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Economists say coronavirus disaster declarations may be the quickest path to reopening; militia groups use virus, Independence Day to recruit followers.

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Trump visits South Dakota's Black Hills, Mt. Rushmore today; nearby tribal leaders object, citing concerns over COVID-19 and a fireworks display. Plus, voter registration numbers are down from this time in 2016.

Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

New York, NY — Following the murders of 13 people at an immigrant service center last Friday in Binghamton, N.Y., immigrant advocates are concerned that the tragedy might give some immigrants second thoughts about getting the training they need to become productive citizens and find work. Amy

New York, NY — Millions of New Yorkers are headed to work today under threat of a 23 percent fare hike coupled with the possible loss of some bus, train and subway runs. Steep fare increases, painful service cuts and layoffs of at least 1,100 transit workers all will happen, the Metropolitan T

New York, NY — Thousands of immigrants have been deported and many more have been subjected to controversial raids. However, the Obama administration may be ready to break with Bush-era policies. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's intention to review the handling of deportations an

New York, NY — President Obama is sticking to his goal of expanding health care benefits, despite the slumping economy, and New York is one of the states spearheading that effort. State lawmakers are considering plans to expand health coverage, and a new report says immigrants will be a key fa

Albany, NY — The courtroom soon could become a more lonely place for many New Yorkers, if budget cutbacks leave hundreds of thousands of people without the lawyers once provided by the state for civil cases. These low-income New Yorkers face complex legal issues in cases ranging from fighting

New York, NY — A NY investigation concludes that federal agents making Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids were ordered to change their mission, shifting focus from the most dangerous undocumented immigrants to just making lots of arrests. A New York law school, using the Freedom o

Albany, NY - Immigrant advocates are applauding President Obama and Congress for re-authorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and allowing low-income legal immigrant kids to enroll without a five-year wait. Adam Gurvitch, director of health advocacy for the New York Immigration Co

New York, NY — Hate crimes against Latinos are up by 40 percent in recent years, and a New York-based civil rights group says U.S. immigration policy is to blame. The group, LatinoJustice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund), filed a petition Thursday with the Inter-American

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