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NDLON: Judicial Vigilantism Will Not Slow Progress Toward Equality

Feb 17, 2015

Feb. 16, 2015 - In reaction to the recent decision by Judge Andrew Hanen, Pablo Alvarado, Executive Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), issued the following statement:

“Judge Hanen’s decision is an example of judicial vigilantism. We are confident it will be immediately overturned upon appeal. Unfortunately, in recent years we have...

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Marielena HincapiƩ: Texas Decision Falls Far Outside Legal Mainstream

Feb 17, 2015

BROWNSVILLE, TX, Feb. 16, 2015 — A federal district court today blocked the implementation of the immigration initiatives announced by President Obama last year, which would allow millions of immigrants to come forward and apply for deportation relief and work authorization.

The first phase of initiatives, which affect undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S....

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Lupe Lopez: Immigrant Families and Allies Continue Preparations to Get Millions Registered & Holding Events in Support of Immigration Action

Feb 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 17, 2015 – Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation of the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans/Legal Resident (DAPA) programs, siding with anti-immigrant governors and attorneys general from 26 states. The ruling pushes...

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Robert Reich: How Trade Deals Boost the Top 1% and Bust the Rest

Feb 17, 2015

Feb. 16, 2015 - Suppose that by enacting a particular law we’d increase the U.S.Gross Domestic Product. But almost all that growth would go to the richest 1percent. 


The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by losses of jobs and wages.

This is pretty much...

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Sacramento Homeless
Aid to homeless people has diminished, while poor, less-desperate people receive more aid

Aid to homeless people has diminished, while poor, less-desperate people receive more aid

Government assistance to people with incomes that are one-half to two-times the poverty level has increased since 1983. But to those with incomes less than that, it has actually decreased.
– text from a New York Times graph titled “At the Bottom and Left Behind.”

A top-center of the front page article in the New York...

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Kristin Macleod-Ball: The Detention of Children and Their Families is Still Unjust and Still Against the Law

Feb 16, 2015

February 16, 2015 - Detaining immigrant children is nothing new. In 1997, the government settled a lawsuit, Flores v. Reno, about the inhumane treatment of immigrant children held in detention. The settlement agreement said officials would follow a set of minimum national standards for the detention, release, and treatment of children subject to immigration...

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CARTOON: Claiming Unclaimed CA Property

CARTOON: Claiming Unclaimed CA Property

  Wolverton, Cagle Cartoons

Unclaimed Property

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Sacramento Homeless
The Union Gospel Mission (and, likely, other shelters, too) are adjusting their procedures to better protect against the spread of TB

The Union Gospel Mission (and, likely, other shelters, too) are adjusting their procedures to better protect against the spread of TB

Special note: This blogpost is NOT meant as a criticism of the Union Gospel Mission. The mission is just the example of issues regarding TB that was related to me by homeless guys I know. The same issues or similar issues are being dealt with by shelter programs elsewhere in Sacramento and throughout the...

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Frank Sharry: House Judiciary Subcommittee Witness List Today Includes Disgraced Former INS Officer Who Lied to Congress

Feb 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Feb. 11, 2015 – Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security will hold a hearing on "Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation," where it will discuss failed bills like the incredibly anti-immigrant SAFE Act.

But the real story is who will be testifying at the hearing -- namely, yet another contingent of...

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Ben Schreiber: Geoengineering: Unjust, unproven and risky

Feb 11, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. Feb. 11, 2015 - On Tuesday, the National Academy of Sciences released two reports on climate intervention through geoengineering. These reports assess two categories of geoengineering: carbon dioxide removal and sequestration and albedo modification. Although the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed upon a moratorium on geoengineering in 2010, reports...

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