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Obama Claims Legality to Make Immigration Changes

Obama Claims Legality to Make Immigration Changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on “felons, not families.” The moves, affecting mostly parents and young people, marked the most sweeping changes to the nation’s fractured immigration [...]
The Full Text: President Obama’s Immigration SpeechText of President Barack Obama’s immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House: ___ My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration.  For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, [...]
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Obama’s Immigration Plan: A Look at Key PartsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system could shield nearly 5 million people here illegally from deportation, without going through Congress. A look at the key executive measures Obama announced Thursday: PARENTS Protect from deportation and make eligible for work permits approximately 4.1 million people who are in the [...]
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St. Louis and the U.S. Wait for News About FergusonST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence [...]
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Dim Sum Restaurant Workers Win $4 Million SettlementIn the world of immigrant workers, grassroots organizations, lawyers, labor officials, and in this case, the owners of an award-winning dim sum restaurant in San Francisco, there is proof that diverse groups can voluntarily reach an agreement involving money. In this case, it’s a $4 million settlement that covers wage issues and benefits – and [...]
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Silicon Valley Set to Gain More Affordable Housing  San Jose, California – one of Silicon Valley’s key cities – will soon see more affordable housing amid the pricey real estate in the high technology area, thanks to two years of advocacy work by grassroots, faith and business groups.  The San Jose City Council on Tuesday approved a housing impact fee of $17 [...]
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What Will Obama’s Immigration News Mean for Families?WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation, defying Republican lawmakers who say such a step would poison relations with the new GOP led legislature. Obama, in a video released on Facebook, said [...]
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Immigrants Hit Upload Glitch at HealthCare.gov SiteWASHINGTON (AP) — Like other HealthCare.gov customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. They’re baffled, though, by what looks like an obvious lapse: There is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card, the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents [...]
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Mo. Governor Names Ferguson Commission MembersST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday named 16 people to the new Ferguson Commission, an independent panel tasked with helping the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson heal after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Here is a look at the commission and its members: WHO ARE THEY?: More [...]
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Violence against women is a worldwide human rights violation. Being safe and living free from violence and discrimination are human rights. Yet, many women and girls across the globe are not safe. A 2013 study by the World Health Organization found that 35 percent of women worldwide have been sexually or physically assaulted; some countries [...]
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