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Here’s how the business community can get its way on immigration and trade
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Here’s how the business community can get its way on immigration and trade

The Federal Reserve’s so-called Beige Book, released on Wednesday, found that “Outlooks remained positive, but contacts in various sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, and transportation expressed concern about the newly imposed and/or proposed tariffs.” The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas was only one of the regional banks to echo that concern. “Outlooks, while still optimistic, have become more uncertain due to new tariffs and trade concerns.” In the manufacturing sector specifically the Dallas Fed warned, “Expectations regarding future business conditions remained optimistic, although several contacts noted that the newly enacted tariffs were creating a lot of uncertainty in their outlooks for activity and prices.” Continue reading

No presentarán cargos contra los agentes de ICE que persiguieron a pareja de campesinos que murió tras chocar
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No presentarán cargos contra los agentes de ICE que persiguieron a pareja de campesinos que murió tras chocar

 La fiscalía de distrito del condado Kern, en el valle central de California, anunció este miércoles que no presentará cargos criminales contra los dos agentes del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) que persiguieron a una pareja mexicana, padres de sesis hijos, quienesmurieron el mes pasado cuando su vehículo se estrelló contra un poste de luz mientras huían de los oficiales. Continue reading

A Top Trump Official Says Syrian Refugees Don’t Want to Come to the US. In Reality, We’ve Effectively Banned Them.
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A Top Trump Official Says Syrian Refugees Don’t Want to Come to the US. In Reality, We’ve Effectively Banned Them.

Only 11 Syrian refugees have been admitted to the United States this year, down from more than 2,400 during the same period in 2017, even though Syria remains convulsed by a civil war that reached another crisis point this month when President Bashar al-Assad’s regime appeared to attack the city of Douma with chemical weapons.  Continue reading

Koch network launches ads to revive Dreamers talks
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Koch network launches ads to revive Dreamers talks

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” the Libre Initiative and Freedom Partners will air a national broadcast advertisement, calling on congressional leaders to come up with a permanent fix for DREAMers after President Donald Trump announced plans to rescind the Obama-era program last year. The ad splices footage of past presidents, from Bill Clinton, to George W. Bush, to Barack Obama, making pro-immigrant remarks. And it urges GOP and Democratic leaders to revive negotiations to provide funding for Trump‘s proposed border wall in return for a pathway to citizenship for young immigrants. Continue reading