Caribbean States Prepare to Battle Illegal Fishing

Caribbean States Prepare to Battle Illegal Fishing

BELIZE CITY, Belize – Eighteen border control officers from seven Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are currently undergoing a four-week training course in Fisheries Prosecution and Interdiction, organized by the Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) in collaboration with the CRFM Secretariat, the Government of Barbados, and the British Royal Navy’s Fisheries Protection […]

Hundreds of child sex abuse claims filed early on Day One of Child Victims Act

By Steve Orr, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Hundreds of child sex abuse claims filed early on Day One of Child Victims Act

Child Victims Act signed into law by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Thousands of New Yorkers who were molested or sexually abused as children have been waiting for years — in many cases, for decades — for their day in court. That day has arrived — and it began with a stunning barrage of lawsuits. […]

Exclusive: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department

The State Department statistics offer a window into how the Homeland Security Department's forthcoming public charge regulation could reshape the legal immigration system. Under the regulation, which is expected to be finalized in the coming days, DHS will adopt a more aggressive public charge analysis to evaluate applications for green cards and visa renewals.

Exclusive: Visa denials to poor Mexicans skyrocket under Trump’s State Department

By Ted Hesson (politico.com) The number of Mexicans refused immigrant visas to the U.S. because they might become dependent on government benefits skyrocketed under President Donald Trump, according to State Department data obtained by POLITICO. Between Oct. 1 and July 29, the State Department denied 5,343 immigrant visa applications for Mexican nationals on the grounds […]

Rushing Immigration Court Cases Through ‘Rocket Dockets’ Deprives Families of Due Process

Rocket dockets are unnecessary to ensure that people attend their immigration hearings. Immigrant families are generally eager to attend their hearings. These hearings are the only way for them to obtain permanent protections in the United States.

Rushing Immigration Court Cases Through ‘Rocket Dockets’ Deprives Families of Due Process

By Katy Murdza (immigrationimpact.com) In an attempt to rush through immigrant families’ court cases, the government began implementing “rocket dockets” in September 2018 for parents and children who had recently entered the United States together without authorization. The program is intended to discourage Central American families from coming to the United States by quickly deporting […]

Trump’s Plan to Subject Hundreds of Thousands to Fast-Track Deportations Faces New Lawsuit

Now, under the administration’s new rule, immigration officers can apply expedited removal to anyone picked up anywhere in the United States who cannot prove that he or she has been living continuously in the country for two or more years. The lawsuit is asking a federal judge to stop the administration from applying expedited removal so broadly.

Trump’s Plan to Subject Hundreds of Thousands to Fast-Track Deportations Faces New Lawsuit

By Karolina Walters (immigrationimpact.com) The Trump administration recently announced it would start applying a fast-tracked deportation process known as “expedited removal” to hundreds of thousands more people than ever before. People across the United States could be deported within hours of being picked up by immigration officers, with no opportunity to see a judge or […]

New York Vows to Fight New Trump Green Card Benefits Policy

The new Department of Homeland Security rule requires that immigrants living in the country legally “do not depend on public resources to meet their needs, but rather rely on their own capabilities, as well as the resources of family members, sponsors, and private organizations.”

New York Vows to Fight New Trump Green Card Benefits Policy

By Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY Getting treated at the city’s public hospitals won’t necessarily be held against green card seekers, health officials said Monday amid news of a new Trump administration rule penalizing immigrants who legally receive government aid. Applications for permanent legal status can be rejected by immigration officials if immigrants use public benefits, […]

International conservationists urge ‘tighter wildlife laws’ after Trump move

Amid growing global alarm over the accelerating pace of species extinction, leading figures from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) called for stronger protections of animals and plants under threat.

International conservationists urge ‘tighter wildlife laws’ after Trump move

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Countries should be strengthening their laws protecting endangered species, not weakening them, international conservationists said Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump’s administration announced plans to alter the country’s Endangered Species Act. Amid growing global alarm over the accelerating pace of species extinction, leading figures from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species […]

Can a Shot of Vodka Lower My Glucose?

Shannon George (livestrong.com)

Can a Shot of Vodka Lower My Glucose?

Glucose, a substance obtained by eating carbohydrates such as cereal and pasta, is an important source of energy. Drinking alcohol can cause hypoglycemia, or dangerously low blood glucose levels resulting in dizziness, disorientation, and even coma. While a maximum of one alcoholic beverage per day is considered safe for most people, including individuals with blood […]