Sessions May Change Asylum Regulations For People Crossing Illegally

Breitbart- Attorney General Jeff Sessions is drafting a regulation that will narrow the asylum rules and likely deter many people from taking the costly and risky step of migrating towards the United States, according to Vox.com. Vox reported that read a draft of the regulation, which could be enacted by the end of the year: Under the plan, people would be barred from getting asylum if they … Continue reading Sessions May Change Asylum Regulations For People Crossing Illegally

Los Angeles City Council Moves Ahead With ‘Emergency Shelters’ Plan

Los Angeles Times- At a heated meeting at City Hall, Los Angeles lawmakers pressed forward Friday with a plan to set up emergency shelters for homeless people across the city, voting unanimously to start assessing possible sites in Koreatown, Venice, Hollywood, Harvard Heights and the Westside. The debate in council chambers revolved entirely around Koreatown, where massive protests have erupted over a possible site near the busy … Continue reading Los Angeles City Council Moves Ahead With ‘Emergency Shelters’ Plan

NSA Is Deleting 685M Call Records

Sacramento Bee- The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA’s bulk collection of call records was initially curtailed by Congress after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing extensive government surveillance. The law, enacted in June 2015, said … Continue reading NSA Is Deleting 685M Call Records

San Francisco Now Has A $15 Minimum Wage For All Businesses

San Francisco Examiner- The minimum wage in San Francisco is set to increase by $1 on Sunday to $15 an hour, the highest rate of any major U.S. city. The increase is part of a growing movement across the nation to address stark income inequalities and the lack of living wages paid to lower income earners. On Thursday, for example, a new law was passed … Continue reading San Francisco Now Has A $15 Minimum Wage For All Businesses

Arrests At Border Expected To Drop 16% In June

Reuters- U.S. border agents are on pace to arrest about 16 percent fewer people this month at the southwest border than in May, according to preliminary figures provided by an official at the Department of Homeland Security. If current trends continue, about 34,000 people will be apprehended attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in June, said the official, who requested anonymity because the numbers … Continue reading Arrests At Border Expected To Drop 16% In June

Illegal Alien Convicted In Murder Of An Air Force Veteran

NoozHawk- A Santa Maria man was convicted of first-degree murder and other charges Wednesday for the death of an Air Force veteran who was violently attacked in her Santa Maria home three years ago, leading to what a prosecutor called “a cascade of medical events” that claimed her life. Afer deliberating for two days, a Santa Barbara County Superior Court jury of nine men and three women returned … Continue reading Illegal Alien Convicted In Murder Of An Air Force Veteran

Residents Of Huron Told To Boil Tap Water

SF Gate- Residents of Huron in California’s Central Valley are being told to boil tap water before they consume it after E. coli bacteria was found in the water system on Wednesday. “We want to let citizens know that the only safe drinking water is bottled water or water that has been boiled for one minute,” a notice from the city reads. The city believes the water system might … Continue reading Residents Of Huron Told To Boil Tap Water

California’s New Budget Includes A $347M Funding Increase For UC

The Daily Californian- Gov. Jerry Brown signed the state 2018-19 budget Wednesday, which included a $346.9 million increase in funding for the UC next year. Of the $346.9 million, $98.1 million is a permanent increase from the 2017-18 budget, and $248.8 million will be given as one-time funding. $25 million in one-time funding will go toward UC Berkeley’s operating deficit after campus presents a plan … Continue reading California’s New Budget Includes A $347M Funding Increase For UC

12 Illegal Aliens Found In Texas Stash Houses

Breitbart-   In the border city of Laredo, Texas, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Webb County Sheriff’s Deputies teamed up to target stash house operations run by groups connected to factions of Los Zetas. In one of the operations, Border Patrol agents and sheriff’s deputies responded to a stash house on South Jarvis Avenue where they found 10 illegal immigrants, primarily males who recently crossed … Continue reading 12 Illegal Aliens Found In Texas Stash Houses

Obama Attends DNC Fundraiser In Beverly Hills

Daily Mail- Former President Barack Obama was in Beverly Hills, California, Thursday for a lavish DNC fundraiser at the home of a wealthy donor that included a performance by singer Christina Aguilera. But the US’s first African American president, 56, was the real star of the show, with guests shelling out up to $100,000 for the chance to hear him speak and take part in a roundtable discussion. Guests began … Continue reading Obama Attends DNC Fundraiser In Beverly Hills

Ex-ICE Chief Counsel Faces Prison Time

KPCC- Raphael A. Sanchez, who was chief counsel at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Seattle when he opened credit cards and took out loans using the personal information of vulnerable immigrants, faces sentencing in federal court today. He is expected to serve four years in prison as part of a plea deal with the Justice Department. A judge must formally sign off … Continue reading Ex-ICE Chief Counsel Faces Prison Time

High School Ethnic Studies Bill Passes California Senate Education Committee

Orange County Register- A bill by Assemblyman Jose Medina, D-Riverside, that would make ethnic studies a graduation requirement passed the Senate Education Committee with a 5-0 vote Wednesday, June 27. “Requiring ethnic studies helps ensure that all students learn about the diverse histories of the people that make up America,” Medina, said in a news release. Read More Continue reading High School Ethnic Studies Bill Passes California Senate Education Committee

DOJ Charge 600 In Opioid Scheme

CBS News- The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against 601 people, including 76 physicians, for allegedly taking part in multi-billion-dollar profit-making schemes involving opioid painkillers. The arrests come as the result of what the department called the largest heath care fraud takedown ever in the U.S., with Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling the crimes “despicable” in a statement. “In many cases, doctors, nurses and pharmacists … Continue reading DOJ Charge 600 In Opioid Scheme

Brown Signs Data Privacy Measure Into Law

Business Insider- California state lawmakers on Thursday unanimously passed a data privacy bill aimed at giving consumers more control over how companies collect and manage their personal information, a bill that Google parent Alphabet Inc and other big companies have opposed. Governor Jerry Brown signed the measure into law after it was passed by the state legislature. Read More Continue reading Brown Signs Data Privacy Measure Into Law

California Sues Largest Student Loans Processor

Sacramento Bee- California’s attorney general announced Thursday he is suing the nation’s largest student loan processor, alleging it is harming consumers by failing to properly service the debts. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the state will sue Navient Corp. this week, contending the Delaware-based company financially harmed thousands of Californians. He said the firm systematically and illegally failed to properly service federal student loans by … Continue reading California Sues Largest Student Loans Processor