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Barkhad Abdi: ‘Captain Phillips’ Star Stopped From Re-Entering US Over Criminal History

Barkhad Abdi: ‘Captain Phillips’ Star Stopped From Re-Entering US Over Criminal History

By Val Powell March 26, 2014

Actor Barkhad Abdi is set to meet with the United States customs officials for a hearing after he was detained at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on February 17. The actor had just come back from London where he received …

Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Gets To Stay In U.S. Obama's Illegal Immigrant Uncle Gets To Stay In U.S.
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President Obama’s uncle got the OK to stay in the U.S. Tuesday by an immigration judge in Boston. Onyango Obama ignored his deportation orders more than two decades ago but was given permanent resident status after he testified that he …

Obama Scolds Pro-Immigration Heckler During Speech Obama Scolds Pro-Immigration Heckler During Speech

President Obama was heckled on Monday by a young man during his speech on immigration reform in San Fransisco. The young man was calling on the president to stop deportation. “Mr. Obama, my family has been separated for 19 months …

Virtual Kidnappers Arrested In Scam Virtual Kidnappers Arrested In Scam
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It seems that virtual kidnappings are on the rise. Recent investigations led to the arrest of four virtual kidnappers from Mexico.  According to a federal indictment unsealed on Friday 8, the kidnappers were using telecommunication tactics to collect money from …

Arizona and Kansas Exploit Supreme Court Loophole Arizona and Kansas Exploit Supreme Court Loophole
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Earlier this year, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that required voters to present proof of their United States citizenship in order to vote in local as well as federal elections. The New York Times reports that Arizona …

Will U.S. Border Patrol Arm Its Predator Drones? Will U.S. Border Patrol Arm Its Predator Drones?
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The U.S. has been using drones to keep an eye on the border with Mexico for several years now. These drones have been doing observation only, letting officials know what is going on in vulnerable spots along the border. The …

FWD.us Has A New Pro-Immigration Ad FWD.us Has A New Pro-Immigration Ad
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The immigration debate is heating up in Washington again as President Obama has asked Congress to put a bill on his desk before summer’s end. One of the largest proponents of immigration reform – Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us – is now …

FWD.us  Snags Bill Gates, Sean Parker, and More FWD.us Snags Bill Gates, Sean Parker, and More

Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration-focused political advocacy group is getting the help of a few more tech heavyweights. Today, FWD.us announced a couple of new members: Microsoft founder BIll Gates, current Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Microsoft EVP Brad Smith and Sean Parker, …

Zuckerberg Announces Immigration Reform Group FWD.us Zuckerberg Announces Immigration Reform Group FWD.us
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pulled the cover off his immigration reform group, outlining its position and naming its advocates in a Washington Post op-ed. He starts off with an anecdote about a young, undocumented student that he teaches in …

Tech Leader Push for Immigration Reform Tech Leader Push for Immigration Reform
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Tech leaders have crafted a joint letter to President Obama and the nation’s top lawmakers, asking that Washington work together to craft some sort of comprehensive immigration reform by the end of this year. The letter was signed by over …

White House Posts Another Google+ Hangout White House Posts Another Google+ Hangout

Members of President Obama’s administration have been participating in a series of “fireside hangouts” on Google+. Vice President Joe Biden recently discussed gun violence in one, for example. On Thursday, Cecilia Muñoz, the Director of the White House Domestic Policy …

Google Weighs In On Immigration Reform Google Weighs In On Immigration Reform
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Google took to its public policy blog today to make sure everyone (including governments) know where it stands when it comes to immigration in the United States. The company has discussed this topic in the past on its official blog, …

New Border Fence Planned For Arizona New Border Fence Planned For Arizona
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A legislative committee for the state of Arizona wants to go ahead with plans to build a 200-mile fence along its border with Mexico. According to a report from the Phoenix newspaper the Arizona Republic, the Joint Border-Security Advisory Committee …

New Zealand Sees Dollar Signs Not Illegal Downloads New Zealand Sees Dollar Signs Not Illegal Downloads

In 2010, New Zealand immigration officials decided the potential money mattered more than the negative press from allowing Kim Dotcom to move to and reside in their country. When Billionaire, Dotcom filed for residency and his application was in consideration …

Google Calls For Expansion Of H-1B Visa Program
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In lieu of recent history, parents may one day tell their kids, "President? But why? When you grow up, you could work at Google." With over a million resumes per year, Google can afford to be choosey, and doesn’t like having its talent pool options narrowed.

Google Goes To D.C., Addresses Immigration

When a homeless person says something, not many people listen.  When your average middle-class person speaks, he (or she) might, at best, be able to get on the local news.  But when Google talks, nothing short of Congress itself is ready to pay attention, and that was the case as Laszlo Bock laid out his company’s case for more H-1B visas.

Gates Weighs In On Immigration Reform

Who should you ask for advice when it comes to matters of national security, human rights, and more specifically, immigration reform? Well, Bill Gates seems to think he has a pretty good understanding of the issues. Gates released a 200-word statement on Thursday expressing his views on the subject.