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How 1 Texas Sheriff Is Partnering With ICE On The Issue Of Undocumented Immigrants

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

A sheriff on the coastal bend of Texas is a gung-ho partner of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback calls his county non-sanctuary. He contacts ICE whenever he has an undocumented immigrant in custody, and thinks every jail administrator in the country should.

How San Francisco's Sheriff Is Helping Undocumented Immigrants Find Lawyers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:20:00 -0500

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy is required by state law to tell undocumented immigrants arrested by her deputies when Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking for them. Her office also helps the immigrants find lawyers.

U.S. Allies Could Be Affected By Trump Administration's Proposed Tariffs

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:15:51 -0500

The Trump administration's threat to impose stringent tariffs on steel from China could also seriously affect imports from close U.S. allies such as Canada.

President Trump Continues To Raise Ideas On How To Protect Against School Shootings

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:15:00 -0500

The White House has held two days of listening sessions with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and state and local officials focused on firearms and school safety.

NRA's Wayne LaPierre Calls For Firearms In Schools At CPAC

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:15:00 -0500

NRA's executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre addressed the annual gathering of conservatives in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. His message included a call to have arms in schools and an admonishment of those calling for stricter regulations on guns. LaPierre said those people are exploiting the moment for political gain.

How A Russian Troll Factory Waged An Aggressive Campaign To Disrupt The U.S. Election

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:12:23 -0500

New York Times reporter Scott Shane discusses special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians who allegedly participated in a complex social media operation to undermine the 2016 election.

FCC Takes Another Step Toward Repeal Of Net Neutrality

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:27:00 -0500

The agency has formally published the order to undo net neutrality rules, which opens the door for lawsuits by state attorneys general and others. Congress could also decide to block the repeal.

NRA Leader Warns Conservatives Of 'Socialist Wave' In Wake Of Shooting

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:34:00 -0500

NRA executive Wayne LaPierre gave a defiant speech about "elites" taking advantage of last week's Florida shooting to foster socialism at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday.

Parkland Mayor On Meeting With Trump

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:23:00 -0500

NPR's David Greene talks with Mayor Christine Hunschofsky of Parkland, Fla., about attending a meeting with President Trump to discuss responses to the school shooting in Parkland.

Conservatives In The Age Of Trump

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

The Conservative Political Action Committee begins its annual meeting Thursday. David Greene talks with Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union, which runs the event, about Trump's impact.

Students Press Florida Lawmakers On Gun Control

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

Students from Majory Stoneman Douglas High School pressed lawmakers in a series of meet-and-greet sessions. Many expressed frustration that the face-to-face meetings didn't produce tangible changes.

Crude, Expensive And Effective: How Russia Impacted The Election

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

A Russian campaign aimed to spend a million dollars a month to destabilize American democracy. But the money didn't pay for sophisticated hackers. Instead, it bought Facebook ads and Twitter accounts.

India And H-1B Visas

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

For many immigrants an H-1B visa, available only to highly-skilled workers, is a step on the path to citizenship. That's not the case for many from India because of a cap by country.

Trump Meets School Shooting Survivors

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

President Trump will hold a second listening session about school shootings, following a Wednesday meeting with a group impacted by gun violence in schools.

News Brief: Shooting Survivors Meet Trump; Students Protest For Gun Control

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:07:00 -0500

President Trump met with survivors of school shootings Wednesday. Also, students in Florida protested in support of gun control and Mashable's Kerry Flynn discusses Twitter's purge of alleged bots.