Month: January 2021


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Memo to ICE Agents Reportedly Says They Must Stop Using the Term ‘Illegal Alien’

"How we describe people sticks, it affects how we treat them," said Vanessa Parra Sparkles, communications director at Define American.

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Should Companies Pay Workers to Get Vaccinated? Here’s What Two Doctors Have to Say.

The trend to pay workers to get vaccinated comes as public health officials address vaccine hesitancy, a hurdle in the nation’s quest to end the pandemic.

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Congress Needs to Fix Backlog That Silenced 300,000 Potential Immigrant Voters by Passing the Citizenship Act

The Trump administration's citizenship backlog cheated 300,000 immigrants out of exercising their voting rights. It is unfair that they should wait any longer—Congress must ratify the US Citizenship Act of 2021.

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UK COVID Variant Has Been Detected in Puerto Rico

At least three cases of the easily spread variant are confirmed. Experts encourage people to continue with safety measures and the vaccination process.

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Florida Has Found 92 Cases of More Contagious UK COVID-19 Variant

Although widespread across the state, the cases are concentrated in South Florida's Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties.

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Rep. Castro Is Working on Bill to Grant Citizenship to Undocumented Frontline Workers

The Texas representative also wants to expand Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

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Rep. Jimmy Gómez: ‘Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is a Clear and Present Danger to Congress’

"Such advocacy for extremism and sedition not only demands her immediate expulsion from Congress, but it also merits strong and clear condemnation from all of her Republican colleagues."