When Sara Itucas was a young girl, she watched her family navigate the perilous and notoriously bureaucratic U.S. immigration system. Itucas and her family came to the U.S. from the Philippines when she was 5, and from a young age she saw how convoluted the immigration process was. "Watching my mom go through the immigration process was really stressful for our whole family," Itucas said. "It was so complicated, and we didn't speak English that well." When Itucas grew up, she decided to do something to make the process easier. She and Todd Haines founded LegalPad, a startup meant to simplify the visa application process. "I wanted to give other people that opportunity I had," Itucas told NBC News. "LegalPad aims to simplify the process and educate people so they are more empowered to help themselves." Itucas is far from the only immigrant founder of a venture capital-backed startup in the U.S. A 2016 reportby the National Foundation for American Policy said that immigrants had founded … [Read more...] about Immigrants innovate at higher rate than U.S. citizens, study shows
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Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost? Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature The president whom the Senate Republican leader helped elect has turned out to be the one thing he can’t control. Mitch McConnell in the United States Capitol in December. Credit Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Supported by ByCharles Homans Jan. 22, 2019 At sunrise, there it was: a red-tailed hawk, its gyre widening over the United States Capitol building in the Creamsicle-colored light, like the world’s least subtle literary reference. It was still there by midafternoon, drifting on the thermals over the mostly depopulated National Mall, wheeling occasionally past the window in the hallway outside the office where the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, sat on the 20th day of what would soon become the longest government shutdown in American history. That morning, Jan. 10, … [Read more...] about Mitch McConnell Got Everything He Wanted. But at What Cost?
Nancy Pelosi’s Last Battle Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature As she prepares to lead the House of Representatives again, the most powerful Democrat in Washington will have to navigate between a rampaging president and her colleagues’ plans for fighting back. Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco this month. Credit Credit Nolwen Cifuentes for The New York Times Supported by ByRobert Draper Nov. 19, 2018 Four days before the election that would return the Democratic Party to a majority in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi sat in a nearly empty restaurant on San Francisco’s Embarcadero late in the afternoon, drinking green tea and eating a chocolate sundae. “We have to be strategic in whatever we do,” the leader of the House Democrats said, considering the desire some in her party had to zealously investigate the Trump administration. “In terms of subpoena power, you … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi’s Last Battle
Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post Published 7:28 pm CDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 photo, an immigrant seeking asylum from Honduras joins nearly two dozen other immigrants in a prayer lead by Rev. George Miller and Jorge Renteria at El Calvario United Methodist Church in Las Cruces, N.M. A network of churches in southern New Mexico is seeking to expand the number of temporary shelters for migrants amid an expected jump in demand. (Josh Bachman/Las Cruces Sun-News via AP) less In this Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 photo, an immigrant seeking asylum from Honduras joins nearly two dozen other immigrants in a prayer lead by Rev. George Miller and Jorge Renteria at El Calvario United Methodist ... more Photo: Josh Bachman, AP A boy sitting on a bag waits with his mother for a ride on the side of the highway, as they travel with a migrant caravan between Pijijiapan and Arriaga, … [Read more...] about Bandaged feet, bleeding hands, violent coughs: The caravan takes its toll
By DAVID BARSTOW, SUSANNE CRAIG and RUSS BUETTNER OCT. 2, 2018 The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. Donald J. Trump, 1999; Fred C. Trump, 1983. Special Investigation Donald J. Trump, 1999; Fred C. Trump, 1983. The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. By DAVID BARSTOW, SUSANNE CRAIG and RUSS BUETTNER Oct. 2, 2018 President Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents, an investigation by The New York Times has found. Mr. Trump won the … [Read more...] about Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father