Usinpac Commends PM Modi On Another Historic Win

Washington DC: USINPAC commends PM Narendra Modi on another landslide election. “He hit it out of the park,” Sanjay Puri, Chairman of USINPAC, said. PM Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the majority of seats in parliament with over 600 million people voting in a six-week process. PM Modi thanked India in a … Read moreUsinpac Commends PM Modi On Another Historic Win

Ethiopian Human Rights Abuser Sentenced for Fraudulently Obtaining U.S. Citizenship by Admitted Series of Lies in Naturalization Process, Including Failure to Disclose Participation in Persecution During The Red Terror Period in Ethiopia

A naturalized U.S. citizen residing in Alexandria, Virginia was sentenced to 37 months in prison for having fraudulently obtained U.S. citizenship. Please follow and like us:

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged in 18-Count Superseding Indictment

A federal grand jury returned an 18-count superseding indictment today charging Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, with offenses that relate to Assange’s alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. … Read moreWikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged in 18-Count Superseding Indictment

Oregon Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for Hate Crime Targeting Eugene Church

Benjamin Jaramillo Hernandez, 70, of Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced yesterday to 15 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for committing a hate crime targeting St. Mary Catholic Church in Eugene in September 2018 and illegally possessing ammunition. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of Department of Justice’s Civil … Read moreOregon Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for Hate Crime Targeting Eugene Church

China’s Insurmountable Global Weakness: Its Currency

If China wants superpower status, it will have to issue its currency in size and let the global FX market discover its price. Quick history quiz: in all of recorded history, how many superpowers pegged their currency to the currency of a rival superpower? Put another way: how many superpowers have made their own currency dependent … Read moreChina’s Insurmountable Global Weakness: Its Currency

Edwin Almeida: The Placebo Effect

Property insider Edwin Almeida recorded a show with me, post the election and the APRA loosening. He also wrote a companion piece, below. SUMMARY OF MY THOUGHTS MOVING FORWARD POST ELECTION 2019 @justthink1 Edwin Almeida ‘Ribbon Property Specialist’ Thumb on the scale If property owners ever needed a thumb on the scale to give people … Read moreEdwin Almeida: The Placebo Effect

Young Indians develop apps for Apple

When Apple CEO Tim Cook says a four-year degree is not necessary to be proficient at coding, he means it. Ask young Indian tech innovators and you would immediately find the answer. Apart from empowering developers via its Bengaluru-based App Accelerator, Apple has taken another significant leap: nurturing young talent in coding across schools and … Read moreYoung Indians develop apps for Apple

APRA changes “unlikely” to invigorate housing market

While APRA’s proposed changes to serviceability assessments for ADIs have been broadly celebrated, others have expressed doubt that the regulatory revisions will stimulate the housing market in as meaningful a way as is hoped. Via Australian Broker. “While these changes are welcome and will help some borrowers that can’t quite access a mortgage currently to … Read moreAPRA changes “unlikely” to invigorate housing market

New credit card rules will impact brokers, says lawyer

Brokers should be applying new credit card assessment rules to their loan applications, the solicitor director of The Fold Legal has suggested. Via The Adviser. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) last year announced new assessment criteria that is to be used by banks and credit providers when assessing new credit card contracts or credit limit … Read moreNew credit card rules will impact brokers, says lawyer

How millennials are affecting the price of your home

From The US Conversation. It used to be that everyone wanted to buy a home, seeking pleasure and security, as well as the potential for future wealth. But younger Americans are buying homes far less often than their elders’ generations did, and that puts a large sector of the U.S. economy at risk. Millennial home … Read moreHow millennials are affecting the price of your home

Moody’s On APRA Moves

Via Moody’s. On 21 May, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced a proposal to remove its requirement that banks use an interest rate floor of at least 7% in their assessment of mortgage serviceability. The proposal will help support credit growth and could stem falling house prices. The announcement also has the potential to … Read moreMoody’s On APRA Moves

Visa Bulletin Alert by Immigratoin Road

Just like you, we can’t wait to see the new visa bulletin each month. After all, it practically determines who can file for I-485 and who is eligible to receive their green card. So, starting from the 8th, we find ourselves constantly checking the Department of State’s website. However, we’ve been seeing the “Coming Soon” … Read moreVisa Bulletin Alert by Immigratoin Road

Rep. Axne Grills Mnuchin on the Consumer Cost of Tariffs

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03), questioned U.S. Secretary of the Department of Treasury, Steven Mnuchin about the impact the Administration’s tariffs on China are having on everyday Iowa families at a House Financial Services Committee hearing. A link to download broadcast quality video of the exchange is available here. A transcript of … Read moreRep. Axne Grills Mnuchin on the Consumer Cost of Tariffs

Dimple Kapadia lands role in Christopher Nolan’s film

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Veteran Indian actress Dimple Kapadia has been cast in Christopher Nolan’s action epic “Tenet”, which will also feature Robert Pattinson and Michael Caine, and will be shot across seven countries, including India. The makers made the announcement about the espionage thriller on Wednesday, reported Variety.com. But Dimple, 61, is yet to comment … Read moreDimple Kapadia lands role in Christopher Nolan’s film

Chairman Takano Delivers Remarks on “Kiddie Tax” Fix for Gold Star Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) spoke at a press conference highlighting Representative Elaine Luria’s bill, the Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act, which would fix the “kiddie tax” loophole that forces Gold Star families to pay extra taxes on their survivors benefits. Below is a link to … Read moreChairman Takano Delivers Remarks on “Kiddie Tax” Fix for Gold Star Families

Axne Applauds House Passage of Bill to Protect Iowans from Predatory Lending

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House passed the Consumers First Act which would better protect vulnerable Iowans, including students and active duty military, from predatory lending practices. The Consumers First Act, legislation Rep. Axne co-sponsored on March 6, would direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to re-establish offices dedicated to protecting student borrowers and … Read moreAxne Applauds House Passage of Bill to Protect Iowans from Predatory Lending

VA Skips Hearing Addressing Government Watchdog Recommendations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held its first Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing entitled, “Improving the Department of Veterans Affairs Effectiveness: Responding to Recommendations from Oversight Agencies” to address VA’s plan to remove itself from the GAO High Risk List. But, in unprecedented and unacceptable fashion, VA refused to participate … Read moreVA Skips Hearing Addressing Government Watchdog Recommendations

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5/22/2019 Gmail – Did you see this? TODAY: Nationwide push for Dreamers and TPS holders
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Virgil Bierschwale <vbiersch@gmail.com>
Did you see this? TODAY: Nationwide push for Dreamers and TPS holders
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FWD.us Team <info@fwd.us> Wed, May 22, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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To: vbiersch@gmail.com
Virgil,
The Dream and Promise Act is still in committee — and we’re hearing from staffers
on Capitol Hill that phones have been ringing non-stop since we emailed this
morning. But according to our records, it looks like you haven’t made a call yet
today.
Will you join your fellow supporters picking up the phone right now to
protect Dreamers? This is our most promising opportunity in nearly a decade to
advance and pass permanent legislative protections for more than 2.5 million
Dreamers, TPS holders, and DED holders.
CALL NOW
It’s on days like these — the days when we all step up and fight together for
immigrant communities — that our collective voices become especially powerful,
maybe even powerful enough to sway the future of our country.
Keep fighting,
FWD.us Team
P.S. The Dream and Promise Act would allow Dreamers, TPS holders, and DED
recipients to contribute fully in the country they love and know to be their home by
providing a pathway to citizenship. Don’t miss your chance today to speak up
and support protections for immigrants.
5/22/2019 Gmail – Did you see this? TODAY: Nationwide push for Dreamers and TPS holders
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——Original Message——
Today, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee will consider the Dream and
Promise Act, which would create an earned path to legalization for more than
2.5 million Dreamers and TPS holders. Make your voice heard now.
CALL NOW
Virgil,
Today’s the day: the House Judiciary Committee will take an important step
forward by debating and voting on the Dream and Promise Act, which is the first
step towards a full floor vote. Passing this bill would create an earned path to
legalization for more than 2.5 million Dreamers and TPS holders.
Supporters across the country have been committing this week to call their
members of Congress on today’s national day of action. Today is the last chance
to join them.
Join FWD.us members nationwide calling Congress today. Dreamers need us to
make our voices heard.
Make your voice heard while the House Judiciary Committee considers the
Dream and Promise Act. Demand permanent protections for more than 2.5
million Dreamers and TPS holders.
Remember, this is Congress’s biggest opportunity in decades to take action to
permanently protect more than 2.5 million Dreamers and TPS holders. We can’t
miss this opportunity to make our voices heard.
Thank you,
Maria Praeli
Government Relations Manager, FWD.us
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Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Oversight Hearing: Improving the Department of Veterans Affairs Effectiveness: Responding to Recommendations from Oversight Agencies

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold an oversight hearing entitled, “Improving the Department of Veterans Affairs Effectiveness: Responding to Recommendations from Oversight Agencies.”  Please follow and like us: