A gripping drama on immigration starring the lead of Pixar’s ‘Coco’ could be the sleeper Oscar contender of the fall

Gracie Films “Icebox” is the feature debut for director Daniel Sawka and is based on his award-winning short film that looks at the US immigration policy from the perspective of a migrant young boy trying to get to the US. The short film caught the attention of legendary director/producer James L. Brooks (“The Simpsons,” “Terms […]

Canadian Little Leaguer not able to join team at World Series due to immigration issue

As the other young baseball players from Whalley, B.C., ran to each other on the diamond to celebrate their national Little League championship victory Saturday in Mirabel, Que., Dio Gama raced to his father. Both dad and son realized the bittersweetness of the moment. Tears streamed from the 13-year-old boy's eyes as he hugged his […]

Melania Trump’s immigration lawyer tears into Trump’s ‘unconscionable’ attacks on so-called ‘chain migration’

Associated Press/Seth Wenig The immigration lawyer who represented first lady Melania Trump and her parents told CNN on Friday that President Donald Trump’s attacks on “chain migration” are “unconscionable.” Michael Wildes confirmed that the first lady sponsored her parents for green cards in a process known as family reunification, which critics have assailed as “chain […]

Immigration is very bad, Europeans better watch themselves, says Trump

US President Donald Trump used a joint press conference with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to excoriate Europe’s migrant problem, calling immigration “very negative” and saying that Europeans “better watch themselves.” “I think it’s been very bad for Europe. You see the same terrorist acts I do, we see them a lot,” Trump said, speaking […]

A data-collection firm is sharing license plate information with US immigration officials

Damian Dovarganes/AP Irvine Company, a real-estate giant that runs 46 shopping centers in California, is sharing license plate information with a surveillance technology company that in turn provides access to that data to the US Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency. In 2017, Vigilant Solutions signed a contract to give ICE access to license plate […]

How VCs can protect key startup employees from immigration action

GUEST: In the past year, my company, Phone2Action, has received two “requests for evidence” (RFEs) from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) asking us to justify our foreign employees. We have two team members working here on H-1B visas and two in Optional Practical Training (OPT), an employment authorization for foreign students o…Read More

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains why he spoke out about Trump’s immigration policies: ‘We have a lot of immigrants that work at Apple… I want to stand up for them” (AAPL)

Getty Speaking at the Fortune CEO Initiative in San Francisco Monday evening, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained why he chose to speak publicly against President Trump’s immigration policies. Cook thinks CEOs should be cautious about commenting on issues where they don’t have “significant standing,” but urged CEOs to speak out when a public policy doesn’t […]

Irate Seth Meyers Refuses to Grant Trump Credit for Immigration Executive Order: 'You're a F—king Monster'

An irate Seth Meyers called out President Donald Trump on Wednesday for even attempting to suggest that his executive order regarding family separation fixes the damage done by his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. RELATEDCorey Lewandowski Refuses to Apologize for Perceived Mocking of Immigrant Girl With Down Syndrome Meyers’ Closer Look focused on the controversial immigration policy that […]

The Trump administration keeps blaming ‘loopholes’ in immigration law for its family separation policy — here’s what’s really going on

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The Trump administration keeps falsely blaming its new family separation practice on current immigration law, and “loopholes” it says migrants are exploiting. Yet, as many critics of the Trump administration have pointed out, there is no law requiring migrant children be separated from their parents if they illegally cross the border. […]