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Immigration professionals weigh in on bill aiming to ban immigration consultant business in CA

Immigration professionals weigh in on bill aiming to ban immigration consultant business in CA

A line forms near the entrance of the Immigration and Naturalization Service office in Miami, 30 April 2001, as the midnight deadline approaches for illegal immigrants to apply for visas. ; Credit: RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Should immigration consultants be banned from operating in the state of California in order to stem immigration fraud? This […]

City councilmember, Crenshaw stakeholder debate revamping Southwest LA shopping center

City councilmember, Crenshaw stakeholder debate revamping Southwest LA shopping center

A shopper waits inside a Macy’s store during Black Friday events on November 25, 2016.; Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images AirTalk® Residents of Los Angeles’ Crenshaw and Baldwin Hills communities are split over a proposal to update and revamp the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. This would include building and adding more than 900 new apartments […]

UC Regents might approve limited use of letters of recommendation – what’s their value?

UC Regents might approve limited use of letters of recommendation – what’s their value?

People enter California Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on May 22, 2014 in Berkeley, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® The UC Regents board is voting Thursday on whether to approve the limited use of letters of recommendation at UC campuses. If approved, all UC schools would be able to ask no more than […]

What does Liu Xiaobo’s death mean for China?

What does Liu Xiaobo’s death mean for China?

Demonstrators hold a portrait of China’s detained Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo demanding his immediate release during a protest in the lobby of Taipei’s National Palace Museum where China’s top negotiator Chen Yunlin is visiting on December 20, 2010. ; Credit: PATRICK LIN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a literary scholar […]

Legal experts debate whether President Trump blocking Twitter users violates First Amendment

Legal experts debate whether President Trump blocking Twitter users violates First Amendment

Donald Trump inherits the @POTUS Twitter account created during the Obama administration.; Credit: /@POTUS/Screenshot by NPR AirTalk® Seven twitter users blocked from seeing tweets from President Trump’s personal Twitter account are suing him in federal court, arguing that he violated their First Amendment rights by doing so. The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University […]

Debating the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Debating the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray says financial firms use arbitration to “sidestep the legal system [and] avoid accountability.” But industry officials say a proposed ban on mandatory arbitration clauses will lead to frivolous legal action.; Credit: Steve Helber/AP AirTalk® The government agency in charge of protecting consumers in the financial sector just made […]

Debating the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Debating the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray says financial firms use arbitration to “sidestep the legal system [and] avoid accountability.” But industry officials say a proposed ban on mandatory arbitration clauses will lead to frivolous legal action.; Credit: Steve Helber/AP AirTalk® The government agency in charge of protecting consumers in the financial sector just made […]

Should the registration of a military draft be mandatory for women?

Should the registration of a military draft be mandatory for women?

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an all-male military draft could be revived, after the Pentagon changed its policy on women in combat. Here, soldiers attend a ceremony in Arlington, Va., earlier this year.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® The issue of women joining the military draft is being brought to the fore in a […]

Should the registration of a military draft be mandatory for women?

Should the registration of a military draft be mandatory for women?

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an all-male military draft could be revived, after the Pentagon changed its policy on women in combat. Here, soldiers attend a ceremony in Arlington, Va., earlier this year.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® The issue of women joining the military draft is being brought to the fore in a […]

The latest on the Venezuelan Crisis

The latest on the Venezuelan Crisis

Venezuelan opposition demonstrators block the avenue during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, on July 6, 2017.; Credit: JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Tensions continue to rise in Venezuela this week. Anti-governments protests continue in the country and riots broke out in pockets of Caracas after a pro-government militia stormed congress and beat up […]