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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...

Pop​-​up Wetlands Helping Migrating Shorebirds

Shorebirds flock at sunset over The Nature Conservancy wetland program field in Sacramento Valley, California. - The Nature Conservancy/Drew Kelly
Tracy Staedter
August 31, 2017
Science

What happens when California becomes a ‘sanctuary state’?

By Taryn Luna
August 29, 2017
The Sacramento Bee

California’s so-called “sanctuary state” bill, introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León as a direct response to President Donald Trump’s campaign promise to deport “bad hombres” and undocumented immigrants, is well on its way to becoming law.

A Labor Day Wish – More Jobs for Americans

By Joe Guzzardi
August 31, 2017

Don’t be deceived by media reporting about the jobs market. Economists like to say that the monthly data is encouraging or shows improvement. A lot of smoke is thrown out at the unsuspecting about seasonal adjustments, monthly revisions or weather-related declines that, when the jobs numbers are too miserable to overlook, is intended to distract.

Southern California Assembly members divided on immigration bill

FILE -- In this Aug. 31, 2016 file photo the dome of the state Capitol glows in the early evening in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers return Monday, Aug. 21 , from a monthlong break with a busy agenda that includes tackling the state’s housing crisis and deciding whether to make California a statewide sanctuary for people living illegally in the U.S.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)  

Trump Administration Moves to Expand Deportation Dragnet to Jails

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arresting a man in Riverside, Calif., in June.Credit Melissa Lyttle for The New York Times

Air pollution ups stress hormones, alters metabolism

A man wearing a respiratory protection mask walks toward an office building during the smog after a red alert was issued for heavy air pollution in Beijing's central business district, China, December 21, 2016.Jason Lee

By Anne Harding
August 15, 2017
Reuters

Is California finally reaching the breaking point?

The typical homeowner in 2013 was 55 making $60,000 a year while the median renter was 40 earning $30k
By Victor Davis Hanson
August 10, 2017
The Mercury News


Corporate profits at California-based transnational corporations such as Apple, Facebook and Google are hitting record highs.

California housing prices from La Jolla to Berkeley along the Pacific Coast can top $1,000 a square foot.
 

Trump, GOP senators introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels

President Trump announced the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act on Aug.

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