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Positive ID

Compassion | States and cities look to fix document woes for the poor
by Rob Holmes
Posted 7/04/18, 02:56 pm

Homeless Massachusetts residents may soon receive official ID cards without having to show an address. The state Senate approved a bill last week to change the current proof of residence requirement. Backers of the law say it will reduce the burden on homeless people by waiving fees and lowering barriers.

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Borderline

Compassion | Crackdown on illegal crossings mean more migrants at America’s front door
by Rob Holmes
Posted 6/27/18, 04:32 pm

Officials in U.S. southern border cities noted an uptick in asylum claims amid the chaos created by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy for illegal border crossings.

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Trump, lawmakers respond to immigration outrage

Compassion | Family separation policy sparks nationwide debate about laws and morals
by Rob Holmes
Posted 6/20/18, 03:00 pm

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on Republican-crafted immigration bills as national attention stays laser-focused on the plight of families trying to enter the United States at its southern border. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep.

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