Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Hundreds of Canadian children detained an immigration centre
“More than 200 Canadian children have been held in immigration detention in recent years, according to a new report from the University of Toronto’s International Human Rights Program.
“Between 2011 and 2015, 241 Canadian children were held at the Toronto Immigration Holding Centre alone, according to the report. Normally Canadian citizens cannot be subject to detention under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. These children became de facto detainees because they were in the care of a parent who was detained and is a foreign national or permanent resident. The children cannot, however, have their own detention review hearings. As a result they become “legally invisible,” according to the report.”
2. The future of not working
“As automation reduces the need for human labor, some Silicon Valley executives think a universal income will be the answer — and the beta test is happening in Kenya.”
+1: AI and automation are about to implode blue collar jobs. – The Outline
3. White House effort to justify travel ban causes growing concern for some intelligence officials
“President Donald Trump has assigned the Department of Homeland Security, working with the Justice Department, to help build the legal case for its temporary travel ban on individuals from seven countries, a senior White House official tells CNN.
+1: Richard Spencer, Apparently Too Much for Conservatives, Gets Booted From CPAC – New York Magazine
4. Pope suggests ‘better to be atheist than hypocritical Catholic’
“Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of ‘many” Catholics who he said lead a hypocritical double life.
“In improvised comments in the sermon of his private morning Mass in his residence, he said: ‘It is a scandal to say one thing and do another. That is a double life.'”
5. Uber investors blast company for failure to change: ‘We have hit a dead end’
“Uber investors Mitch and Freada Kapor want to change two things: Uber’s toxic workplace and the deafening silence from Uber’s backers when it comes to the ‘inexcusable behavior’ of the company’s leadership.”