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National

Jun 29, 2020 10:31 pm
Supreme Court ruling only first step for LGBTQ+ community according to UCLA faculty

UCLA faculty said the June 15 Supreme Court decision to prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is a step in the right direction. (Daily Bruin file photo)

A Supreme Court decision to protect employees from sexuality and gender-based discrimination is a step in the right direction, UCLA faculty said.
The June 15 decision ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity would be protected under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of several categories, including sex and race.

By Alexis Duke

National

Jun 29, 2020 7:16 pm
Uncertainty lingers for DACA students despite recent Supreme Court ruling

Nicole Anticona Araujo couldn’t sleep the night before the Supreme Court released their decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
As a DACA recipient, Anticona Araujo had a lot riding on it.

By Julia Shapero

National

Jun 18, 2020 12:09 pm

Supreme Court rules in favor of UC Regents to maintain DACA

The Supreme Court ruled against the decision to end a program that would protect undocumented individuals from deportation, claiming the decision was made arbitrarily.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was first created in 2012 by the Department of Homeland Security under the Obama administration, which allowed undocumented individuals who entered the country under the age of 16 to defer deportation and legally work in the U.S. 
The court voted 5-4 in favor of the University of California Regents, one of the first entities to challenge the termination of DACA, finding that the DHS’ decision to end the DACA program was both reviewable in court and arbitrary. 
President Donald Trump issued an executive order in January 2017 directing federal agencies to execute immigration laws against “removable aliens.”
In response, the DHS revoked both DACA and the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program in June 2017.

By Bernard Mendez

Graphics

Jun 11, 2020 9:44 am

Graphic: Response to George Floyd’s death

By Farrah Au-Yeung

California

Jun 7, 2020 3:40 pm

Majority of National Guard troops to leave LA as protests have become less violent

Most of the National Guard will depart from Los Angeles on Sunday evening, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement Sunday.
“A small number of units” will remain nearby until Wednesday for emergency support if necessary, he said. 
“I’m proud that our city has been peaceful this week — and that our residents are leading a powerful movement to make Los Angeles more just, equitable, and fair for Black Angelenos, communities of color, and all of our workers, youth, and families,” Garcetti said in the statement.

By Bernard Mendez

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