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Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General - NYTimes.com

Energy Firms in Secretive Alliance With Attorneys General - NYTimes.com | South Connection | Scoop.it

Republican attorneys general have formed an unprecedented, secretive alliance with some of the nation’s top energy producers to push back against the Obama regulatory agenda, an investigation by The New York Times has found.

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Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property

Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property | South Connection | Scoop.it
“Oh my goodness,” a man says as he flicks on the car's lights. “Freedom!”
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"Other states have grappled with similar Ten Commandments controversies, including Oklahoma, which installed a 4,800-pound monument on its capitol grounds in 2012."
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Lawmaker: Vet citizenship of non-English-speaking schoolkids

Lawmaker: Vet citizenship of non-English-speaking schoolkids | South Connection | Scoop.it
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican member in the Oklahoma House is suggesting that tens of thousands of non-English speaking students in public schools be turned over to U.S. immig
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Georgia voters in this reliably Republican district may be preparing to 'stick it' to Trump

Georgia voters in this reliably Republican district may be preparing to 'stick it' to Trump | South Connection | Scoop.it
The GOP identity crisis in the age of Trump is on full display in the race to succeed Georgia's Tom Price in Congress.
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The federal government denies that it has broadened the scope of its immigration raids

The federal government denies that it has broadened the scope of its immigration raids | South Connection | Scoop.it
Federal agents nabbed more than 600 in immigration raids last week
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"In the Los Angeles and New York area, the vast majority of those arrested had prior criminal convictions. Across the South and Midwest, a lower proportion of immigrants taken into federal custody had criminal records. A total of 235 foreign nationals were arrested across Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Kansas and Missouri. About two-thirds — or 163 — had criminal convictions, 60 had illegally reentered the United States and 12 were immigration fugitives. In San Antonio, fewer than half of those arrested — 23 of 51 — had prior criminal convictions. Across Georgia and the Carolinas, that figure was about two-thirds, or 127 out of 190. Twenty-nine had illegally reentered the U.S. after having been removed and 17 were classified as immigration fugitives."
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Before the Wall: Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Before the Wall: Life Along the U.S.-Mexico Border | South Connection | Scoop.it
Scenes along both sides of the border, as President Trump prepares to build a wall between them.
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Trump's first week: For many in Arizona, it doesn't get any better than this

Trump's first week: For many in Arizona, it doesn't get any better than this | South Connection | Scoop.it
While millions of people went into the streets in opposition to Donald Trump's inaugural week, it was different in suburban Phoenix, where the mood was closer to jubilation.
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Deep South digs out after devastating tornadoes leave at least 20 dead

Deep South digs out after devastating tornadoes leave at least 20 dead | South Connection | Scoop.it
Residents were picking up the pieces Monday morning after a spate of violent and fast-moving tornadoes wreaked havoc across the Deep South, killing at least 15 people in south Georgia.
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In Arizona, Border Patrol doesn't include dozens of deaths in tally of migrants who perish

In Arizona, Border Patrol doesn't include dozens of deaths in tally of migrants who perish | South Connection | Scoop.it
The Border Patrol heralds the declining number of dead migrants it finds each year as proof of a successful border strategy. But the BP knows its numbers are wrong.
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" Pima County officials aim to include all bodies that are found on the Arizona border, brought to the morgue and identified as migrants. In contrast, the Border Patrol only counts bodies of migrants its agents discover in the field. The agency declined to answer questions about why its figures in Arizona have diverged so dramatically from the state numbers in the last two years."
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‘We Almost Have Riots’: Tensions Flare in Silicon Valley Over Growth

‘We Almost Have Riots’: Tensions Flare in Silicon Valley Over Growth | South Connection | Scoop.it
As the region has become more congested and expensive, there are growing demands to rein in the physical space that many technologists call home.
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I Went Undercover With a Border Militia. Here's What I Saw. | Mother Jones

I Went Undercover With a Border Militia. Here's What I Saw. | Mother Jones | South Connection | Scoop.it
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" Forty-one states have laws that prohibit or limit paramilitary training and unofficial military forces.* Arizona bans the keeping of "private troops." Colorado's anti-terrorism law prohibits training people to use guns to promote "civil disorder." California explicitly forbids two or more people from practicing with weapons as part of a group that teaches "guerrilla warfare or sabotage." Yet, according to Mark Pitcavage, a senior research fellow with the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism, there isn't a known case of these laws ever being enforced against private militias."
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An outsider takes charge of the Border Patrol — and yes, he'll wear the green uniform

An outsider takes charge of the Border Patrol — and yes, he'll wear the green uniform | South Connection | Scoop.it
Mark Morgan struggled with the decision to put on the Border Patrol's olive-green fatigues instead of the dark business suit that FBI agents wear.
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"Morgan faces pressure to improve agent training and procedures to avoid shootings of unarmed migrants and other abuses that have outraged critics. (...) Morgan also wants to crack down on the drug-smuggling, bribery and other corruption cases that have embarrassed the Border Patrol."
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US East Coast evacuated as 'monster storm' heads to Florida - France 24

US East Coast evacuated as 'monster storm' heads to Florida - France 24 | South Connection | Scoop.it
Hurricane Matthew has strengthened as it moves towards the East Coast of the United States. It is expected to hit Florida early on Friday, set to be the strongest storm in the US for 12 years.
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Arrest Made In Cross-Border Mexico-U.S. Newborn Trafficking Ring

Arrest Made In Cross-Border Mexico-U.S. Newborn Trafficking Ring | South Connection | Scoop.it
Police in the Mexican state of Sonora arrested a man Tuesday night accused of operating a cross border child trafficking ring.
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How trucking companies forced drivers into debt, worked them past exhaustion and left them destitute

How trucking companies forced drivers into debt, worked them past exhaustion and left them destitute | South Connection | Scoop.it
Thousands of drivers work up to 20 hours a day, sometimes for pennies. When they get sick or refuse to keep working, trucking companies fire them and take their trucks – along with thousands they have paid toward buying them
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"These port truckers -- many of them poor immigrants who speak little English -- are responsible for moving almost half of the nation’s container imports out of Los Angeles’ ports. (...) A yearlong investigation by the USA TODAY Network found that port trucking companies in southern California have spent the past decade forcing drivers to finance their own trucks by taking on debt they could not afford."
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Arizona farm accused of abusing Mexican migrant workers

Arizona farm accused of abusing Mexican migrant workers | South Connection | Scoop.it
The Department of Labor filed an injunction against a grower for housing workers in unsafe barracks.
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"employers increasingly rely on the agricultural guest worker program to fill a labor shortage caused in part by a dramatic drop in immigration from Mexico. But federal investigators have uncovered cases of employers shorting wages, soliciting kickbacks, illegally deducting rent and holding workers hostage to their visas."
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Exclusive: Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations

Exclusive: Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations | South Connection | Scoop.it
The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up deportations of illegal immigrants who have been charged with crimes, according to two administration officials.
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San Francisco; Los Angeles; Imperial, California; Phoenix, Arizona; El Paso & Harlingen, Texas; New Orleans; and Miami among 12 cities.
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ICE arrests stir fear in immigrants wary of Trump orders

ICE arrests stir fear in immigrants wary of Trump orders | South Connection | Scoop.it
Arrests of immigrants sent panic through immigration communities this week after a woman in the country two decades was deported.
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Trump vowed to end 'catch and release,' but on the border, it's business as usual

Trump vowed to end 'catch and release,' but on the border, it's business as usual | South Connection | Scoop.it
President Trump has vowed to overhaul the immigration system, but for now it’s business as usual on the border..Every day this week, a slow stream of Central American families trickled into Texas
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" Although Trump has ordered the Department of Homeland Security to end "catch and release," the unofficial name for a policy in which U.S. immigration enforcement agencies allow migrants they deem low risk to remain at large pending a hearing, there are not enough detention centers to hold the thousands of families crossing over. (...)
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Chief Of Border Patrol Resigns

Just a day after President Donald Trump signed executive orders that included building a wall against the Mexican border, the chief of the Border Patrol resigned.
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"a veteran FBI agent, (...) he was an unusual hire"
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Texas may be in for a fight over transgender bathrooms like the one raging in North Carolina

Texas may be in for a fight over transgender bathrooms like the one raging in North Carolina | South Connection | Scoop.it
It cost North Carolina jobs and revenue as business and sports leagues launched boycotts. But that hasn’t deterred Texas.
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In recent weeks, lawmakers from Kentucky and Virginia have also floated similar measures, despite the fallout that North Carolina has faced since March, when it became the only state with such a law.
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Latino voters surge to the polls, but didn't help Clinton

Latino voters surge to the polls, but didn't help Clinton | South Connection | Scoop.it
When she filed into the voting booth in south Houston last week, she decided to send a clear message, checking straight-ticket Democratic. Even though we're not Mexican. Because when he says Mexican, he's talking about all Hispanics.
Cécile Fandos's insight:
"Latinos comprised just 12 percent of the electorate in 2012. But they make up roughly one-fifth of eligible voters in the competitive states of Arizona, Florida and Nevada. And they can tip down-ballot races even in Republican stalwarts like Texas where at least 2 million Hispanics were expected to vote this year, up from 1.8 million in 2012.
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A Militia Gets Battle Ready for a ‘Gun-Grabbing’ Clinton Presidency

A Militia Gets Battle Ready for a ‘Gun-Grabbing’ Clinton Presidency | South Connection | Scoop.it
At a militia training camp in Georgia it was clear that no issue motivates members more than guns — and the enduring belief that Hillary Clinton is plotting to take them away.
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Central American Families Arriving At Southern Border In Record Numbers

Central American Families Arriving At Southern Border In Record Numbers | South Connection | Scoop.it
Newly released data shows the number of families from Central America arriving at the southern border this year nearly reached the unexpected levels that threatened the U.S.’s immigration resources in 2014.
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Numbers this year "nearly reached the unexpected levels that threatened the U.S.’s immigration resources in 2014."
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Illegal border crossings by Central American families spike again

Illegal border crossings by Central American families spike again | South Connection | Scoop.it
Illegal crossings along the Southwest border jumped 23% last year
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" Arrests of migrants who illegally crossed the Southwest border jumped 23% in the past year, according to Homeland Security figures released Monday."
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Caroline du Nord, Floride, Ohio, Nevada : les « swing States » essentiels de l’élection américaine

Caroline du Nord, Floride, Ohio, Nevada : les « swing States » essentiels de l’élection américaine | South Connection | Scoop.it
Les quatre Etats apparaissent comme les plus disputés entre les deux candidats à l’élection présidentielle.
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Le Sud en transition démographique est capital pour Hillary Clinton, qui ne fait pas campagne dans l'Ohio.
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