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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 - NY: Immigrant Issues

President Donald Trump has used MS-13 gang violence to justify harsh immigration enforcement, immigrant advocates say. (DHS)

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. – Community leaders gathered on Long Island on Thursday to issue a unity statement in opposition to what they call President Donald Trump's "criminalizing" immigrants. The president is visiting Long Island Friday to discuss measures to eliminate MS-13, a violent gang based in

DACA recipients pay $140 million in sales, property and income taxes in New York State. (Korean Resource Center/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Protecting young immigrants as they enter the workforce brings a significant boost to New York's economy, according to a new analysis. About 76,000 immigrants in New York State are protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program. Cyier

A new report says granting DACA status increases employment rates and workers' wages, and contributes substantially to state tax coffers. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

NEW YORK - Undocumented immigrants who arrived as children contribute millions in tax dollars to New York, according to a new report. The Trump administration is sending mixed messages about whether those granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status by the Obama administration will be depo

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Liberty Defense Project is funded by private foundations. (governorandrewcuomo/Flickr)

NEW YORK - With the state budget due on Saturday, advocates for immigrants in New York say Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to commit public dollars for legal services. For months, Cuomo has talked about giving immigrants access to free legal assistance, regardless of their immigration status. However, when

Supporters of expanding access to driverís licenses say it helps ensure that all drivers are licensed and insured. (versageek/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Hundreds gathered in Albany on Tuesday to ask state lawmakers to pass a bill creating what they're calling a "driver's license for all." Assembly bill 4050 would create a category of limited-purpose New York State driver's licenses to serve as legal identification that would be av

Only about half of undocumented immigrants currently file income-tax returns. (PRO401(K) 2012/Flickr)

NEW YORK - Undocumented immigrants contribute about $40 billion a year to New York state's gross domestic product, according to a new report. Unauthorized immigrants are about 5 percent of the labor force in the state, are responsible for 3 percent of the state's economic output and pay more than $

The rally caps a week of protests against expanded immigration raids. (Social Justice - Bruce Emmerling/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Elected officials, labor leaders and immigrants' rights advocates from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania are rallying outside an immigration detention center in New Jersey today. Undocumented immigrants swept up in recent raids are among those being held at the Eliz

Cuts in funding could force 65 senior centers to close in New York City. (Bill de Blasio/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Advocates for older New Yorkers are calling on state legislators to restore funds for New York City senior centers cut from Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget. In his State of the State address, the governor announced he would make New York the first age-friendly state in the nat

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