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Sheriffs Take Issue With Trump’s Claim on Immigration ‘Detainers’

Sheriffs Take Issue With Trump’s Claim on Immigration ‘Detainers’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Several city officials and sheriffs around the U.S. lashed out Tuesday at a White House report aiming to shame them over what the Trump administration sees as lax immigration policies, saying it includes wrong or misleading information about recent arrests of immigrants or their jail policies. The pushback was not just […]

News Analysis: After 60 Days, Trump Breaks Promises to Families

News Analysis: After 60 Days, Trump Breaks Promises to Families

Monday, March 20 marked the first 60 days of President Donald Trump’s administration. For numerous families across the country, those 60 days have brought harrowing times, as they seek stability and safety. At the end of January, Trump’s Muslim travel ban engendered mass confusion among families at airports trying to reconnect with detained relatives. Critics […]

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

Want Clean Air for the Kids? Pay Attention to Trump’s Budget

If you care about the water your kids drink at breakfast and the air they breathe as they walk to school, you should care about the Trump administration’s proposal to cut nearly a third of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget, advocates say. In his inaugural budget proposal, President Donald Trump took an axe to […]

President Trump’s Second Travel Ban is Halted by U.S. Judge in Hawaii

President Trump’s Second Travel Ban is Halted by U.S. Judge in Hawaii

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Hours before it was to take effect, President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was put on hold Wednesday by a federal judge in Hawaii after hearing arguments that the executive order discriminates on the basis of nationality. The ruling came as opponents renewed their legal challenges across the country, asking judges […]

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

Repeal and Replace: The True Cost of Repealing Obamacare

NECTAR, Ala. — Hank Adcock’s family has farmed the rolling hills of this small town in Northern Alabama for more than a century. Adcock took over the farm from his father, who inherited it from his father. At 62, Adcock was planning to pass the 300 acres – where his family raises everything from peaches and […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America

The Latest News in Trump’s America

Every other Thursday, the Equal Voice News digest, “Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty,” will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We’ll have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:   Health Care’s […]

Citing ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law in Fla.? You Might Get More Protection

Citing ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law in Fla.? You Might Get More Protection

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s “stand your ground” law, a source of contention for years, could soon provide even more protection to people who invoke it. Some lawmakers want to make prosecutors prove a defendant wasn’t acting in self-defense before proceeding to trial. Florida has been a leader in giving citizens immunity in cases of […]

Making It in Trump’s America: What the President Left Out in His Speech

Making It in Trump’s America: What the President Left Out in His Speech

When President Donald Trump delivered his first address to Congress on Feb. 28, he laid out a positive vision of the country’s future. But, what was notable was what and who were largely left out of that vision. In his hour-long speech, the president made little to no mention of the many challenges poor families […]

Protesters in Arizona: Racketeers? No, as Controversial Bill Dies

Protesters in Arizona: Racketeers? No, as Controversial Bill Dies

PHOENIX (AP) — The speaker of the Arizona House said he won’t hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges, a move prompted by widespread criticism that the legislation sought to limit First Amendment rights. The measure […]

Opinion: It’s Time to Stop Messing With Families in Texas

Opinion: It’s Time to Stop Messing With Families in Texas

After the inauguration of the new president, and with clear signs in my opinion that he intends to bully immigrants, the children of immigrants woke up afraid. One mother, here in South Texas, told me that her son came home after school, weeping, claiming that he didn’t want to go to Mexico. His mother, holding […]

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