PNS Daily Newscast - March 19, 2018 

Facebook is under the gun for failing to disclose misused data of 50 million Americans during the 2016 election. Also on our Monday rundown: a new study shows e-cigarettes are harmful to teens; and it's Poison Prevention Week – a good time to dispel some myths.

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Public News Service - NY: Human Rights/Racial Justice

On Sept. 5, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced DACA was being repealed. (US DHS/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court may decide Friday if it will hear oral arguments in the government's appeal of a federal court's order for a nationwide halt to the Trump administration's termination of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. A federal district court

Immigrants' rights advocates say immigrant activists across the country are being targeted for deportation. (PROFibonacci Blue/Flickr)

NEW YORK – A lawsuit has been filed in federal court challenging what immigrants' advocates say is the targeting of an immigrants'-rights activist by immigration officials. Last month, Ravi Ragbir, who heads the New Sanctuary Coalition, was detained during a routine check-in with Immigration

The U.S. Department of Justice has sent letters threatening legal action to 23 sanctuary cities around the country. (7beachbum/Flickr)

MT. VERNON, N.Y. – Some of the mayors attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., were angered by a threatening letter from the Department of Justice. On Wednesday, shortly before a scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump, a letter was delivered to 23 sanctuary cities

Terminating Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans will affect 190,000 children who are U.S. citizens. (quinntheislander/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Immigrants' advocates are condemning the Trump administration's announcement that it is ending Temporary Protected Status for immigrants from El Salvador. The move will officially end the status in September 2019 and will affect about 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the U.S.

Cuomo said the pardons

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has again used his executive power to shield immigrants from the threat of deportation. Last week, the governor pardoned 61 individuals, including 18 immigrants who had been convicted of low-level offenses. The Trump administration has targeted immigrants w

Some Stingray devices can capture the content of cellphone calls. (Mimzy/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Civil-liberties advocates want the New York Police Department to hand over more information about its cellphone tracking devices. The New York Civil Liberties Union was in the State Supreme Court this week in its ongoing case seeking transparency in the NYPD's use of surveillance

President Donald Trump's decision to end DACA sparked nationwide protests. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Pass a clean DREAM Act before the end of the year: That's the message delivered to Sen. Charles Schumer's Manhattan office on Tuesday. The message was contained in boxes wrapped as holiday gifts, full of petitions with almost a quarter of a million signatures calling for congressi

Advocates say allowing religious-based discrimination against LGBT people puts civil rights laws at risk. (BhaktiCreative/Pixabay)

NEW YORK -- A national coalition of organizations says a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court poses a major risk to civil rights. Next week, the nation's highest court will hear arguments in a case in which Colorado cake shop owners claim that requiring them to sell a cake for a same-sex weddin

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