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Families Speak Out after DAPA Ruling, Promise to Fight for Immigration Reform

Families Speak Out after DAPA Ruling, Promise to Fight for Immigration Reform

The Supreme Court’s deadlock Thursday in United States v. Texas, No. 15-674 represents a massive blow to millions of immigrants who could have been eligible to live and work legally in the United States under an executive order issued by President Barack Obama two years ago. Obama’s plan, which protected immigrant parents of American citizens […]

Families to Fight for Reforms After Supreme Court Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

Families to Fight for Reforms After Supreme Court Blocks Obama Immigration Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Barack Obama’s immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency. The outcome underscores that the direction of U.S. immigration policy will be determined in large part by this fall’s […]

Can Immigrants Be Held Indefinitely? Supreme Court Will Decide.

Can Immigrants Be Held Indefinitely? Supreme Court Will Decide.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether some immigrants locked up longer than six months during deportation proceedings should have a chance to be released. The justices said Monday they will take up an issue that affects thousands of immigrants detained for months or years without the benefit of a hearing to determine […]

News Analysis: The True Cost of California’s Proposition 47

News Analysis: The True Cost of California’s Proposition 47

California has long been seen as a harbinger on crime and punishment. During the tough-on-crime 1980s and ‘90s, California led the charge, passing “Three Strikes” and other harsh sentencing laws that became a model for other states to follow. In California, these laws led to prison crowding so extreme that the federal government put the […]

Safety Net to Cover More Families in New California Budget

Safety Net to Cover More Families in New California Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved a state budget Wednesday that gives liberal Democrats long-sought increases to safety net programs while socking away billions to prepare for a recession. The $122.5 billion spending plan, negotiated by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders, earned a rebuke from Republicans, who said it sets the […]

Texas Can’t Ban Syrian Refugees, U.S. Judge Rules

Texas Can’t Ban Syrian Refugees, U.S. Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can’t keep out Syrian refugees, a federal judge has ruled, dismissing concerns state Republican leaders’ sounded over hidden extremists following the Paris attacks and revived this week by Donald Trump following the nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. Texas was the first state to sue the Obama administration over resettlements, though […]

Report: Health Premiums, in General, Are Likely to Rise in 2017

Report: Health Premiums, in General, Are Likely to Rise in 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Premiums for popular low-cost medical plans under the federal health care law are expected to go up an average of 11 percent next year, said a study that reinforced reports of sharp increases around the country in election season. For consumers, the impact will depend on whether they get government subsidies for […]

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