FROM Muzaffar Chishti
San Francisco Will Issue ID Cards to Everyone New Haven, Connecticut was first, other cities may fall in line, but the biggest so far is San Francisco. The Board of Supervisors has given preliminary approval to an ordinance allowing municipal identification cards for anyone who lives in the city--regardless of legal status. While issuing ID cares will make life easier for illegal immigrants, its real goal is to protect industries that depend on undocumented workers. Will it also help prevent street crime? Muzaffar Chishti directs the Migration Policy Institute at New York University's School of Law.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?