In The News

April 9, 2020 In The News

Episode 39 is focused on migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees in our communities, and on Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers, which are often overcrowded around the United States and are criticized for bad medical care. ICE announced it will review cases one-by-one and release vulnerable people.

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April 8, 2020 In The News

Eleven members of the US Congress have issued a statement responding to reports that Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz has agreed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition negotiation demand that the government move forward with West Bank annexation plans in the coming months.

April 6, 2020 In The News

On Dec. 29, 1890, the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry opened fire on hundreds of Native Americans in one of most shameful and bloody acts of violence against indigenous people in American history.

April 6, 2020 In The News

Last Wednesday, Kaitlin Bennett, a far-right social media darling who’s made her name trolling progressive college students, released a Twitter video suggesting Native Americans would each get $3,000 from the coronavirus relief bill, compared to the $1,200-maximum checks most Americans will receive.

April 3, 2020 In The News

U.S. Representatives Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Ilhan Omar (MN-05), Deb Haaland (NM-01) and other colleagues today introduced a bill to require school food authorities and local educational agencies to stop collecting unpaid meal fees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Suspend School Meal Debt Act would provide much-needed relief for families across the nation.

April 2, 2020 In The News

A bipartisan group of 19 U.S. senators and 12 representatives has asked President Donald Trump to ensure that agencies will uphold federal trust and treaty responsibilities to Native American tribes when implementing provisions of the newly enacted COVID-19 spending package.

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April 2, 2020 In The News

A bipartisan coalition of 35 lawmakers and a handful of defense advocacy groups are calling on the Defense Department to do more for military families financially strapped by the Pentagon’s stop move order, according to a letter first obtained by Federal News Network.

April 1, 2020 In The News

Opponents of a proposed nuclear waste storage facility near Carlsbad and Hobbs sought to delay the facility’s federal licensing process, arguing the COVID-19 outbreak would make public hearings on the matter unsafe.

March 31, 2020 In The News

The U.S. Department of Defense must deploy a 248-bed combat support hospital to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to fight a “surge” of COVID-19 patients in the state, a delegation of lawmakers told the DOD and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

March 31, 2020 In The News

Democrats and parks advocates are putting pressure on the Trump administration to close national parks amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. 

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