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Advocates launch petition in light of rapper’s immigration arrest


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Atlanta-raised rapper 21 Savage was arrested and detained by immigration officials last week. On Feb. 3, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents apprehended the Grammy-nominated rapper, whose birth name is She’yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, for allegedly living in the U.S. illegally.

In a statement released by ICE, first reported by CNN, a spokesperson said that the 26-year-old rapper now sits in a Georgia detention facility where officials expect to proceed with deportation.

“Mr. Abraham-Joseph is presently in ICE custody in Georgia and has been placed into removal proceedings before the federal immigration courts,” the spokesperson said in the statement.

The artist was born in the United Kingdom, but moved to the…

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DA to petition Ramaphosa on rights of South African voters abroad – The Citizen


The Democratic Alliance will petition President Cyril Ramaphosa about the rights of South African voters currently living abroad, DA leader in the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) Cathy Labuschagne said on Sunday.

On Thursday January 10, the NCOP passed the Electoral Laws Amendment Bill which would now be referred to Ramaphosa for assent, she said.

This after NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise “violated the constitutional rights” of all South Africans abroad by refusing to allow the DA’s proposed amendments to the bill to be considered.

The DA proposed two amendments to the bill. Firstly, to provide increased powers for the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to increase the number of suitable voting venues abroad which would allow South Africans abroad to vote at any…

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Chicago mayoral election petition challenges: If you want to play with the big boys and girls, you’ve got to be one


An army of crafty lawyers, campaign operatives and political mouths are celebrating the holidays with the Great Petition Challenge.

They are name-calling, spinning and whining over the challenges of some of the 21 candidates vying to get on the 2019 mayoral ballot.

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The challengers hope to keep opponents with similar demographics and political bases off the ballot.

To survive a ballot challenge, a mayoral candidate must present and defend the signatures from 12,500 registered voters.

Good government types argue the system is an assault on democracy, an evil tool to weed out candidates who will represent the people, rather than the politicians.

At the top of their villain list: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who is challenging five opponents: Susana Mendoza, Catherine…

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Privy Council declines to review St Kitts-Nevis 2004 election petition decision


Rupert Herbert

BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Privy Council in London has declined to hear an appeal by St Kitts and Nevis minister of tourism and international trade, Lindsay Grant, challenging a decision by the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal in an election petition case he brought against then St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party representative Rupert Herbert, following the 2004 general elections.

“Having considered written submissions from the parties, we have agreed to report to Your Majesty as our opinion that permission cannot be granted because under 36 (7) of the Constitution there is no jurisdiction to appeal to the Privy Council,” the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council ruled.

In the October 10 ruling, the Privy Council also ordered Grant to pay Herbert’s…

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Court petition filed by St Eustatius against the Netherlands to be heard this month


Oranjestad, St Eustatius

By Caribbean News Now contributor

ORANJESTAD, St Eustatius — The representatives of the elected coalition government of St Eustatius who were removed by the Netherlands government on February 7, 2018, have filed a petition at the court of first instance to initiate proceedings against the Netherlands, the first hearing of which is scheduled for October 23, 2018.

The petition seeks to have the court of first instance declare any and all actions of the government of the Netherlands that violate international law, and article 73 of the United Nations Charter in particular, as unlawful acts and therefore null and void. The United Nations Charter has established St Eustatius’ right to a full measure of self-government (FMSG). This right is…

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Online petition launched to stop Child Protective Services from unlawfully abducting children


A new online petition has been launched by an African American activist named Cecelia Evertez from Newton, Connecticut. Her petition is a plea for justice for the many heartbroken families that have experienced the heart wrenching battle of unjustly losing their children to Child Protective Services.

Statistically, African American children are most affected by this issue, and Cecelia’s issue is that Child Protective Services should not be allowed to submit allegations to the Courts unless backed by documented proof. Cecelia comments, “Child Protective Services will lie and alter records for their own self-interest, and not in the best interest of the child.”

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