Claudia Torrens and Michael Hill Associated Press Published 11:04 AM EDT Apr 8, 2019 Albion, N.Y. – Dairy farm worker Luis Jiménez gambles every time he drives without a license. Even a minor traffic stop could alert immigration agents that he is in the country illegally and lead to deportation. But in the wide open spaces of upstate New York’s farm country, supermarkets and job sites are often too far away for walking, there’s not always somebody around to give you a ride, and catching a city bus or subway just isn’t an option. “Necessity forces us to take a risk,” Jiménez said in Spanish as he drove home recently. “We have to work, we have to buy food. Sometimes we get sick and workers like me can’t drive to a hospital, can’t buy medicine. But I feel I need to take the risk so that my kids and my family can have a better life.” In New York and elsewhere, the idea of extending new privileges to those without … [Read more...] about Those in US illegally push for license to drive
Claudia Torrens and Michael Hill, Associated Press Updated 9:36 am CDT, Monday, April 8, 2019 In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo, Ismael Castellanos feeds calves on a the dairy farm where he works, in Bethany, New York . A renewed push around the country to let immigrants here illegally get driver's licenses resonates on the farms and orchards of upstate New York. Castellanos says he feels isolated and that trips to town to buy groceries can cost $40. less In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo, Ismael Castellanos feeds calves on a the dairy farm where he works, in Bethany, New York . A renewed push around the country to let immigrants here illegally get ... more Photo: Michael Hill, AP Photo: Michael Hill, AP Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 In this Wednesday, … [Read more...] about ‘Necessity’: Those in US illegally push for license to drive
Bill Weld is back. Did he ever really go away? For as much attention as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Seth Moulton have gotten for their — in Moulton’s case, potential — presidential bids, it’s the former Massachusetts governor who will be the first Bay Stater to appear at New Hampshire’s foremost campaign trail stop this cycle. Weld is the scheduled speaker Friday morning at the Politics & Eggs series in Bedford, which has traditionally served as a backdrop for White House wannabes to introduce themselves to the first-in-the-nation primary state. California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, both declared 2020 presidential candidates, also have scheduled Politics & Eggs appearances this month. “It’s a must-stop for the candidates,” Jim Brett, the president and CEO of the New England Council, which sponsors the series, told Boston.com. And recent reports suggest that Weld’s appearance this week … [Read more...] about What exactly is Bill Weld up to? Here’s what we know so far.
Noam Scheiber and John Eligon, New York Times 1:36 pm PST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 A LinkedIn post announcing the latest class of partners at Paul, Weiss prompted a social media firestorm over its overwhelmingly white, male profile. A LinkedIn post announcing the latest class of partners at Paul, Weiss prompted a social media firestorm over its overwhelmingly white, male profile. Photo: LinkedIn/The New York Times Photo Photo: LinkedIn/The New York Times Photo Image 1 of / 25 Caption Close Image 1 of 25 A LinkedIn post announcing the latest class of partners at Paul, Weiss prompted a social media firestorm over its overwhelmingly white, male profile. A LinkedIn post announcing the latest class of partners at Paul, Weiss prompted a social media firestorm over its … [Read more...] about Elite Law Firm’s All-White Partner Class Stirs Debate on Diversity
Jonathan Lemire Associated Press Published 7:53 PM EST Jan 25, 2019 New York – It was vintage Roger Stone: The longtime Republican operative flashed a Nixonesque double-armed victory sign after being indicted Friday for lying to federal investigators. Stone, with his self-professed political dirty tricks and the tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back, has long lurked in the shadows of Donald Trump’s world and was instrumental in guiding him on his first steps to the White House. Stone was only officially on the president’s campaign for a few months, but would spin reporters, peddle conspiracies and, according to prosecutors, collaborate with WikiLeaks to release damaging information about Hillary Clinton in the final stretch of the 2016 campaign. He was arrested Friday for lying to investigators and trying to tamper with a witness. Stone has a knack for commanding attention: He sports impeccably tailored suits and close-cropped bleach blond hair and is willing to … [Read more...] about Roger Stone: Political trickster long in Trump’s orbit