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10:49 AM, June 28th, 2013

Front page - June 28, 2013

Senate Passes Immigration Reform: After weeks of debate and failed votes, the Senate passed its immigration reform bill today 68-32—a vote that included 14 Republicans.

Army Blocks Guardian Website: The U.S. Army is blocking access to the website of The Guardian after the newspaper broke stories about NSA spying programs revealed by leaks from former contractor Edward Snowden. 

U.K. to OK Three-Way DNA: The new technique allows scientists to take DNA from another person if a mother wants to avoid passing on certain genetic diseases, like a faulty mitochondria, and embed it in a healthy donor embryo that is then transferred to the mother’s womb. 

Christie: I’d Veto Same-Sex Bill: Christie announced he would veto a same-sex marriage bill if it got to his desk, and noted that the recent Supreme Court ruling striking a ban on federal benefits for same-sex marriage won’t impact New Jersey, which allows civil unions.

NYT: ‘White House Down’ Not Bad: Looking to catch a movie this weekend? New York Times critic Manohla Dargis found the movie, starring Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, “entertaining as promised, and a little less idiotic than feared.” 

Video: Happy Friday, everyone! In the midst of sweeping political and social movements around the globe, if there’s one thing everyone can agree on, it’s that this video is fantastic. Enjoy! Uploaded via Youtube by BirdLoversOnly. 

12:06 PM, August 16th, 2012
Wednesday was the day DREAMers have been waiting for. Forms went online that allow young immigrants (“childhood arrivals”) to apply for two years of “deferred action,” i.e. deferred deportation. While not a road to citizenship, it is a big step in immigrants rights, one made by an executive order from President Obama back in June. 
Are you a DREAMer who is in the process of applying for deferred action? We want to hear from you! Email us at sam.schlinkert@newsweekdailybeast.com 
Photo: Gregory Bull / AP Photo

Wednesday was the day DREAMers have been waiting for. Forms went online that allow young immigrants (“childhood arrivals”) to apply for two years of “deferred action,” i.e. deferred deportation. While not a road to citizenship, it is a big step in immigrants rights, one made by an executive order from President Obama back in June

Are you a DREAMer who is in the process of applying for deferred action? We want to hear from you! Email us at sam.schlinkert@newsweekdailybeast.com 

Photo: Gregory Bull / AP Photo

10:37 AM, June 26th, 2012

Frontpage: Tuesday, June 26th

1. Chicago Homicides Up 38 Percent: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listed safer streets as one of his three top priorities when he became mayor, but the rate of homicides has risen 38 percent from last year. As of June 17, 240 people have been killed in the city.

2. Colo. Wildfire Burns 3,446 Acres: Four huge tankers dumped 3,000 gallons of flame-retardant material in less than five seconds on Monday in an effort to calm the massive High Park fire in Fort Collins, Colo.

3. Arizona Police Unsure of Role: Arizona police, who hoped that the Supreme Court ruling might clarify what role they should play in immigration enforcement, were left sorely disappointed on Monday.

4. Romney Makes Inroads in Silicon Valley: President Obama is finding less hope and more change in Silicon Valley this year. Though Obama is still outraising Mitt Romney in donations from tech-company employees, Romney has raised nearly $340,000 from tech companies this year, far more than the $240,000 John McCain had picked up through May 2008.

5. Turkish Forces on High Alert: The Turkish government on Tuesday condemned attacks on its military planes by Syria, with the prime minister saying Turkey’s forces are now on high alert. “The rules of engagement of the Turkish Armed Forces have changed given this new development,” Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

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Photo by Peter Van Agtmael via picturedept:

Quoted from his artist statement:

Reality was intersecting with my aspired ideals and I knew I had to cover the wars of my country and my generation. I first went to Iraq in the beginning of 2006 and began working in Afghanistan in 2007. I have been covering both wars since. When I returned home I showed the pictures to my friends and family. They were intrigued and troubled and sometimes moved but generally detached. I knew I could not emote my experiences how I wanted, so I began to look for intersections between home and war.

See more from the series here.

12:05 PM, June 25th, 2012

Frontpage: Monday, June 25th

1. Court Decides on Immigration Law: The Supreme Court struck down key portions of Arizona’s SB 1070 on Monday, a strict set of immigration regulations that was signed into law in 2010 by Governor Jan Brewer.

2. Mumbai ‘08 Attack ‘Planner’ Arrested: Police in India have arrested a man they say is responsible for planning the brutal 2008 attacks that left 165 dead in Mumbai.

3. Health-Care Decision Looms: The Supreme Court may hand down its ruling as soon as Monday on President Obama’s signature health-care law. The much-anticipated ruling is sure to continue to draw debate, as both Mitt Romney and Obama defined it as a key election-year issue in the lead-up to the decision.

4. Issa: No Evidence of Cover-Up: Going after the attorney general is one thing. Implicating the president, Congressman Darrell Issa said in an appearance on Fox News Sunday, is something else.

5. Tortoise Lonesome George Dies: Thought to be the last of his kind, giant tortoise Lonesome George was found dead by officials at Galápagos National Park on Sunday.

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Photo by Seth Wenig/AP Photo

A man waves a large rainbow flag in the street during the Gay Pride Parade in New York, Sunday, June 24, 2012. See photos here from more of this weekend’s gay pride parades from around the world.

2:55 PM, June 15th, 2012

Actual Language for “Deferred Action Process for Young People Who Are Low Enforcement Priorities”

Under this directive, individuals who demonstrate that they meet the following criteria will be eligible for an exercise of discretion, specifically deferred action, on a case by case basis:

  1. Came to the United States under the age of sixteen;
  2. Have continuously resided in the United States for a least five years preceding the date of this memorandum and are present in the United States on the date of this memorandum;
  3. Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have obtained a general education development certificate, or are honorably discharged veterans of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States;
  4. Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant misdemeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety;
  5. Are not above the age of thirty.

Read more. (h/t @daveweigel

6:39 PM, January 24th, 2012

So this is a thing: Patriots for Self-Deportation is a “growing force in the Tea Party” that believes…

that securing our borders is not enough. We must make sure that all residents and “citizens” have a true right to be in this great land. We believe our current laws must be changed to abolish anchor babies, whose children, throughout history, should have never received automatic citizenship to this nation.

From their FAQ: What should I do if I learn that my ancestors came to America illegally?

It is your responsibility as a Patriot to uphold the laws of this country. You can be a more effective deterrent to illegal immigration than even a border wall or border drones. Stopping illegal immigration starts with you.

The first step is to do your research and verify that you are an anchor baby. Once you know for sure, then you can begin researching your options. You can apply for proper citizenship, but it is best to do this from the country of your ancestors’ origin. Please visit How to Self-Deport for more detailed instructions.

(h/t @buzzfeedben, @_rosiegray)

12:09 PM, November 23rd, 2011
Gingrich showed real guts in refusing to pander to the most mean-spirited xenophobic tendencies of the far right. I suspect that on careful examination we will learn that what Gingrich actually supports is a netherworld for immigrant workers—neither full citizenship nor subject to deportation. That is far from the DREAM Act—more like a dream come true for any employer seeking cheap labor.
Paul Begala on Newt’s “humane” take on immigration in a debate he dominated
2:00 PM, October 24th, 2011
'Illegal' is the latest in a long line of euphemisms that politicians use to signal their antipathy to a reviled racial or ethnic group, in this case, Latinos. No, no, you say, this has nothing to do with animosity toward Hispanics; it’s about protecting the border and obeying the law. Really? Then why don’t we call the CEOs of the companies that hire illegal immigrants 'illegals'? Our last three presidents all violated America’s drug laws. The current Treasury secretary violated America’s tax laws. Former House majority leader Tom DeLay recently was convicted of money laundering. I look forward to hearing Mitt Romney and Fox News refer to them as 'illegals' too.
10:14 AM, May 18th, 2011
3:41 PM, February 15th, 2011
I wish I could say I was sorry it happened… I am not sorry on my behalf because I didn’t do it.
From an exclusive jailhouse interview with Shawnda Forde, the beautician-turned-Minuteman who was convicted Monday of killing 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her dad, Raul, in a brutal 2009 home invasion on the Arizona border.
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