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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Pennsylvania schools with the fewest white students receive $2,000 a year less per pupil, according to a new report. (lourdesnique/Pixabay)

PHILADELPHIA – Years of underfunding Pennsylvania's public schools has led to inequalities affecting low-income districts and communities of color, according to a new report. The Education Law Center report, entitled "Money Matters in Education Justice," says the Keystone State ranks 46th in

Undocumented immigrants in Pennsylvania pay about $135 million in state and local taxes. (stevepb/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Undocumented immigrants pay millions in state and local taxes in Pennsylvania every year, according to a new report. The study by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy gives estimates of the total of sales, real estate, and state and local income taxes paid by undocumented

Students from nine state colleges and universities are participating in the day of action. (WestCoastivieS/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Students are engaging in direct action in nine cities across Pennsylvania Thursday, urging state legislators to oppose a bill that would penalize colleges and universities that have declared themselves to be sanctuary schools. House Bill 14 would cut state funding from stat

Organizers say sanctuary cities such as Philadelphia need to do more to protect immigrants. (Rdsmith4/Wikimedia Commons)

PHILADELPHIA - Organizers used Thursday's "Day Without Immigrants" to highlight that, even in sanctuary cities, stronger policies are needed to protect immigrant communities. In cities around the country, many immigrants and their supporters stayed away from work and school to protest the Trump adm

The ACLU says it has seen cases in which U.S. citizens have been held in Pennsylvania jails on erroneous ICE detainers. (Neil Conway/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill that has passed in the state Senate would penalize sanctuary cities and counties in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 10 would withhold state money from municipalities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities. According to Sara Rose, an attorney with the ACLU of Pe

More than 1,000 people have volunteered for the

PHILADELPHIA – The number of houses of worship offering sanctuary to undocumented immigrants has doubled in the weeks since the election. During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump made his promise to deport undocumented immigrants a constant theme. But since his victory at the polls, th

Immigration advocates say they are planning to disrupt ICE raids. (sanctuaryphiladelphia.org)

PHILADELPHIA – President-elect Donald Trump's election victory is raising fears in Pennsylvania's immigrant community. Trump has said after he takes office he will move quickly to cancel President Barack Obama's Deferred Action program for immigrants who arrived as children, and ramp up depo

Opponents of HB 1885 say it would tear apart immigrant families. (Fibonacci Blue/flickr.com)

PHILADELPHIA – Pennsylvania faith leaders are asking lawmakers to reject an anti-immigrant bill they say will make communities less safe. More than 200 faith leaders from across the state have sent a letter opposing House Bill 1885. According to Peter Pedemonti, the executive director of the

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