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maryland police question u.s. citizen's immigration status


bel air, md. -- a u.s. citizen was asked her immigration status while taking a walk in her neighborhood in maryland. the bel air police department is owning up to its misstep and says it will learn from the incident, cbs baltimore station wjz-tv reports.“i didn’t expect this to happen in bel air. walking while brown? he said, ‘no, no, no, nothing like that,’” bel air resident aravinda pillalamarri said.pillalamarri told wjz-tv bel air police officers demanded her id after a resident called her in as suspicious.“i had just come out for a walk, so i didn’t have my id. and he said, ‘why don’t you have id? are you here illegally?’” pillalamarri said.bel air police chief charles moore said asking for her nationality is insensitive but not racial profiling.“they were trying to figure out why the






peter thiel be e new zealand citizen in california in 2011


wellington, new zealand — silicon valley billionaire and president trump adviser peter thiel was able to gain new zealand citizenship in 2011 despite never having lived in the country because a top lawmaker decided his entrepreneurial skills and philanthropy were valuable, documents reveal.thiel didn't even have to leave california to become a new member of the south pacific nation. he was granted citizenship during a private ceremony held at the new zealand consulate in santa monica.the new zealand department of internal affairs on wednesday released 145 pages of redacted documents detailing how thiel be e a citizen.his status was first reported by the new zealand herald newspaper last month and raised questions because thiel didn't fulfil the usual criteria which require people to live i






this is the real america. and these are our new americans.


new citizensbrian c ella / chicago tribunejudge mary rowland greets new u.s. citizen noha el-shareif and her daughter elissa malak taha, 2, after a naturalization ceremony feb. 2, 2017, at the dirksen u.s. courthouse.judge mary rowland greets new u.s. citizen noha el-shareif and her daughter elissa malak taha, 2, after a naturalization ceremony feb. 2, 2017, at the dirksen u.s. courthouse. (brian c ella / chicago tribune)






naperville man sentenced for lying about communist party membership


a naperville man who failed to disclose his past affiliation with the chinese communist party and an alleged tie to the chinese intelligence service has been charged with unlawfully becoming a u.s. citizen, federal authorities said friday.lu lin, 58, of the 4200 block of colton circle, is due...a naperville man who failed to disclose his past affiliation with the chinese communist party and an alleged tie to the chinese intelligence service has been charged with unlawfully becoming a u.s. citizen, federal authorities said friday.lu lin, 58, of the 4200 block of colton circle, is due... (clifford ward)






embattled egyptian ngos face barrage of electronic espionage


paris — egyptian human rights organizations have been under intense pressure at home, targeted with arrests, et freezes, travel bans and a grinding, yearslong government investigation.but the groups are also under pressure online, targeted by volley after volley of malicious emails, according to a report published thursday by a prominent internet watchdog.more than half a dozen groups have been targeted, including the prominent cairo institute for human rights studies, and the egyptian initiative for personal rights, a group founded by investigative reporter and rights advocate hossam bahgat, according to citizen lab, an interdisciplinary research group based at the university of toronto's munk school of global affairs.also targeted was the egyptian commission for rights and freedoms, the






peter thiel be e new zealand citizen in california in 2011


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travelers freed after being held at o'hare over trump order, lawyers say


attorneys isting family of detainees at o'haremohammad amirisefat of chicago waits for news about relatives at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017. his sister, zehra amirisefat, 30, a u.s. citizen, landed at o'hare with her 6-month-old child after returning from iran before her husband, a green card holder, was detained. mohammad amirisefat of chicago waits for news about relatives at o'hare international airport on jan. 28, 2017. his sister, zehra amirisefat, 30, a u.s. citizen, landed at o'hare with her 6-month-old child after returning from iran before her husband, a green card holder, was detained. see more videos






white house: no americans will be targeted in terror strikes


washington — the white house said tuesday that no american citizen "will ever be targeted" in raids against terror suspects, a blanket statement that appeared to signal a break from the obama administration's strategy for pursuing and targeting suspects in counterterrorism operations overseas.under former president barack obama, the justice department had issued a legal opinion giving the u.s. the authority to target americans who are working with terrorists abroad.white house spokesman sean spicer told reporters the trump administration will lean on the guidance of central intelligence agency director mike pompeo and defense secretary jim mattis, but he added that "no american citizen will ever be targeted."it was not immediately clear whether spicer's intended to recalibrate u.s. policy.






embattled egyptian ngos face barrage of electronic espionage


paris (ap) — egyptian human rights organizations, already under intense pressure from authorities, are now being targeted by volley after volley of malicious emails, according to a report published thursday by a prominent internet watchdog.more than half a dozen groups have been targeted, including the prominent cairo institute for human rights studies, and the egyptian initiative for personal rights, a group founded by investigative reporter and rights advocate hossam bahgat, according to citizen lab, an interdisciplinary research group based at the university of toronto’s munk school of global affairs.also targeted was the egyptian commission for rights and freedoms, the nadeem center for rehabilitation of victims of violence, and nazra for feminist studies, according to citizen lab. so






refugee ban violates american values, some li officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybarbara gundrum with a picture of her with her husband, abdulelah othman, on jan. 28, 2017, at her home in selden. othman is a yemeni citizen with a u.s. green card. he flew to saudi arabia to visit his ailing mother and woke up urday to find that he can't return home. her son matthew acey, 25, keeps her company while she waits for news. (credit: heather walsh) the trump administration’s ban on visas for non-u.s. citizens from seven muslim-majority countries struck at the heart of a selden woman.barbara gundrum’s husband, abdulelah othman, a yemeni citizen who had been living legally in the united states for more than a year, was visiting his ailing mother in saudi arabia.when she heard news reports urday morning about the visa and refugee...






refugee ban violates american values, some li officials say


advertisement | advertise on newsdaybarbara gundrum with a picture of her with her husband, abdulelah othman, on jan. 28, 2017, at her home in selden. othman is a yemeni citizen with a u.s. green card. he flew to saudi arabia to visit his ailing mother and woke up urday to find that he can't return home. her son matthew acey, 25, keeps her company while she waits for news. (credit: heather walsh) the trump administration’s ban on visas for non-u.s. citizens from seven muslim-majority countries struck at the heart of a selden woman.barbara gundrum’s husband, abdulelah othman, a yemeni citizen who had been living legally in the united states for more than a year, was visiting his ailing mother in saudi arabia.when she heard news reports urday morning about the visa and refugee...






white house: no americans will be targeted in terror strikes


washington (ap) — the white house said tuesday that no american citizen “will ever be targeted” in raids against terror suspects, a blanket statement that appeared to signal a break from the obama administration’s strategy for pursuing and targeting suspects in counterterrorism operations overseas.under former president barack obama, the justice department had issued a legal opinion giving the u.s. the authority to target americans who are working with terrorists abroad.white house spokesman sean spicer told reporters the trump administration will lean on the guidance of central intelligence agency director mike pompeo and defense secretary jim mattis, but he added that “no american citizen will ever be targeted.”it was not immediately clear whether spicer’s intended to recalibrate u.s. po






studying high-res ellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeo


if you've ever dreamed of becoming an archaeologist, you might want to take a look at globalxplorer: a browser-based app that trains ordinary citizens to analyze high-resolution ellite imagery for signs of looting and previously unknown sites. it's the brainchild of dr. sarah parcak, a national geog hic fellow and space archaeologist (really!) whose techniques have identified 17 potential pyramids and 3,100 potential settlements in egypt.dr. parcak won 2016's $1 million ted prize to turn her vision for citizen-powered, ellite-based archaeology into a reality. launched this week, globalxplorer is available to anyone with an internet connection. participants register to the site, watch a training video and get started by looking for signs of potential looting in ellite images. there's a 'gam






trump’s travel ban strands yemeni citizen from selden


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peter thiel be e new zealand citizen in california in 2011


wellington, new zealand — silicon valley billionaire and president donald trump's adviser peter thiel was able to gain new zealand citizenship in 2011 despite never having lived in the country, because a top lawmaker decided his entrepreneurial skills and philanthropy were valuable to the nation, documents revealed.thiel didn't even have to leave california to become a new member of the south pacific nation. he was granted citizenship during a private ceremony held at the new zealand consulate in santa monica.the new zealand department of internal affairs on wednesday released 145 pages of partially redacted documents detailing how thiel be e a citizen.his status was first reported by the new zealand herald newspaper last month and raised questions because thiel didn't fulfil the usual cri






u.s. basketball players 'stranded' in dubai, unable to return to teams in iran


four-time olympic champion mo farah has criticized u.s. president donald trump's immigration policy, saying sunday the temporary travel ban "seems to have made me an alien" and leaves him unsure whether he can return to his u.s. home.farah is a british citizen who was born in somalia, one of seven... (tribune news services)






trump ban leaves 12-year-old facing return to war-torn yemen


ahmed ali spent sunday at a el near djibouti’s international airport, anxiously checking cnn on his phone to see if the trump administration would allow him to fly to the united states with eman, his 12-year-old daughter. ali, 39, is a u.s. citizen. but his daughter had been living with grandparents in yemen while american authorities…






jupiter as art: amazing images star space cats, jimi hendrix and more


nasa's juno spacecraft was designed to answer fundamental questions about jupiter, but it's also providing inspiration for artists on earth. works of art created by citizen scientists using images from the probe have involved space cats and jimi hendrix.






tina pbell pens open letter explaining support for trump


over the weekend, the world witnessed as donald trump’s muslim ban went into effect, prohibiting citizens from seven countries–yemen, somalia, libya, sudan, syria, iraq and iran–from entering the country despite having valid visas. as many protested the despicable and unconstitutional executive order outside of john f. kennedy airport and around the country, gospel singer tina pbell from the duo mary mary wrote a lengthy open letter supporting trump and his decision.read d.l. hughley to donald trump: ‘f*ck you now and f*ck you forever’“i believe that no creed, nor color, nor cl , nor status of people are better than the other, but we are all valuable; we are all necessary. i believe that all people and all lives matter, including that of mr. donald trump and his family. i believe that the






peter thiel be e new zealand citizen in california in 2011


wellington, new zealand — silicon valley billionaire and president donald trump adviser peter thiel was able to gain new zealand citizenship in 2011 despite never having lived in the country, because a top lawmaker decided his entrepreneurial skills and philanthropy were valuable to the nation, documents reveal.thiel didn't even have to leave california to become a new member of the south pacific nation. he was granted citizenship during a private ceremony held at the new zealand consulate in santa monica.the new zealand department of internal affairs on wednesday released 145 pages of partially redacted documents detailing how thiel be e a citizen.his status was first reported by the new zealand herald newspaper last month and raised questions because thiel didn't fulfil the usual criteri






gov. chris christie won't face misconduct charge in bridge scandal


newark, n.j. – new jersey gov. chris christie won’t be charged with official misconduct over his role in the politically motivated traffic jams near the george washington bridge in 2013, a county prosecutor decided.the bergen county prosecutor’s office said in a letter that it wouldn’t pursue a citizen’s complaint for a “simple, but compelling” reason — the “charge cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.”bill brennan, a retired firefighter, claimed that christie should have done more to stop the traffic jams that led to convictions of three of the governor’s allies in federal court.brennan filed a citizen’s complaint in the middle of the trial of two christie allies last fall, leading a municipal judge, roy mcgeady, to say that probable cause existed for the county prosecutor’s office






somalia-born farah troubled by trump's travel ban


london — four-time olympic champion mo farah says u.s. president donald trump's immigration policy "seems to have made me an alien" and fears he may not be able to return to his u.s. home.farah is a british citizen who was born in somalia, one of seven predominantly muslim nations subject to the executive order signed by trump that temporarily bans entry to the united states.farah currently is training in ethiopia. his family is based in portland, oregon."it's deeply troubling," the 33-year-old farah said in a statement on his facebook page, "that i will have to tell my childrenthat daddy might not be able to come home — to explain why the president has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice."britain's press ociation is reporting that farah and his represent






syria news in english


syria news in english app is the easiest and fastest way to know the latest news syria.death and displacement of the syrian citizen in the eyes of the world blind. aleppo news and other cities and provinces, regions and villages news in syria, damascus, hama, deir al-zour, latakia, idlib, hasaka, homs, sweida, simon province, kenitrawith this application you'll learn briefly about what is going on in syria. greetings.






obama backs trump protesters on travel ban


"president obama is heartened by the level of enga ent taking place in communities around the country. in his final official speech as president, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy — not just during an election but every day."citizens exercising their constitutional right to emble, organize and have their voices heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when american values are at stake."with regard to comparisons to president obama’s foreign policy decisions, as we’ve heard before, the president fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion."






syrian man leads pledge of allegiance at citizenship event


chicago — rohi at i was among 117 immigrants to become the newest american citizens during a chicago naturalization ceremony, but the syrian dentist stood out among his peers.the 29-year-old man was unexpectedly asked to lead immigrants from 37 countries in reciting the pledge of allegiance. federal judge sara ellis, who oversaw tuesday's ceremony, asked for a syrian volunteer after delivering an imp ioned speech about the difficulties immigrants face.while she never specifically mentioned president donald trump's executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries including syria, at i said her words resonated with him."i'm very happy that a syrian who just be e an american had a chance to lead the pledge," he said.he and his family have been on edge the last few






syrian man leads pledge of allegiance at citizenship event


chicago — rohi at i was among 117 immigrants to become the newest american citizens during a chicago naturalization ceremony, but the syrian dentist stood out among his peers.the 29-year-old was unexpectedly asked to lead immigrants from 37 countries in reciting the pledge of allegiance. federal judge sara ellis, who oversaw tuesday's ceremony, asked for a syrian volunteer after delivering an imp ioned speech about the difficulties immigrants face.while she never specifically mentioned president donald trump's executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries including syria, at i said her words resonated with him."i'm very happy that a syrian who just be e an american had a chance to lead the pledge," he said.he and his family have been on edge the last few wee






l.a.'s iranian american community reacts to president trump's travel ban


"people are confused. even the airports are confused," zarang said. "we don't know what's going on."zarang immigrated to the u.s. as a refugee nearly two decades ago, fleeing religious persecution in iran because of his bahai faith. he be e a citizen a few years later.he understands —  and supports — the idea of exploring the backgrounds of people who come to the u.s. but he doesn't believe people should be stopped or vetted just because they're from a certain country. someone's ideas, good or bad, matter more than where they are from, he said."i don't think it's fair," he said. [email protected]@[email protected]






washington state suing trump over immigration order


seattle — washington state's attorney general said monday he is suing president donald trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests.attorney general bob ferguson be e the first state attorney general to announce a legal action against the trump administration over one of its policies.trump signed an executive order friday that suspends all immigration for citizens of the seven countries for 90 days.ferguson was one of 16 state attorneys general who released a statement sunday calling trump's immigration action "un-american and unlawful."trump's order sparked large protests around the country over the weekend, including one that drew 3,000 people to seattle-tacoma international airport.trump ha






somalia-born farah troubled by trump’s travel ban


london (ap) — four-time olympic champion mo farah says u.s. president donald trump’s immigration policy “seems to have made me an alien” and fears he may not be able to return to his u.s. home.farah is a british citizen who was born in somalia, one of seven predominantly muslim nations subject to the executive order signed by trump that temporarily bans entry to the united states.farah currently is training in ethiopia. his family is based in portland, oregon.“it’s deeply troubling,” the 33-year-old farah said in a statement on his facebook page, “that i will have to tell my children that daddy might not be able to come home — to explain why the president has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice.”most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.br






somalia-born farah troubled by trump's travel ban


london — four-time olympic champion mo farah has criticized u.s. president donald trump's immigration policy, saying sunday the temporary travel ban "seems to have made me an alien" and leaves him unsure whether he can return to his u.s. home.farah is a british citizen who was born in somalia, one of seven predominantly muslim nations subject to the executive order signed by trump that currently bars entry to the united states.farah currently is training in ethiopia. his wife, tania, and four children are in portland, oregon, where the farah family has lived for the last six years."it's deeply troubling," the 33-year-old farah said in a statement on his facebook page, "that i will have to tell my childrenthat daddy might not be able to come home — to explain why the president has introduce






philips hue smart lightbulbs can warn you about bad air quality


why it matters to you if a problem arose with the air quality in your city, wouldn't you want an additional urance that you would receive a warning?in heavily congested cities, air quality can be a big concern. because you can’t really see it, it’s hard to know whether you’re going to be breathing in the fresh outdoors or fresh exhaust. wouldn’t it be convenient if you already knew the air quality without having to research it?in louisville, kentucky, the city has launched a channel on ifttt that can alert a number of different smart gadgets about the city’s air quality. whether it’s color-changing lightbulbs or a smartphone app, you can be alerted when it’s not safe to spend too much time outside. this marks the first city to launch a channel on the platform.more: ifttt announces new int






americans give uncle sam a surprising positive review


how good a job is the federal government doing? given the new administration in the white house, it might seem that americans weren’t all that happy with federal agencies’ job performance under president barack obama. yet a new survey from the american customer isfaction index is providing some surprising positive insight on the government’s performance at the tail end of the obama era. at the same time that the electoral college votes pushed donald trump to victory in the november, citizens ranked their isfaction with the federal government at its highest in four years, the survey found. the measure can help gauge how well the federal government is providing basics such as information and customer service. it’s important to note that the acsi doesn’t measure how citizens view the governme






obama carefully weighs in on refugee ban, says he is 'heartened' by public respo


former president obama has offered his first public comment on the conduct of his successor, saying through a spokesman that he "is heartened" by public demonstrations against the trump administration's controversial move to temporarily ban refugees and block all admissions from seven countries. "president obama is heartened by the level of enga ent taking place in communities around the country," kevin lewis, a spokesperson for the former president, said in a statement emailed to reporters monday. "in his final official speech as president, he spoke about the important role of citizen and how all americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy--not just during an election but every day. citizens exercising their constitutional right to emble, organize and have thei






bel air, maryland police chief responds after citizen aravinda pillalamarri ques


bel air, md. — the police chief of a small maryland town responded sunday in a facebook post to outcry over a dec. 21 incident in which a resident was stopped as she went for a walk, and asked if she was in the country legally.aravinda pillalamarri, a u.s. citizen, told cbs baltimore that officers in the town where she lives, bel air, stopped her while she was on a casual evening walk in her neighborhood.“i had just come out for a walk, so i didn’t have my id. and he said, ‘why don’t you have id? are you here illegally?’” pillalamarri said.  during a town hall meeting soon after the incident, bel air police chief charles moore indicated that the incident made him realize his officers need more training on handling similarly sensitive interactions. in a facebook post sunday, moore said his






crusade expansion coming for 'galactic civilizations iii' this spring


last year, stardock entertainment announced the first expansion pack for galactic civilizations iii, “mercenaries.” the studio has released four minor packs of able content (dlc) since. for 2017, the studio announced that another expansion, “crusade,” will debut in the spring.the crusade expansion includes a new paign that introduces some new alien civilizations. in addition to the factions that you can play in the game, there will also be an option to create your own civilization, and even the ability to design your own ships that will represent your ever-expanding empire.galactic civilizations iii crusade trailerwithin each new civilization, the expansion will introduce citizen units, which are produced every few turns. according to stardock, these citizens will take the place of the num






syrian man leads pledge of allegiance at citizenship event


chicago (ap) — rohi at i was among 117 immigrants to become the newest american citizens during a chicago naturalization ceremony tuesday, but the syrian dentist stood out among his peers.the 29-year-old was unexpectedly asked to lead immigrants from 37 countries in reciting the pledge of allegiance. federal judge sara ellis, who oversaw the ceremony, asked for a syrian volunteer after delivering an imp ioned speech about the difficulties immigrants face.while she never specifically mentioned president donald trump’s executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries including syria, at i said her words resonated with him.“i’m very happy that a syrian who just be e an american had a chance to lead the pledge,” he said.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1






syrian man leads pledge of allegiance at citizenship event


chicago (ap) — rohi at i was among 117 immigrants to become the newest american citizens during a chicago naturalization ceremony, but the syrian dentist stood out among his peers.the 29-year-old was unexpectedly asked to lead immigrants from 37 countries in reciting the pledge of allegiance. federal judge sara ellis, who oversaw tuesday’s ceremony, asked for a syrian volunteer after delivering an imp ioned speech about the difficulties immigrants face.while she never specifically mentioned president donald trump’s executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries including syria, at i said her words resonated with him.“i’m very happy that a syrian who just be e an american had a chance to lead the pledge,” he said.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 f






syrian man leads pledge of allegiance at citizenship event in chicago


rohi at i was among 117 immigrants to become u.s. citizens during a chicago naturalization ceremony tuesday, but the syrian dentist stood out among his peers.a federal judge overseeing the ceremony asked him to lead the pledge of allegiance.at i held a green card for a decade, but the last few weeks he's been worried about president donald trump's executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly muslim countries, including syria.his family has mixed citizenship status. his mother is a naturalized u.s. citizen. his father has a green card. his fiancee is u.s.-born.at i said he was honored that a syrian-american led the pledge of allegiance.he said he immediately applied for his u.s. p port and registered to vote. he said he's excited to participate in a democracy. ociated press






200 somali refugees in kenya are blocked from going to us


nairobi, kenya — a somali refugee says more than 200 refugees heading to the u.s. for resettlement have been told they cannot travel as a result of president donald trump's executive orders that temporarily suspend all immigration of citizens from seven majority-muslim countries.suleiman yusuf, a teacher, said monday that the 200 left a refugee p in eastern kenya last week but they have been told by the international organization for migration that their monday flights have been cancelled "because of trump's orders."the united nations refugee agency media officer yvonne ndege said monday that about 13,000 somali refugees have been interviewed and approved by the united states citizen and immigration services but whose resettlement has now been affected by the new order.






with travel ban lifted, bay area residents rush to fly relatives back to u.s.


as news spread urday that president donald trump’s executive order barring certain refugees and visa-holders from the u.s. had been temporarily lifted, anxious families across the bay area scrambled to get relatives stranded overseas on planes headed west.with a fiery legal battle brewing in federal court, families may only have a few days to act.“people are definitely looking at flights and trying to get on planes,” said brittney rezaei, an attorney with the council on american-islamic relations’ bay area chapter. “we are hoping that under this temporary restraining order they will all be able to return.”rezaei said she knows of at least six families who had relatives stuck overseas as a result of the travel ban. she headed to sfo urday afternoon to provide legal istance to any refugees t






amid uncertainty, immigrants pledge u.s. citizenship


aisha bashir, who is somalian, raised her right hand on wednesday and planted her feet more firmly in the united states.bashir, 20, along with 68 other immigrants from 20 countries, stood in the federal courthouse in st. paul to take the oath and become citizens of the united states. earlier in the day, 71 immigrants from 30 countries took the same oath, just days after president donald trump issued an executive order that closes the door to refugees and immigrants from seven mostly muslim countries.“i heard about that ban,” bashir said. her homeland is included in trump’s executive order — a 90-day ban on people entering the u.s. from iraq, iran, syria, yemen, sudan, libya or somalia. admissions of new refugees from all countries are suspended for 120 days. syrian refugees are banned inde






somalia-born farah troubled by trump's travel ban


four-time olympic champion mo farah has criticized u.s. president donald trump's immigration policy, saying sunday the temporary travel ban "seems to have made me an alien" and left him unsure whether he can return to his u.s. home.farah is a british citizen who was born in somalia, one of seven predominantly muslim nations subject to the executive order signed by trump that currently bars entry to the united states.farah currently is training in ethiopia. his wife, tania, and four children are in portland, oregon, where the farah family has lived for the last six years."it's deeply troubling," the 33-year-old farah said in a statement on his facebook page, "that i will have to tell my childrenthat daddy might not be able to come home — to explain why the president has introduced a policy






in the chaos of the muslim ban, the rule of man trumps the rule of law / boing b


donald j trump's executive order banning muslims from entering the us threw the world into chaos yesterday, as us citizens, lawful permanent residents and visa holders found themselves stranded abroad, detained at airports on arrival to the usa, or helplessly waiting outside immigration checkpoint for news of sick and vulnerable family members who were held incommunicado by us immigration officials who refused to obey a us federal court order. report this ad immigration officials and the state department were given little to no notice of the ban, and were in disarray when it e into effect. an unnamed senior us immigration official was so offended by the chaos and illegality that he spoke extensively and critically of the ban to reporters from the intercept -- presaging a near future in wh






california deputy caught on video threatening to trump up charges to jail a man


victorville – a san bernardino county deputy was captured on video last friday inside the sheriff’s station threatening to arrest a man on trumped up charges.that man, duncan hicks, 34, of victorville, said he was in the sheriff’s station at 14200 amargosa road to file a domestic incident complaint, but was met with the threat of arrest.“i went there to file a complaint and get an incident report filled out,” hicks said in a telephone interview wednesday. “the deputy and the woman at the desk were rude and irritated. they refused to even help me and kicked me out, telling me i had to leave.”hicks left, but said as he in his car in the parking lot he thought about what happened and said he felt he did nothing wrong.so he went back in with his phone ready to record.in the video, hicks can be






new zealand is ‘the future,’ peter thiel says in his push for citizenship


documents detailing peter thiel’s 2011 approval for citizenship in new zealand indicate that ‘america first’ was not his top priority at the time.san francisco — new zealand first.that seemed to be peter thiel’s stand a few years ago, when the tech investor and future adviser to donald trump decided he loved the south pacific island nation so much he wanted to become a citizen there.“i am happy to say categorically that i have found no other country that aligns more with my view of the future than new zealand,” thiel wrote in his application. the billionaire investor, who was born in germany, was granted new zealand citizenship in 2011 but kept his u.s. citizenship.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.officials in new zealand released documents related to thiel’s appli






new zealand faces backlash after peter thiel given citizenship


tokyo – an angry backlash is brewing in new zealand after it emerged wednesday that peter thiel, the controversial silicon valley venture capitalist, was granted citizenship after only four visits to the country, and didn't even travel there for his citizenship ceremony.opposition politicians and commentators are raising questions about the process that allowed thiel, the 49-year-old billionaire co-founder of paypal, to circumvent normal residency requirements and effectively buy his p port."this is all about money," said iain lees-galloway, the immigration spokesman for the main opposition labour party. "and that is not acceptable in new zealand. we pride ourselves on having an open and transparent system of government, so this situation feels very uncomfortable for most new zealanders."w