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  • Immigration Groups Press for Full Reform as Senate Votes on Shutdown, DACA

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Groups that advocate for the so-called Dreamers are pushing for comprehensive immigration reform as the U.S. Senate is set to vote Thursday on President Donald Trump’s plan to reopen the government with funds for a border wall and a concession on DACA tacked on. His...
  • Groups Applaud Ruling to Keep Citizenship Question Off 2020 Census

    Suzanne Potter Public News Service JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Civil rights and immigrants’ groups are celebrating a ruling by a federal judge in New York that removes a question from the 2020 Census that would ask people about their citizenship status. However, the issue isn’t settled. The question is controversial because...
  • Groups Launch Campaign to Stop Prop 5

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The No on Prop 5 coalition kicked off its campaign Wednesday to defeat the ballot measure that would change the way properties are taxed in California. The coalition includes public sector unions that represent firefighters and teachers, plus groups that fight...
  • Making Case for Labeling White Supremacist Groups as Gangs

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland has become a hot spot for far-right rallies that often turn violent. Could more be done if the groups holding these rallies were considered gangs? Two criminologists believe so, and they say groups like the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer,...
  • Government Watchdog Groups: Pruitt’s EPA Exit “Long Overdue”

    Trimmel Gomes California News Service WASHINGTON – After allegedly overspending on everything from pens to lavish trips and accepting questionable deals from lobbyists, government ethics and watchdog groups say Scott Pruitt’s resignation as Environmental Protection Agency administrator is long overdue. During his one-year tenure, Pruitt was seen by conservatives...
  • Civil Rights Groups Blast Trump’s State of the Union

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Civil rights leaders say President Donald Trump’s State of the Union claim of massive gains under his leadership fell flat in light of the policies he pursued during his first year in office. The president Tuesday night bragged about appointing conservative...
  • Groups Sue to Keep Methane Waste Rule

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Two new lawsuits have been filed in federal court to stop the Trump administration from deep-sixing rules meant to reduce pollution, fight climate change and preserve public resources. A dozen conservation groups and the state attorneys general of California and New Mexico filed suit on...
  • CA Groups Criticize DACA Decision; Push Passage of Dream Act

    Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES – California is home to one in four Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients in the country – or about 228,000 people – so President Donald Trump’s decision to end the program has provoked a storm of criticism from a wide...

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