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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 - NY: Immigrant

The U.S Supreme Court ruling calls the Trump administration's action to rescind the DACA program

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday rejected the Trump administration's attempt to end a program that allows undocumented immigrants who arrived as children to live and work in this country without fear of deportation. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA was created

An advance directive informs hospitals about a patient's choices for medical interventions and end-of-life care. (Halfpoint/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK - As the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rise, a new initiative is helping Mexican immigrants living in the United States deal with issues of end-of-life planning. Hispanic Americans are 18% of the U.S. population, but account for 25% of COVID deaths, adding extra urgen

The COVID pandemic has raised public awareness of the essential role that undocumented workers play in the U.S. agricultural industry. (JackF/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Undocumented New York farm workers may be risking their lives and livelihoods during the COVID pandemic, but they get few federal or state protections. On April 8, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala became the first New York farm worker known to die from COVID-19. Emma Kreyche, di

Rights advocates say immigrants removed from their families are being put at risk of exposure to COVID-19 in federal detention facilities.  (vivalapenler/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Immigrant rights advocates say New York must restore state funding for a successful program that provides lawyers for immigrants facing deportation. Established in 2017, the Liberty Defense Project is a public-private program providing assistance in obtaining access to legal services

Young black and Hispanic children are missed by the census at twice the rate of white children. (Monkey Business/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Children under five are the largest age group to be missed in the U.S. Census, so children's advocates are making concerted efforts to increase participation this year. The census is supposed to count every person of any age living in the United States. The data not only determines con

Workers say loopholes in New York labor laws undermine recent minimum-wage increases. (Photo: Zishun Ning)

NEW YORK -- We need the SWEAT Bill now. That's the message workers delivered to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday. The SWEAT bill would expand the existing mechanics' lien law that helps contractors secure payment from building owners to allow hourly workers to collect when employers refuse to pay. Sara

The Respect and Dignity for All platform includes 17 policy priorities for immigrants and working-class people of color in New York. (Dubo/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of immigrants and people of color are in Albany today calling on legislators to act on a list of priorities they call the Respect and Dignity for All platform. They traveled from New York City, Long Island and Westchester for a morning rally and day of lobbying in the state ca

Workers rallying at Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office say some employers still get away with wage theft. (NMAS)

NEW YORK - Workers are rallying outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office Monday to say they still are being ripped off by employers who steal their wages, and Cuomo can stop it with the stroke of a pen. A bill that could aid workers who are the victims of wage theft passed both the state Assembly and Se

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