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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown; a new poll has Americans turning thumbs down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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The DACA program has given work permits to more than three quarters of a million people, about 215-thousand living in California. (CA Immigrant Policy Center)

LOS ANGELES – Immigrants' rights groups are organizing a week-long series of rallies aimed at saving DACA, after reports surfaced that President Donald Trump will decide its fate this week. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has given work permits to more than 750,000 people.

Almost 133,000 parents of U.S. citizens immigrated legally to the United States in 2015. A bill endorsed by President Trump would limit those numbers. (Pixabay)

LOS ANGELES -- Immigrant-rights groups are calling President Trump's proposal to cut legal immigration by half racist and mean-spirited. On Wednesday, the president endorsed the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act, or RAISE Act, which would favor English-speaking, high-skill im

Civil rights advocates are taking a new tack, fighting to lure more doctors to Medi-Cal by suing the state over reimbursement rates. (Kathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

LOS ANGELES -- Advocates filed a class action civil rights complaint against the state of California on Wednesday alleging that low reimbursement rates have led to a shortage of doctors who take Medi-Cal - a problem that disproportionately affects low income communities of color. Lawyers for the M

Protestors last year gathered for the 20th annual Immigration Policy Day, formed in the wake of Prop. 187 in 1996.(Calif. Immigrant Policy Ctr.)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Advocates for immigrants are promoting the idea of making California a "sanctuary state," with a big rally this morning on the steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento. Monday is the 21st annual California Immigrant Policy Day, and groups are showing support for Senate Bil

Studies show diesel emissions are 90 times higher near the Port of Oakland in West Oakland than the state average. (Chris Jordan-Block/Earthjustice)

OAKLAND, Calif. – Millions of Californians live close to a major port and this week, community leaders in West Oakland filed a federal complaint alleging that the continued pollution in their community of color is a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Margaret Gordon, co-founder of the West O

Immigration groups want details after President Trump floated the idea of a compromise on Tuesday, then took a hard line in his speech before Congress.(Kconnors/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES -- California immigrant rights groups say they're puzzled and want more details after President Trump sent conflicting signals about immigration on Tuesday. First, the president reportedly told a group of news anchors that he's open to some sort of compromise that potentially would all

Actress Shailene Woodley spoke out against the Dakota Access Pipeline at a rally this weekend in Los Angeles. (Barry E. Levine)

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Actress Shailene Woodley, best known for her role in the "Divergent" movies, spoke at a march on Hollywood Boulevard on Saturday, rallying hundreds of progressive advocates to defend causes championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders. The "Enough is Enough" march was the first even

People's Caravan protesters decry racism on their way to the Democratic National Convention. (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Dozens of advocates for racial justice and peace arrived in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention this weekend, making the trek together after protesting at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. The Grassroots Global Justice Alliance organized the

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