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California lawmakers want to block police from helping federal drug agents take action against marijuana license holders 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With federal authorities hinting at a possible crackdown on state-licensed marijuana dealers, a group of California lawmakers wants to block local police and sheriff’s departments from assisting such investigations and arrests unless compelled by a court order.

A bill by six Democratic legislators...

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Providing free college tuition in California is a good idea — but taxing millionaires to do it is a bad one 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Kudos to Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman for boldly trying to free college students from paying tuition. That truly would make California “great again,” to plagiarize one Twitter addict.

Plaudits also to the Stockton Democrat for specifying precisely how she’d raise the $2 billion needed...

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Suspects in Maryland high school rape case came to U.S. last year to join relatives 23.3.2017 Washington Post
The teenagers accused of raping a ninth-grade girl at Rockville High School last week were among tens of thousands of young people who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in 2016. They were caught at the border, then began to put down roots while awaiting their turn in court.
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With his governing legacy on the line, Gov. Jerry Brown dives in to Washington's healthcare debate 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The oratory that made Gov. Jerry Brown a rising political star in his youth returned on Wednesday as he joined Democrats on Capitol Hill in rebuking President Trump and congressional Republicans for efforts to dismantle the nation’s sweeping, 7-year-old healthcare law.

Brown’s fury, though, had...

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Disclosures about surveillance threaten bipartisanship of probe into Russian election meddling 23.3.2017 LA Times: Nation

U.S. intelligence agencies inadvertently intercepted communications involving the Trump transition team late last year, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday, a disclosure that President Trump said “somewhat” vindicated his claim that he was wiretapped by President Obama.

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Trump's awkward marriage with Ryan will face its biggest test. Will healthcare vote bind them or push them apart? 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan are staring at a moment that could define or derail their tenures, with the vote on the GOP measure to repeal and replace Obamacare approaching and the tally seemingly moving against them.

The two are not natural allies, something that was clear during...

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U.S. surveillance inadvertently picked up Trump transition team, lawmaker says 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. intelligence agencies inadvertently intercepted communications involving the Trump transition team late last year, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday, a disclosure that President Trump said “somewhat” vindicated his claim that he was wiretapped by President Obama.

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Colorado sheriffs say they won’t be shamed by new ICE naughty list 23.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement list published for the first time this week left Colorado's sheriffs scratching their heads over how and why the federal government is choosing to publicly shame local law enforcement agencies that it says are not cooperating.
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Washington justice to feds: Keep immigration agents away 23.3.2017 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- The chief justice of the Washington state Supreme Court is urging the Department of Homeland Security to keep immigration agents away from courthouses....
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For parents in the U.S. illegally, anguish and fear over what will happen to their children 23.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary
The questions started pouring in immediately. Am I at risk of being detained even though I haven't committed any offenses? What should I say to ICE if they ask me where I was born? Will massive raids happen in public spaces? As the Trump administration released its new immigration rules, immigrant...
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LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears 23.3.2017 AP Top News
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The police chief of Los Angeles, a city that is half Latino, found himself in the middle of the national immigration debate on Wednesday after saying there's a correlation between the Trump administration's call for stiffer immigration policies and a drop in the number of Hispanics reporting sexual abuse and domestic violence....
Why Jeff Sessions Is Threatening to Crack Down on Marijuana 22.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, DC, March 2, 2017. (Photo: Doug Mills / The New York Times) Stories like this are funded by readers like you, not by sponsors or advertisers. Click here to donate to Truthout now! Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a gathering of law enforcement officials in Richmond, Virginia last week that legalizing marijuana would not make the United States "a better place," and he is "astonished" by the suggestion that cannabis could be used to combat the nation's "heroin crisis." Two days later, New Mexico -- which has suffered from by high rates of opiate-related deaths for years -- moved to do just that. On Friday, New Mexico's legislature approved a bill that would make patients diagnosed with opiate disorders eligible for the state's medical marijuana program. The idea already has the blessing of the state's Medical Advisory Board, and if approved by the governor, New Mexico would become the first state ...
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Pattern of Deportation as Retaliation Emerging in Trump Era 22.3.2017 Truthout.com
  Activists display signs during the #NoBanNoWall Emergency protest at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois, January 28, 2017. (Photo: Sarah-Ji ; Edited: LW / TO) Recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions raise questions about the Trump Administration using deportation proceedings to punish political opponents -- both institutions and individuals. Three undocumented activists in Vermont were arrested over the past week by ICE agents -- two of them, while leaving the office of an organization that advocates for immigrants' rights. In Texas, meanwhile, a federal magistrate judge on Monday confirmed that immigration agents were conducting raids in response to policy changes carried out by the county seat of Austin. The Texas-based federal magistrate, Judge Andrew Austin, recalled how ICE officials had told him to "expect a big operation" and that it was "a result of the [Travis County] sheriff's new policy." This assertion was  confirmed  by the testimony of an ICE Agent named Laron ...
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Essential California: Latinos reporting fewer sexual assaults, as L.A. police fear a Trump effect 22.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, March 22, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Trump effect?

Reports of sexual assault and domestic violence made by Latino residents in the city of Los Angeles have plummeted this year amid concerns that immigrants in the country illegally could...

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Fear Spreads in Immigrant Communities 22.3.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
President Trump’s roundup of undocumented workers has spread fear though immigrant communities unsure what to expect as federal agents coordinate with local police to hunt people down, reports Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein There is “widespread fear” in…Read more →
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Essential Politics: Donald Trump hustles, Jerry Brown huddles on Capitol Hill 22.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Two political forces of nature found themselves on Capitol Hill, one under fire and one trying to take the pulse of the political battles on hand.

Yes, such was Tuesday for President Trump and Gov. Jerry Brown.

Good morning. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers and traveling with Brown on his...

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L.A. County sheriff is walking a political tightrope by opposing the 'sanctuary state' bill 22.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says he understands the struggles of immigrants trying to make a better life in America.

His parents moved to Boston from Ireland a year before he was born. His father was a laborer whose gigs included digging ditches.

But McDonnell now finds himself walking...

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Republican National Committee chief says Trump's hard line on immigration is no obstacle to GOP gains 22.3.2017 LA Times: Nation

Since the collapse of Richard Nixon’s presidency in the Watergate scandal 43 years ago, nothing has shaken the Republican Party more profoundly than Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House.

He upended party orthodoxy with an agenda that drew a fiercely loyal following of white working-class voters,...

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From the Internet to Trump's Twitter feed, how a phony conspiracy theory caught fire 22.3.2017 LA Times: Nation

When Michael Flynn, President Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, resigned last month, Mark Levin was outraged.

Not because Flynn had falsely denied speaking with the Russian ambassador about U.S. sanctions before Trump took office. Rather, the conservative talk radio host was furious...

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Salt Lake City School District commits to protecting privacy of undocumented students 22.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Members of the Salt Lake City School District board took a stand against the harassment and deportation of undocumented students on Tuesday, voting unanimously for a safe schools resolution pushed by an immigration advocacy group. The resolution directs district employees to reject efforts by individuals or agencies to enforce federal immigration law on school grounds, “except in the rarest cases,” and to avoid collecting or maintaining information on the immigration status of individual studen... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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