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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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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

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

Immigrant advocates say Operation Matador profiles immigrant men of color. (Police/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Immigrant-rights advocates want to know if an anti-gang operation is being used as a pretext for arresting and denying benefits to immigrants. The New York Immigration Coalition has filed federal and state freedom of information requests for documents relating to Operation Matador

Refugees are helping revitalize cities in central and western New York. (kalhh/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - The Trump administration's decision to lower the number of refugees allowed into the United States will have a big impact on New York communities. President Trump announced last week that the United States will admit only 45,000 refugees in the coming year, the most restrictive limit sin

President Trump was in New York City for the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly. (The White House)

NEW YORK – Hundreds rallied outside U.N. headquarters in New York City on Monday, calling on the Trump administration to extend Temporary Protected Status for thousands of immigrants. The rally coincided with the opening day of the General Assembly. An estimated 435,000 immigrants from ten d

Nearly 800,000 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children are currently protected by DACA. (26057/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Within hours of the announcement that the Trump administration will end the DACA program, a challenge to that decision was filed in federal court. Lawyers from Make the Road New York, the National Immigration Law Center and a clinic at Yale Law School want to amend an existing fed

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