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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - NC: Immigrant

Juana Ortega remains in sanctuary in a church in North Carolina. Her case is highlighted in the film Santuario. (Working Films/WomenAdvaNCe)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Juana Ortega came to the United States in the 1990s seeking political asylum from Guatemala, but for the past few years she's been living in a Greensboro church under sanctuary. Her story is the focus of a film that looks at the ways immigration enforcement practices are harming fam

Immigrant college graduates in the class of 2020 missed traditional graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's first generation immigrant college grads have missed out on rite-of-passage graduation ceremonies, and many now are reflecting on their college experience and future job prospects. Uyen Nguyen, a first-generation immigrant from Vietnam and a graduate of Davidson C

Two union members and tobacco workers on a North Carolina farm. (Farm Labor Organizing Committee)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A labor union representing more than 9,000 farmworkers says the coronavirus pandemic has made working conditions worse for migrant laborers on North Carolina tobacco farms. The Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO, is calling on the multi-billion-dollar corporations that purc

Some Durham workers hold paychecks owed to them for work they completed nearly one year ago. (Siembra NC)

DURHAM, N.C. -- A group of largely undocumented immigrant workers in the Triangle has successfully pressured a local employer to compensate the workers for unpaid wages. Workers'-rights advocates say the win highlights the state Department of Labor's unwillingness to investigate wage-theft claims in

Many North Carolina farms rely heavily on migrant workers for the labor-intensive tobacco harvest. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Labor organizers says several North Carolina farms are blocking them from being able to speak and provide information to migrant workers. Justin Flores is vice president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, a union representing agricultural workers in the state. He says most of

North Carolina Asian Americans Together and other advocacy organizations have expressed opposition to the Trump administration's move to broaden who is considered to be a

RALEIGH, N.C. — Trepidation is rising in North Carolina's Asian-American community amid recent changes to federal immigration law slated to go into effect on October 15. The new rules take into consideration a green-card applicant's income level and use of federal assistance programs, among ot

Family separation can cause serious psychological damage to migrant children. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Amid President Donald Trump's announcement of an increase in nationwide ICE raids and immigration arrests this month, mothers and activists have mobilized across the state to protest the detention and separation of thousands of migrant children from their families. Durham res

If passed into law, House Bill 370 would require North Carolina sheriffs to cooperate with federal immigration officials. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina legislators have passed House Bill 370, which, if enacted into law, would force county sheriffs to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE in detaining and deporting people. The bill would mandate that county sheriffs comply with requests or other instructi

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