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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

The United States Supreme Court upholds Trumps Travel Ban in a 5-4 ruling.

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The Supreme Court of The United States issued a ruling upholding Trumps travel ban on Tuesday June 26, 2018. The travel ban restricts entry from seven countries to various degrees. These countries are Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Venezuela.

This is the third version of the ban. It was originally issued in September. Chad was originally on the list but was removed after meeting baseline security requirements.

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Dave Pringle, a law student interning in Washington, DC, protested at the steps of the Supreme Court carrying a sign reading, “Dear Trump, you don’t get to choose when we the people stop mattering as people.”

The argument to the ban was that the ban exceeded the President’s authority under immigration law as well as the Constitution. Trumps dialect throughout his Presidential campaign as well as his presidential term has been scapegoating Islam and vilifying the Muslim people as “radical terrorists”.

“This decision is critical to ensuring the continued authority of President Trump — and all future presidents — to protect the American people, — It is the President, after all, who is elected and entrusted with the safety and security of the American people and to enforce an immigration system that serves the national interest. He’s the chief executive … we respect courts and their legal opinions … they aren’t a policy setting branch … they don’t get to set the policy for the country.” — Attorney General Jeff Sessions (CNN)

Geno Teofilo, a spokeman for the Norwegian Refugee Council, a humanitarian organization, called the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel “shocking and unjust.”

“Barring the entry of vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers is a slap in the face to thousands of innocent refugee families from Somalia. These families and others like them have been patiently waiting for years to resettle themselves and their children, while undergoing strict vetting and adhering to US policies. Now the door of welcome has been slammed shut. This ban creates a greater burden on other countries in East Africa that will continue to host these refugees. This Supreme Court ruling coming from a country founded by immigrants is shocking and unjust.” — Geno Teofilo (CNN)

White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah told CNN that President Trump does not support a ban on all Muslims.

This happens right after the United States decided to leave the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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Trump’s Aide May Go To Jail After “Doing It For The Gram”

“I don’t be on the ‘Gram goin’ ham, Givin’ information to the pork, that’s all spam,” – Jay-Z

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A federal judge has issued a new order hauling Trump advisor Roger Stone back to court for possibly violating a gag order by speaking about the case on Instagram.

Robert Mueller notified federal judge, Judge Amy Berman Jackson, that President Donald Trumps friend, Roger Stone, was in violation of the judge’s strict gag order due to an Instagram post.

Roger Stone is barred from criticizing Mueller’s team under a gag imposed on Feb. 21 after an Instagram image was posted of Amy Jackson’s face next to a rifle scope.

According to MSNBC correspondent, Ari Melber, it is now more likely that Stone will go to jail. The judge has already jailed another former Trump aide (Paul Manafort) for similar offenses.

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Toronto Police Will No Longer Charge First Time Shoplifters

The Toronto Police are trying to focus more of their attention on serious offenders and less on minor offenses.

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In a new pilot program called, Shop Theft, Toronto Police will no longer criminally charge first time shoplifters.

The program intends to allow Shopping Mall Security Guards to apprehend possible suspects of shoplifting. The security guard would call Toronto Police giving them all of their information.

Offenders must be at least 18 years old or older, have identification on them, be accused of stealing less than $1,000 worth of items, and be considered non-violent to not be charged their first attempt. If it is their first attempt they get let off with a warning, the second attempt will most likely result in an arrest.

The program has a 90-day testing period until the results will prove if the program should expand to more districts. The six-month pilot will run in divisions 51 and 52.

This year, Toronto had 16,667 shoplifting incidents reported to Toronto police as of Oct. 30

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‪Embassy Of Canada To Japan Appointed Alessia Cara As Study In Canada Goodwill Ambassador For 2018‬

Over 10,000 Japanese people per year obtain study permits to study in Canada.

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This year, 2018, marks the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan. In commemoration of the 90th anniversary, the Embassy of Canada to Japan appointed Alessia Cara as Study in Canada Goodwill Ambassador for 2018

Alessia Cara is a 22 year old recording artist from Brampton, Ontario. She has received several accolades since starting her music career including the 2018 Grammy Best New Artist Award, 2016 Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award to the MTV Video Music Awards, the Canadian Music Awards and then the Radio Disney Music Award.

In January 1928, Japan and Canada reached an agreement to establish diplomatic relations.

The Canada–Japan relationship is based on shared values: the promotion of human rights, a commitment to democracy and respect for the rule of law. Japan and Canada have established deep economic, political and cultural ties, and the two countries continue to work on various issues at different multilateral forums.

Alessia’s second studio album, The Pains of Growing, will be out November 30th.

About Study in Canada

• Study in Canada takes many different forms—study at junior high and high schools, colleges, universities, language schools or other places. It is said that over 10,000 Japanese people per year obtain study permits to study in Canada for over 6 months. That does not include the vast majority of people who study for less than 6 months. Statistics from Languages Canada indicate that about 20,000 Japanese are in Canada studying the country’s official languages, English and French.

http://www.languagescanada.ca/web/default/files/LC_2016_SurveyReport_ENG_ExecutiveSummary.pdf

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