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PNS Daily Newscast - November 17, 2017 


The Keystone oil pipeline spills big time in South Dakota; a look at the GOP tax plan and it’s impact on the most vulnerable Americans; and renewed hope for Maine’s Katahdin Woods and Waters national monument.

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Public News Service - CO: Immigrant Issues

More than 17,000 Coloradans who entered the U.S. as children could face deportation if Congress does not act to save the DACA program. (Duffman/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER -- Colorado advocates for immigrants' rights are doubling down on efforts to press Congress to pass the Dream Act, which would provide a path to citizenship to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Some 50 activists from all corners of the state gathered in Denve

If President Trump eliminates the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, hundreds of thousands of immigrants could be at risk of deportation. (Pixabay)

DENVER - People advocating for immigrants in Denver scored a win this week when the City Council approved a bill that puts strict limits on how officials can assist federal agents. Corrine Rivera-Fowler, policy and civic engagement director for the group Padres and Jóvenes Unidos, said the mov

Arrests of immigrants without criminal records increased by more than 200 percent in Colorado and Wyoming during the first 100 days of the Trump Administration. (Getty Images)

DENVER – A rapid-response network to assist immigrants facing deportation was officially launched in Denver yesterday. More than 100 people have volunteered to manage a 24-hour hotline to track raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE, and document any abuses. Nicole Melaku, the

Deportation concerns are driving many Colorado families to non-government food pantries for assistance, and to churches, where many feel safe. (Getty Images)

DENVER -- Children born in this country are U.S. citizens, regardless of their parents' immigration status, and many are eligible for health insurance coverage and food stamps. But the Trump Administration's tough talk on immigration and an uptick in ICE activity in so-called sanctuary cities, are

Proponents say sanctuary-city status provides temporary protections for undocumented immigrants until Congress acts on immigration reform. (Pixabay)

LONGMONT, Colo. – As the Trump administration ramps up deportation efforts, including undocumented immigrants with no criminal record, Tuesday the Longmont City Council is set to consider a sanctuary-city proposal. Jose Beteta, executive director of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, says the m

Undocumented immigrants, if not deported, are set to contribute nearly $5 trillion in U.S. economic output over the next decade. (Pixabay)

DENVER – The richest one percent of U.S. taxpayers pay less in taxes, just five percent of their income, than undocumented immigrants who pay eight percent. That's according to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Meg Wiehe, the director of programs for the group,

Activists say Disney's CEO should resign from President Donald Trump's Business Advisory Council to be consistent with the company's family-friendly values. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As people across the world celebrate International Women's Day, activists plan to visit a Walt Disney Company shareholder meeting in Denver. Their goal is to urge CEO Robert Iger to step down from President Donald Trump's Business Advisory Council. Pamela Resendiz is the managing di

A report summarizing four decades of research concludes that immigrants benefit U.S. communities and do not increase crime. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As President Donald Trump continues to make good on promises to deport undocumented immigrants – with some in Colorado seeking protection in sanctuary churches – a new study shows U.S. cities with large immigrant populations experience lower rates of crime. Contrary to t

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