Relief for Indians in US: Spouses of H1B visa holders can continue to work

In a temporary relief to thousands of Indians living in America, a US court has refused to strike down, for the time being, an Obama-era rule that allowed spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in America. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty … Read moreRelief for Indians in US: Spouses of H1B visa holders can continue to work

American families fleeing Mexico arrive in Arizona days after cartel massacre

published 2019-11-09 22:08:23 by Melissa Leon A caravan of Mormon families fleeing Mexico following this week’s drug cartel ambush that killed nine Americans crossed into Arizona on Saturday. The Arizona Daily Star reported that 18 vehicles carrying about 100 people entered the U.S. via the port of entry in Douglas, Ariz. Bryce Langford, whose mother, Dawna Ray … Read moreAmerican families fleeing Mexico arrive in Arizona days after cartel massacre

American families fleeing Mexico arrive in Arizona days after cartel massacre

published 2019-11-09 22:08:23 by Melissa Leon A caravan of Mormon families fleeing Mexico following this week’s drug cartel ambush that killed nine Americans crossed into Arizona on Saturday. The Arizona Daily Star reported that 18 vehicles carrying about 100 people entered the U.S. via the port of entry in Douglas, Ariz. Bryce Langford, whose mother, Dawna Ray … Read moreAmerican families fleeing Mexico arrive in Arizona days after cartel massacre

Bipartisan Bill Proposes Legalizing Foreign Farmworkers, Requiring E-Verify

A bipartisan bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would offer legal status to hundreds of thousands of undocumented foreign national farmworkers and require the use of E Verify among agriculture employers. The Farm Workforce Modernization Act would also make a number of reforms to the H-2A visa program for temporary agricultural workers, changing … Read moreBipartisan Bill Proposes Legalizing Foreign Farmworkers, Requiring E-Verify

Should Military Spouses Have to Sacrifice Their Careers?

On Veterans Day, as we honor those who have served in the nation’s military, we should also remember the sacrifices made by military service members’ spouses. This group of mostly women are constantly uprooted, following their loved ones around the country and overseas at the expense of their own jobs and careers. Please follow and … Read moreShould Military Spouses Have to Sacrifice Their Careers?

Chad Wolf to Hand Over H-1B Visa Issues Due to Former Lobbyist Role

Incoming Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf will hand over the issue of H-1B visas to another administration official due to his prior role as an outsourcing lobbyist, Breitbart News has learned. Last week, President Trump confirmed that he would be temporarily appointing Wolf to head DHS despite his background as a … Read moreChad Wolf to Hand Over H-1B Visa Issues Due to Former Lobbyist Role

The Permanent Coup and It’s Media Enablers

Lovers of irony got a double dish this week when the Washington Post mused aloud whether Republicans would accept political outcomes they didn’t like: .@washingtonpost asking if Republicans can accept political outcomes they don’t like is like @BillClinton asking @Mike_Pence if he’s learned to accept married fidelity yet. — BattleSwarm (@BattleSwarmBlog) November 8, 2019 It … Read moreThe Permanent Coup and It’s Media Enablers

Uber Enters New Markets, Trying to Get Its Edge Back

In this week’s roundup, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers Uber’s fighting spirit, a new lawsuit in New York City, and more. Uber Fights to Get Its Edge Back  [NY Times] Sum and Substance:  SAN FRANCISCO — A few days after Uber went public in May and its stock fell into a tailspin, the ride-hailing … Read moreUber Enters New Markets, Trying to Get Its Edge Back

Lula Comes Home

Lula’s release will not change the course of Brazilian politics by itself. But the leftist leader has already said his time in prison further radicalized him — and that can only bode well for the popular movement resisting Bolsonaro’s reactionary politics. Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, greets supporters on November 9, 2019 following his … Read moreLula Comes Home

I Was the Last Communist Premier of East Germany

The opening of the Berlin Wall on this day in 1989 brought the downfall of the East German regime and the appointment of reformer Hans Modrow as head of government. Thirty years on, he speaks to Jacobin about his experiences on that day and in power, and how German reunification went wrong. Hans Modrow, former … Read moreI Was the Last Communist Premier of East Germany

As Berlin Celebrates Wall Anniversary, Cold War Foes Rearm

From VOA News: “As Berlin Celebrates Wall Anniversary, Cold War Foes Rearm  By Henry Ridgwell November 07, 2019 08:50 AM Link: https://youtu.be/MwBFVVxThkY BERLIN – Germany is preparing to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall Saturday. Built in 1961 by the Communist government of East Germany, the wall was meant to … Read moreAs Berlin Celebrates Wall Anniversary, Cold War Foes Rearm

How Lack of Affordable Housing is More About Lending than Building

The Debt of Homelessness By now, a lot of homeless advocates already know that lack of affordable housing is the leading cause of homelessness. From this standpoint, the answer to the homeless crisis and the affordable housing crisis seems pretty … Continue reading → The post How Lack of Affordable Housing is More About Lending … Read moreHow Lack of Affordable Housing is More About Lending than Building

Bala: Bald is gold for Ayushmann

BY VINAYAK CHAKRAVORTY “Bala”; Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Bhumi Pednekar; Direction: Amar Kaushik; Rating: ***&1/2 (three and a half stars) Bollywood’s Mr Disruptor is at it again, rewriting the rules of what the Hindi mainstream hero can dare to do on screen. Only a couple of months ago, Ayushmann Khurrana was “Dream Girl”, the … Read moreBala: Bald is gold for Ayushmann

Over 2 million pounds of contaminated chicken products recalled across 8 states, including Georgia

Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) More than 2 million pounds of chicken products were recalled in eight US states over contamination fears. Approximately 2,071,397 pounds of Simmons Prepared Foods poultry products were part of the recall, Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Thursday, adding saying they were shipped to retailers in Georgia, … Read moreOver 2 million pounds of contaminated chicken products recalled across 8 states, including Georgia

Neoliberalism Created the Crisis in Chile

Decades of free market fundamentalism are the root cause of the ongoing crisis in Chile. Addressing the staggering levels of inequality will require a break with neoliberal dogma — an inconceivable move for the country’s billionaire president. People affected by gas walk in front of a mural of Gabriela Mistral during a protest against President … Read moreNeoliberalism Created the Crisis in Chile

Maruti Suzuki India cuts production for ninth straight month in October

Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Saturday reported a 20.70 per cent decline in its production numbers during the month of October. This is Maruti’s ninth straight fall in the production figures. It produced a total of 1,19,337 units in Oct as against 1,50,497 units in the same period last year. Passenger vehicles sales in Oct … Read moreMaruti Suzuki India cuts production for ninth straight month in October

Lula Livre Was Just the Beginning

Lula is finally free. Now, the mass movement of millions that made his release possible will have to press on to dismantle the entire Bolsonaro regime. Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva gestures to supporters at the headquarters of the metalworkers’ union where a Catholic mass was held in memory of his late wife, on … Read moreLula Livre Was Just the Beginning

The Roller Coaster Ride Continues – The Property Imperative Weekly 09 Nov 2019

The latest edition of our weekly finance and property news digest with a distinctively Australian flavour. Contents: 00:24 Introduction 1:23 US China Trade Talks 3:04 US Markets 6:15 China 7:50 Australian Section 7:55 RBA on Monetary Policy 10:50 Household Confidence 11:10 Lending 11:40 REA 14:50 High Rise Construction 15:30 Property Market 16:20 Auctions 16:50 Bank … Read moreThe Roller Coaster Ride Continues – The Property Imperative Weekly 09 Nov 2019

Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the … Read moreNotice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance