Study ties Facebook engagement to attacks on refugees

A study of circumstances and demographics attendant on attacks against refugees and immigrants in Germany has shown that Facebook use appears to be deeply linked with the frequency of violent acts. Far from being mere trolling or isolated expressions of controversial political opinions, spikes in anti-refugee posts were predictive of

A huge spreadsheet naming ICE employees gets yanked from GitHub and Medium

A massive database of current U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees scraped from public LinkedIn profiles has been removed from the tech platforms hosting the data. The project was undertaken by Sam Lavigne, self-described artist, programmer and researcher in response to recent revelations around ICE’s detention practices at the

The startup community must defend merit-based immigration

Bobby Franklin Contributor Bobby Franklin is the president and chief executive of the National Venture Capital Association and previously served as an executive vice president for the CTIA – The Wireless Association. More posts by this contributor Ensuring foreign-born founders can grow their startups in the U.S. Finally, legislation to

Trump Proposes to Cut Medicare and Spend Big on Wall, Defense

President infrastructure proposal the administration plans to unveil alongside the fiscal year 2019 budget, as well as new regulatory cuts. “This will be a big week for Infrastructure,” Trump said in a Twitter message Monday. “After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to

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 would have a large impact on foreign tech workers in the U.S., but the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

How a Tokyo-Born Outsider Became the Face of Czech Nationalism

Tomio Okamura’s background is about as multicultural as you can get. The son of a Czech mother and a Japanese-Korean father, he suffered racist bullying in Japan and the Czech Republic that was so severe he developed a stutter and wet his bed until the age of 14. Which may or may

Mark Zuckerberg encourages Americans to call Congress about DACA

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants new legislation for immigration policy.Image: Paul Marotta/Getty Imagesmages Mark Zuckerberg is taking his strongest political stance yet—and calling for action. Just minutes after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the repeal of the DACA immigration program, the CEO of Facebook posted on Facebook. SEE ALSO: Why