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Opinion: Raid on humanitarian group No More Deaths suggests government retaliation at the border 5.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

U.S. Customs and Border Protection calls its actions against No More Deaths law enforcement. The humanitarian group calls it a violation of international Red Cross standards.

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A Privately Funded Border Wall Was Already at Risk of Collapsing. Hurricane Hanna Made it Worse. 1.8.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Intense rain over the weekend from Hurricane Hanna left gaping holes and waist-deep cracks on the banks of the Rio Grande that threaten the […]
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How Trump's coronavirus immigration orders affect visas and green cards 23.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Here's a look at the jobs included in Trump's new restrictions on visas for temporary foreign workers, and what people and businesses can do.

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Op-Ed: The Border Patrol's brute power in Portland is the norm at the border 22.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Border Patrol agents have been given unprecedented police powers, with greater discretion in searches, arrests and the use of force than other agencies.

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The Border Patrol Is the Last Thing We Need in American Cities Right Now 22.7.2020 Mother Jones
Over the past week, hundreds of federal law enforcement officers descended upon the police reform protests in Portland, beating demonstrators with batons, pepper-spraying them, shooting non-lethal bullets at them, and even dragging them into unmarked vans. As my colleagues have reported, the undertrained and sometimes unidentified agents came from several branches of the Department of Homeland […]
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Getting high with strangers on Zoom didn't sound like fun. Then I did it 22.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Original launch plans stymied, local cannabis brand Drew Martin turns to Zoom smoke-ins.

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The Border Patrol May Be Coming to Your Town 19.7.2020 Mother Jones
The Trump administration says the Department of Homeland can occupy downtown Portland, tear gas protesters, and arrest people on city streets with little explanation. Critics say that’s fascist. DHS says it’s a model to take on the road. “With as much lawbreaking is going on, we’re seeking to prosecute as many people as are breaking […]
C.T. Vivian, civil rights activist who led sit-ins in Peoria, studied with John Lewis and advised MLK, dies at 95 18.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
C.T. Vivian, an early and key adviser to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who organized pivotal civil rights campaigns, including in Peoria, died at 95.
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Border agency fires four for secret Facebook groups with violent, sexist posts 17.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

After investigating "inappropriate" social media use, Customs and Border Protection fires four employees, suspends 38 without pay and disciplines 27.

Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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Trump administration extends visa ban to non-immigrants 23.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Trump administration said Monday that it was extending a ban on green cards issued outside the United States until the end of the year and adding many temporary work visas to the freeze, including those used heavily by technology companies and multinational corporations.
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In California's 'salad bowl,' farmworkers crowd into homes, spreading the coronavirus 9.6.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Farmworkers have long lived in overcrowded conditions. With the spread of coronavirus, Monterey County is taking action, but vegetable pickers still face a shortage of housing.

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37 suburban Chicago restaurants reopening for outdoor dining beginning Friday 29.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Suburban patios are open, here is our running list.
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Op-Ed: Republicans weaponized 'amnesty' to make undocumented immigrants suffer. Let's take it back 28.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In the right-wing playbook, anything that might make life more secure or less miserable for the undocumented is now considered 'amnesty.'

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Colorado drive-in movie theaters are officially back on for our socially distant summer 21.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
"It's tough because we're at half capacity, but we need double the staff," one drive-in operator said.
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What are you doing this weekend? Want to catch a drive-in movie? 15.5.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

With its ranch-themed snack stands and prairie sunsets, the Van Buren Drive-In has been a SoCal tradition for 56 years. Beginning Friday, it joins the Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre as two outdoor venues available for movie-goers.

Stream for free 'Angel's Bone,' Du Yun's Pulitzer-winning opera on human trafficking 1.5.2020 LA Times: Health

L.A. Opera streams the musical drama "Angel's Bone," filmed last year in Beijing. It's your quarantine must-watch of the day.

Beachgoers may see more Border Patrol agents on horseback 28.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The agency is stepping up horseback patrols along the coast to deter smuggling and prevent the entry of people infected with the coronavirus.

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Coronavirus shut-ins give NFL draft coverage a record TV audience 25.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Viewers hungry for live sports tuned in across four networks Thursday, with an average of 15.6 million viewers watching the selection of college players.

Op-Ed: I'm an immigrant doctor treating COVID-19 patients. Death isn't my only fear right now 24.4.2020 LA Times: Commentary

In this pandemic, we need an emergency increase in the number of green cards issued to immigrants with critically required skills.

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