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Ice agents are out of control. And they are only getting worse | Trevor Timm

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The agency is so harmful to civil rights, theres a good argument it should be disbanded altogether. Unfortunately they are only becoming more emboldened With arrests of non-violent undocumented immigrants exploding across the country, its almost as if Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) agents are having an internal contest to see who can participate in the most cruel and inhumane arrest possible. The agency, emboldened by Trumps xenophobic rhetoric, is out of control and Congress is doing little to stop them. Last week, Ice agents has arrested undocumented immigrants showing up for scheduled green card appointments at a US Citizenship [...]

US officials walk out of Australia-run Nauru detention centre

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Abrupt halt to screening interviews from US officials throws refugee swap programme into doubt The resettlement of refugees from an Australia-run detention centre on the Pacific island of Nauru as part of a deal with the US has been thrown into doubt after American officials interviewing detainees left the facility abruptly. The officials halted screening interviews and departed the island on Friday, two weeks short of their scheduled timetable and a day after Washington said the US had reached its annual refugee intake cap. US [officials] were scheduled to be on Nauru until 26 July but they left on Friday, [...]

Google told to hand over salary details in gender equality court battle

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Judge rules tech giant must give US federal department snapshot of its 2014 pay records as part of pay discrimination case A judge has ordered Google to hand over salary records to the government in an ongoing investigation by the US Department of Labor, which has accused the technology corporation of systematically discriminating against women. Google must provide the federal government with a 2014 snapshot of the data, along with contact information for thousands of employees for possible interviews, according to a ruling made public on Sunday. Judge Steve Berlin, however, also denied part of the governments request for records [...]

Trump campaign paid $50,000 to Trump Jr’s lawyer before emails released

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Payment to Alan Futerfass firm made 13 days before emails relating to alleged links to Russia were publicly released Donald Trumps campaign committee paid $50,000 to the firm of a lawyer representing Donald Trump Jr Trump did not know about his sons meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016 until recently, his campaign committee knew before the president did. Trump Jr was forced to release damning emails revealing he eagerly embraced what he was told was a Russian government attempt to damage Hillary Clintons election campaign. The emails show Russia and would be very useful to your father. [...]

Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry’s dirty war for the African market

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Revealed: In pursuit of growth in Africa, British American Tobacco and others use intimidatory tactics to attempt to suppress health warnings and regulation British American Tobacco (BAT) and other multinational tobacco firms have threatened governments in at least eight countries in Africa demanding they axe or dilute the kind of protections that have saved millions of lives in the west, a Guardian investigation has found. BAT, one of the worlds leading cigarette manufacturers, is fighting through the courts to try to block the Kenyan and Ugandan governments attempts to bring in regulations to limit the harm caused by smoking. The [...]

Can you pass the US citizenship test?

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The national success rate getting six of these 10 questions right is 91%. How will you do? Anyone hoping to become a naturalized US citizen must pass a civics test that assesses their knowledge of US history and government. To pass, applicants need to get at least six of 10 questions right. Most people pass: as of September 2016 (the latest figures available) the national success rate was 91%. Think you can, too? Take our test below. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? Jared Kushner Ben Carson Paul D. Ryan Sean Spicer Which [...]

The lies Trump told this week: who’s paying for the wall to immigration costs

by Dagoberto Rodriguez
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A meeting this week with Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto only led to more embarrassment about the Republican nominees immigration plans We did discuss the wall. We didnt discuss pay of the wall. Thatll be for a later date. 31 August, Mexico City Mexican president Enrique Pea Nieto immediately contradicted Trumps account of their session on Wednesday, writing on Twitter: At the start of the conversation with Donald Trump I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall. Trumps campaign later said the session was not a negotiation, meaning its possible neither human is lying and that [...]

The lies Trump told the coming week: who’s paying for the wall to immigration expenses

by Dagoberto Rodriguez
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A meeting this week with Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto only led to more confusion about the Republican nominees immigration plans We did discuss the wall. We didnt discuss payment of the wall. Thatll be for a later date. 31 August, Mexico City Mexican president Enrique Pea Nieto directly contradicted Trumps account of their meeting on Wednesday, writing on Twitter: At the start of the conversation with Donald Trump I made it clear that Mexico will not pay for the wall. Trumps campaign later said the session was not a negotiation, meaning its possible neither human is lying and that [...]
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