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Up to 600,000 Immigrants in South May Have Path to Legal Status

Up to 600,000 Immigrants in South May Have Path to Legal Status

The largest portion of those possibly eligible have a credible fear of persecution in their home country that could form the basis for an asylum claim.

ACLU Sues in U.S. Court Over Immigration Detention

ACLU Sues in U.S. Court Over Immigration Detention

From April 1-22, an average of 36,235 immigrants were in detention per day, according to the most recent statistics provided by ICE.

Gay Rights in China Get Fillip from Taiwan Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Gay Rights in China Get Fillip from Taiwan Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Wednesday’s decision, the first such ruling in Asia, cements Taiwan’s position as a beacon of liberalism in the region.

Trump Budget Cut Bid Would Make it ‘Impossible’ for U.N.: Spokesman

Trump Budget Cut Bid Would Make it ‘Impossible’ for U.N.: Spokesman

The Trump proposal cuts about a third from U.S. diplomacy and aid budgets, or nearly $19 billion.

Uber Underpaid NYC Drivers for Over Two Years

Uber Underpaid NYC Drivers for Over Two Years

More bad practices emerge from Uber, which owes its NYC drivers at least $45 million.

Texas House Approves New Voter ID Bill After Setbacks in Court

Texas House Approves New Voter ID Bill After Setbacks in Court

Critics contend the measure backed by the Republican-dominated lawmakers will still exclude minorities.

Leader of Moderate Republican House Group Resigns Over Healthcare

Leader of Moderate Republican House Group Resigns Over Healthcare

Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey told group members during a weekly meeting he was stepping down in the wake of efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Chicago Launches Ad Campaign to Counter Trump’s Immigration Efforts

Chicago Launches Ad Campaign to Counter Trump’s Immigration Efforts

The advertising was designed on a pro-bono basis by the ad agency Ogilvy Chicago and uses city-owned public-service advertising space, therefore coming at no cost to taxpayers.

Trump Seeks to Slash Government Spending in Budget Plan

Trump Seeks to Slash Government Spending in Budget Plan

More than $800 billion would be cut from the Medicaid program for the poor and more than $192 billion from food stamps.

Justice Department Asks U.S. Judge to Reconsider Slashing Sanctuary City Funds

Justice Department Asks U.S. Judge to Reconsider Slashing Sanctuary City Funds

Supporters of the sanctuary policy argue that enlisting police cooperation in rounding up immigrants for removal undermines communities’ trust in local police, particularly among Latinos.

Trump Administration Wants Obamacare Subsidy Case Put on Hold, Again

Trump Administration Wants Obamacare Subsidy Case Put on Hold, Again

The request leaves billions of dollars in payments to insurers up in the air for 2017 and 2018.

Pentagon Assesses Readiness for Transgender Hires

Pentagon Assesses Readiness for Transgender Hires

A memo instructed each military branch to examine their “readiness to begin assessing transgender applicants into military service on July 1, 2017.”

Texas House Passes ‘Bathroom Bill’ Targeting Public Schools

Texas House Passes ‘Bathroom Bill’ Targeting Public Schools

Critics said the House and Senate versions of the bill undermined civil rights and used children as political pawns.

Notre Dame Graduates Walk Out on Pence

Notre Dame Graduates Walk Out on Pence

Protesters stood up as Vice President Mike Pence warned graduates against suppressing free speech.

Stabbing Death of Black Army Officer Probed as Possible Hate Crime

Stabbing Death of Black Army Officer Probed as Possible Hate Crime

The suspect, Sean Urbanski, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing death of Second Lt. Richard Collins III, 23, early on Saturday.

David Clarke Denies CNN Report That He Plagiarized

David Clarke Denies CNN Report That He Plagiarized

Clarke reportedly lifted language from multiple sources for his thesis at the Naval Postgraduate School, according to CNN.

Military Veterans Suffering PTSD Get Back on Course with Golf

Military Veterans Suffering PTSD Get Back on Course with Golf

The goal is to help veterans assimilate back into their communities through the social interaction, mental stimulation and physical exercise that golf provides.

Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19 Percent in 2016, Doctors Say

Gender Confirmation Surgery Up 19 Percent in 2016, Doctors Say

Gender confirmation surgery encompasses a number of procedures, including operations on the chest or face.