When Wall Street Is Your Landlord

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When Wall Street Is Your Landlord

February 13, 2019 | Alana Semuels | Atlantic, The
With help from the federal government, institutional investors became major players in the rental market. They promised to return profits to their investors and convenience to their tenants. Investors are happy. Tenants are not.
Tags: Housing: Eviction | Housing: Foreclosure | Housing: Landlord-Tenant

Videoconferencing in Immigration Court: High-Tech Solution or Rights Violation?

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Videoconferencing in Immigration Court: High-Tech Solution or Rights Violation?

February 12, 2019 | Christina Goldbaum | New York Times (NYT)
A new lawsuit filed in federal court by the Legal Aid Society and the Bronx Defenders asserts that mandatory videoconferencing in immigration proceedings violates immigrants' constitutional rights in a deliberate attempt to speed up and increase deportations.
Tags: Deportation | Immigration Process