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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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A letter signed by 22 U.S. senators to the Department of Homeland Security asks the agency to preserve the Parole in Place program for family members of servicemen and women.(MichaelJung/Adobe Stock)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immigrants' rights groups say fear is spreading among people in the U.S. military who have undocumented family members, after word that a program that protects their families from deportation may be terminated. The U.S. Customs and Immigration Service confirms that the "

President Donald Trump is calling for a delay of the 2020 U.S. Census after the Supreme Court rejected his administration's call to include a question about citizenship. (U.S. Census Bureau)

LOS ANGELES – Civil-rights groups are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that will probably keep a question about citizenship off the 2020 Census. The high court rejected the Trump administration's explanation that asking people about their citizenship status is necessary to enforce the Vo

The Trump administration's new immigration system would prioritize well-educated, high-skill migrants over those with family ties to the United States. (Pixabay)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Immigrants' rights groups are speaking out against President Donald Trump's new immigration proposal – unveiled yesterday – saying it betrays American values and ignores the thorniest issues that have thus far held up a comprehensive immigration deal in Congres

Immigrants' groups are pushing Congress to grant permanent residency to TPS holders. (Sarah Hall)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Many in the immigrant rights community are rejoicing after federal authorities agreed this week to let people with Temporary Protected status from Honduras and Nepal continue to live and work here legally until litigation is resolved. The Trump administration already had

Statistics show the pay gap compounds as people age, and women over 65 get an average of $234 less per week than men from Social Security. (Brian A. Jackson/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The issue of equal pay for equal work is front and center in Congress this week as House Democrats reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act. It comes 10 years after President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which modernized and improved on the Equal P

By some estimates, up to 24 million people could be affected by a proposed rule to make it harder for legal immigrants who use public benefits to get a green card or visa. (Morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – People can now officially weigh in on a proposal by the Trump administration to punish legal permanent residents who have used certain public benefits by making it harder for them to get a green card or visa. The proposal comes despite studies that show legal permanent r

The government plans to build a migrant detention center at GoodFellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, on a former firing range near an uncapped, closed landfill. (Wikimedia Commons)

CONCORD, Calif. – A coalition of health, labor and environmental groups is asking the Trump administration to release specific locations for immigrant detention centers to be built on military bases – sites that may be polluted. President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy at the bord

An estimated 425,000 Californians are DACA recipients, many of whom could face deportation if the program is allowed to expire. (Avid Creative/iStockphoto)

HOUSTON – The future of 800,000 so-called "Dreamers" nationwide – more than half of them in California – is at stake as the DACA program is challenged in a federal court hearing today in Houston. Texas and six other states are asking for a preliminary injunction to stop the Deferr

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