Friday Show Notes 7-21-17
Spokesman for Trump's legal team resigns, reports say
The spokesman for President Trump’s personal legal team resigned Thursday, according to multiple media reports.
Supreme Court allows more exemptions to Trump travel ban
The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a federal court judge's order expanding the number of immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations who can enter the country under President Trump's temporary travel ban.
ICE chief readies national sanctuary city crackdown
Empowered by a president who has "taken the handcuffs off of law enforcement," the nation's chief immigration official revealed Tuesday that deportation targets have surged and that he's planning to deploy more agents and resources to "sanctuary cities" to arrest illegal criminals.
EPI Report: No Data to Support H-2B Visa Increase
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) shows that there is no evidence of a labor shortage to support the recent H-2B visa increase. DHS Secretary John Kelly announced this week that he will use the authority granted by Congress to approve an additional 15,000 H-2B visas over the annual 66,000 cap.
Boston Launches Anti-Islamophobia Poster Campaign
The city of Boston is launching a poster campaign to fight Islamophobia by encouraging bystanders to intervene, in a nonconfrontational way, if they witness anti-Muslim harassment.
European nations rebel against EU 'refugee' Quotas
As migrants flood Europe from Africa and the Middle East, several countries seeking to protect their sovereignty are rebelling against the European Union’s resettlement mandates, and their influence is growing as they announce support for a potential new ally against migration, Italy.
Europe's female imams challenge Muslim patriarchy – and fight Islamophobia
Sherin Khankan flits about the window sills, lighting wicks and placing bouquets of roses in just the right places as she prepares for Friday prayers.
Plot to replace Europeans with refugees exposed
Millions of migrants mostly from Africa and the Middle East have swarmed Europe in the last three years – the result of what has been explained by world leaders as a war-driven “refugee” crisis.
Venezuela opposition calls for ‘zero hour’ action against Maduro’s plan
Venezuelan opposition leaders have called for their supporters to escalate street protests and support a 24-hour national strike later this week after more than 7.1 million people rejected a government plan to rewrite the constitution.
'At home, we couldn’t get by': more Venezuelans flee as crisis deepens
There are no luxuries in the four-room house in southern Bogotá, where 12 recently arrived Venezuelans huddle on thin mattresses under even thinner blankets to ward off the Andean mountain chill. They have no hot water, and what few furnishings they have were salvaged from a nearby dump.
In the Shadow of the Lighthouse: North Atlantic Boston Light, Little Brewster Island
The Boston Light played an important role in the economy of the colonies by guiding thousands of trading ships to Boston wharves. It was involved with the struggles leading up to the Revolutionary War, as well as a strategic post during the war itself.