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A tide that won’t ebb

Compassion | Judge blocks another White House attempt to manage the flow of asylum-seekers at the border
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/10/19, 02:32 pm

As asylum-seekers overwhelm immigration officials at the U.S. southern border, a federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked a Trump administration policy geared toward preventing sham asylum claims. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of San Francisco ruled that the United States must put on hold its requirement that people seeking asylum at the border wait in Mexico while their cases are processed. He gave the federal government until Friday to appeal before the ruling takes effect.

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White House proposes work instead of welfare

Compassion | Policies released this month aim to incentivize self-sufficiency, dignity for the poor
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 3/27/19, 05:20 pm

This month, the White House released the Economic Report of the President and its 2020 budget proposal, both of which demonstrate a commitment to prioritizing work to help low-income Americans.

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Reducing child poverty takes work

Compassion | Government report suggests massive welfare increases that could hurt families in the long run
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 3/20/19, 04:31 pm

By spending around $100 billion a year, the United States could cut child poverty in half in the next decade. That’s the conclusion of a recent 600-page National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine report, which offers two expensive options for lifting children out of poverty.

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