Opponents of a President Barack Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation will go before a federal judge who they hope will rule that the program cannot continue. Three federal judges have ruled against President Donald Trump's administration's efforts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But a new lawsuit was filed in Texas before Judge Andrew Hanen, the same judge who ended another Obama effort to expand protections for immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Hanen previously granted a preliminary injunction in 2015 at the request of 26 states that opposed Obama's action, temporarily blocking the Obama administration from implementing the policies that allowed as many as 5 million people in the U.S. illegally to remain. Hanen will hear arguments on the case Wednesday. If he rules DACA is invalid, it would conflict with the other rulings in favor of the program. Legal experts say that conflict would draw the attention of higher courts or the U.S. … [Read more...] about Judge who overturned other Obama program hears DACA case
By Susan Slusser Published 5:38 pm PDT, Monday, August 6, 2018 The A’s innovative new ticket program is proving popular - many times over. On Friday, the first day of sales for the new A’s Access membership, which supplants the traditional season-ticket packages, the A’s signed up more new accounts in one day than they had in the entire first month of season-ticket sales last year. There were numerous reports Friday that fans couldn’t get through to order online or by phone at times during the day. With the A’s on a roll, winning six games in a row and moving into a playoff spot, sales have remained robust - as of Monday, the team had added 10 times more accounts than compared to the same time-frame last year, and added six times more new revenue in doing so, according to team sportsperson Catherine Aker. The A’s Access pass provides admission to all 81 games, regardless the size of the ticket plan. A 10-game plan with reserved … [Read more...] about ‘A’s Access’ ticket membership program is a hit
The Detroit News Published 11:36 p.m. UTC Aug 6, 2018 The 2018-19 Urban and Community Forestry grants can be used for purposes including “The focus of this year’s grant program is to support projects that help local communities better manage their urban and community forestry resources,” said Kevin Sayers, urban and community forestry program coordinator. "In urban landscapes, trees provide welcome shade, can help cool streets and provide habitat for wildlife. They also can help homeowners increase property values and save on energy costs." The grants, which are funded through the U.S. Forest Service’s State and Private Forestry Program, require a one-to-one match through cash contributions or in-kind services. Grant applications must be postmarked by Sept. 21, and projects that receive funding must be completed by Sept. 1, 2019. For information, go to michigan.gov/ucf, call (517) 284-5898 or write to DNR Forest Resources Division, P.O. Box … [Read more...] about Green-space grants offered through DNR program
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday blasted a federal judge’s decision to fully restart the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by Aug. 23. Sessions said in a statement that the Justice Department will “take every lawful measure” to defend the decision to terminate the Obama-era program, which offers deportation relief to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.Story Continued Below "The last administration violated its duty to enforce our immigration laws by directing and implementing a categorical, multipronged non-enforcement immigration policy for a massive group of illegal aliens,” Sessions said. The Trump administration “simply reestablished the legal policies consistent with the law,” the attorney general added. D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled Friday that the Trump administration must accept new DACA applications, but he delayed the effective date of the ruling to allow time for a possible … [Read more...] about Sessions rips judge’s decision to restore DACA program
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