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Civil rights groups slam ICE over detentions of pregnant women

BY MALLORY SHELBOURNE – 

Civil rights groups on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security, demanding a review of allegations by pregnant women who were detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“The policy violations and inhumane treatment addressed in the complaint are of especially great concern given the Trump administration’s executive orders directing ICE to dramatically expand immigration enforcement actions and increase the number of individuals subject to immigration detention,” the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a statement.

The administrative complaint includes accounts from multiple women who were detained by ICE while pregnant, including one woman who said she was unable to obtain medical attention after telling officials she was pregnant and bleeding.

Read Full – http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/352472-civil-rights-groups-slam-ice-over-detentions-of-pregnant-women

To fight crime, Miami-Dade may deploy blanket surveillance from the air

Boycotting Uber is boosting the fortunes of billionaire Trump advisor Carl Icahn

Over the weekend, activists and celebrities began using Twitter to urge a boycott of Uber using the hashtag #DeleteUber.

The movement started after the New York Taxi Workers Alliance called for a temporary halt to rides heading to John F. Kennedy airport as a gesture of solidarity with visitors who were held there after Trump’s sudden order to restrict entry from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Uber continued to send drivers to JFK and announced it would not charge surge pricing:

Despite Uber’s insistence it was not trying to break the taxi strike and CEO Travis Kalanick’s opposition to the travel ban, the movement continued into Monday morning, with critics making a big deal of Kalanick’s role on Trump’s Economic Advisory Board.

Meanwhile, competitor Lyft donated $1 million to the ACLU, which is fighting Trump’s travel ban in court. For a lot of people, that was a clear reason to delete Uber and install Lyft instead:

Read Full – http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/30/uber-boycott-boosts-carl-icahn-lyft-investor.html