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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...

California won't meet its climate change goals without a lot more housing density in its cities

By Liam Dillon
March 6, 2017
LA Times

To meet the bold new climate change goals put in place last year, California will work to put millions of electric cars on the road, revolutionize its dairy industry and generate half of all power from solar panels and other renewable sources.

But those efforts will come up short, warn state regulators, without dramatic changes to how Californians live and travel.

Public University Lays off 79 IT Workers After They Train Outsourced Replacements

Laid-off unionized IT workers at the University of California's San Francisco campus protested and spoke to the media on their last day of work.

Joe Mullin
March 2, 2017
Ars Technica

Union says it's the first time a public university has embraced IT outsourcing. 

Renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson calls for preserving half of Earth to save biodiversity

The extinct golden toad (Incilius periglenes) formerly lived in a small area of cloud forest in Costa Rica.
The last sighting was in May 1989, and it has since been officially classified as extinct.  Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

California's crumbling infrastructure evidence of poor priorities

Heavy equipment operators dig access points to the riverbank to allow heavy equipment access to remove the sediment and debris from the diversion pool area just below the damaged spillway at Oroville Dam in Butte County. Photo taken February 17, 2017. Brian Baer/ California Department of Water Resources

By: Todd Firchette
February 20, 2017
Western Farm Press
 

California spent on high-speed rail and illegal immigrants, but ignored Oroville Dam

Photo by: Randy Pench
The California Department of Water Resources increased the amount of water being discharged from Lake Oroville in anticipation of storms later this week as well as snowmelt this spring, but criticism about neglect of the 50-year-old dam continues to flood the office of Gov. Jerry Brown. (Associated Press)

 
By Valerie Richardson
February 13, 2017

Forget Silicon Valley: Here’s the place worried that Trump will chop technology visas

Seema Mody
February 13, 2017
CNBC
 
President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda and his focus on curbing immigration have stoked fears that visas widely given to technology workers may be on the chopping block.
 

San Joaquin Valley continues to sink because of groundwater pumping, NASA says

Joseph Serna
February 9, 2017
Los Angeles Times

California’s San Joaquin Valley continues to sink at an alarming rate because of groundwater pumping and irrigation, according to a new study by NASA.

CAPS Embraces the American Dream ...

CAPS does not advocate blaming people from other countries for wanting to come live here. 

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