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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin are questioning if the federal DACA program really offers any protection after 23-year old Juan Manuel Montes was deported, although he was categorized as a “dreamer.” He’s lived in the United States since he was eight years old, and was supposed to have DACA protection, yet ICE agents still deported him, says Larkin and Lacey.

When stopped, Montes had left his wallet in the car and agents refused to let him go retrieve it. He was deported back to Mexico within three hours of being stopped.

According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Montes had not registered in that program since 2015, however, immigrant activists insist he had renewed for the program, and had identification to prove it, but just not on him. Montes attorney has since delivered proof of Montes DACA cards that are valid until 2018. According to DHS, they have no record of renewal of current DACA status protection. Read more: About Lacey and Larkin- Frontera Fund

Every two years, immigrants must renew DACA status, and conditions are attached to that renewal including absence of any criminal record. Montes has been arrested in the United States for theft, but was on probation. However, as one of the conditions of having DACA status is no criminal record, officials are saying that the theft charge automatically voided Montes’ DACA status.

Secretary John Kelly had made statements that no one with DACA loses such protection unless he or she had violated the conditions. However, United We Dream, an advocacy group that helps DACA individuals says at least 10 “dreamers” are in federal custody. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin said Montes could be the first known dreamer deportation case.

Montes was repatriated back to Mexico last February, but then jumped the border fence, entering back into the United States, where he was recaptured by Border Patrol just minutes later.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin say lawsuits have been filed by the National Immigration Law Center. Larkin and Lacey know all too well about the injustice of being picked up and held unlawfully. Both men were handcuffed and detained, in 2007, by the controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, from Maricopa County, Arizona. A lawsuit ensued and after winning a $3.7 million dollar settlement, the media executives established the Frontera Fund to help fight against mistreatment and abuse.

The Frontera Fund offers a platform to people who are outraged by social injustice. Since its founding, the organization focuses on protecting the rights of individuals, and bringing attention to the erosion of the human rights system.

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How does successful real estate agent Tammy Mazzocco stay organized, positive, and on top of her game? Tammy shares her morning routine, philosophy, and tips for success. You can visit LinkedIn to know more.

Many successful people have morning routines that prepare them for a productive day, and Tammy Mazzocco is no different. She shares that she loves to start her day with movement and meditation. She then starts up her work day. When it is possible, she will tackle the tough most challenging chores first, while the day is fresh. Then it is on to email, and phone calls.

Tammy Mazzocco first got her real estate license in 1995, and took all of her experience and passion for the industry to her clientele. She describes her day as “selling beautiful homes to interested clients”, which exemplifies the positive attitude that infuses her life. She says that her philosophy is to maintain a positive attitude, and adds in, “whatever you do never think about giving up”.

Even though she started out working as a secretary for the Edwards Real estate Company, with no inkling that her career would take her directly into real estate, Tammy Mazzocco approached work with a positive attitude, and moved quickly along her career trajectory. More details can be found on Ideamensch.

From property manager to personal assistant, she was always soaking in the information around her. This is directly related to her positive outlook. She has credited Dr. Phil’s life strategies as helping her with her positive outlook, and said “Especially the ten life points he describes and the way he illustrates them with examples” greatly inspired her business approach.

And how does she stay organized? One more tip we can take from Tammy Mazzocco: “I had the chance to buy a Swiss Army brand rolling briefcase which has helped me stay as organized as I like.”

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Unhealthy competition is not good for any business. Unfortunately, that’s what we are witnessing in the corporate world of banks and financial institutions. In every turn and twist that you make on the street, you are likely to find a financial institution. The mushrooming of these institutions has led to increased competition in the industry. In turn, it has forced them to formulate cheap services and products to attract a huge customer base. From one angle, this is great news to customers. However, their service delivery is substandard, which is even more costly in the long run. Fortunately, there still exist those firms that are true to their course, and they offer the best services and products to their customers. Madison Street Capital tops the list.


Madison Street Capital is a worldwide renowned investment bank. It has its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. Besides, it also has a strong reverberating presence in North of America, Asia, and Africa. Its success in the corporate world goes far and wide. It offers corporate financial advisory services, valuation services, mergers, and acquisitions expertise and relevant financial opinions to businesses both in the private and public domain.


Madison Street Capital is richly endowed with financial experts and specialists. These professionals have formed lucrative alliances with middle-market firms across all industries. They possess ample knowledge, experience, and extensively built networks that they utilize to maximize results through the various services on offer by the firm. Their success is partially attributed to the focus and attention they give their clients. For this reason, they get to know the needs of their customers making it easier for them to perfectly match buyers and sellers, come up with the best cost-effective financing strategy, and also help in the development of sound capital structures that help unlock and expand the clients’ investment potential.


To keep afloat with the current market trends, Madison Street Capital has critically analyzed the economic sector. It has concluded that the financing of corporations is both essential and time-sensitive. Therefore, the institution is swift to seize opportunities from this area. Besides, it has approaches that facilitate corporate transactions that benefit both the investors and business owners. More so, its vast experience in operation allows it to provide specialties in corporate and specialized financing, deal structuring, the designing and implementation of alternative approaches.


Madison Street Capital reputation is based on its impeccable excellence and a record of accomplishments in investment banking. It prides in its unique qualities of leadership, excellence, and integrity that assists it to serve its clients at a personal level to meet their daily investment needs.


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The first Success Academy was commissioned in 2006, and since then, a great difference can be clearly seen in students. We can confidently state that kids who attend these schools generally perform better than their counterparts in other schools. In 2014, proficiency of New York kids was at 29 percent and 35 percent in English and Math respectively. For those in Success Academies, the rates were at an impressive 64 and 94 percent in English and Math, respectively.


This can also be reiterated by the fact that Success Academy students in the poor suburbs outperformed those in the wealthy suburbs. So what brings out this difference in student proficiency? First of all, these schools implement a system where students wear school uniforms. This instills discipline and helps them focus on their academics. A school day in any Success Academy is longer than usual coupled by a longer academic year. This increases the teaching time by over one-third of the time that other schools teach.


Strong foundations are built from kindergarten level. The focus is on building blocks for kids to interact with rather than books opening up their minds to the world around them. Books are just there for direction. The kid then develops with the understanding that everything has a purpose. Such an understanding positively influences all aspects of life including education in the future.


At middle school level, Success Academy employ a rigorous curriculum forged from internationally bench-marked college-ready standards. It focuses on critical thinking, deep learning, excellent teaching techniques and most importantly inquiry-based learning. At high school level, the objective is to prepare the students for college. This is achieved by employing student-based learning spearheaded by inquiry-based learning. The academies also offer guiding scholars to guide the students through college application. This enables them to find a college that is the right fit for them.


Teachers in Success Academy also spend a lot of time on parental engagement through various platforms. In this way, parents can keep up with their children’s academic progress and contribute to improving aspects on the same. On the seemingly tight academic schedule, co-curricular activities are included to build all rounded scholars in any Success Academy.

Roughly, three dozen games into the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season, and injuries, or failed expectations, may have produced some holes in your fantasy MLB lineup. If one of your problem areas is in the outfield, or you’d just like to see more production, there’s a rookie in the Seattle Mariner organization who may be just the right player to take a gamble on.



Ben Gamel has actually gotten his opportunity because of an injury to an oft mentioned Rookie of the Year candidate Mitch Haniger. Since Haniger hit the DL back in late April, Gamel has been raking MLB pitching to the tune of top-20 fantasy outfield production. Gamel came to Seattle by the way of a trade for a couple minor league pitchers. So, what’s been so interesting about Gamel, and is he worth a pickup in your league?



Improving Pedigree


The New York Yankees used a 10th round pick on Gamel, fresh out of Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Like many kids straight off the prep diamond, no one could have guessed at how Gamel would mature physically. He’s not a massive physical specimen, but he’s pretty well put together at around six feet tall and 190 pounds.



What’s even more impressive is Gamel seems to have developed that unteachable tenacity that a few major leaguers are mysteriously gifted with. He put that new-found tenacity on display last season at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the International League and won the league Most Valuable Player Award.



 Bat Analysis


Another thing that happens to young players as they progress into the major leagues are tweaks to their swing. After his first three seasons in class A spanning 2010 to 2012, Gamel’s batting average fell slightly until it returned to around .300 during his time with RailRiders. His exit velocity and trajectory of the pitches he makes contact with has improved.



Gamel is driving the ball as well as he has at any point in his young career. When you consider he smacked close to, or more than 30 doubles each year out of the last 4, he’s already displayed some pop in his bat. That pop seems to be increasing every year. While he may not be able to sustain the current .328 average he has thus far in 2017, the physical analysis indicates he has the tools to hit .300 on a consistent basis in pro ball. That makes him well worth a gamble on a roster spot.





Well, from all indications early in his major league experience, Gamel has not put up statistical numbers in the stolen base category. Odd thing is, for all his improvements in hitting, a guy who has swiped nearly 100 bases at the minor league level, has yet to even attempt to swipe a base on the big league scene. If Gamel continues to get on pace at the clip he currently has, expect him to add a few of the very fantasy valuable stolen base numbers to his already intriguing arsenal.


If your fantasy outfield has been weakened by injury, or you’ve become sickened by some lackluster performance, it might be worth a gamble on Gamel. Better make your move soon while he’s still owned in less than 20 percent of most leagues, before some other lucky team owner takes the gamble on Gamel


The trend has been obvious and explosive. Go into a brick and mortar store with your smartphone, scan an item barcode and find the cheapest price online, then leave the store without making a purchase from mom and pop. It’s been brutal on small physical retail stores and nobody has felt the siege of Amazon and other large online e-commerce websites take over more than the fashion industry.


However, Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is not only defying the technology giants, she’s winning.


How? With good old fashion “Reverse Showrooming” also know in the modern era as “webrooming” A new take on what is now considered the old school method for using the internet to surf deals and products then go to a physical store to purchase your items at the best price.


Even though Amazon has taken over 20% of the retail fashion business, clothing is one of those items you still like to touch, see and try on before making a purchase decision. Fabletics is banking on that and it’s working for them.


Actress, fitness lover and model Kate Hudson started Fabletics in 2013 with the intention to build a fitness fashion clothing line that provides affordability and keeps up to date with current trends.


Kate and partners built a very flexible membership program that allows members the opportunity to shop and browse online then come to a convenient brick and mortar location to pick up their purchase. With 35% annual growth rate over the first 3 years, she’s onto something and the members are loving it more every year.


Members of all shapes and sizes will find fun, affordable trendy fitness clothing as well as an upcoming online fitness workout class and exclusive content aimed towards women’s health and wellness available in a members only private website.


The clothing line has grown to so much more than just a store to buy fitness outfits. They have a huge and constantly growing social media following where members share pictures, stories and inspiration for each others fitness plans.


The brilliance behind this membership platform is it’s free. The benefits that come from that reward both Fabletics and their customers. They can keep cost down with reduced inventory because the personal engagement between company and customer allows them to personalize inventory with exactly what their members like and want.


Nothing makes marketers happier than knowing just what their market wants and nothing makes a customer happier than having personal access to a business that knows exactly what she wants.


Kate Hudson has a built a win win in the fashion retail industry. Hold on Amazon, this game isn’t over yet and if Kate gets her way it’s just starting!


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One of the things that many people talk about today is how hard it is to find a relationship. Many people are so busy with work and other responsibilities that they do not have time to spend trying to meet people. In this modern time, people are using technology to help with their relationship issues in the same manner that they use technology to help in other areas of their lives.One of the ways that people are using technology to help find good potential dates is by using date apps. The idea of date apps may seem strange to some people who are more traditional, but the date app has become a very common dating app that people use regarding meeting people. The way that date apps typically work is that users create a profile and list what they want in possible dates or someone they would like to be in a relationship with one day.

In the date app market, the app that is making a great impression is the Bumble date app. This particular date app has an interesting angle to how it works. The Bumble date app is driven primarily on the idea of women having the main emphasis concerning the dating situation. The app gives women the upper level of control in how any communication is done or established.

Whitney Wolfe is known in the date app market for her forward thinking and innovative ideas. Whitney Wolfe has been in the date app market before as a contributor to another date app. However, the Bumble date app is her main app in regards to the level of contribution. Whitney Wolfe has made a great impression on the date app market with the Bumble date app. In addition, Whitney Wolfe has been able to give the Bumble date app a uniqueness in the date app market.



Meriwether Group (MWG) is a firm that offers business mentorship to entrepreneurs so as to help them accelerate the growth of their ventures. Based in Portland, Oregon, the firm has offered advisory services to many entrepreneurs in the region and beyond. MWG was founded in 2008 by Mr. David Howitt, who currently serves as its CEO. Howitt’s entrepreneurial brilliance was inherited by his son, Sawyer Howitt, who serves as the project manager at MWG.

About Sawyer Howitt

Sawyer Howitt is music, fashion, and culture enthusiast as well as an entrepreneur and a racquetball player. Despite his youthful age, he has contributed a lot to the field of business. He is currently in the final stages of high school where he has put a lot of emphasis on studies related to finance and business.

Sawyer Howitt has his career well cut out for him. He already has his sight set on pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurial Finance at the prestigious Columbia University immediately after high school. In his role at Meriwether Group, Sawyer continues to work diligently in line with the company’s goals.

Philanthropy, youth empowerment, and gender affirmation are the other areas of Sawyer’s interest. He has been involved with several philanthropic initiatives that support education programs, mentored youths in business, and advocated for women rights.

Leadership Team at Meriwether

Meriwether Group mostly specializes in, among others, Business Advising, Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Brand Building. The firm boasts an experienced leadership team that comprises of celebrated entrepreneurs, such as David Howitt, Mark Blake, Russel Cree, and Tim Haney among others.

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Samuel Strauch is a successful a real estate agent in Miami Beach, FL. Samuel Strauch has been running successful businesses and is well known in the real estate arena. Samuel Strauch is highly knowledgeable in the investment field, particularly real estate, and is willing to offer his help in this regard.

Considered by investment experts a safe and proven way to start investing, real estate investment can involve a variety of highly creative and potentially lucrative forms.

If you are considering real estate investment as a way to build wealth or achieve financial freedom, you made a great decision. There are many opportunities to earn a great income or become financially independent as a real estate investor.

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The real estate industry has provided numerous opportunities to achieve great financial success. Countless individuals and businesses have taken advantage of the lucrative opportunities presented by this fabulous industry and have amassed huge fortunes.

The real estate markets across the nation are booming nowadays, and one of the best places to take into consideration when getting into this business is Miami Beach, FL. Many people nowadays are excited to learn that this area is a prime destination for real estate purchase and investment.

Samuel Strauch has been investing in real estate for many years. Samuel Strauch believes that any ambitious person can make it big in this industry. Many people have benefited tremendously from the advice and guidance he provided to them.

Samuel Strauch is a clear choice for anyone real estate investor who wants to learn effective strategies for reaching his goals. His proven strategies and techniques for success can help take your business to the next level. All you need to do is get in touch with him and he will offer his assistance to you.

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Todd Lubar knows that there are a few things that people can do to be successful. The first thing that he focuses on is providing a solution to a real problem that the people have in different areas. He also knows that keeping track of all of the aspects of business and never giving up with the opportunities that they have is one of the easiest ways to make sure that he is successful with business. It has given him a chance to be able to do more and to offer more with the chances that they are doing. It also gives him the chance to see how his business is performing and how he can make changes to the business so that he will be able to do everything that he can to choose the options that are going on. He wants his business to be as successful as possible for all people who are in different areas.

Starting out, Todd Lubar worked very hard. There were times when he could have given up or could have cut down on the amount of work that he was doing but he didn’t do that. He kept working hard and he always tried to make sure that he was doing what he could to perform with the options that he had. He never gave up. One thing that he says that people need to do is to work as hard as they can and when they feel like they need to stop, push it further and keep working. That is how success happens.

Many business owners become relaxed when it comes to the business that they have. Todd Lubar isn’t like that, though. He doesn’t rely on other people to run the business for him and he makes sure that he is always involved in the business. He keeps every aspect of his lending business underneath his finger and he does what he can to make the necessary changes that allow him to have even more success with the business. That way, he always knows what is going on with the company.

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