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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - NM: Immigrant Issues

Residents of Southeastern New Mexico are concerned about deportation raids combined with President Trump's tough talk on immigration. (Somos un Pueblo Unido)

ROSWELL, N.M. -- President Trump's tough talk on immigration last week has New Mexico immigrant-rights groups worried it could create a dangerous ripple effect. In remarks to police in New York on Friday, the president suggested officers don't need to be "too nice" when making arrests. Trump's com

People helping immigrant families in New Mexico say the decision to keep the DACA program provides little more than false hope for those who are undocumented. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — It's been more than a week since President Donald Trump said he won't seek deportation for the young people known as Dreamers brought to the U.S. as children - but not much has changed to give hope to immigrant families in New Mexico. Trump's decision to preserve the Defer

People across New Mexico are getting ready to hit the streets for International Workers Day on May 1. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- The international observance of May Day on May 1 will get a boost in participation across New Mexico from working-class families feeling the impact of the current political climate, both at the state and federal levels. Immigrants make up 10 percent of New Mexico's population and

Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the presidential election in New Mexico.(Gutzemberg/iStockphotos)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Tuesday is the last day for New Mexican citizens to register to vote in the presidential election, and voting advocates are urging every eligible voter to get that form filled out and turned in or postmarked as soon as possible. You can register online at the New Mexico Secretary

As part of Latino Conservation Week, community members are being encouraged to show their passion for protected areas, including the Pecos National Historic Park. (National Park Service)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This week marks the third annual Latino Conservation Week, and organizers are shining a spotlight on the Latino community's concern for preserving New Mexico's natural resources. Several groups, including the National Park Service, encouraged Latinos to go camping and hik

Statistics show one in three registered voters in New Mexico are Hispanic. (Moore/iStockphoto)

SANTA FE, N.M. - Election watchers say Hispanic voters will have a significant impact in Tuesday's New Mexico primary. And come the November general election, one national organization is projecting that as many as 320,000 Latinos will cast ballots in the state. Rosalind Gold, senior director of

Complaints have been filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents for confiscating money and belongings from people prior to deporting them to Mexico. (vichinterlang/iStockphoto)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The ACLU is among the groups that have filed an administrative complaint against the Department of Homeland Security for confiscating money and property from individuals before deporting them. The groups allege that immigration officials confiscated and failed to return personal

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, has battled with the state Legislature for five years over the REAL ID driver's license issue. (Wikimedia Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico appears to have resolved its driver's license dilemma, with immigrants and Gov. Susana Martinez both claiming victory. House Bill 99, passed by the Legislature and awaiting the governor's signature, would resolve the state's five-year-long battle over the federal

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