Ethnicity and Gender

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Immigration activists in Syracuse say no undocumented immigrant is safe under President Donald Trump’s executive order to speed up deportations.   


HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- After a rash of anti-Semitic vandalism and threats over the last week in Pennsylvania and around the country, President Donald Trump met in Washington with a handful of state attorneys general, including Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro 

Randy Gorbman / WXXI

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Details have been released about what to do with a controversial wooden panel that was removed last year from the Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park. 


CANTON (NCPR) - Several aid organizations and pro-immigrant groups are pressuring the Canadian government to pull out of a controversial program which turns away almost all refugees coming in through the United States.

PA Ranks Near The Top In Hate Group Numbers

Feb 20, 2017
AP Photo/Timothy Jacobsen

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Pennsylvania has the fifth most hate groups in the US--a title it's now claimed for the second year running, according to a Southern Poverty Law Center study. 

Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

Pennsylvania wasn’t among the states where large-scale immigration enforcement took place last week, but communities in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh have reported raids.  

Caitlin Whyte / WXXI

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - People gathered at the gravesite of Frederick Douglass on a cold yet sunny morning in Mount Hope Cemetery to honor his life and legacy on the anniversary of his 199th birthday. 

Erin Heaney

BUFFALO (WBFO) - Amidst the debate about immigration in the U.S., a recently-published report prepared by several research partners, including one from the University at Buffalo, challenges the claims that immigrants are a significant influence on the crime rate. 

Veronica Volk / WXXI

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Frederick Douglass has been trending in the media lately, but not in response to his significant contributions to human rights, or his antislavery oratory. President Donald Trump’s comments at a recent Black History event about how Douglass has “done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more” caused an uproar online, with many speculating about whether Trump was truly aware of whom the legend was. 

Sanctuary Cities Bill Clears Pennsylvania Senate

Feb 9, 2017

(Keystone Crossroads) The Municipal Sanctuary and Federal Enforcement, or SAFE, Act would restrict state funding for communities where law enforcement agencies don't cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.