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President Trump visits California, targeting its homelessness crisis and environmental protections; and Tennessee is a top destination for out-of-state women seeking abortions.

2020Talks - September 18, 2019. (3 min.)  


Interfaith Alliance's Connie Ryan and Family Leader's Bob Vander Plaats on their differing views of religion's role in politics; and former Rep. Mark Sanford confers with cardboard cutout of President Trump.

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Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

New York — Legislation that would have required 17,000 licensed Suffolk contractors to use the federal E-Verify immigration database to check the status of new workers has been withdrawn by its sponsor. Suffolk County Democrat Jon Cooper says there are too many problems with the plan. Cooper,

New York, NY — Published reports say 62 immigrants have died after being placed in "administrative detention" in the United States in the last four years. Tonight, 30 cities hold "A Night of a Thousand Conversations," simultaneous events organized to raise awareness of detention policies and p

Brentwood, NY - Only weeks after a court threw out one plan for verifying the legal status of workers, Suffolk County lawmakers are set to vote on a new one. The resolution would require about 1,000 contractors who do business with the county to verify the legal citizenship records of all newly-hire

Long Island, NY - The Suffolk County Legislature has passed what some say is the nation's most stringent anti-immigrant labor law. The bill requires contractors to verify the immigration status of their employees or lose their licenses. Milan Bhatt with the New York Immigration Coalition believes Su

New York, NY - Border Patrol agents are now conducting ID checks aboard Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains, and there are charges that some New Yorkers are being stopped and questioned because of the color of their skins or their countries of origin. Maria Muentes with Families for Freedom calls it

Hauppauge, NY - The Suffolk Legislature could face a lawsuit over its vote on a bill that would require contractors to investigate workers' immigration status or lose their licenses. The suit is an attempt to halt this week's scheduled vote on lawmaker Brian Beedenbender's controversial bill, in fav

Smithtown, NY - A legislative showdown is expected today over a controversial proposal to force contractors to investigate the eligibility of Long Island immigrant workers. The Suffolk County Legislature is holding a day-long session with public testimony on a bill that would revoke the licenses of

Albany, NY — Tone it down, please! That will be the call during today's annual Immigrant Day of Action in Albany. They come from diverse upbringings, members of the Chinese, Russian, Latino and Caribbean communities, but Norman Eng with the New York Immigration Coalition says they're all rally

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