still Making Immigration Rules

Three months is plenty of time to do damage.
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A federal judge ordered the Trump administration to stop deporting migrant children who cross the US-Mexico border alone

FILE: A law enforcement officer walks past ICE logo ahead of a press conference on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington, DC. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant children who cross the southern border alone. The Trump administration began the policy in March when it issued an emergency declaration, citing the COVID-19 pandemi...
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DACA policies made by illegally-appointed DHS head aren't legal, says Judge

NBC News reports that Judge Nicholas Garaufis, the Senior US District Judge in the Eastern District of New York, has ruled that recent DHS suspensions of DACA protections were illegal because the head of DHS is also illegal. Chad Wolf, whose name and face both make him seem like the villain from a bad summer action movie, was named as the Acting Secretary for Homeland Security in November 2019, a role to which he was appointed by the previous Acting Secretary, James D. — Read the rest
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A college student says ICE arrested him in retaliation for reading a poem about America

Jose Bello was arrested by ICE after reading a poem condemning deportations. John Moore/Getty Images Jose Bello was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 2019 after a public reading of a poem, "Dear America," condemning the Trump administration's immigration crackdown. The American Civil Liberties Union alleges that he was targeted in retaliation for his speech, violating the First Amendment. On Tuesday, Bello's lawyers will argue before a US federal court that he was targeted...
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The outgoing Trump administration just revealed its new citizenship test that's twice as long and uses exclusive terms like 'citizens' instead of 'all people'

The Trump administration just unveiled the new citizenship test required for naturalization. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The US Citizenship and Immigration Services just unveiled its new citizenship test for immigrants seeking to become US citizens.  The new 12-question civics exam is lengthier and has some updated terminology that could be construed as more difficult for test-takers to understand.  The term "citizens" also replaces "people" when it comes to some questions about representat...
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The wild story of the first known Chinese person to live in Boston in the 1790s

SAMPAN, a Chinese-English newspaper for Chinese and Asian diaspora in New England published by the nonprofit Asian American Civic Association, has a fascinating new post about the first Chinese person to live in Boston. John Boit, of Boston, was made the Captain of a ship, the Union, when he was only 19 years old. — Read the rest
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Biden Will Move Quickly To Dismantle Some Of Trump’s Signature Immigration Initiatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some dramatic moves on immigration are expected in the early days of the Biden administration. Joe Biden will likely use executive orders to reverse some of President Donald Trump’s most controversial actions, rolling back moves that were a central feature of his administration and important to his base. The Biden administration plans to restore protection for people brought to the U.S. illegally as minors and stop using Pentagon funds to build a border wall. Biden unveiled ...
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Trump's biggest accomplishments and failures from his 1-term presidency

President Trump speaks to members of the media following a Christmas Eve video teleconference with members of the military, at his Mar-a-Lago estate, in Palm Beach, Florida. Associated Press President Donald Trump has been among the most controversial presidents in US history. He's just the third commander-in-chief to be impeached, one of 11 incumbent presidents to fail to win reelection. Though his accomplishments are not popular with his critics, Trump, for better or for worse, has been ...
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A normal tourist map, "but everything is negative"

Your standard tourist map is irrepressibly positive about its location—but not this one.Norwegian activist/artist Markus Moestue reveals the dark and shameful sides of Oslo.He hopes his 'Critical Tourist Map' will inspire others to reveal the dark side of their cities. "Only negative stuff about Oslo" Tourism is a conspiracy of euphemisms. Visitors only want to see the best parts of the places they visit. And the places they visit only want to show them their nicest bits. But now, Norwegian...
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While Americans voted, the Trump administration quietly revoked the union rights of immigration judges, which could jeopardize their independence

Ashley Tabaddor, a federal immigration judge in Los Angeles who serves as the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, listens as she is introduced to speak at the National Press Club​ in Washington, DC. AP Photo/Susan Walsh The Federal Labor Relations Authority ruled this week that immigration judges are "managers," not workers, denying them the right to collectively bargain. The ruling comes after the Trump administration sought to silence the judges, some of whom hav...
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Rethinking flags in a nation of immigrants

Wendy Eduarte created this whimsical animation with a serious message at its heart. In a nation where nearly 20 million immigrants can't vote, those who can should exercise that right. Vote! Image: Vimeo / Wendy Eduarte
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In a big legal win, an Illinois federal court struck down Trump's 'public charge' rule. Justice Amy Coney Barrett could help grant the ruling another stay.

President Donald Trump and White House Senior Adviser Stephen Miller. Alex Wong/Getty Images A Federal Judge in Cook County, Illinois, just struck down the Trump administration's public charge expansion, arguing that it was discriminatory. The Department of Homeland Security is required to stop enforcing the rule nationally, but advocates warn that the legal battle will continue whether Trump wins the election or not. Justice Amy Coney Barrett previously supported implementing public charg...
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An Illinois federal court struck down Trump's 'public charge' rule. Justice Amy Coney Barrett could help grant the ruling another stay.

The White House senior advisor Stephen Miller behind President Donald Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images A federal judge in Illinois' Cook County on Monday struck down the Trump administration's "public charge" expansion, arguing that it was discriminatory. The public-charge rule restricts immigration rights for people who use government benefits after arriving in the US. The Department of Homeland Security is required to stop enforcing the rule nationally, but advocates say the legal battle wi...
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TRUTH/LIE neon sign lights up the US-Mexico border

At the La Casa tunnel in Tijuana, Stefan Brüggerman set up his red, white, and blue TRUTH/LIE neon installation. Via Dezeen, the Mexican artist said: These powerful words, LIE and TRUTH have eroded into a meaningless word – or shifted polarities – now perhaps the lie is the truth and the truth is the lie. — Read the rest
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The Trump administration keeps targeting African immigrants

Cameroonians are caught between a vicious civil war at home and brutal detention and deportation measures in the countries they flee to The post The Trump administration keeps targeting African immigrants appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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These Countries Have Shorter Residency Requirements for Citizenship & Passports

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming election, there will probably be the usual choruses of “I’m moving to Canada!” from those who aren’t on board with the results. And it’s not only voters: one of the two major-party candidates, current president Donald Trump, issued a similar threat/promise earlier this month.…Read more...
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These Countries Have Shorter Residency Requirements for Citizenship

Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming election, there will probably be the usual choruses of “I’m moving to Canada!” from those who aren’t on board with the results. And it’s not only voters: one of the two major-party candidates, current president Donald Trump, issued a similar threat/promise earlier this month.…Read more...
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His House Puts a Fresh Coat of Terror on the Haunting Genre

After barely escaping the horrors of war in South Sudan, Rial (Lovecraft Country’s Wunmi Mosaku) and Bol (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù) Majul have made it all the way to London and into their first home. But their apparent good fortune has a terrifying downside, as Remi Weekes’ chilling His House soon reveals.Read more...
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9 upcoming Supreme Court cases where Amy Coney Barrett could be the deciding vote

President Donald Trump and Amy Coney Barrett stand on the Blue Room Balcony after her confirmation vote passed in the Senate. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court this week, giving conservatives a 6-3 majority. That means that conservatives will have wider latitude in making major decisions, and can sideline Chief Justice John Roberts, who has occasionally sided with more liberal justices to deliver rulings. It also means that fraught issues like a...
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Electoral strength from key minority groups keeps Trump competitive in Florida in the campaign's final stretch

Supporters of President Trump hold campaign placards after a "Latinos for Trump" event in Orlando, Florida. Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images President Donald Trump has long sought to improve his standing among Latino voters in Florida, an effort that may pay off this November. A NBC News/Marist poll conducted in late August and early September showed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Trump tied with 48% among likely voters in Florida, but with Trump ahead 50% to 46% amon...
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'Dirty money': Key border communities are rejecting $2.5 million in federal money over Trump's wall and extreme immigration policies

Some border communities are opting out of a federal grant program for local law enforcement over concerns about the Trump administration's immigration policies. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Since the Trump administration took office in 2017, at least three counties, three cities, and one Indigenous Nation spanning more than 150 miles of international border have rejected a federal program designed to boost border security. "We want to reduce risk of deportation and profiling, including har...
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Migrants quickly expelled by Trump try repeatedly to cross border

By ELLIOT SPAGAT | Associated Press TECATE, Calif. — Edgar Alexis Lopez looks well-rested in photos he took before crossing the border illegally in mountains east of San Diego, flashing a wide grin in clean jeans. Six hours later, the 24-year-old Mexican construction worker was out of water, exhausted after climbing over the border wall and convinced he would faint. Abandoned by his smuggling guide, he and his father called for help. A rescue helicopter couldn’t land in the steep terrain, but au...
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