Política

Supreme Court allows “public charge” rule to take effect

By Angie Baldelomar The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday (Jan. 27) for the Trump administration to move forward with plans to deny green cards to immigrants that might use occasional or minor use of public benefits like Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. The 5-4 vote lifted preliminary injunctions — court orders that block a policy across the …

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Carranza appointed to lead SBA

By Angie Baldelomar Jovita Carranza became the 36th head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on Jan. 7, when the U.S. Senate confirmed her in an 88-5 vote to take over for acting administrator Chris Pilkerton. President Trump announced her nomination nine months ago in a tweet. “I am pleased to announce that Jovita Carranza will be nominated as …

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Twitter announces ban of political ads

By Chara Twitter users who get annoyed at seeing political ads on the social media platform will not have to worry much longer. CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that Twitter would no longer accept political ads, starting in late November. “We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally,” Dorsey tweeted. “We believe political message reach should …

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House approves guidelines to move impeachment forward

By Roberta Pardo On Oct. 31, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution that formalized the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Approved 232-196, the resolution provided guidelines for the public phase of the probe. It cleared the way for nationally televised hearings in mid-November and ensured Trump’s right to participate in the latter stage of the proceedings. The vote …

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Children asked to ‘build a wall’ at WH Halloween party

By Roberta Pardo A Halloween party on Oct. 25 at the White House featured a station where children were encouraged to help “Build the Wall” with their own personalized bricks, as multiple news outlets reported. Held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House, the party included the families of executive branch employees, and VIP guests outside and …

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Trump signs humanitarian assistance bill

By Chara President Trump recently signed a $4.6 billion bipartisan bill to support agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services in providing humanitarian aid to America’s southern border. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among the lawmakers in Congress who supported the bill, which will support agencies such as the Department of Health and Human Services. But …

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Lucas wins election to become next KCMO mayor

By Roberta Pardo Kansas City, Missouri, has elected a new mayor. Councilman Quinton Lucas defeated Councilwoman Jolie Justus in the mayoral election Tuesday (June 18), becoming the youngest person to win the mayoral office in more than a century. He succeeds Sly James, who served two terms, starting in 2011. Unofficial results showed Lucas capturing more than 58 percent of …

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U.S. and Mexico reach deal to avoid tariffs

By Chara Mexico and the United States have tentatively reached an agreement to avoid tariffs on imported goods, according to multiple media reports. “The tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday (June 10) against Mexico are hereby indefinitely suspended,” President Trump tweeted June 7. “Mexico, in turn, has agreed to take strong measures to stem the tide …

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Trump signs memo demanding immigrant sponsors to pay for welfare

By Chara President Trump recently signed a memorandum to include instructions for agencies to demand payment from immigration sponsors for welfare benefits used by immigrants. The memorandum is part of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Act, and the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, two laws that were signed by President Clinton. “To protect benefits …

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Trump wants 5 percent tariff on imported goods from Mexico

By Chara On May 30, President Trump announced plans to impose a tariff on all imported goods from Mexico. “On June 10, the United States will impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into our country from Mexico, until such time as illegal migrants coming through Mexico, and into our country, stop,” Trump stated in a tweet. “The …

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