Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing parts of President Trump’s Muslim ban to go into effect, Amnesty International USA this evening filed a Freedom of Information Act request for documents showing how federal agencies are planning to implement the ban. Amnesty International is asking the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide any information concerning the guidance provided to CBP agents at international airports regarding how arriving passengers will be processed. Agencies are legally obligated to respond to such requests in a timely fashion.
“The public needs to know exactly what agents in airports nationwide are being told to do, and we need to know now. This policy is cruel and discriminatory, and it could create havoc in airports in the U.S. and around the world,” said Margaret Huang, Amnesty International USA executive director. “Amnesty International has documented first-hand the horrific conditions that refugees are fleeing, and we’ve seen the turmoil President Trump’s orders created around the world earlier this year. We filed this request for documents because people need to know what to expect when they face immigration and law enforcement officials at U.S. borders.”
Source: Amnesty International Files Freedom of Information Request on Muslim Ban Implementation – Amnesty International USA
Two Home improvement stores are accused of deceiving the buyers of four-by-four boards. The suits, each seeking over $5 million claim the retailers received significant profits from its false and misleading marketing.
Source: Home Depot, Menards: Accused of misrepresenting lumber size
(CNN)The websites of Ohio Gov. John Kasich and a Maryland County were hacked Sunday, displaying what appeared to be pro-ISIS propaganda.Visitors to governor.ohio.gov were greeted with a black background and an Arabic symbol while an Islamic call to prayer played in the background.
Source: Websites of Ohio’s Kasich, others hacked with ISIS message – CNNPolitics.com
Elias Burstein, one of the pioneers in the optical physics of solids, whose research into the photoionization of impurities in silicon helped pave the way for the development of silicon semiconductors, died June 17 at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pa. He was 99.His family confirmed his death.Mr. Burstein, a physicist, worked for more than seven decades in his field, much of the time as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.He was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators. He held patents for a method to introduce impurities into the otherwise stable element silicon, increasing its semiconducting capacity.
A set of contradictory court decisions with an impact on digital privacy confused a portion of the nation and possibly the world on May 30. One Florida circuit court judge jailed a man after he gave investigators a passcode that failed to unlock his phone. Another Florida circuit court judge let a defendant walk after he explained that he forgot the password to his phone.
Source: Extortion Suspect Walks Free After Forgetting Phone Password – Deep Dot Web