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Acciones Ejecutivas: ¿Qué sigue?

Acciones Ejecutivas: ¿Qué sigue?

WASHINGTON, DC – El fallo del Quinto Circuito de Apelaciones en Nueva Orleáns, emitido el martes, que sostuvo el bloqueo a la implementación de las acciones ejecutivas migratorias giradas en 2014 por el presidente Barack Obama, fue adverso pero ya se anticipaba. Implica obviamente que los millones de indocumentados que se pueden beneficiar de la [...]
Scholarship Fund for Immigrants Gets $30M in Pledges  It’s easy to tell people that they should go to college. It’s much harder, given high tuition costs, to provide a solid financial step for people, especially young immigrants, to do so.  Donald Graham and Bill Ackman’s family foundation, though, are backing up their support for higher education by pledging a total of $30 [...]
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On Why a Living Wage Matters – in L.A. and EverywhereTake a look at your bills, starting with essentials: What do you pay for food, housing, clothing, health care, utilities and transportation? How much would it take for your family just to get by? Could you make it on $15,000 a year? $21,000? What would your family have to do without to make ends meet? [...]
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Public Assistance Is Still Needed by 52 Million AmericansWASHINGTON (AP) — The once-increasing number of Americans getting some kind of public assistance from the U.S. government may be slowing down, according to new information from the U.S. Census Bureau. Approximately 52.2 million Americans — or 21.3 percent — participated in one or more of six poverty assistance programs on average each month in [...]
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U.S. to Defend Immigration Reform at Court of AppealsWASHINGTON (AP) — The government will not ask the Supreme Court to review a judge’s decision that put on hold President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, the Justice Department said Wednesday.  The decision came one day after a federal appeals court panel refused to lift a Texas judge’s injunction that kept the sweeping immigration [...]
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Poverty Is Affecting More U.S. Students, Study FindsWASHINGTON (AP) — The American education landscape is shifting. More U.S. school-age kids live in poverty and need English-language services, according to a report released Thursday by the National Center for Education Statistics. Enrollment in public schools is up, including in charter schools that have grown in popularity. At the same time, smaller numbers of [...]
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Alabamians Celebrate a Win for People Leaving PrisonTucked away in the new prison reform law that Gov. Robert Bentley signed last week on May 21 is a big win for second chances in Alabama: an end to the state’s lifetime eligibility bans for SNAP and TANF assistance for people with a past felony drug conviction. It’s a win on an issue that has [...]
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Supreme Court Takes Up ‘One Person, One Vote’ CaseWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.  The case from Texas could be significant for states with large immigrant populations, including Latinos who are children [...]
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Jail Reform Receives $75M From MacArthur Foundation  NEW YORK (AP) — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars.  The grants are the first step in the Chicago-based charitable group’s plan to spend $75 million over the next [...]
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Obama’s Immigration Plans to Remain on Hold, Court SaysNEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from deportation. The U.S. Justice Department had asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a Texas judge who [...]
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