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Immigration Reform and Millions of Families Face a Divided Court

Immigration Reform and Millions of Families Face a Divided Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama’s immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are in the country illegally in the hands of a seemingly divided court. As hundreds of pro-immigration demonstrators and a smaller number of opponents filled the sidewalk outside the […]

Immigrants Call for Unity as Justices Consider DAPA and DACA

Immigrants Call for Unity as Justices Consider DAPA and DACA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The raging political fight over immigration comes to the Supreme Court on Monday in a dispute that could affect millions of people who are in the United States without documents. The court is weighing the fate of Obama administration programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and grant them […]

Special Series: An Oakland Youth Finds Focus in Leadership

  Since her freshman year in high school, Naudika Williams has served as a strong and charismatic student voice on campus. The 16-year-old Oakland resident is passionate about social justice – she moved from an affluent neighborhood and middle school to a community that has less resources and support for students. “The stark differences in […]

U.S. Jails Win Millions in Grants to Reduce Inmate Populations

U.S. Jails Win Millions in Grants to Reduce Inmate Populations

NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven U.S. jail systems will receive millions of dollars in grants to overhaul operations in order to reduce their overall inmate populations — some by as much as one third, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday.  The two-year grants of between $1.5 million and $3.5 million to […]

Advocates Rally at McDonald’s to Push ‘Fight for $15’

Advocates Rally at McDonald’s to Push ‘Fight for $15’

NEW YORK (AP) — Protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union were at McDonald’s restaurants around the country and overseas Thursday as part of an ongoing push targeting the world’s biggest hamburger chain. The “Fight for $15” campaign says low-wage employees including airport workers, adjunct professors and home care workers turned […]

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