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‘Dreamers’ in Arizona are no longer eligible for in-state tuition, court rules

By Samantha Schmidt<p>, Reporter<p>The Arizona Supreme Court on Monday ruled that young immigrants protected from deportation under an Obama-era program will no longer be eligible for in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges.<p>The court unanimously agreed with the Arizona Court of Appeals, which …

Why putting a citizenship question on the census is a big deal

<b>(CNN) —</b> It sounds like a small change, in a survey many people forget about minutes after they take it.<p>But the Trump administration's plan to put a citizenship question back on the US census is a big deal.<p>Even if talk about polls and statistics usually makes your eyes glaze over, here's why you …

Residents of US territory American Samoa sue for citizenship

HONOLULU (AP) — John Fitisemanu, who works for a lab company in Utah, has paid U.S. taxes and been subject to American laws his whole life. But the 53-year-old father and husband isn't considered a U.S. citizen by the federal government because he was born in American Samoa, a U.S. territory and …

Marco Rubio Is Really on One

Senator Marco Rubio has spent the last few days freaking out about what he thinks the biased media has been “freaking out” about—like the prospect of …

Travis Scott's 'AstroWorld' Influenced by Fatherhood

Travis Scott’s life and music are being affected by the birth of his first daughter Stormi Webster, according to sources who say he’s a changed …

Travis Scott receives the key to his hometown, Missouri City, Texas

Watch the mayor give him the honor.<p>Travis Scott is having a wonderful month. On February 1, his daughter Stormi was born. Just a few weeks later he …

Yasiin Bey Is Coming Out Of Retirement To Make A New Black Star Album With Talib Kweli And Madlib

Back in 2016, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) announced his retirement from music after some legal trouble in South Africa. Now, however, it seems that he’s ready to come back to music, and he’s doing it by reuniting with his Black Star partner Talib Kweli.<p>Bey made a surprise appearance at a …

23 ~Sexual~ Songs You Listened To Growing Up But Didn't Totally Understand

*mouths the lyrics to "The Real Slim Shady" while finger painting*

Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar’s Unreleased Madlib Track Leaks Online

As of late, it seems as if it’s almost a daily occurrence to receive new material from Kendrick Lamar. In following up on the release of the …

What It Takes to Actually Convict Police of Misconduct

Officers involved in fatal incidents keep getting acquitted, but a team of Baltimore cops who stole from suspects and taxpayers alike during a years-long criminal spree are facing serious jail time.<p>Something amazing happened over the course of a recent trial in Baltimore: Witnesses laid out the way …

Justice

ICE grants 1-year stay to father of 5-year-old battling leukemia

<b>(CNN) —</b> An undocumented immigrant who took refuge in a Phoenix church and whose son has leukemia was relieved Monday after finding out that he won't be deported.<p>Immigration and Customs Enforcement granted Jesus Armando Berrones-Balderas a one-year stay of deportation on a humanitarian …

Immigration

Twitter Bans GOP Contender For Racist Tweet Targeting Meghan Markle

Twitter has banned Paul Nehlen, a Republican challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan for a congressional seat, for a racist tweet targeting American actress Meghan Markle, the fiancée of Prince Harry.<p>This week, the Natural History Museum in London released images of Cheddar Man, a dark-skinned …

Omarosa warns America of 'scary' Pence

During the Monday night episode of Celebrity Big Brother, Omarosa warns about the Vice President and his extreme conservative views.

Trump plans to replace food stamps: Here’s how

The Trump administration has a proposal to replace some of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) cash benefits with boxes of physical food.<p>The plan, outlined in the administration’s budget blueprint for fiscal year 2019, is being dubbed “America’s Harvest Box” by the Department of …

Centuries of immigration explain why Americans smile all the time

The US Congress is again debating how to permanently welcome Dreamers, the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children.<p>A core question for lawmakers will be whether that means significantly downsizing the ideal of America as a country of immigrants: In exchange …

Immigration

Police answered immigrant's call for help, then gave him to ICE

<b>(CNN) —</b> Wilson Rodriguez Macarreno and his family heard an intruder so he called police for help. About an hour later, he was in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.<p>Rodriguez's detention Thursday sent shock waves through the Seattle suburb of Tukwila and is now garnering national …

ICE Agents Arrest Asylum Seeker at His Own Asylum Hearing

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested an asylum seeker during his actual asylum interview in San Francisco last week—something his …

What’s the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents?

By Glenn Kessler<p>The Fact Checker<p>Several readers asked about the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, after spotting social media posts such as this one:<p>With congressional debate beginning on overhauling immigration laws, it’s certainly an interesting question. …

Immigration

Pelosi takes over House floor for 8-hour speech

House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiSteyer presses Dems on impeachment before receptive Netroots audience Trump to …

Immigration Reform

Uzbekistan goes visa-free for seven nationalities

The government of Uzbekistan has announced changes to the country’s visa policy that will provide visa waivers for an expanded list of nationalities, as well as an easing of the visa application process for many others.<p>From 10 February 2018, citizens of seven countries will be able to visit …

Maxo Kream talks police brutality and the inequalities of selling weed

“But you mean to tell me you gon’ put me in jail because I was getting high?”<p>Maxo Kream has had a lot going on these past 12 months. He released his …

Push for hate crimes law fails again in Indiana Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana will remain one of just five states without a hate crimes law after Republican Senate leaders announced Tuesday they were …

Rights & Freedoms

The Conversation #MeToo Needs to Have

Female rage is the movement’s essential fuel; left unchecked, it is the potent force that will destroy it.<p>If you haven’t noticed, we’re angry. We’re seething. For some of us, it began the first time we were groped on public transportation and discovered one of the dark realities of living life in a …

Sanctuary Cities

Time for Derrick Rose and his apologists to realize his career is all but over

Chicago protects its own. Understandably.<p>Especially a once-in-a-generation athlete who easily could have been swallowed up by the streets of …

I Put a CBD Rocket Ship Up My Vagina — This Is What Happened After Blast Off

I've taken a few CBD products here and there over the past several months, and although I've always liked them, I've never been over the moon about any of them. I smoke marijuana regularly, but I've been recently searching for an anti-anxiety cannabis product that doesn't have psychoactive …

Marc Thiessen: Democrats got rolled this week. They can blame Barack Obama

The government shutdown is over. Democrats finally realized that closing the government over illegal immigration was a losing political battle. They created a needless crisis and got rolled. So who is to blame for their current predicament? Along with Charles E. Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Democrats …

Shutdown ends after Democrats agree to trust that McConnell will allow ‘dreamer’ vote

By Sean Sullivan<p>, Reporter<p>Ed O'Keefe<p>, Reporter<p>Elise Viebeck<p>, Reporter<p>After three days of contentious negotiations and name-calling, Congress voted to end a government shutdown Monday when Democrats agreed to trust the word of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.<p>President Trump signed the spending bill …

Republicans

Trump's first public statement after the government-shutdown deal doesn't paint an encouraging picture for DACA

President Donald Trump's first public comments on Monday after Senate leadership reached an agreement to fund the government in the short term and end the shutdown painted a tough road ahead for a bipartisan immigration deal.<p>As part of the agreement, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell committed …

Congresswomen Are Planning Their Own #TimesUp Protest for Trump's SOTU

Female lawmakers are asking men and women, Republicans and Democrats, to wear black in solidarity with the #MeToo movement.<p>Washington, like Hollywood, has seen multiple powerful men swept up in recent allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct, seeing as Congress is the kind of place that …