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Central American Minors Program known as CAM been eliminated

The program that has allowed thousands of unaccompanied minors to receive refuge in the United States has now been eliminated. The program created in 2014 by President Obama called the Central American Minors Program known as CAM, has provided refuge for more than 1,500 children and additional parole for 25 hundred who are fleeing from violence. Wednesday, the program was eliminated.This was a proposal presented by Donald Trump as of January as part of his executive order in part to eliminate assistance to immigrants. Today, more than 2,700 children who were on the waiting list have lost the opportunity...

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Congressists Urge Obama To Pardon ‘Dreamers’

RGV (KFXV) — This is the letter that three members of Congress sent to President Obama hoping to protect 750,000 dreamers from being deported under President-Elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises. Abraham Diaz, DACA beneficiary who’s been living in the U.S. since he was eight years old has only ever known the land of opportunity. Three democratic lawmakers in this letter expressing their concern about the future of thousands of dreamers, even quoting President Obama who said they “live in our neighborhood , go to our schools and are Americans in their hearts– urging him to exercise his constitutional authority...

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Obama wants $1.9B to fight Zika: Where does it stand?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion request for emergency money to combat the Zika virus has been sitting before Congress for more than two months, and there’s no obvious path forward despite a growing threat in the hot summer months and increasing public anxiety. The administration has already transferred almost $600 million of unused Ebola funds and other money to fight Zika in the near term, but it says more is urgently needed to control the mosquitoes that spread the virus, manufacture vaccines once they are developed, and produce more accurate testing for the virus. The Centers...

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Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama’s health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer. Insurers say the law’s coverage has been a financial drain for many of them, and they’re setting the stage for 2017 hikes that in some cases could reach well into the double digits. For example in Virginia, a state that reports early, nine insurers returning to the HealthCare.gov marketplace are seeking average premium increases that range from 9.4 percent to 37.1 percent. Those initial estimates...

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Pro-Immigrant Organizations Gather in Anticipation for DACA/DAPA Executive Action Outcome

Pro-immigrant organizations gathered outside the McAllen Federal Court this morning in support of the outcome of the DACA and DAPA executive actions. If approved, over 4 million undocumented immigrants here in the United States would be protected from deportation. The Supreme Court seems divided today as arguments were heard over president Obama’s executive action. One woman tells us that she depends on the approval of president Obama’s immigration action in order to better her family’s life. Mrs. Eva, mother of four has lived in the Rio Grande Valley for over a decade now. She says with each passing day,...

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