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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2017 


Attorney General Sessions tight-lipped before the Senate Judiciary Committee; a new report says birth control access is critical for both health and economic security; and expect a personal touch to finances as today marks Credit Union Day.

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Public News Service - TN: Immigrant Issues

Tennessee teachers are using the tag #DefendDACA to speak out in support of the program for undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors. (Paradox 56/Flickr)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Friday, educators across the state are taking to social media to speak out in support of their students affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or "DACA" program. Using the social media tag '#DefendDACA,' teachers are calling on Tennessee's U.S. Senators Lam

Nashville's Kurdish community is getting at least temporary relief from the threat of deportation, thanks to a court order. (John Lamb/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kurds and other Iraqi nationals living in parts of Tennessee have at least a brief reprieve this week from the threat of deportation. A federal court in Michigan blocked the immediate deportation of Iraqi individuals – many of whom have been here for more than a dec

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/flickr.com)

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/flickr.com)

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

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