PNS Daily News - June 26, 2017 

We’re covering several issues in today’s news including: it’s a key week for Republicans drumming up support for health care legislation; mayors from around the country speak out against Trump’s climate policies; and why some cattle producers have a beef with the USDA.

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Public News Service - TN: Immigrant Issues

Cities such as Nashville and others across Tennessee are home to immigrants and refugees in limbo again after President Trump issued a second executive order on Monday related to immigration. (John Lamb/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – New restrictions on immigration are in place today, after President Trump signed an executive order Monday banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries. The travel ban comes six weeks after the initial ban that was ultimately blocked by federal courts. It drops I

This weekend, hundreds will gather for the National Immigrant Integration Conference, marking the first time the event has been held in the Southeast. (NIIC)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This weekend, hundreds of policymakers and advocacy groups will converge in Nashville to discuss ways to better integrate immigrants into communities in Tennessee and the rest of the country. The National Immigrant Integration Conference is in its sixth year, but this is th

Tennessee lawmakers still may file a lawsuit with the help of outside counsel against the federal government as a result of its refugee resettlement policies. (TracyHunter/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee still may file suit against the federal government for its refugee settlement policies, but it won't be the state attorney general leading the charge. Earlier this year the Tennessee General Assembly directed Attorney General Herbert Slatery to file a suit allegi

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks on immigration in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 24, 2013. Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The future of as many as 50,000 immigrants living in Tennessee remains uncertain. This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld an injunction that is preventing the implementation of immigration relief programs announced by President Barack Obama almost

Pope Francis greets a crowd during a recent visit in Turin, Italy. Credit: Nico_Campo/iStockPhoto

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States is prompting action among Tennesseans to speak out in favor of the pontiff's support of immigrants. Faith communities across Tennessee will hold vigils today to celebrate the pope's arrival and his request that churches open their

Thousands of Syrians are displaced as a result of the country's civil war. Some are expected to arrive in Tennessee in the next few months. Credit: United Nations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee will likely receive some of the 10,000 Syrian refugees President Barack Obama says the U.S. will admit for resettlement over the next 12 months. The Tennessee Office for Refugees, based in Nashville, is waiting for more information on the families it will help reloca

Photo: Undocumented people in Tennessee will continue to wait to see if they will have relief through President Obama's deportation relief programs, after the Fifth Circuit Court denied a request from an emergency stay. Photo credit: kconnors/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Fifty-thousand people in Tennessee who would qualify for new deportation-relief programs announced last year still cannot take advantage of them. This comes as a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a request Tuesday for an emergency stay that would have lifted the injunctio

Photo: Cesar Bautista has lived in Tennessee since he was 8 years old and now joins other immigrants in advocating for in-state tuition. (Pictured here with Congressman Jim Cooper who has spoken out in support of immigration reform. (5th District-D). Photo credit: Bautista

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After the State Capitol thaws out from the snow and ice, one bill lawmakers are expected to take up this session is legislation (SB0612/HB0675) that would allow undocumented students who graduate from a Tennessee high school to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and uni

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