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Grassroots Leaders on Voting in the South: This Region Is Changing

Grassroots Leaders on Voting in the South: This Region Is Changing

The results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election left many people surprised, if not downright stunned. But there is one aspect of Republican Donald Trump’s unexpected triumph that shouldn’t come as a shocker: He carried Mississippi. Since 1964, the state has chosen just one Democratic candidate for president – Jimmy Carter in 1976. That is, […]

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. […]

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 […]

Rubber Bullets and Fear: Protests Against Trump Continue in U.S.

Rubber Bullets and Fear: Protests Against Trump Continue in U.S.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — From New York to Illinois to California, in red states and blue, protesters decrying Donald Trump’s election spent another night overtaking highways, smashing store windows, igniting fires and in at least one city, facing pepper spray and rubber projectiles from police trying to clear the streets. The demonstrations stretched into a […]

A Muslim Woman On Election 2016: ‘Time to Uplift Our Communities’

A Muslim Woman On Election 2016: ‘Time to Uplift Our Communities’

I am an immigrant. I am a Muslim. I am a woman. Each piece of my identity has been picked apart, threatened, alienated and attacked during these incredibly long several months that have led up to this election. Each piece of me now needs to heal. Just as each marginalized piece of our country needs […]

Thousands of Protesters Hit Streets to Oppose Trump’s Election

Thousands of Protesters Hit Streets to Oppose Trump’s Election

CHICAGO (AP) — The raw divisions exposed by the presidential race were on full display across America on Wednesday, as protesters flooded city streets to condemn Donald Trump’s election in demonstrations that police said were mostly peaceful. From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, many thousands of demonstrators […]

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