New plan for Venezuelan migrants will accept some into the U.S., send others to Mexico
By: Ariana Figueroa - October 13, 2022
The agreement between Mexico and the U.S. will allow up to 24,000 qualifying Venezuelan migrants to travel by air to an authorized port of entry.
Immigration advocates call again for DACA renewal in Congress, as possible end looms
By: Ariana Figueroa - October 11, 2022
Democrats said Tuesday they remained hopeful Congress could create a legal pathway to citizenship before the end of the year for Dreamers.
The battle for control of Congress: Abortion, inflation, crime and Biden
By: Jennifer Shutt, Ariana Figueroa and Jacob Fischler - October 7, 2022
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP has a "50-50 shot" of winning back the Senate.
Biden to pardon all federal offenses for simple marijuana possession, review criminalization
By: Ariana Figueroa, Jennifer Shutt and Jacob Fischler - October 6, 2022
Biden's move is intended to address the country’s “failed approach to marijuana,” a senior administration official said Thursday
Alabama case that could limit Voting Rights Act heard at U.S. Supreme Court
By: Ariana Figueroa - October 5, 2022
The case considers whether Alabama’s new congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act by diluting the collective voting power of Black voters.
Biden to battered Florida: ‘We’re going to do everything we can for you’
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 30, 2022
President Biden promised to help Florida as it starts to recover from Hurricane Ian, which might turn out to be the state's worst storm.
U.S. House passes bill reforming Electoral Count Act to stop Jan. 6 repeat
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 21, 2022
The bill raises the threshold for an objection made by any U.S. senator and representative to a state's electoral vote.
An ‘unprecedented flood’ of book bans engulfs U.S. school districts, PEN report says
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 20, 2022
The new report found 50 groups have played a role in at least half of the book bans enacted across the country during the last school year.
Topsoil protection should be stressed in the next farm bill, U.S. House Ag panel told
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 14, 2022
WASHINGTON — Farmers and academics at a Wednesday hearing stressed the need for members of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee to support regenerative agriculture farming practices in the upcoming farm bill in order to protect topsoil. U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chair David Scott said he held the hearing to discuss ways policymakers and the Department […]
CDC endorses updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters for this fall
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 2, 2022
The CDC recommended boosters from Pfizer-BioNTech for those who are 12 years old and older and from Moderna for those who are 18 and older
Candidates, mostly Republican, skip debates, bar press during midterm campaigns
By: Ariana Figueroa - September 1, 2022
The refusal to talk to the press or let them cover events is a trend that worries experts who study democratic stability not only in the United States, but across the world
Biden to wipe out $10,000 in student loan debt for many borrowers
By: Ariana Figueroa - August 24, 2022
While many Democrats and progressive advocates were pleased with the announcement, it falls short of the student debt relief campaign platform that Biden ran on