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Trump’s Sanctuary City Threat Triggers Confusion, Changes

From defiant lawsuits to reversing policies, U.S. cities and counties are zeroing in on their immigration rules to avoid losing millions in public safety dollars that the White House has threatened to withhold amid a high-stakes clash over sanctuary policies. President Donald Trump has made it a top priority to revoke federal dollars from so-called sanctuary cities, broadly defined as places that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Trump says he believes such cities and counties are providing a haven for criminal activity. Amid an executive order and almost weekly…

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Trump’s sanctuary city threat triggers confusion, changes

CHICAGO (AP) — From defiant lawsuits to reversing policies, U.S. cities and counties are zeroing in on their immigration rules to avoid losing millions in public safety dollars that the White House has threatened to withhold amid a high-stakes clash over sanctuary policies. President Donald Trump has made it a top priority to revoke federal dollars from so-called sanctuary cities, broadly defined as places that limit cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Trump says he believes such cities and counties are providing a haven for criminal … Read the referenced story here:…

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Are Immigrants Driving the Motor City?

Beside rows of rusting shipping containers, a decorative wrought iron fence surrounds Taquería Mi Pueblo, one of the first family-run Mexican restaurants in southwest Detroit, Michigan. Its owner, Jalisco-native José de Jesús López, surveys the trees he planted and his ornamental roosters. “Everything was abandoned, a dump over there,” he said, walking down Dix Street. When he first arrived as an undocumented immigrant in 1981, López recalls a drug-addict-infested lot and overrun lawn. “Mexicantown,” as the area is affectionately and marketably called today, is one of Metro Detroit’s most vibrant…

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Beleagured Detroit Relying on Immigrants to Revitalize City

Detroit, Michigan, knows hardship and recovery. One of the hardest hit areas in the country during the Great Recession, the Midwestern Rust Belt city has since found an ingredient to its economic revitalization through empowerment of its immigrant communities. But not everyone is convinced that the solution is viable or helps anyone beyond the immigrants themselves. Ramon Taylor has more. … Read the referenced story here: Beleagured Detroit Relying on Immigrants to Revitalize City

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Virginia city rocked by white nationalist protests; 1 arrest

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white supremacist rally in downtown Charlottesville Saturday afternoon, ratcheting up the tension in an increasingly chaotic confrontation in this usually quiet college town. It is unclear how many were injured; an Associated Press reporter saw at least one person on the ground receiving medical treatment immediately after the car careened into the line of several hundred people. Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said … Read the referenced story here: Virginia…

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New Orleans on edge as city scrambles to fix pumping system

AP Photo/Gerald Herbert NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Schools closed for the week, and the mayor of New Orleans urged residents to park their cars on high ground. It’s a familiar routine for the city during hurricane season, but this time the threat wasn’t churning in the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana’s governor declared a state of emergency in New Orleans on Thursday as the city’s malfunctioning water-pumping system and the threat of more rain left some neighborhoods at greater risk of flooding. The city scrambled … Read the referenced story here: New…

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