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Organizers in El Paso, Texas: Community Is Important

Organizers in El Paso, Texas: Community Is Important

  Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice News is sharing this video from KCOS-TV, the PBS television station in El Paso, Texas, because it highlights the community building and social justice efforts of local leaders.   That includes Cemelli de Aztlan, who works with grassroots organizations that are part of the El Paso Equal Voice Network, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Latest in Trump's America: Repeal and Replace and DACA

The 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: It’s Back! Congress Considers a New Push to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act. This month, […]

Haunted by Katrina, Louisiana Faces Harvey and its Aftermath

Haunted by Katrina, Louisiana Faces Harvey and its Aftermath

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Twelve years to the day, Aug. 29, after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, another deadly storm forced the rescue of hundreds of people from floodwaters in southwestern Louisiana and prompted New Orleans to shut down its schools and other key institutions as a precaution.  Tropical Storm Harvey flooded […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Texas Bathroom Bill for Transgender Community Fails in Session

Texas Bathroom Bill for Transgender Community Fails in Session

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people died again late on Aug. 15 along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season.  It is the second time that North Carolina-style […]

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