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Helping NPR with Basic Journalism on Immigration Issues

I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When...

Ric Oberlink

California Could Offer State Medicaid Benefits To Illegal Aliens

Some California lawmakers are determined to pass legislation that encourages more illegal...

E-Verify, Tight Labor Markets, Wage Increases: That’s Good News

The unemployment rate has fallen to 3.8%, the lowest since 2000, and the black unemployment rate...

Ric Oberlink

The American Lung Association’s Latest Air Pollution Report Is Out… And It’s Bad News For California

  Despite many attempts by California lawmakers to curb air pollution levels in the...

Undersea Habitats need Protection, Legislator Says

By David Perlman
July 28, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle 
 
On the Davidson seamount, A basket starfish perches on a Picasso sponge. Photo: MBARI/NOAA
 

Mexican Border Agency Seen as Aiding Illegal Immigration

By Joseph J. Kolb
July 26, 2016
Fox News 
 
South of the border, Grupo Beta is seen as a humanitarian organization that steers north-bound migrants through the crossfire of warring drug cartels. But in Texas, many view it as part of a pipeline that sends humans and drugs pouring into the U.S., all with the funding and backing of the Mexican government.
 

Immigration Reform And Counter-Terrorism Are Intertwined

Migrants and refugees gather to listen to Nadia Murad Basee Taha (not pictured), an Iraqi woman of the Yazidi faith who was abducted and held by the Islamic State for three months, at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica.
 
By Douglas B. Baker
July 18, 2016
The Daily Caller
 

Monster El Niño Not Enough to Quench California Drought

Rain over California’s Owen’s Valley in early May 2016. The 2015–2016 El Niño, which officially ended in late May, was one of the strongest El Niños on record. Although predicted to bring heavy rainfall to California, new research shows El Niño’s rains were not enough to ease California’s ongoing drought. Credit: Dustin Blakey
 
By Lauren Lipuma
July 15, 2016

Feds moving to strip money from U.S. sanctuary cities

Rep. John Culberson, Texas Republican, demanded earlier this year that Attorney General Lorretta E. Lynch take action against sanctuary cities, which the Justice Department has found violate federal laws. (Associated Press) 
 
By Stephen Dinan 
July 7, 2016.
The Washington Times
 

Nearly 1 Million Immigrants — Including More Than 170K Convicts — Ignoring Deportation

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers escort an arrestee during a series of early-morning raids on March 3, 2015, in the Bronx borough of New York. (Associated Press) ** FILE ** more >
 
By Stephen Dinan
July 1, 2016
The Washington Times
 

Human Smugglers Hail Uber Drivers to take Migrants to U.S.-Mexico Border

By Alizeh Kohari
June 30, 2016
Yahoo News
 
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Human traffickers, who are finding increasingly creative ways to shuttle Central American migrants through Mexico to the U.S. border, have begun to use the Uber ride-sharing service.
 

Supreme Court decision deals blow to health coverage efforts in California

By Soumya Karlamangla
June 23, 2016
Los Angeles Times
 
The Supreme Court decision Thursday effectively blocking President Obama’s immigration programs also comes as a blow to California legislators who have been fighting to offer health insurance to people living in the country illegally. 
 

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