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Trump’s racist ‘sh*thole’ comment: Who censored and who didn’t?

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Trump’s racist comment about “shithole” countries shocked with its crudity, leaving the press figuring out how to deal with the word.

The U.S. president used the word to refer to Haiti, El Salvador and other African countries. Trump questioned why its people were were coming to America, and asked lawmakers why the U.S. didn’t accept more people from Norway, a majority Nordic (white) country.

In the original Washington Post report, “shithole” appears in all its unsightliness throughout the article and in its headline.  Read more…

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New border wall bill draws on Palmer Luckey’s new defense company

 After being ousted from the VR empire he built, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is wasting no time on his next project: building the wall. As CNN reports, Luckey’s newfound interest in defense is evident in the Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology (SMART) Act, proposed by Texas Representative Will Hurd. Hurd partnered with other Republican representatives from border states… Read More

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Tech takes a softer initial stance on Trump’s latest executive order

 After several courts shot down his executive order that banned travelers from seven nations from entering the United States, President Trump today made another attempt to implement his proposed Muslim immigration ban. Trump signed a new executive order this morning that reduces the list of affected nations to six — it now excludes Iraq — and provides some clarity about the… Read More

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Seth Meyers shuts down Trump's wall by exposing the inconsistencies

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Seth Meyers is not sparing his words when it comes to Donald Trump. 

After slamming him for the “batshit crazy” press conference and the non-existent Swedish terror attack, the comedian used his most recent Closer Look segment to note the various and many inconsistencies about the president’s plan to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. 

First of all, there are reports saying more Mexicans are leaving the US than coming in. “That’s right, America has turned into a bad movie and people are walking out,” he said. 

Then, Trump faces the question about who will build the wall. And one particular developer and longtime friend of Trump, Jorge Perez, was not impressed by the offer he received. He told Bloomberg: “The wall is the most idiotic thing I’ve ever seen or heard in my life.”  Read more…

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The US wants to check Chinese visitors' social media profiles

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The U.S. border control is seeking to check Chinese visitors’ social media profiles.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plans to publish a proposal asking travellers from China to disclose what social media platforms they use, and what their handles are, according to Politico.

Holders of business and visitor visas will be affected by the move — amounting to almost 3.6 million applicants per year, the proposal estimates.

However, travellers can choose not to disclose the information, and will still have their requests processed “without a negative interpretation or inference.” Read more…

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AncestryDNA clustered 770,000 genomes to find your family’s American immigration story

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: People headed to Ellis Island look out at the Statue of Liberty as it stands in New York Harbor in the snow on January 31, 2017 in New York City. With President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, the subject of who can come to America has once again become a hotly debated topic in the country. The executive order temporarily bars immigrants from Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya, and indefinitely prevents all Syrian refugees, from entering the U.S.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Immigration into the U.S. is a hot political topic right now, but, unless you’re Native American, pretty much everyone here has a family history involving some sort of immigration story. Now AncestryDNA, a consumer genetics subsidiary of the genealogy research site Ancestry.com, wants to help you know more about your family’s immigration journey. To do so, the research… Read More

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Veteran speaks out against 'Muslim ban' with incredible Iraq story

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There’s no doubt we’re living in troubling times, but U.S. veteran’s story has been warming hearts all over the internet.

Dylan Park-Pettiford shared a story on Twitter, Saturday, about an Iraqi boy named Brahim, who he met during his first deployment to the war-torn nation. The moving thread has been retweeted well over 58,000 times. 

Since then, Park-Pettiford told Mashable via Messenger he shared the story to help speak up against Trump’s immigration ban

I told this story about #refugees a couple years ago on Veterans Day with a humorous slant. I’m going to tell it again today, unfiltered.

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Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

google protest Google employees are currently rallying against President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from seven majority Muslim countries. Googlers all over the country, including at campuses in Mountain View, San Francisco, New York and Seattle are rallying against the immigration ban. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin, who was spotted at one of the protests… Read More

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Google creates $4 million crisis fund to fight Trump's immigration ban

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Google is joining other technology companies in supporting its employees and other people alike affected with Trump administration’s move to restrict immigrants and refugees in the United States.

After Donald Trump signed an executive order to restrict immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, Google has created a $2 million crisis fund that can be matched by up to $2 million in donations from employees. This is the company’s largest humanitarian campaign to date.

The fund is for four organisations: the ACLU, Immigrant Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps. Several other Google executives have also individually donated to ACLU and other organizations, though they haven’t been identified in the report.  Read more…

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Uber CEO offers compensation for drivers impacted by immigration ban, will talk to Trump

Travis Kalanick Onstage at Disrupt Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick added his voice today to a growing chorus of tech executives troubled by President Donald Trump’s recent immigration order banning the entry of US residents from seven countries.
Echoing the sentiments of Google’s Sundar Pichai and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Kalanick wrote a letter to Uber staff, also posting to his Facebook wall. Read More

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Top Microsoft execs weigh in on Trump’s immigration ban

satya-nadella Slowly but surely, the tech world is reacting to a sweeping executive order signed by Trump on Friday that closes the United States’ borders to refugees and citizens from a number of countries. Some have shared personal stories or reflected on the ways in which such policy will negatively impact the Silicon Valley, where so much of the work force has immigrated from around the… Read More

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Zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by Trump

zuckerberg-immigration While other tech leaders glad-hand with The Donald, Mark Zuckerberg is facing him head on. Today the Facebook CEO called out the president for his unAmerican views that demonize immigrants, while also tactfully encouraging the few positive policies and comments Trump has offered on the subject. You should read Zuckerberg’s full Facebook post on the topic embedded at the bottom of this… Read More

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