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Trump Ties DACA to Border Wall and Green Cards

Trump Ties DACA to Border Wall and Green Cards

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told congressional leaders that his hard-line immigration priorities must be enacted in exchange for extending protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants, many of whom were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.  Trump’s list of demands included overhauling the country’s green-card system, a crackdown […]

Latest in Trump's America: Health Care, Kids and Census 2020

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: Health Care Fight Continues, Now for Millions of Kids Congress continues to stumble over health care this […]

Immigrants and Allies on DACA News: Time for Resolve and Dignity

Immigrants and Allies on DACA News: Time for Resolve and Dignity

Reaction from immigrant youth and their allies to the Trump administration’s Sept. 5 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program came quickly. Grassroots reform advocates and immigrant youth affected by the decision condemned the decision. They also continued rallies in support of DACA, including one at Trump Tower in New York […]

On Harvey: Historic Rain and NAACP Call for 'Equitable' Recovery

On Harvey: Historic Rain and NAACP Call for

HOUSTON (AP) — As the human toll and the strain on flood defenses mounted, the city of Houston moved Tuesday to open two and possibly three more mega-shelters, and the rain from Harvey officially became the heaviest tropical downpour in U.S. history. Louisiana’s governor offered to take in Harvey victims from Texas, and televangelist Joel […]

Civil Rights and Political Leaders Decry Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio

Civil Rights and Political Leaders Decry Trump

Political, civil rights and community leaders nationwide are condemning President Donald Trump’s late Aug. 25 pardon of Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff for Maricopa County, Arizona.  Arpaio, 85, has faced numerous legal issues, including what amounted to racial profiling of Latinos in the Phoenix area during immigration sweeps by his deputies. A U.S. judge had […]

The Latest News in Trump's America - Aug. 24

The Latest News 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: A Steep Price for DREAMers President Donald Trump is known for deals. Now, his administration is reportedly […]

AP: Steve Bannon Leaves a White House Now in Turmoil

AP: Steve Bannon Leaves a White House Now in Turmoil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leaving.  Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president’s administration in turmoil. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday would be Bannon’s last […]

Former NAACP Chief Ben Jealous Declares Bid for Maryland Governor

Former NAACP Chief Ben Jealous Declares Bid for Maryland Governor

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former NAACP president Ben Jealous announced Wednesday that he’s running for governor of Maryland as a progressive Democrat, and in doing so he repeatedly tried to link popular incumbent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to President Donald Trump.  Jealous, who is running in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, could face a […]

NAACP Chief Cornell William Brooks to Leave Post

NAACP Chief Cornell William Brooks to Leave Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires this summer, officials said Friday. Brooks has been the NAACP’s leader since 2014 but will not be kept on past June 30, the end of his current term. NAACP […]

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