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From the Dispatch
Oct 07, 2011As protests on Wall Street spread across the country, the dire need for progressive solutions to financial corruption and savage inequality is capturing national attention. One aspect of Wall Street’s agenda that has not been sharply criticized enough is emerging as a defining issue in the...
PSN 2011 Health Care Roundup: Despite Opposition, States Move Forward on ACA, Look to Strengthen Health Security for All
Sep 02, 2011In 2011 state legislative sessions, lawmakers across the nation in search of common-sense solutions found themselves wrestling with dual challenges on almost every issue: historic budget shortfalls and a charged and starkly changed political climate resulting from an historic wave election in 2010...
White House Announces Changes to S-Comm Program In Response to Pressure from Activists and State Legislators
Aug 25, 2011Last week, the Department of Homeland Security announced major changes to its signature (and maligned) immigration enforcement program, Secure Communities - promising to review pending immigration deportation cases based on newly-reinforced guidelines that prioritize deporting...
DHS Reverses Course, Mandates State Participation In Costly, Ineffective “Secure Communities” Program
Aug 11, 2011Last week, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued a decision stating their intention to mandate that states participate in the controversial, ineffective, and costly “Secure Communities” immigration enforcement program. This decision generated confusion and...