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Local:

Next week is Homecoming at SHS. There will be an all school assembly Thursday morning to announce candidates.

Monday, September 11th will be the Homecoming Super Rally and Parade, which will start at 7 pm.

Friday, September 15th, also starting at 7 pm, is Homecoming football game against Aurora.

The next day is the Homecoming dance at the SHS Commons. Time is yet to be announced.

 

National:

Tuesday, Trump ordered an end to DACA, Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that shields young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

As early as March, nearly  800,000 “Dreamers” should be prepared to leave the country, according to the White House’s memo, “DACA talking points”.

Also in the memo, DACA was referred to as unconstitutional, letting all DACA benefits phase out, and immigrants can apply for other benefits.

DACA will renew all benefits up until September 5th, 2017. This means some members are protected from deportation as late as October 2019.

In Trump’s statement, he said that he was driven by a concern for “the millions of Americans victimized by this unfair system.”

Trump decided winding down the program was more compassionate than letting the courts kill it, but still had an emphasis on his “America First” agenda.

Mr Jeff Sessions, Attorney General, said that DACA had “denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs.”

Soon after Sessions announcements, protests broke out in front of the White House, Justice Department and cities along the country.

Trump warned lawmakers if a similar program is not put into place, he will have to revisit the issue at a later date.

 

State:

State Senator Laura Ebke of Crete announced Sunday night she will run for reelection in 2018.

Ebke says she has been seeking compromises in Legislative, while advocating for smaller government, lower taxes, and economic development.

Ebke first ran as a Republican in the officially nonpartisan race, but later registered as a Libertarian. She currently serves as chairwoman of the Judiciary Committee and a special prisons oversight committee.

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