Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press Updated 12:01 pm PDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 File - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein walks with former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher outside City Hall in San Francisco. Former Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher of California, a trailblazer for women in the world of finance who served in congress for more than a decade before joining the Obama Administration, has died of complications from pneumonia. She was 67. Her family said in a statement Tuesday that Tauscher died Monday, April 29, 2019, at Stanford University Medical Center. less File - In this Nov. 5, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein walks with former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher outside City Hall in San Francisco. Former Democratic Rep. Ellen Tauscher of California, a ... more Photo: Eric Risberg, AP … [Read more...] about Former US Rep. Ellen Tauscher of California dies at 67
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Robert Snell The Detroit News Published 4:39 PM EST Feb 4, 2019 Detroit — The lawyer for a Kentucky man accused of helping recruit hundreds of foreign residents to stay in the U.S. illegally by enrolling in a fake university faulted federal agents for entrapping people. Homeland Security agents tried to entrap people by creating the fake University of Farmington as part of an undercover sting that led to eight recruiters being indicted and at least 130 students nationwide facing deportation, defense attorney John Brusstar said in an interview Monday. Brusstar represents Kentucky resident Phanideep Karnati, 35, who was indicted Wednesday alongside seven other accused recruiters. The undercover sting, dubbed "Operation Paper Chase," targeted an immigration fraud scheme that involved at least 600 people who collectively paid recruiters more than $250,000 to stay in the U.S. illegally, according to prosecutors. Karnati and seven others are accused … [Read more...] about Lawyer blasts feds for University of Farmington sting
Niraj Warikoo Detroit Free Press Published 4:07 PM EST Jan 31, 2019 In a nationwide sweep, federal agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have arrested 130 foreign students who were enrolled at a fake university in metro Detroit that was created by ICE to lure in students trying to remain in the U.S. "We have arrested 130 foreign nationals on civil immigration charges," ICE spokesperson Carissa Cutrell told the Free Press on Thursday. "This may increase." ICE made the arrests in the early morning hours Wednesday, the same day federal indictments were unsealed that charged eight people, six of them from metro Detroit, in a visa fraud scheme. The sweep was one of the largest targeting immigrants from India in recent years, attorneys say. The eight defendants were charged criminally for conspiracy to commit visa fraud and harboring aliens for profit. But the 130 students were arrested only on civil immigration charges. More: Farmington … [Read more...] about ICE arrests 130 students with fake University of Farmington
By Lisa M. Krieger | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: December 25, 2018 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: December 25, 2018 at 7:56 am Behind closed doors, the University of California is staging a revolt against the world’s largest journal publisher, threatening to drop all subscriptions when its contract with Reed Elsevier soon expires. This is no pointy-headed dispute: Publication is how new discoveries are shared, building the foundation for future intellectual breakthroughs. The university was poised to lose access to Elsevier’s journals when its five-year contract ends on Dec. 31. But on Friday [12/21] afternoon, the adversaries agreed to extend the deadline for one more month. If an agreement is not reached, everyone in the UC system — 21,200 faculty and 251,700 students — could face tighter access to new research findings. (Access to older articles would continue uninterrupted.) The university’s library says it would … [Read more...] about University of California leads fight over access to research
By Daily News | | PUBLISHED: December 4, 2018 at 1:50 pm | UPDATED: December 4, 2018 at 2:13 pm President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to be a national day of mourning for the late President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. While many federal offices, including the US Postal Service, are closing for the day, the state of California — which is flying its flags at half-staff — has not announced any closures for Wednesday. Los Angeles County has joined the federal government in declaring a day of mourning, and will close all “non-emergency or non-essential” county offices and agencies. Courts, hospitals and sheriff’s stations will remain open. Other county offices will close at their manager’s discretion. However, federal courts will close on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Unified School District told the LA Daily News that there are no plans to close schools or district offices on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Community College … [Read more...] about Are LAUSD, LACCD, courts, LA County and state of California open on national day of mourning for President Bush?