When it comes to civil dialogue, we are living in a low moment in our nation’s history. Honest debates that yield real solutions to our common problems seem like a quaint notion—and that disturbs me.
If you’re like me, you may be feeling some whiplash in terms of where things stand regarding a legislative fix for Dreamers, young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Between the multiple bills that have been introduced or are about to be introduced, conflicting statements (and tweets!) from the administration and members of Congress, and news that breaks on the hour, it is only natural to feel overwhelmed and confused. And let’s face it, it’s complicated. But it doesn’t have to be.
Welcome to Think Immigration, the new blog from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Here you’ll find insightful commentary from legal experts – the folks who see firsthand every single day what immigration law and policy mean to our nation. They see the good, the bad, and the ugly, and this blog will allow us to highlight in a new way the unique perspectives and incredibly valuable information and analysis that AILA and our 15,000 members can offer.
Today's moves by the FCC = a reflection of powerful interests wanting to prevent/dismantle protections to the wild west. I understand the logic but I disagree with it. I think without preserving the flat terrain, you're fundamentally protecting inequality in the system. FIN 10/10
And I truly believe that the internet broadly speaking has the power to create equality. Whether you're talking small business/entrepreneurship or purely the impact free information can have on education. I've a healthy skepticism of tech but I believe this. 9/?
The internet is a massive disruption, on that I think pretty much everyone agrees. And without #NetNeutrality protections, there's a huge loss of opportunity when it comes to innovation but also forces for good when it comes to equality. 8/?
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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