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Immigration Protection for Haitians Extended to January 2018

Immigration Protection for Haitians Extended to January 2018

May 22, 2017 update from The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is extending humanitarian protections for Haitian immigrants living in the United States until at least January. The Temporary Protected Status for 50,000 Haitians was set to expire in July. A U.S. government official says the Trump administration has agreed to extend […]

Advocates: Human Cost Will Be High Under Prison Sentencing Reversal

Advocates: Human Cost Will Be High Under Prison Sentencing Reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against the vast majority of suspects, a reversal of Obama-era policies that is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms. The move has long been expected from Sessions, a former federal prosecutor […]

Critics: Will Voter Fraud Commission End Up Restricting Access for Poor?

Critics: Will Voter Fraud Commission End Up Restricting Access for Poor?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election. The White House said the president’s “Advisory Commission on Election Integrity” would examine allegations of improper voting and […]

San Francisco Nonprofit Is Raising $100M to Fight Homelessness

San Francisco Nonprofit Is Raising $100M to Fight Homelessness

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco-based nonprofit has pledged to raise $100 million to reduce chronic homelessness in a city widely known for sidewalk tent encampments amid multi-million dollar homes. Tipping Point Community said the money will come from private donations and go toward affordable housing and homeless services provided by other nonprofit groups […]

Advocates: We’ll Challenge SB 4, as Profiling Fears in Texas Grow

Advocates: We’ll Challenge SB 4, as Profiling Fears in Texas Grow

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas charged to the forefront of the national debate over immigration as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a so-called “sanctuary cities” ban that lets police ask during routine stops whether someone is in the U.S. legally and threatens sheriffs with jail if they don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents. The new […]

The Latest News in Trump’s America

The Latest News in Trump’s America

Every other Thursday, the Equal Voice News digest, “Making It in Trump’s America: People, Policy & Poverty,” will track the latest from the Trump administration and whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity. We’ll have reports from families and grassroots organizations working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest:   White House […]

U.S. House Approves Obamacare Repeal Bill, Sending AHCA to Senate

U.S. House Approves Obamacare Repeal Bill, Sending AHCA to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six weeks ago. Jubilant Republicans, celebrating what they hope will soon […]

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