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Undocumented Immigrants Could Face Stiffer Penalties in Ariz.

Undocumented Immigrants Could Face Stiffer Penalties in Ariz.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature made its latest foray into the immigration debate on Wednesday by giving initial approval to stiffer penalties for immigrants who break the law while in the country illegally, forbidding judges from giving them any leniency in the courts.  Arizona passed a series of immigration crackdowns last decade that culminated […]

Election 2016: Citizenship Proof Needed in Ala., Kan. and Ga.

Election 2016: Citizenship Proof Needed in Ala., Kan. and Ga.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal elections official has decided — without public notice or review from his agency’s commissioners — that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship. The action by the new executive director of the U.S. Election […]

Election 2016: Millennial Latino Voters Now Number 12 Million

Election 2016: Millennial Latino Voters Now Number 12 Million

Latino citizens are one of the fastest-growing groups of voters in the country, and millennials, who will represent 44 percent of an estimated 27 million eligible Hispanic voters, are driving much of that growth, a new report from the Pew Research Center found. But, millennial Latino voters are not anywhere near their electoral potential because they […]

Activists Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Are Indicted

Activists Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Are Indicted

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider but instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide.  David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, was indicted on a felony charge of […]

On Recognizing Domestic Work and Ending Labor Trafficking

On Recognizing Domestic Work and Ending Labor Trafficking

Last April, a Nepali domestic worker named Karmo was rescued from the Virginia home of her World Bank employer after more than a decade of captivity. Karmo’s employer withheld her legal documents, stole her wages and permitted no time-off apart from visa-related trips back to Nepal. The rescue plan was led by Karmo’s relative, Sirmaya, […]

SOTU Analysis: Will Criminal Justice Reform Occur in 2016?

SOTU Analysis: Will Criminal Justice Reform Occur in 2016?

President Barack Obama made one of his final rhetorical stands in Congress on Feb. 12 with a State of the Union address full of broad ideas, including a greater voice for working families, but short on specifics. The president’s approach reflected the deep partisan divide that separates Congress and his White House and once again […]

Dialogue and Values Will Stop Hate and Xenophobia

Dialogue and Values Will Stop Hate and Xenophobia

I still remember the day that my family and I became American citizens. We emigrated from Iran and had wound our way through this country’s arcane immigration system for 14 years. After filling out countless forms, enduring endless waits in INS offices and taking the citizenship exam, we were finally ready. We got into our brand […]

Gun Control Becomes Election 2016 Focus With Obama Actions

Gun Control Becomes Election 2016 Focus With Obama Actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his emotional plea for America to embrace some gun control, President Barack Obama on Tuesday thrust the contentious issue to the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign just weeks from the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. Speaking in the East Room at the White House, Obama defended his executive actions to tighten […]

Should Illinois Law Allow Voters to Recall Mayors?

Should Illinois Law Allow Voters to Recall Mayors?

CHICAGO (AP) — The furor over recent Chicago police shootings has legislators considering whether voters should be allowed to recall Mayor Rahm Emanuel or future officials who hold his post. Illinois state law currently addresses only the recall of a governor, a provision voters approved in 2010 after former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested […]

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