Saturday, March 23, 2019

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State & National News

State officials urge public to prepare now for major storm

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota state government officials urge citizens to make preparations now, which includes adjusting travel plans, for a late-winter storm this week that will cover most of the state with several inches of snow, high winds and freezing rain. (news.sd.gov)

Learn about experiences of women on westward journey at Cultural Heritage Center program

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre by attending a program featuring women’s experiences on the journey westward. Molly Rozum, an associate professor of history at the University of South Dakota, will share insights into the women who took part in the trek west at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, March 26. (news.sd.gov)

“Remain in Mexico” policy challenged in court

President Donald J. Trump’s administration implemented a policy dubbed the “Remain in Mexico” in december which would require asylum seekers at the Southern border to wait in Mexico until their asylum cases can be heard in a US court.

National Public Radio’s Joel Rose reported that of the 76,000 migrants who crossed the southern border in February, only 240 migrants have been impacted by the policy.

The case was brought to court by “non-profit organizations that work with them by the American Civil Liberties Union, The Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies,” Rose writes.

The case for a preliminary injunction will be heard March 22 under U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco.

Since December the “Mexico only” portion of the policy has expanded to include the border crossing in Calexico, Calif., and areas between official ports of entry in the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector and may also include El Paso, Texas.