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Month: December 2017

Why We Must All Fight for DACA

Why We Must All Fight for DACA

Republicans are acting to take away the DACA program. This is a very serious matter and must be looked at with all seriousness. The DACA program is essential for people who were brought into the United States by their parents while they were still young children. They had no choice in the matter, and they need the DACA program if they want to succeed in life here in the United States.

 

The DACA program makes sure that these people are not deported. In addition, it makes sure that they have a right to a work permit.

 

The Attorney General of the State of Texas, along with nine other Governors and Attorneys General, sent a letter to the Trump Administration demanding that the DACA program be rescinded. Otherwise, they threatened, they will take legal action and file a lawsuit against the administration for keeping the DACA program.

 

In addition, John Kelly, who is now the White House Chief of Staff but who was the Secretary of Homeland Security at the time, said in a meeting with the Hispanic Caucus that the future of DACA is in great jeopardy. This means that these protections, which protect around eight hundred thousand immigrants who were brought here by their parents while they were children, may end soon. While the DACA program will probably not end suddenly without any prior warning, there is a good possibility that it will end, albeit in a phasing off manner, which means that little by little, the protections that these people enjoy will be rescinded.

 

It is time to fight against this. The Frontera Fund, headed by Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey, will be at the head of this fight. However, every DREAMer should really reach out and fight against this bad news. It is their duty to their fellow DREAMers.

 

Securus Technologies Working Towards Public Safety

Securus Technologies Working Towards Public Safety

Securus Technologies is a top provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for investigation, public safety, monitoring, and corrections. Recently the company published a number of customer comments which talked about the use of technology to curb crimes in the society which also included inmate-on-inmate crimes.

 

Richard “Rick” Smith, Chairman and Chief of Securus Technologies, stated that once a week the company averagely develops a new service or product to help correctional officials and law enforcement to solve and curb crimes in the society. He added that the company has received thousands of letters and emails commenting on what Securus does to keep the community safe. Securus works so hard to ensure everyone in the society understand the consequences of crimes and the importance of security.

 

Many comments were received and just to mention a few. One official wrote thanking Securus for the assistance they helped in their investigation in that they used the information they obtained from the phone calls to know about a corrupt staff member who was then arrested. Another message was another official who monitored calls containing information regarding inmate alcohol use, drugs and drug selling in prison. Moreover, the conversation included threats and a civilian admitting to selling prescription drugs at a discount, thanks to Securus this information helped in their investigation.

 

I think investigations have been made easier for facilities as they can get intense information from Securus. Also, another message was from a client who was appreciating Securus for the development and role in investigations which has improved jail security posture which I agree. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas Securus Technologies Company is deployed in over 3,450 public safety institutions, correction agencies and law enforcement serving a total of 1,200,000 inmates. Making the world a better place is one of the primary reasons Securus was created through providing justice technology solutions.

 

Why You Should Practice Silence: Learn from CEO Vijay Eswaran

Why You Should Practice Silence: Learn from CEO Vijay Eswaran

The Malaysian-born, Indian-based CEO Vijay Eswaran shares his reasons for success in his book, “In the Sphere of Silence.”

Shaped by his Hindu background in an Indian household, Eswaran started practicing silence during “mouna vratham” with his grandfather. He believes in an hour of introspection and silence of the mind—absolute silence, though: You break it even once, with any type of external stimuli, and you start over. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://ideamensch.com/dr-vijay-eswaran/

This can be difficult to achieve in today’s extremely busy and chaotic society. With people glued to headphones, attached to cell phones and laptops, hearing oneself is the last thing to come to mind, if at all. But silence can be beneficial; after all, Eswaran has been practicing it for the last 18 years, and thinks it has made him a better businessman.

Eswaran draws from many inspirational human beings in his book, including Mother Theresa, Keats, and Prophet Mohammed. While the book is primarily centered on the do’s and don’ts of hour-long silence, it also encourages readers to generally listen more and make a to-do list every day.

The hour of introspection is divided into five sections, with the first three and fifth sections requiring 10 minutes each, and the fourth section 20 minutes. Although any time of the day can be allotted for this activity, the optimal time is between the hours of 4:30 am and 6:00 am.

The first 10 minutes go into reflecting everything about the previous day—the good, the bad, and the ugly. Reflection on failures is crucial, but ways to remedy them is even more so.

The second 10 minutes are devoted to planning the present. This is where you create the to-do list for the day. Read more: 3 More Years: NYCFC Owners Man City and Vijay Eswaran’s QNET Extend their Partnership

The third 10 minutes are spent on planning the future. You write your goals for the next week, year, and five years.

The fourth section is divided into two parts. The first 15 minutes entail learning something new by reading. The book can be about anything as long as you learn something new. The remaining five minutes of this section are spent on summarizing the reading; this synopsis is read the next day at the beginning of the fourth section.

The last ten minutes are for you to freely communicate with your god. The topic can be anything, and you should record the reflection in writing.