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Google, Twitter, and Amazon condemn Trump’s anti-immigration order

06.23.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Never say that Donald Trump doesn't inspire unity, even if it just so happens to be in opposition to him. Late Monday afternoon, the White House issued a proclamation, signed by the president, stating that the administration's restrictive April visa ... ...

Trump is reportedly planning to try, once again, to suspend H-1B and other visas through the end of the year

From NPR:

The new order — which is expected to come with broad exceptions — comes as the administration continues to wrestle with high unemployment among American workers because of the coronavirus pandemic and tries to kick-start the economic recovery.

The order would target H-1B visas, which are designed for certain skilled workers such as those ...

‘Today is a victory for us all’: Tech world reacts to Supreme Court’s DACA decision

06.18.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

The U.S. Supreme Court just delivered good news for DREAMers — and the tech world is celebrating. In a 5-4 decision announced on Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that President Donald Trump wrongly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood ... ...

ICE ran ****** recognition searches on millions of Maryland drivers’ photos without court approval; activists say they’re targeting immigrants

ICE has done ****** recognition searches on millions of photos Maryland drivers without court approval. They appear to be targeting immigrants who sought driver’s licenses after 2013.

The access sought by Maryland state officials “goes far beyond what other states allow and that alarms immigration activists in a state that grants special driver’s licenses to undocumented ...

Trump’s immigration enforcement agents use cellphone location data to track individuals for detention – WSJ

A commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones is being used by immigration and border authorities to round up undesirable immigrants for detention and deportation.

The Wall Street Journal [paywall] published a special report on Friday about how federal agencies under impeached president Donald Trump are exploiting cellphone location data to track ...

Dear Sophie: My H-1B was renewed, but I’m getting laid off

"I need to stay in the United States because my wife has her own H-1B and a great job that she loves, we have a U.S. citizen baby and we bought a house last year." ...

Remitly launches Passbook, a neobank aimed at immigrants, to expand beyond money transfers

Last summer, the Seattle-based startup Remitly closed a $135 million round to go beyond money-transfer services into a wider range of financial products catering to its primarily-immigrant customer base. Today, it’s taking the wraps off a new product that puts paid to that plan: it’s launching Passbook, a new bank aimed at immigrants that lets ...

CBP went against court orders and deported an Iranian student with a fully legal presence in the country

Shahab Dehghani is an Iranian citizen and college student who has been studying in Boston for the past several years. According to MassLive, he had been in the United States for two years while enrolled at UMass Boston. Dehghani had planned to transfer to Northeastern University, but returned home to Iran in December 2018, ...