Devin Schwartz

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A new Trump administration rule says legal immigrants must forgo all public programs like food stamps and Medicaid if they want to become U.S. citizens.

New Trump rule: people using public assistance can't become citizens

A new Trump administration rule says legal immigrants must forgo all public programs like food stamps and Medicaid if they want to become U.S. citizens.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced sweeping raids at food processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday.

ICE agents arrest hundreds of agricultural workers

Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced sweeping raids at food processing plants across Mississippi on Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This summer, Press Play has been looking at cities overrun with tourism in a series called #stayhome.

How to curb overtourism

This summer, Press Play has been looking at cities overrun with tourism in a series called #stayhome.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California’s relentless clean-air enforcer, Mary Nichols, has divided the automobile industry. After weeks of secret negotiations, the Chair of the State’s Air Resources Board has announced that Ford, Honda VW and BMW of America won’t go along with President Trump’s rollback of Barack Obama’s fuel-economy standards. Nichols claims it’s an “olive branch,” giving car makers the “flexibility” to clean up the air at the same time they continue to market vehicles that make the most money. Brady Dennis of the Washington Post calls it a “big deal,” even if Toyota, GM and 11 other companies revert to Trump’s new federal standards--at least for the moment. Alan Baum is a consultant for both the industry and environmental organizations. He says the four who made the deal with California have a slight lead on their competitors in developing the technology of the future, with China currently far ahead of them all. He says the western car makers are doing a poor job of educating consumers about the benefits of hybrids and electrics. Nichols’s history with the Air Resources Board goes back to the 1970’s. She was named Chair by Republican Governor Arnold Schwartenegger and reappointed by Democrats Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom. She made an international name for herself for years ago when she blew the whistle on Volkswagen for faking emissions tests on the diesel cars it sold for decades all over the world.

from To the Point

Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation that changes the language governing when officers are allowed to use deadly force.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In its zeal to oppose President Trump at every turn, California risks becoming that the thing that it fears.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

More than half of the Democrats in the U.S. House say they favor opening an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In her upcoming fifth Netflix comedy special, Iliza Shlesinger talks about women obsessively policing each other.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio killed more than two dozen people.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand