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I often complain that Pres. Obama's immigration policy is focused on increasing deportations to the highest level in the history of the USA, but it's true that the real basis for this increase is the law called IIRAIRA, signed by Bill Clinton as a compromise with the Contract-for-America GOP.

Without changes to IIRAIRA, it may be hard to bring immigration policy back into balance 
The immigration reform Hillary Clinton wants could be limited — or even undermined — by a law her husband signed.
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This data shows that - in NYC at least - gentrification works by increasing the rent burden on poor tenants more than by simply displacing them. If this is true in the SF Bay Area also, it would support maintaining rent controls and considering whether to expand their protection. I wonder what those who know more than I do about this have to say? 
A new report from NYU’s Furman Center charts changes in neighborhoods over decades.
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People say job interviews and work relationships are like dating…
For short-term housing we have Airbnb; for long-term housing we have real estate agents. For short-term transport we have public transit, taxis & Uber/Lyft/etc.; for long-term transport we have public transit, taxis & car dealers. For short-term jobs we have TaskRabbit/etc.; for long-term jobs we have Dice/Monster/etc. For short-term relationships we have, Tindr/Grindr/etc.; for long-term relationships we have eHarmony/Match/OKcupid/etc. I know that Uber is metastasizing into the short-term jobs market. And now we have eHarmony going into the long-term jobs market. 
To prepare, eHarmony brought in Hadoop for analyzing massive datasets. “It requires much more data and technology to do the job matching than we have for romance,” said Steve Carter, eHarmony’s vice president of matching.
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Jane Jacobs rocks.
“A city street equipped to handle strangers, and to make a safety asset, in itself, our of the presence of strangers, as the streets of successful city neighborhoods always do, must have three main qualities:

First, there must be a clear demarcation between what is public space and what is private space. Public and private spaces cannot ooze into each other as they do typically in suburban settings or in projects.

Second, there must be eyes upon the street, eyes belonging to those we might call the natural proprietors of the street. The buildings on a street equipped to handle strangers and to insure the safety of both residents and strangers, must be oriented to the street. They cannot turn their backs or blank sides on it and leave it blind.

And third, the sidewalk must have users on it fairly continuously, both to add to the number of effective eyes on the street and to induce the people in buildings along the street to watch the sidewalks in sufficient numbers. Nobody enjoys sitting on a stoop or looking out a window at an empty street. Almost nobody does such a thing. Large numbers of people entertain themselves, off and on, by watching street activity.”
― Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life http://ow.ly/4nqKxm
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We go through ridiculous efforts to convince Immigration that our clients are NOT fraud feasors like the ones in this article. This couple got away with massive fraud since 2008. What has happened with the $500 fee we've paid along with every new H-1B petition? It's supposed to fund investigation of fraud. 
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Just a momentary glimpse of Wiley E. Coyote.
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This is what happens when Tea Partiers get judgeships: they go way beyond the facts and the law to accuse everyone they despise of unethical conduct. 
Judge Andrew S. Hanen accused the lawyers of lying to him during arguments in a case involving the president’s executive action over immigration.
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For those who imagine Trump's threat to deport all 11 million undocumented people is impossible - and for those who imagine that it can be a fair project, here are a couple of reminders.

http://ow.ly/G17d300bnVp
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http://ow.ly/HfJf300bnWS
With a scarcity of jobs during the Depression, more than a million people of Mexican descent were sent to Mexico. Author Francisco Balderrama estimates that 60 percent were American citizens.
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Nerd that I am, I'm a sucker for visualizations of data. 
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Hi David, Great video. Thanks! Hugh
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Nooo!! "I am hypocritical! "
Famous California vegan restaurateurs under fire over revelation they eat meat

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Of course you are right that what you do in life and what you do for a job
are often different but Cafe Gratitude is a special place with lots of
attitude all of the names of dishes are sentences like "I am love" or "I am
strength" and they insist that you order by saying the whole sentence -
it's a very culty place.
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Sorry, that was not what I was intending to post (and I didn't realize that I had posted it.) That is a few seconds of a video of our local coyote, which I thought I was going to be able to edit to bring up the light and actually see him/her, but no...
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One more reason never to lie or "create evidence" for your immigration case. 
The Farooks witnessed ‘sham marriage’ and helped the couple establish a paper trail for their union in order to ‘obtain immigration benefits’, an indictment says
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Here’s Why Atlanta Is One Of The Worst Places To Be An Undocumented Immi...
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Its overloaded courts grant asylum and other relief at a far lower rate than in other cities.

Harriet Tubman Ousts Andrew Jackson in Change for a $20 - The New York T...
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Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said that women and civil rights leaders would also appear on the $5 and $10 notes.

European Union to Consider Requiring Visas for U.S. Travelers - The New ...
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The union is stepping up pressure on the United States to add more European countries to its list of those entitled to visa-free travel.

How France’s economy minister is trying to change the country
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Emmanuel Macron's new political movement has seized the French imagination

Nuit debout protesters occupy French cities in revolutionary call for ch...
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For more than a week, vast nocturnal gatherings have spread across France in a citizen-led movement that has rattled the government

House of Cards trolls David Cameron over offshore fund admission | Polit...
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Netflix show’s Twitter account responds to tax tweet from PM with gif of Frank Underwood looking shifty

The Policy That Could All But Eliminate Achievement Gaps Between Rich An...
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Poor students enter kindergarten already lagging behind their more affluent peers.

Malaysia’s Immigrant Worker Debate - The New York Times
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The country’s powerful economy has drawn in millions of foreigners, at the cost of sharp social tensions.

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Even Republicans -- especially those under age 30 -- support reform.

“We are the death merchant of the world”: Ex-Bush official Lawrence Wilk...
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The military-industrial complex "is much more pernicious than Eisenhower ever thought," says the retired US colonel

How one Brussels suburb tames its jihadists
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Efforts in a Belgian town to stop young Muslims from turning to violence appear to be working

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It just needs more people.

A run a day keeps the tumour at bay
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Exercise protects against cancer. Researchers now understand why

No, Biden Didn't Call For Rejecting All Supreme Court Nominees In Electi...
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Within hours of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia earlier this month, conservatives retroactively invented a bogus “traditio

How Both Parties Lost the White Middle Class - The New York Times
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The populism we’re seeing stems from the collision of whites who flourish in the global economy with those who don’t.

UNHCR - The 1951 Refugee Convention
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The Legislation that Underpins our Work. The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees is the key legal document in defining who is

Migrant men and European women
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To absorb newcomers peacefully, Europe must insist they respect values such as tolerance and sexual equality

I've send many people to them for help and they've always done a great job. When you're in a tough spot, you want to have Cathy and Mary in your corner. Many years ago, Cathy and Mary mentored me and many other aspiring young lawyers in tenants' rights advocacy. They know the law like the back of their hand, they're not afraid of anybody, they're careful and on time, and they have hearts of gold. They're real mensches.
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I believe this is always the best way to find a good professional of any sort is to ask another professional in the right field for the professionals they would go to or send someone to. I was referred to Atty. Rivera by a fellow immigration lawyer I respect.It is early in the case, but his professionalism to date, and the professionalism of his assistant Maria Coronado, give me faith that he will take care of my client well. I'll report later how it goes.
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I have 3 immediate family members there, so it's a place with a lot of intense memories. My only complaint is that for cremations, they only allow 1 family member to attend. It felt weird to have this major event treated like an administrative detail was weird. I hope they change this. As for Thomas Fredlik's joke, Gunn does have plenty of future MDs, so I'm sure exploration was been discussed. However, as one of the jr. high and high school students who hung out there sometimes late at night, it was comforting to have ancestors watching over my early experiments in ... never mind. FYI, all the students treated the place with surprising respect.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I knew they were good, cheap, and very conscientious all the 3 or 4 years I lived in the lower Haight and took my clothes to them. Now that I've moved to SOMA, I realize they are WAY better than anyone I've gone to since. They're open insanely long hours - I would drop off at 7:30 AM to get to work by 8 AM, and they were always there, plus Saturdays and most holidays. They got out stains other cleaners couldn't get out. Burning Man mud, wine stains, dog stains, etc., on silk, leather, etc., - no problem. They'd find my clothes every time without complaining though I'd lost my ticket again and again. If a button got knocked of, they're replace it (even on shirts with cheap, crappy buttons). We had to clean a huge pile of stuff (don't ask why), so they gave us a huge discount. I had an old briefcase of my dad's, mildewed from being out in the garage for years. They said they'd see what they could do, I said I knew it might be impossible, but I'd pay anyway. They cleaned it 5 times, getting almost all the smell out, then wouldn't take my money since they hadn't gotten it out 100%. In SOMA I can't find anyone a 1/10 as good.
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Public - 6 years ago
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We had great experiences over several years boarding our dogs there. The place is beautiful: rollling hills with acres of space, a big pond, etc. The dogs play in big, happy groups & always seem sad to leave the place. Roland even managed to train our feisty (read: pig-headed, embarrassingly spoiled) lakeland terrier to obey almost like a normal dog -- which I predicted would be impossible -- so I can attest to their skill and persistencem in the face of daunting odds. (BTW, in contrast, when we had to leave our new dog (golden retriever-poodle mix - totally chill) in an overnight place near our house, he came home with a new, aggressive attitidue toward strange dogs - not a positive development. We're sticking with Patrick Canine in the future).
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Dosa without the attitude, very clean and fresh-made.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago