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PNS Daily Newscast - January 16, 2018  


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Public News Service - CA: Immigrant Issues

50,000 California DACA recipients are parents to U.S.-born children. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Almost 250 California businesses and children's groups have just sent a joint letter to the state's members of Congress, urging them to pass the Dream Act, which would give certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children a work permit and

Most of the Haitians who are about to lose Temporary Protected Status came to the U.S. legally after the 2010 earthquake, and say they have little to return to. (Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock/US Air Force)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is home to some 16,000 Haitians who have now been given less than two years to pack up and leave – or find a way to get legal status – as the Trump administration decided on Tuesday to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in July 2019. Many

A new report shows that Asian and white children in California score significantly higher on measures of well-being compared to American Indian, Latino and African American kids. (Latino Outdoors)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California has improved child well-being significantly since 2014 - but still needs to shrink the severe racial disparities that persist, according to a new report. The "2017 Race for Results" report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation comes out every three years and the la

Statistics show that half of all children in California are born to immigrant parents. (Morguefile)

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 range of groups. Attorney General Jeff Sessions s

The DACA program has given work permits to more than three quarters of a million people, about 215-thousand living in California. (CA Immigrant Policy Center)

LOS ANGELES – Immigrants' rights groups are organizing a week-long series of rallies aimed at saving DACA, after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump will decide its fate this week. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has given work permits to more than 750,000 people.

More than 800,000 people have benefited from the DACA program since its inception in 2012. (avidcreative/iStockphoto)

SAN FRANCISCO – Immigrants' rights advocates are speaking out - because today is the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. California is home to more than 220,000 people who were brought to the U.S. as children and gained the right to work here whe

More than half of California is made up of almost 40 percent Latino residents, making it a majority-minority state. (Latino Outdoors)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- All but one rural county in California has added population over the past quarter century - and a new report shows that minorities are a big part of that boom. Analysts from nonpartisan research firm Headwaters Economics looked at census data from 1980 to 2015 across the West

Almost 133,000 parents of U.S. citizens immigrated legally to the United States in 2015. A bill endorsed by President Trump would limit those numbers. (Pixabay)

LOS ANGELES -- Immigrant-rights groups are calling President Trump's proposal to cut legal immigration by half racist and mean-spirited. On Wednesday, the president endorsed the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or RAISE Act, which would favor English-speaking, high-skill im

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