The Latest on California’s Sanctuary State Law---Encouraging News

California Referendum Process Dates Back to 1911. For the millions of Californians opposed...

Joe Guzzardi

Limiting Access in America to Family Planning Has a High Cost

In a 163-page rule-changing document, “Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage...

Maria Fotopoulos

Steinle Trial Moves forward, but Congressional Anti-Sanctuary Bills Remain Stuck in Swamp

Testimony begins in San Francisco Sanctuary City, Kate Steinle Trial. Last week, the...

Joe Guzzardi

Refugee Resettlement Declining, Helpful in Slowing U.S. Population Growth

U.S. Fertility at all-time low. Recently released State Department data showed that in...

Joe Guzzardi

Plastic pollution risks 'near permanent contamination of natural environment'

Plastic bottles and other debris gather on the banks of the Anacostia River in Washington DC. Plastic has now outstripped most other man-made materials. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
 

First global analysis of all mass–produced plastics has found humans have produced 8.3bn tonnes since the 1950s with the majority ending up in landfill or oceans

Top Trump official warns special immigration status may end soon for a million people

Ricardo Campos, of United We Stand, left, presents a petition asking lawmakers to help release a Nicaraguan asylum seeker who was detained after a routine check-in with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in South Florida, at the office of Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Wed., April 19, 2017, in Miami.  At right is Ros-Lehtinen's Chief of Staff Maytee Sanz. Lynne Sladky AP

​Immigration crackdown leads to deportations of Europeans

Assocaited Press
July 11, 2017
KCRA CHANNEL 3 SACRAMENTO
 
BOSTON (AP) - Europeans often hid in plain sight as Latin Americans, Asians and others living illegally in America were sent packing. But now they're starting to realize they are not immune to President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, and they're worried.
 

Why 1 Million Californians Lack Safe Drinking Water

By Tara Lohan
July 6, 2017
High Country News

Ralph Gutierrez usually works seven days a week, a punishing schedule he has kept up for the past 14 years. On most days you’ll find him at the office by 6:30 in the morning, the sole occupant of a two-room cement block building with a handful of desks and a “help wanted” sign taped to the front door.

For Population, L.A. County's Loss Is The Inland Empire's Gain

The Skyline of Riverside
Scott Beyer
June 30, 2017
Forbes

Population shifts in America are often very specific, boiling down to nuances about policy, place and demographics--in other words, things besides just the weather.

House Passes Two Immigration Bills Ahead of July 4 Recess

Susan Jones
June 30. 2017
CNSNews

President Donald Trump is applauding the House of Representatives for passing “two crucial measures to save and protect American lives.”

Kate’s Law, named for the San Francisco woman shot and killed by a Mexican man who had illegally re-entered the U.S. multiple times, increases the criminal penalties for people who come back to the country after being deported.

Hell or High Water: How Will CA Adapt to the Anthropocene?

By: Glen Martin
Date: Summer 2017
CAL Berkeley - SUMMER MAGAZINE
 

On February 12, 2017, nearly 200,000 Californians got the order to flee for their lives.

Trump Rolls Back DAPA

Members of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles hold signs outside a vigil for immigrants at Our Lady Queen of Angels Church on April 16, 2015. David McNew / Reuters
 
By: Aria Bendix
June 16, 2017
The Atlantic
 

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