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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Public News Service - CA: Immigrant Issues

More than 800,000 people have benefited from the DACA program since its inception in 2012. (avidcreative/iStockphoto)

SAN FRANCISCO – Immigrants' rights advocates are speaking out - because today is the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. California is home to more than 220,000 people who were brought to the U.S. as children and gained the right to work here whe

More than half of California is made up of almost 40 percent Latino residents, making it a majority-minority state. (Latino Outdoors)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- All but one rural county in California has added population over the past quarter century - and a new report shows that minorities are a big part of that boom. Analysts from nonpartisan research firm Headwaters Economics looked at census data from 1980 to 2015 across the West

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

President Trump's announcement of an extra 15,000 visas for foreign workers in fields such as hotel maintenance comes during the administration's self-described

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Criticism is coming in from worker's-rights groups on the Trump administration's announcement Monday that it will allow an additional 15,000 foreign workers to get visas. The Department of Homeland Security will grant the extra H-2B visas for guest workers in the tourism

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

California educators say it'll take more than an apple a day to fight changes to immigration and education policies that are affecting public schools. (Jmiltenburg/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Hundreds of educators are marching today - Cesar Chavez Day - in Sacramento to show their solidarity with immigrants in California and to oppose the immigration and education policies of the Trump administration. The march and rally kick off the 75th annual convention of the Ca

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

The San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reached a unanimous decision not to grant President Trump's immigration restrictions, but legal challenges are expected. (Ken Lund)

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday announced its verdict on whether to reinstate the travel ban on some refugees from conflict zones - and voted unanimously to keep the status quo in place and allow those travelers to enter the United States. The st

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