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Obama Meets Central American Leaders and Considers Border Plan

Today President Obama met with the Presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras regarding the humanitarian crisis with refugee children who have left their homes in Central America to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border. The...
by Adriana Maestas
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Report: Obama administration warned of Central American refugee crisis

Over the weekend, the Washington Post published an article detailing the extent that the Obama administration was warned of the surge of child refugees from Central America. The upshot is that the administration treated the inc...
by Adriana Maestas
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President Obama turns to the private sector in nomination for V.A. chief

President Obama has turned to the private sector in attempting to clean up the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in announcing that the former CEO of Proctor and Gamble, Bob McDonald, would be nominated to head up the troub...
by Adriana Maestas
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President Obama to call for more resources to ramp up deportations of children

On Sunday, President Obama announced that he would be asking Congress for $2 billion in emergency funds to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors that have been crossing the border without documentation. According to Thin...
by Adriana Maestas
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Thousands left without water service in Detroit

Folks in Detroit who are behind on their water bill are facing forced water shut offs as the summer begins. Citizens, frustrated with the city and a private company takeover of the water supply, are appealing to the United Nati...
by Adriana Maestas
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A year after Senate passes immigration bill, Rep. Gutierrez says prospects for reform are dead

For people who follow the immigration debate closely, a large contingent of grassroots activists have been saying that the immigration reform bill has been dead for months. But this week, the leading Democrat and most visible m...
by Adriana Maestas
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Starbucks jumps in the distance education game by offering tuition payment at ASU for employees

Starbucks is in the news today for a deal that it has struck with Arizona State University’s online program. Employees who enroll as juniors and seniors can have their tuition paid by the coffee company if they enroll in ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Poll: majority of voters in Rep. Cantor’s district support immigration reform

Last night House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) lost his primary to Dave Brat, a tea party backed college professor. Brat beat Cantor with 56% of the vote to Cantor’s 44%, but some in the media have said that Cantor&#...
by Adriana Maestas
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Rep. Eric Cantor campaigns on anti-immigrant messaging

It’s been a little over a week sincethe Obama administration announced that it would delay a review of deportation policies to give the House of Representatives “space” to advance an immigration reform bill, a...
by Adriana Maestas
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Student loans are back on the policy agenda

With graduation season winding down, there is a renewed emphasis on student loans as graduates gear up to start paying back their debt. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) introduced legislation that would allow students to...
by Adriana Maestas
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Moratorium on fracking fails in California legislature, despite public opposition

On Wednesday, a bill to set a moratorium on fracking (an oil drilling technique that involves injecting water with chemicals into the ground) failed in the California Senate. According to The Los Angeles Times: “Sen. Holl...
by Adriana Maestas
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California Senate approves bill to raise minimum wage to $13/hr

California is leading the charge to increase the minimum wage. This week the California Senate approved a bill that would lift the wage to $13 per hour by 2017. Melody Gutierrez of The San Francisco Chronicle writes: “The...
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Resignation Day: VA Secretary and White House Spokesman leave administration

On Friday, two key Obama administration officials resigned: Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Shinseki has been facing a growing chorus of criticism over the operations of the ...
by Adriana Maestas
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House GOP approves amendment to investigate Homeland Security, instead of moving immigration reform

Earlier this week, the Obama administration delayed a review of the Department of Homeland Security deportation policies in order to give the House some space to pass an immigration reform bill. Well, the House decided to pass ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Obama postpones changes in deportation policy to give House chance to pass bill

Yesterday, it was reported that the White House asked the Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, to postpone a review of deportation policies to give Congress more time to act on immigration reform. Last year, the Senate ...
by Adriana Maestas
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