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    PNS Daily News - January 28, 20150 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including; the LDS Church is supporting laws that protect LGBT Americans; and federal royalties for coal on public land are getting a checkup; and a new report shows that income inequality may be worse than previously reported.

Immigrant Issues

PHOTO: Long Island advocates are urging local immigrants to keep preparing their paper work for temporary legal status despite last weeks vote by the U.S. House to halt deferred action on deportations. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK – Don't get discouraged – that's the message being sent to New York's undocumented immigrants in the aftermath of the House vote to halt deferred action on deportations. Maryann Sinclair Slutsky, executive director of the advocacy group Long Island Wins, says there are upwards ...Read More

PHOTO: At health fairs and other events, groups are ramping up bilingual efforts to assist uninsured Latinos in Florida in signing up for health insurance before this year's Feb. 15 enrollment deadline. Photo credit: Luigi Novi/Wikimedia Commons

MIAMI, Fla. - Since the latest enrollment period began in November, nearly 1.2 million Floridians have signed up for health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act or "Obamacare." Florida's numbers are the largest of any of the 37 states using federally-run health exchanges. But there's a ...Read More

PHOTO: "My fight to remain in the U.S. with my wife and daughters will continue," says Arturo Hernandez Garcia, the Colorado man whose high-profile immigration case was dealt a legal setback this week. Photo courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

DENVER - Despite a recent legal setback, Arturo Hernandez Garcia says he will not give up on his effort to remain with his wife and daughters in the United States by qualifying for President Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program, also known as "DAPA." Garcia, who has been living ...Read More

PHOTO: A hearing is set for this morning at the Federal Courthouse in Brownsville, as Texas and some two dozen other states seek to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration. Photo credit: Chris Potter/Flickr.
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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Texas is center stage today in the national battle over immigration reform, with a court hearing on the lawsuit filed over President Barack Obama's executive action. About two dozen states, including Texas, are seeking an injunction against the plan, claiming it's uncons ...Read More

PHOTO: An effort to reduce domestic violence among Minnesota's Latino population is using social connectedness to engage the community and let victims know what help is available. Photo credit: Nicola/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Domestic violence cuts across all economic, racial and social boundaries in Minnesota but there can be varied needs among victims, and one effort finding success is focused on the state's Latino population. Ivette Izea-Martinez, community engagement manager at Casa de Esperanza, ...Read More

PHOTO: President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration could bring millions of additional tax dollars and job security to the state, according to a new analysis. Photo credit: Peter Souza/White House.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Worker security, a larger tax base and increased productivity are just some of the benefits immigration experts say people across Michigan and the nation stand to gain from President Barack Obama's executive order to grant work permits to some undocumented immigrants. R ...Read More

PHOTO: A canvasser from the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association talks to a resident about open enrollment and his health care options in Lowell, MA as part of Health Care For All’s campaign “Apply Now, Stay Covered” Photo courtesy Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association.

BOSTON - People went door to door all over Massachusetts this weekend, and not all of them were singing Christmas carols. Many were alerting folks to upcoming deadlines for signing up for health insurance. It was part of an effort to knock on 200,000 doors during open enrollment. Volunteers from s ...Read More

PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court is taking action to uphold a lower court ruling that overturned Arizona's law preventing some young immigrants from getting drivers' licenses. Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol.

PHOENIX - The U.S. Supreme Court is supporting a lower court ruling allowing young immigrants in Arizona to get driver's licenses. The high court refused to stay a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which overturned Arizona's denial of licenses to immigrants who have statu ...Read More

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