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Another Call for Calm, as Ferguson Grand Jury Continues

Another Call for Calm, as Ferguson Grand Jury Continues

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But a spokesman for St. Louis County’s top prosecutor said the panel is still in session. There was no indication when the grand jury would [...]
Speech Reaction: Immigrants Celebrate the MomentPresident Barack Obama’s Thursday evening speech about executive actions on immigration included deportation relief for nearly 5 million people. For many immigrant families and grassroots advocates, that was a solid step to full progress. But the president’s nationally-televised address accomplished something else: It catapulted immigration back into the national spotlight. Election 2014 is over and the [...]
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Dim Sum Restaurant Workers Win $4 Million SettlementIn the world of immigrant workers, grassroots organizations, lawyers, labor officials, and in this case, the owners of an award-winning dim sum restaurant in San Francisco, there is proof that diverse groups can voluntarily reach an agreement involving money. In this case, it’s a $4 million settlement that covers wage issues and benefits – and [...]
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Obama Claims Legality to Make Immigration ChangesWASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation’s fractured immigration [...]
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The Full Text: President Obama’s Immigration SpeechText of President Barack Obama’s immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House: ___ My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration.  For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, [...]
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Obama’s Immigration Plan: A Look at Key PartsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday: PARENTS Protect from deportation and make eligible for work permits approximately 4.1 million people who are in the [...]
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St. Louis and the U.S. Wait for News About FergusonST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence [...]
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Silicon Valley Set to Gain More Affordable Housing  San Jose, California – one of Silicon Valley’s key cities – will soon see more affordable housing amid the pricey real estate in the high technology area, thanks to two years of advocacy work by grassroots, faith and business groups.  The San Jose City Council on Tuesday approved a housing impact fee of $17 [...]
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What Will Obama’s Immigration News Mean for Families?WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature. Obama, in a video released on Facebook, said [...]
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Immigrants Hit Upload Glitch at HealthCare.gov SiteWASHINGTON (AP) — Like other HealthCare.gov customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. They’re baffled, though, by what looks like an obvious lapse: There is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card, the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents [...]
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