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Top Stories: In The Shadows Of Healthcare; Immigration Advocates Start Awareness Campaign

Sep 13, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

A new campaign aims to point out the economic impacts of the ban on so-called "sanctuary cities" in Texas, as well as the phase-out of the federal immigration program known as DACA. The Mexican American Legislative Caucus is behind the multi-state campaign called “Not in My State.” 

The state law was to go into effect Sept. 1, but was placed on hold by a federal judge. It would allow local law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people they arrest or detain.  Law enforcement leaders who don't honor immigration detainer requests could be removed from office or go to jail. 

The fear of deportation is keeping many from feeling safe outside their homes, and some are skipping appointments with doctors and dentists. As KERA’s Stephanie Kuo reports, that has big implications for their health.


Other stories:

  • Before becoming president, Donald Trump made a name for himself as a real-estate mogul with a philanthropic streak. He cemented that persona as host of "The Celebrity Apprentice," a show that raised money for charity. Washington Post reporter David Farenthold won a Pulitzer Prize for his investigation into Trump's giving. Today on Think, he talked with Krys Boyd about how his reality TV show really gave out its donations. 

 You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.