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On Saturday, August 12th, 2017, competing protesters met on the streets of Charlottesville, VA, to make their respective cases for and against a more inclusive America. Call it America homogenous v. America heterogeneous. 

 


The Shooting of Steve Scalise: Gun Control, Partisanship, and the State of Affairs


Louisiana representative Steve Scalise, along with two other Republican Washington cohorts, was shot Wednesday morning near the nation’s capitol, in Alexandria, Virginia during practice for the annual Republican-Democrat baseball game. Although reported to be in stable condition and good spirits after the shooting, he is now in critical-but-improving condition, having undergone three surgeries in as many days. The shooting suspect is the only one involved in the shooting to have died from his injuries so far, although others are in critical condition.


Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise Shot in Virginia Shooting


Update 6.16, 2:30PM

Louisiana representative Steve Scalise, along with two other Republican Washington cohorts, was shot this morning near the nation’s capitol, in Alexandria, Virginia. Current reports state that Scalise is in critical condition. 

 


Brock Long Backed by Senate for FEMA Position


Almost two weeks into what is predicted to be an “explosive" hurricane season, the Trump administration has yet to install a leader for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). On Monday (6.12), it was reported that a Senate panel confirmed the nomination of Brock Long to head up the agency. 


1,500 Economists to President Trump: Immigrants Are Good for the U.S. Economy


In an open letter to President Trump and top congressional leaders published Wednesday (4.12), nearly 1,500 economists from across the country stressed the important role that foreign-born residents have in the United States economy. Pledging support in the letter were top economists from Louisiana State University, Tulane, and University of New Orleans, as well as several hundred other leaders in their field. 


Jeff Sessions Calls for End of ‘Sanctuary Cities’


Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared on Monday (3.27) that “sanctuary cities” like New Orleans will face drastic cuts to federal funding as a result of their lack of cooperation. It was a daring move of political leverage, with Sessions issuing one of the most blunt warnings from the Trump administration's campaign to tackle illegal immigration. The hours since his announcement have given rise to citywide uncertainties about the state of local security, economy, and public safety. For New Orleans, the new mandate may threaten the much-celebrated economic symbiosis between foreign-born and U.S.-born residents. 


Report Highlights Economic Impact of Immigrants in New Orleans


A new report finds that immigrants make outsized contributions to the economy of New Orleans. “New Americans in Greater New Orleans,” released by think tank New American Economy (NAE) and the City of New Orleans, notes that immigrant households tremendously impact the city through large tax contributions, support for federal social programs, as well as higher rates of education and entrepreneurship in comparison to U.S.-born citizens. 


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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