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Immigration Stop at Texas Ball Park Prompts Call for Change

Immigration Stop at Texas Ball Park Prompts Call for Change

U.S. Border Patrol agents disrupted opening day at a new sports complex in South Texas this month to detain two spectators, a woman and child, leading families and advocates to demand a meeting with local immigration officials. In La Joya, Texas, community groups want changes after Border Patrol agents aggressively questioned the woman and child […]

Uber Drivers Join Nationwide Fight for $15 and an End to Poverty

Uber Drivers Join Nationwide Fight for $15 and an End to Poverty

CHICAGO (AP) – Workers around the country went on strike at airports, shut down intersections outside fast-food joints, protested in Manhattan’s Financial District and went to jail Tuesday as part of a nationwide action for higher minimum wages. Over the course of the day, protests spread from Boston to Los Angeles, where fast-food, retail and […]

Standing Rock Protesters Vow to Stay to Protect Water

Standing Rock Protesters Vow to Stay to Protect Water

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them to do so. Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault and other protest organizers confidently explained that they’ll stay at […]

Report: Trump Immigration Adviser Backs ‘Muslim Registry’

Report: Trump Immigration Adviser Backs ‘Muslim Registry’

WASHINGTON (AP) — An immigration adviser to President-elect Donald Trump and a possible candidate for a top government post wants to make some changes at the Homeland Security Department, including recreating a system that required certain immigrants, including men and boys from 25 mostly Muslim nations, to register with the federal government upon their arrival. […]

Protests Prompt Chicago Police Chief to Meet With Black Students

Protests Prompt Chicago Police Chief to Meet With Black Students

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police chief agreed on Nov. 11 to hold monthly meetings with a group of Black high school students who had planned a demonstration protesting an officer’s fatal shooting of a Black man and racist text messages distributed by students at another school. Superintendent Eddie Johnson has met with the group of […]

U.S. Cancels Oil and Gas Leases, Preserving Land in Sacred Areas

U.S. Cancels Oil and Gas Leases, Preserving Land in Sacred Areas

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials are canceling 15 oil and gas leases in an area bordering Glacier National Park that’s considered sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. The cancellation was aimed at preserving the 130,000-acre Badger-Two Medicine area, the site of the creation story […]

Mayors in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Vow to Protect People From Deportation

Mayors in ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Vow to Protect People From Deportation

SEATTLE (AP) — Democratic mayors of major U.S. cities that have long had cool relationships with federal immigration officials say they’ll do all they can to protect residents from deportation, despite President-elect Donald Trump’s vows to withhold potentially millions of dollars in taxpayer money if they don’t cooperate. New York’s Bill de Blasio, Chicago’s Rahm […]

Trump Backs Away From Border Wall Idea in CBS Interview

Trump Backs Away From Border Wall Idea in CBS Interview

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump’s tough-talking plan to rein in illegal immigration showed signs of cracking on Sunday, with the president-elect seemingly backing off his vow to build a solid wall along the southern U.S. border and the top House Republican rejecting any “deportation force” targeting people in the country illegally. In an interview […]

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