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07/7/2017 | Published by: U.S. News & World Report
07/7/2017

Cities Spend More and More on Police. Is It Working?

Cities Spend More and More on Police. Is It Working?

Oakland spent 41 percent of the city's general fund on policing in Fiscal Year 2017. Chicago spent nearly 39 percent, Minneapolis almost 36 percent, Houston 35 percent.

The figures reflect...

07/7/2017 | U.S. News & World Report | Racial Justice
07/5/2017 | Published by: Chicago Sun-Times
07/5/2017

Two Cook County commissioners proposing county I.D. card

Two Cook County commissioners proposing county I.D. card

A few weeks after the City Council approved the creation of a new municipal identification card, two Cook County commissioners on Wednesday introduced plans for a similar card in the county.

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07/5/2017 | Chicago Sun-Times | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative, Expanding Municipal ID Cards
07/5/2017 | Published by: USA Today
07/5/2017

More states adopt tough paid sick-leave laws

More states adopt tough paid sick-leave laws

PHOENIX — A new paid sick-leave law took effect Saturday in Arizona, which joins a cluster of other states in continuing momentum on an issue that has seen broadening political support.

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07/5/2017 | USA Today | Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers
07/4/2017 | Published by: CityLab
07/4/2017

The Heartland Wants More New Americans

The Heartland Wants More New Americans

In 2016, over 970,000 people applied for U.S. citizenship—the highest point point in two decades. That was 24 percent higher than 2015, and 9.2 percent more than 2012, when the last presidential...

07/4/2017 | CityLab | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
07/4/2017 | Published by: NextCity
07/4/2017

Why U.S. Cities Are Fighting to Attract Immigrants

Why U.S. Cities Are Fighting to Attract Immigrants

Backyard barbecues. Fireworks. A day off work. Among these traditions we look forward to on the Fourth of July, there is an even more patriotic rite of passage: the oath immigrants take to become...

07/4/2017 | NextCity | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
07/2/2017 | Published by: El Diario
07/2/2017

Luchando por los inmigrantes el 4 de Julio

Luchando por los inmigrantes el 4 de Julio

Al congregarnos el 4 de Julio para conmemorar nuestro primer paso hacia la libertad, debemos reconocer los valiosos aportes de los inmigrantes a nuestra nación. Es la historia de nuestro país. Es...

07/2/2017 | El Diario | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Open thread for night owls: 'Fearless Cities' push back against the rise of the right

Jimmy Tobias at The Nation writes—These Cities Might Just Save the Country: Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Atlantic City to Miami Beach: On the second weekend of June, hundreds of...

07/1/2017 | Daily Kos | Connecting Elected Officials for ‘Local Progress’
06/26/2017 | Published by: The Huffington Post
06/26/2017

Texas Gives The Green Light To Racial Profiling

Texas Gives The Green Light To Racial Profiling

Today, a judge in San Antonio will be hearing opening arguments on a lawsuit against Senate Bill 4, a law passed in Texas last month that is the single biggest attack on immigrants this country...

06/26/2017 | The Huffington Post | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
06/26/2017 | Published by: CityLab
06/26/2017

Texas Cities Haul the State to Court Over Immigration

Texas Cities Haul the State to Court Over Immigration

Mayors and council members from cities across Texas descended on San Antonio today in a massive statewide effort to upend a sweeping new law cracking down on sanctuary cities. Senate Bill 4, the...

06/26/2017 | CityLab | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative
06/26/2017 | Published by: El Diario
06/26/2017

Crece interés de inmigrantes por irse de NYC a sus países

Crece interés de inmigrantes por irse de NYC a sus países

Hace siete años José V dejó su trabajo en Colombia como cajero en un banco y llegó a Nueva York, dispuesto a quedarse. Las deudas y los serios problemas económicos de su familia lo pusieron a...

06/26/2017 | El Diario | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

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