Ethnicity and Gender

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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. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The National Women's Hall of Fame has chosen 10 women to be inducted this year. The class of 2017 was announced Tuesday in Seneca Falls, the site of the first women's rights convention, where the hall is located.

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) dismisses the outrage over President Donald Trump's executive actions as hysteria. The president temporarily halted all refugees from entering the country and anyone from seven Muslim-majority countries. 

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ROCHESTER (WXXI) - The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced this week that transgender boys will now be allowed to join its scouting programs. 

Refugees Weigh In On Trump's Immigration Ban

Jan 31, 2017
Sasha-Ann Simons, WXXI

ROCHESTER (WXXI) - Across the country, some immigrants already in the United States say they are full of fear and uncertainty. The same is true for the local refugee community, especially after President Donald Trump abruptly enforced an immigration ban on seven Muslim countries.

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

A Syracuse agency that resettles refugees in Syracuse is beginning to deal with the fallout of President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees from entering the U.S. over the next four months. 

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo is offering his top attorneys to help defend detainees and their families affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigrants. 

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(Keystone Crossroads) Walk around the offices of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, and you'll find plans to do good behind every door. There's a food bank, a land bank, a work skills class, and programs to assist with affordable housing.

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on immigration. The first called for a "large physical barrier" between Mexico and the United States. The other announces plans to remove federal funding from sanctuary cities. 

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