November 16, 2018

Police trial of Amazon facial recognition tech doesn’t seem to be going very well

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BY MATT BINDER From Mashable Amazon’s facial recognition technology, Rekognition, continues to cause controversy. In documents recently obtained by BuzzFeed News, we now have a behind-the-scenes look at how Orlando police have been using the technology. After the city let the original pilot program expire after public outcry, Orlando started a second pilot program with […]

US: ICE is deporting Mauritanians back to modern-day slavery

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From Freedom United The West African nation of Mauritania has tens of thousands of citizens trapped chattel slavery, with darker-skinned Mauritanians being treated as the property of their lighter-skinned Arab and Berber countrymen. It is for this reason that undocumented black Mauritanians were rarely deported from the United States in the past — sending them […]

NYSE owner announces Bitcoin venture with Starbucks, Microsoft

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From Newsmax One of the world’s biggest exchanges is finally diving into Bitcoin, teaming up with Starbucks Corp. and Microsoft Corp. and announcing a futures contract on the cryptocurrency. Intercontinental Exchange Inc., which owns some of the biggest futures markets as well as the New York Stock Exchange, said it’s creating a new company called […]

These Caribbean immigrants were pardoned by a U.S. Governor

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. July 25, 2018: Six Caribbean immigrants with minor criminal convictions that could have gotten them deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, have been pardoned by a U.S. governor. New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, issued the pardons on July 23rd. This is the third […]

US City of Fear

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This story is a collaboration with The Marshall Project. From New York Mag 20,000 of New York’s immigrants have been identified for deportation since Trump took office. The rest worry they’ll be next. An estimated half a million New Yorkers are undocumented. Whether they’ve lived here for two months or 20 years, they came to this […]

Caribbean immigrant remembered by ICE

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From NAN News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Thurs. Mar. 1, 2018: The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, (ICE), may be scaring a lot of immigrants currently with their raids and enforcement round-ups, but the agency took time out this week to celebrate a former black employee and Caribbean immigrant. As Black History Month wrapped up, […]

You Can’t Deport a Movement rally at Foley Square

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY From Caribbean Life The tone, Saturday morning, Feb. 11, began a bit lighter than might have been as immigration rights activists filled Foley Square in the shadow of Manhattan courts at the “You Can’t Deport a Movement” rally in support of Ravi Ragbir. Ragbir was to have reported for deportation at ICE […]

Caribbean-American legislator arrested for protesting detention of Trinidadian community leader

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From Jamaica Observer NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — A Caribbean-American legislator was arrested in New York on Thursday while protesting the detention of Trinidadian community leader Ravi Ragbir. “Many people were taken away by law enforcement today,” New York City Council Member Jumaane D Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants told the Caribbean Media […]

Caribbean nationals detained during US immigration sweep

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From St Lucia News Online (CMC) – The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) says several Caribbean nationals were among 55 immigrants detained in New York during a six-day operation conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). ICE said that ERO officers “targeted at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives during the […]

Over 41,000 Caribbean nationals arrested in the US since trump’s immigration laws

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From Times Caribbean The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency says in the 100 days since US President Donald J Trump signed Executive Orders (EOs) regarding immigration enforcement priorities, immigration agents have arrested more than 41,000 Caribbean and other immigrants who are either known or suspected of being in the US illegally.On Wednesday, […]