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What makes immigration deals so hard

What makes immigration deals so hardSpecifically, a deal that offers a reprieve for the 700,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the country as children and temporarily protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Republicans, who hold majorities in both the House and the Senate, are split over whether or not to provide so-called Dreamers some protections in exchange for reforms, like tighter border security measures, that their constituents have long called for.


In shutdown showdown, questions over where public ire will be aimed

In shutdown showdown, questions over where public ire will be aimedLet this be a warning to Republicans and Democrats as they ramp up their messaging wars as to who will take the blame for a potential government shutdown Friday at midnight: Things don?t always turn out as predicted. Who would have known that visitors to the National Gallery of Art in Washington would raise such a ruckus? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) of Georgia thought Republicans had the upper hand in this battle.


Reducing drunken-driving tragedies

Reducing drunken-driving tragediesSobering statistics tell the story of how alcohol and driving combine in a tragic mix. Alcohol-impaired drivers in the United States cause more than 10,000 road deaths each year ? about a third of all traffic deaths. Nearly 40 percent of the victims are people other than the drunken drivers themselves.


Italy's migrants teach themselves to stand up for themselves

Italy's migrants teach themselves to stand up for themselvesIt used to be that when a migrant here was the victim in a car accident ? a fender bender or such ? the local police would still end up blaming them for the collision. ?I?ve been teaching them to stand for their rights and told them to keep evidence when they interact with the authorities. For more than a decade, the Refugees and Asylum Seekers Movement in Caserta (MMRC) has been helping migrants stand up to exploitative employers and appeal effectively for documents that allow them to find legal jobs and houses.



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