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PNS Daily Newscast - May 28, 2020 


A grim milestone as U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 100,000. Housing advocates fear folks who lost their jobs could lose their homes.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 


Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

New York, NY — As the nation's immigration debate drags on unresolved, the immigrants in its midst say they are being threatened, discriminated against and sometimes killed. A group of New Yorkers is sharing their stories at this year's major political conventions. This week, they're in Denver

New York, NY — Lawyers say they plan to appeal Thursday’s ruling that effectively denies tens of thousands of immigrants the right to vote in the upcoming presidential election, as a consequence of a big backlog in citizenship applications. U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence McKenna dism

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Suffolk contractors to use the federal E-Verify immigration database to check the status of new workers has been withdrawn by its sponsor.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

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