immigration

UK facing legal action over immigration exemption in DP bill

The UK’s data protection bill is facing fresh controversy and the threat of legal action if the government does not ditch an amendment which removes data protection rights in instances where th

Tech executives join more than 100 business leaders calling on Congress to move quickly on DACA

Many of tech’s most prominent executives, including the CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google, have joined more than 100 American business leaders in signing an open letter asking Congress to t

H-1B visa extensions for workers waiting on green cards are safe for now

The Trump administration appears to be creating distance between itself and rumors that it might end the practice of extending H-1B visas during the green card application process. The rumored change

The tech industry needs to move towards responsible innovation in 2018

It is incumbent for us, the technology community, to reach out to the regulators and legislators to help them better understand the wider impact of the things we’re working on. And it’s our respon

Facebook and Google competed for anti-immigration ad dollars during the 2016 election

In a textbook illustration of the conflict of interest between Facebook and Google's ostensible dedication to free speech and their ostensible espousal of progressive values, the internet giants repor

Boundless helps you navigate the US immigration labyrinth for your partner

Boundless is a Seattle based startup addressing the enormous issue of applying for immigrant status in the US. Founder Xiao Wang came to the US over when he was young from China. “My family spent fi

Border wall bill draws on Palmer Luckey’s new defense company

After being ousted from the VR empire he built, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey is wasting no time on his next project: building the wall. As CNN reports, Luckey's newfound interest in defense is evident

Border agents can’t lawfully search data stored in the cloud

Storing dating in the cloud isn't always the safest means of locking it down, but avoiding local storage could benefit anyone concerned for their privacy while crossing U.S. borders. In a letter addre

Trump might kill next month’s new startup visa before it takes effect

The Trump administration may rescind or indefinitely delay the International Entrepreneur Rule, widely regarded as the U.S. version of a startup visa. Overseen by the Department of Homeland Security,

US approves social media background checks for visa applicants

The U.S. is buttressing its paperwork walls with new requirements for social media disclosures as part of revised visa applications. Reported by Reuters earlier today, the decision from the U.S. gover

162 tech companies file brief against the latest immigration executive order

Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump's immigration policies, from the "Muslim Ban" executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today sees 162 companies bandin

Immigrant eyes

Over the past few years we've seen a lot of anger. We've seen a seemingly sane country cut itself off from mainland Europe and we've seen a seemingly beneficent border police force turn angry. We've h

Tutoring startup Toot launches into twin policy storms around education and immigration

Earlier this week, as President Donald Trump was readying his second attempt to block immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, two entrepreneurs — a refugee from Iran and the daughter of

Tech takes a softer initial stance on Trump’s latest executive order

After several courts shot down his executive order that banned travelers from seven nations from entering the United States, President Trump today made another attempt to implement his proposed Mus

Trump’s hiring freeze is taking jobs away from cybersecurity students

One of President Trump’s first moves in office was to order a sweeping hiring freeze across the federal government, preventing hiring for all jobs except for narrow exemptions in national secur

UK faces triple whammy from skills shortfall, visa restrictions and Brexit uncertainty

Britain’s tech sector faces a "triple whammy" hit to its workforce without government action, according to a new report. Firstly, from a critical fall-off in STEM skills in its own population; secon

AncestryDNA clustered 770,000 genomes to find your family’s American immigration story

Immigration into the U.S. is a hot political topic right now, but, unless you’re Native American, pretty much everyone here has a family history involving some sort of immigration story. No

Crunch Report | 100 Companies File Opposition to Trump’s Immigration Order

100 companies file opposition to Trump's immigration order, Zenefits gets a new CEO, Snap partners with BBC to get Planet Earth II on its platform and DARPA's SideArm simplifies military drone landing

Sheryl Sandberg joins the immigration ban statement canoe

Several tech leaders spoke out against President Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries over the weekend. Today, Sheryl Sandberg leaned into that now rat

Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

Over 2,000 Google employees rallied against President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from seven majority Muslim countries today. Googlers all over the country, including a
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