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Latest in Trump's America: Local Progress on Environment & Justice

Latest in Trump

Every other Thursday, Equal Voice News tracks the latest from the Trump administration, whether its policies are creating poverty or prosperity, and how families and grassroots organizations are working on those issues around the country. Here’s our latest: Fighting in D.C., Progress in California for a Cleaner Environment Environmental policy remains divisive in the nation’s […]

It's Law: California Becomes 'Sanctuary State' for Immigrants

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed sanctuary state legislation Thursday that extends protections for immigrants living in the United States illegally — a move that gives the nation’s most populous state another tool to fight President Donald Trump. Brown’s signature means that police will be barred from asking people about their immigration […]

Appeals Court: Texas Can Enforce More of 'Sanctuary Cities' Law, SB 4

Appeals Court: Texas Can Enforce More of

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can require law enforcement to honor federal immigration requests to detain people in local jails for possible deportation under a new “sanctuary cities” law supported by the Trump administration, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday.  But the unanimous ruling of a three-judge panel in New Orleans includes the caveat […]

With Trump Ending DACA, More Protests Are Expected This Week

With Trump Ending DACA, More Protests Are Expected This Week

  PHOENIX (AP) — Nationwide protests are expected to continue Tuesday as young immigrants fight to keep Obama-era protections that President Donald Trump’s administration said it will “wind down” and send to Congress for action.  Many young immigrants and their supporters say they are preparing for the worst. The day of protests is expected following […]

White House: Trump to Announce DACA Decision on Sept. 5

White House: Trump to Announce DACA Decision on Sept. 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will announce a decision Tuesday on the fate of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children — immigrants the president is calling “terrific” and says he loves.  “We love the dreamers, we love everybody,” Trump told reporters […]

SB 4, the Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' Law, Is Temporarily Blocked

SB 4, the Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities” law that would have let police officers ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. legally and threatened sheriffs with jail time for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities.  The law, known as Senate Bill 4, […]

A Look at Joe Arpaio's Legal Issues in 'Law and Order' Arizona

A Look at Joe Arpaio

PHOENIX (AP) — Gary Donahoe learned firsthand the consequences of crossing Sheriff Joe Arpaio when the lawman was still one of Arizona’s most powerful politicians.  Arpaio was launching criminal investigations against county officials eight years ago because he was upset at them over budget cuts and opposed the county’s plan to build a new courthouse […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Latina Reflects on Life in Arkansas

Hispanic Heritage Month: A Latina Reflects on Life in Arkansas

Editor’s Note: So what motivates a person to become a social justice leader and work for community progress for families? To help answer this question, Equal Voice News is sharing the Q&A interview with Mireya Reith, executive director of the Arkansas United Community Coalition. Rebekah Barber of Facing South conducted the interview, which is reprinted […]

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