DACA “Dreamers” Face Rude Awakening

It was June 15, 2012, when President Barack Obama during a speech in the White House Rose Garden announced the creation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The act protects the children of illegal immigrants from deportation for a period of two years. The young people “Dreamers” who are protected by DACA must file an initial application to legally remain in the country and request work permits drivers licenses and help with tuition. The permit must be renewed every two years.


In February of 2015, President Obama’s attempt to expand DACA was thwarted by an injunction issued by the District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Texas and 24 other republican led states filed suit to have the DACA expansion enjoined. Ultimately, in a split decision, the Supreme Court upheld the injunction without establishing any precedent.


Yesterday, September 5, 2017, President Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions sounded what may be DACA’s death knell. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had earlier written the Trump Administration demanding a “phasing off” of DACA. The missive threatened a law suit against the administration if DACA was not rescinded by the fifth of September. One governor and attorney generals (Republicans all) from nine other states lent their names to the communication.


Earlier this year representatives of the Hispanic Caucus met with John Kelly the Secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly confirmed the caucuses fears about the future of DACA and the 800,000 young people it protects. Secretary Kelly specifically cited legal challenges to DACA as the reason he called the meeting.


Multiple examinations of the program have revealed that DACA benefits Dreamers and the nation alike. Ninety-five percent of those enrolled in DACA are working and or pursuing higher education. The national benefits of the Dreamers’ desire to be productive citizens are manifold. People who work pay taxes. Educated people who work pay even higher taxes. The gainfully employed pump money into the economy and are able to make big ticket purchases like homes a college education and automobiles.


The rude awakening the Dreamers are facing has filled them with dread and uncertainty. Take heart, right-thinking people across the US stand with you.


Lacey and Larkin’s Frontera Fund stands in the vanguard of the fight to save DACA. The Frontera Fund is offering information and assistance not only to preserve DACA but to get Dream Act Legislation passed that will make DACA a law.

Nathaniel Ru: Reshaping the Food Industry

When it comes to fresh salads, a lot of restaurants boast that they have the best. In reality, their salads may be fresh, but they usually aren’t satisfying.

Most people start feeling hungry again after 30 minutes to an hour after eating one. That’s not the case with salads from Sweetgreen.

Sweetgreen is the biggest thing to hit salad chains ever. No one approached healthier food options the way that Sweetgreen did.

The innovative method drew big-name investors from all over the country to their business styles. Sweetgreen hits every major key that resonates with the modern diner: healthy, fresh, organic, and locally grown.

As Sweetgreen continues to grow in popularity, other brands are learning from their success. It’s not enough to have fresh ingredients. What every industry will eventually have to embrace is technology.

Sweetgreen was founded and is run by three tech pioneers from Georgetown University. To date, about 30 percent of the company’s transactions happen over the internet.

Also, the three entrepreneurs created a new form of management, eliminating the need for big corporate headquarters. In fact, Sweetgreen doesn’t have a main headquarters at all.

The co-CEOs fly back and forth from coast to coast in an effort to grow their company more organically.

That belief is something no one had ever done before with a restaurant chain. Most companies that operate more than one location have a main headquarters.

Sweetgreen operates on both coasts and has over 40 locations. That success is thanks to the co-CEOs extremely close relationship with each other and their team.

The three founders, Nathaniel Ru, Jonathan Neman, and Nicolas Jammet met in an entrepreneurship class at Georgetown University. Their parents were emigrant-entrepreneurs, each with their own successful business.

The three partners were almost guaranteed a success from the day they met.

The last piece of the puzzle was finding a market opportunity right in their backyard. Georgetown had no healthy eating options when they were attending college.

Immediately after graduating, they decided to launch Sweetgreen. After some in-depth research into locally grown produce, they found their restaurant success. Read more: Nathaniel Ru | LinkedIn

According to Nathaniel Ru, the only thing they regret is not bringing more people in to help them earlier.

Every new entrepreneur has a hard time letting others in, but it’s something they had to learn to do to expand nationally.


Imran Haque Outlines The Benefits Of Robotic-Guided Surgery

Technology has revolutionized the operations of different industries, including the health sector. Horizon Internal Medicine is one of the hospitals that have adopted new technologies in medical practice such as robotic-guided surgeries. They perform robotic-aided cosmetic surgeries, which involves a small 3D camera that is placed in a patient’s body through a small incision. Surgeons guide the entire process by moving their hands. According to Dr. Imran Haque, robotic-guided surgeries are accurate since surgeons have a perfect view of the area through the monitor. There is minimal damage to the skin since only miniature incisions are made hence reduced probability for infection. Minimal openings also reduce recovery time and scaring.

Dr. Imran Haque practices medicine in North Carolina. His specializes in cosmetic surgery, weight management, laser hair removal, Venus-body contouring and diabetes management. With an experience of 15 years, Imran Haque has not only exhibited unmatched professionalism in his practice, but also a deep passion and commitment to assist patients. Imran practices internal medicine in leading hospitals like South Eastern Medical Hospital, High Point Regional Hospital, and Randolph Hospital. He also performs robotic-aided surgery. With his instruments, Dr. Imran Haque focuses on precision and versatility while performing operations like growth removal or augmentation.

Over the years, he has concerted his efforts in helping patients diagnosed with diabetes to manage the disease. In the United States, over 9.3 percent of the population is diabetic. The disease is characterized by the body’s failure to produce or respond to insulin hormone. The risk factors of diabetes include obesity, genetics and age-advancement. According to studies, family backgrounds can also be a risk factor. Diabetes exposes a patient to infected sores, blood pressure, kidney damage, nerve damage and increased cholesterol levels. However, managing diabetes is not difficult. Lifestyle routines like exercise, drinking more water, increasing fiber consumption and adopting healthy eating habits can help a patient to manage diabetes. Imran Haque focuses on ensuring that his patients overcome the disease.


Jose Auriemo Neto and JHSF: The Realty Magnate and His Empire

JHSF Participacoes SA is one of the leading high-end real estate developers in Brazil, with interests ranging from shopping centers to office buildings. Founded in 1972, JHSF consists of 4 business units. One of these is Shopping Centre which has, under its wing, an ever-expanding retail portfolio with centers for shopping and entertainment such as Cidade Jardim in Sao Paulo, Ponta Negra in Manaus and the Bela Vista in Salvador. The other three units are Incorporation, the Fasano chain of hotels and restaurants and Airport, which oversees the development of the Catarina Executive Airport. Over the years, JHSF has grown into a formidable force in the international realty market, establishing itself in Punta del Este in Uruguay as well as in New York and Miami in the United States. JHSF has also been listed at the Sao Paulo Bovespa stock exchange since 2007.

At the helm of this sprawling real estate, the empire is Jose Auriemo Neto. The CEO and chairman of JHSF studied at FAAP University before being hired by the group in 1993. Neto laid the foundations of the organization’s services department in 1997 and launched its parking lot management arm, Parkbem. After steering Parkbem to success within a year, he was awarded the right to oversee the first shopping center development under JHSF, the Shopping Santa Cruz. In 2009, the pioneering Neto also oversaw the launch of JHSF’s first retail venture, signing lucrative deals with Jimmy Choo, Pucci and Hermes that led to the setup of these luxury brands’ first stores in Brazil at the Cidade Jardim shopping complex.

Thus, Jose Auriemo Neto took the JHSF group to new heights with his fresh, innovative ideas and business acumen. He has established himself as one of the most influential real estate developers in South America with his dedication and sheer effort for JHSF. Mainly in Brazil, the buildings he has developed are of very high standards for the continent as well as against some of the best architectural designs in the world, and the name of Auriemo Neto really echoes in the realty industry of the country.

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