Effective Compassion
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The DACA hiring dance

Compassion | Employers wonder how to handle workers with uncertain futures
by Rob Holmes
Posted 8/08/18, 04:49 pm

As courts and the White House battle back and forth about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, U.S. companies are increasingly skittish about hiring the program’s beneficiaries.

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Technical difficulties

Compassion | Bureaucracy could get in the way of low-income customers using their SNAP benefits at farmers markets
by Rob Holmes
Posted 8/01/18, 04:51 pm

A symbiotic relationship between farmers and low-income produce buyers is at risk thanks to a technical glitch.

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Inflating poverty

Compassion | The UN takes aim at American ideals with flawed economic study
by Charissa Koh & Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/25/18, 03:23 pm

The United Nations claims 18.5 million Americans live in extreme poverty, an estimate that U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley called “patently ridiculous.”

Haley commented on the UN report in June at the request of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. She chided the report’s author, special rapporteur Philip Alston, for spending UN time and resources to investigate poverty in “the wealthiest and freest country in the world.”

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