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U.S. Supreme Court May Shield Companies From Human-Rights Lawsuits

U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they may bar victims of overseas atrocities from using a centuries-old law to sue corporations for complicity, as the court weighed a case stemming from Middle Eastern terrorism. Hearing arguments Wednesday in Washington, the court’s conservative wing questioned whether the 1789 Alien Tort Statute, a favorite tool of human-rights activists…
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Homeland Security plans to collect immigrants’ social media info

The rule, which would take effect Oct. 18, would allow the agency to collect information from US immigrants' Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. Every US immigrant's social media history is up for grabs starting Oct. 18. The US Department of Homeland Security quietly introduced a proposed amendment to its records regulations last week that would allow the…
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Trump: No deal on DACA

President Trump early Thursday said he made no deal with Democrats to protect young immigrants, pushing back on a statement by the party's leaders. “No deal was made last night on DACA,” he said on Twitter, referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “Massive border security would have to be agreed to in…
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U.S. may withhold names of former immigration jail detainees, court rules

A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that the identities of noncitizens released by the federal government from immigration jails in 2013 may be withheld from the public. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said that disclosing the detainees’ names would amount to an “unwarranted invasion” of their personal privacy and…
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