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A helicopter carries a bucket as it flies over homes burned by the Smokehouse Creek Fire, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, in Canadian, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Fort Worth sends firefighters to help fight largest wildfire in Texas history
By Haylee Chiariello, Staff Writer
Published Mar 1, 2024
The Fort Worth fire department is sending personnel and equipment to help fight historic wildfires in the Texas panhandle.

What we’re reading: It’s about immigration


We’re back and we’re reading – everything from the “Washington Post” to the “CBS News.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and policy. Today we’ve got news on various immigration policies, protests encouraging the Russia investigation, and more on the midterms.

Trump to limit immigration access to asylum-seekers

The Trump Administration is putting words into action by limiting asylum-seeker’s entry to the country.

They issued a new rule Thursday that will block migrants from crossing the border outside of certain entryways and block them from getting asylum.

But it seems the legislation will face challenges right away. Federal law says that anyone in the U.S. can apply for asylum status, regardless of how they got there.

But President Trump isn’t stopping to limit access to illegal immigrants, and his many warnings of the dangers of the migrant caravan prove that.

Appellate court rules against cancelling DACA

A U.S. appeals court in California ruled against President Trump’s efforts to put a stop to DACA.

The program grants immigrants who were brought into the U.S. illegally certain residential rights like work permits.

But it’s not all smooth sailing from here for Dreamers. It’s likely that the administration’s next move will be to take the case to the Supreme Court.

Acting Attorney General disses the Court

The acting attorney general is in hot water after controversial comments.

Matthew Whitaker once said the courts “are supposed to be the inferior branch,” and that the Supreme Court shouldn’t have as much power in reviewing other branches of the federal government.

Like some conservatives, Whitaker had a long history of believing the federal courts had too much power.

According to the New York Times, news of these comments come after other questionable views including belittling the Russian investigation which he now oversees.

Protests support Russian investigation

Protestors gathered across the country in an effort to maintain special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Places like Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Philadelphia were filled with hundreds saying “nobody is above the law” on Thursday.

Organizers of the protest said that appointing Matthew Whitaker as the acting Attorney General was an effort to quietly get rid of the investigation.

Not all the results are in

It’s been three days since Election Day, and the citizens of Georgia and Florida can’t exactly be sure who won three of their important political races.

There’s been rumors of recounts and runoffs with several attorneys involved. But the uncertainty lies in Georgia’s governor race and Florida’s senate race.

Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for Georgia’s governor, took the victory Tuesday night by 50.3 percent of the votes, but he decided to quit Thursday.

The Stacey Abrams campaign said the results would show in her favor when all the votes are counted, which would require a run-off in December.

Michelle Obama’s memoir tells all

Former first lady Michelle Obama’s anticipated memoir “Becoming” included details about her dislike of President Trump.

Obama said she could “never forgive” Trump for spreading rumors about her family. Rumors about the legitimacy of former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate put her family in danger.

The memoir will also reveal details about her life as first lady and how the modern political spotlight has changed her.

The book will be released Tuesday.

That’s all we have for today. Check back Monday for more.

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