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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2018 


The Senate votes to withdraw funding for the Saudi war in Yemen. Also on the Friday rundown: the Global Climate Conference reinforces the need for grassroots movements; and could this be the most wasteful time of year?

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Public News Service - NC: Immigrant Issues

Proposed changes to the definition of

RALEIGH, N.C. – Advocates for immigrants say changes to the definition of "public charge," a term used to issue green cards and permanent status, have given access to public services a bad rap. The changes would affect policies that govern how the use of public benefits may affect an individ

Between 2000 and 2016, North Carolina’s Asian-American population grew by 144 percent, the fastest rate among Southern states and the second-fastest in the U.S. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Asian Americans are one of North Carolina's fastest-growing demographics. At more than 89,000 registered voters, that number has doubled in the last decade, and groups are working to ensure that Asian-American voices are heard on such key issues as immigration and climate chang

With North Carolina's growing immigrant population, advocates say adding a citizenship question will result in an inaccurate count of the people in the state. (Andrea Donato Alemanno/flickr.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - Adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 U.S. Census may sound innocuous, but immigrant advocates say it will have a far-reaching impact on all people in the country. The Trump administration is proposing adding the question, but people such as Dani Moore, director of the Imm

Some people visited Raleigh businesses Thursday to hand-write letters outlining their opposition to legislation that allows local officers to enforce federal immigration law. (Trey Roberts)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina State Senate is pushing ahead with legislation that would give state patrol officers the right to enforce federal immigration laws, but not without opposition. Senate Bill 145 also threatens loss of funding to force the University of North Carolina system an

Small towns like Lansing, N.C., need residents who will start businesses and put down roots. Some in Congress are concerned that ending the DACA program will inhibit that. (Tom Fowler Aerial Photography/Wikipedia)

HIGH POINT, N.C. – While Congress seems in no hurry to resolve the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, some Congressional leaders say rural communities may have the most to lose if the young people brought to the U.S. as children have to leave the workforce. Presiden

Many of the foods North Carolina families eat at Thanksgiving are harvested by migrant farmworkers. (Deb Nystrom/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The state of North Carolina is a defendant in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday challenging a state law that prevents farmworkers from organizing to protect their rights on the job. The case was filed by the ACLU of North Carolina and the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of t

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – As the futures of young immigrants in the DACA program hang in limbo, a North Carolina foundation is providing funds to groups helping them navigate the uncertainty. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has created a DACA Rapid Response Fund, dividing $100,000 among eight o

So far, three North Carolina churches are offering sanctuary to people at risk of deportation. (Diane Brennan/flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – With the future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and of Dreamers and other immigrants in question, a growing number of North Carolina churches are being called to offer a solution. Based on current immigration policy, churches are institutions that immigra

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