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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 […]

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 […]

Why Good Jobs Are Needed in the Food Stamp Debate

Why Good Jobs Are Needed in the Food Stamp Debate

It’s already begun happening. In 2016, 500,000 to 1 million recipients will be officially cut from the “food stamp” rolls. Some reports say it could be more than 1 million recipients. Before the end of the year, reports say, Tennessee will have eliminated 150,000; Florida will cut 300,000 recipients; North Carolina will chop 110,000 from […]

An Orlando Reflection: Damn Hate, Blessed Solidarity

An Orlando Reflection: Damn Hate, Blessed Solidarity

Whatever the motivations of the perpetrator in Orlando, Florida–the worst mass shooting in the history of the United States–this is yet another sad example of the devastating consequences of intolerance, hate and prejudice. The man responsible, a young American born in New York to parents from Afghanistan, apparently pledged allegiance to the terrorist group ISIS […]

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