#Immigration Update #TPS #Haitian Nationals

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is recommending that the United States end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals in January 2018.  Eliminating the program will create a hardship for those that have been here for the last seven years.  

A final decision rests with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.   That decision will impact about 50,000 Haitians if it is decided to end the program. 

#Immigration Update Donald Trump Travel Ban: Read Full Hawaii Judge Decision 


U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson, who presided over the Hawaii case, concluded the travel ban reflected an intent to discriminate. “It includes significant and unrebutted evidence of religious animus driving the promulgation of the Executive Order.” Watson states “there is nothing ‘veiled’ ” about a Trump campaign document that stated, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

Defeated again.


Christie’s Sells Basquiat for Record $57.3 Million

I posted this :


on the day of auction, putting in my two cents about buying a Basquiat…


Strolling pass Christie’s, when Basquiat taps me on the shoulder...


A mogul bought it, alright.  Read this Art Net article to find out more about Yusaku Maezawa, the 40-year-old founder of Contemporary Art Foundation, and Japan’s largest online fashion mall, Zozotown, who bought Basquiat’s work.  Also check out what else was auctioned, from Jeff Koons to Joan Mitchell works.