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How Trump's Punitive Immigration Policy May Affect Industries Built on the Backs of Undocumented Workers

Agriculture and construction, the two industries that rely most heavily on undocumented workers, may face labor shortages, increased production costs and profit losses as a result of the Trump Administration's aggressive immigration policy.

President Donald Trump leads a listening session with health insurance company CEOs in the White House, February 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Trump vowed to fix the problems with the Affordable Care Act.

White House Proposing to Reduce EPA Budget to Reagan Era Levels

The proposed $2 billion in cuts and removal of 3,000 employees would bring the agency to a place it hasn't been since the mid-1980s and early 1990s.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt address employees at the agency's headquarters February 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Pruitt, long a critic of the EPA, faced a contentious confirmation fight in the Senate.

New EPA Head Discusses Removing Environmental Regulations

Scott Pruitt has stressed that the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Air Act's Water of the United States rule are first in line to be cut.

Hosted by Noticias Telemundo Anchor José Díaz-Balart, “Conoce tus derechos” (Know Your Rights) covered specific scenarios under President Donald Trump’s new immigration policies and informed the audience about their legal rights.

3 Must-See Segments from Telemundo's Latest 'Know Your Rights' Special

The Spanish-language network touched on what documented and undocumented immigrants need to know if ICE officers show up.

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READ: Muslim White House Staffer on Why She Quit Eight Days Into the Trump Administration

“I knew I could no longer stay and work for an administration that saw me and people like me not as fellow citizens, but as a threat.”

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt,, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on Capitol Hill January 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

EPA Head's Past Emails With Fossil Fuel Industry Confirm Close Ties

Scott Pruitt released 7,564 pages of emails to the Center for Media and Democracy.

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Take the 2017 Colorlines Reader Survey. Then Get Free Stuff!

Please take our first reader survey in many years. There's good music in it for you.

Pruitt Addresses EPA Staff, Talks Energy and Regulation

The new EPA administrator discusses how he wants the agency to be pro-energy and pro-environment.

A business is closed as immigrants take part in a "Day Without Immigrants" on February 16, 2017, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The sign reads, "Closed on Thursday, February 16 to support our community!"

#DayWithoutImmigrants Results in 100+ Workers Fired

While some businesses showed their support by closing doors, others responded by firing participants.

President Donald Trump signs H.J. Res. 38, disapproving the Stream Protection Rule on February 16, 2017, in Washington, D.C. He is surrounded by coal miners and opponents of the original rule.

Trump Removes Obama-Era Regulation on Coal Industry

It is the administration's second repeal this week of climate regulation that was created by the last administration.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on January 18, 2017, in D.C.

Senate Approves Scott Pruitt to Head the Environmental Protection Agency

The vote was not along party lines.

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What You Need to Know About R. Alexander Acosta, Trump's New Labor Secretary Pick

Trump nominated Acosta just one day after his previous nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration in the face of widespread protest and lack of Republican support.

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Rep. Ted Lieu May Introduce Bill That Requires a Mental Health Pro in the White House

“Clearly, to me, when you have a president that lies pathologically, that believes in alternative facts, it suggests to me there is a problem.”

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Chance the Rapper and Jimmy Butler Say Trump Doesn't Know Chicago

The Grammy-winning musician and Chicago Bulls player discuss Chicago stereotypes and celebrity activism in a new interview for ESPN The Magazine and The Undefeated.

President Donald Trump speaks during a listening session with the Retail Industry Leaders Association and member company chief executive officers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs First Major Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

The president did say that for every new regulation, he'd remove at least two.

Protestor holds sign that says, "Andrew Puzder earns more in one day, than we do in one year. #FightFor15."

BREAKING: Andrew Puzder Withdraws Nomination for Labor Secretary

Activists have been protesting his nomination since it was announced in December.

A smiling Chicano/Native man passes out colorful protest posters on a sunny day in L.A.

Meet Ernesto Yerena Montejano, the Artist Behind the Ubiquitous 'We the Resilient' Protest Poster

Chicano/Native/Yaqui artist Ernesto Yerena Montejano explores questions of identity, gender norms, politics and spirituality in his vibrant illustrations, prints and collages. Here, an intimate portrait of the man behind the "We the Resilient" image you keep seeing at protests across the country. 

 Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

READ: Flint Doctor Who Exposed Water Crisis Talks Muslim Ban

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha: "The sanctuary our nation provides benefits all of us, but that is not why we do it. It is the right thing to do."

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Trump Says New Executive Orders Will Lower Crime, ACLU Requests Receipts

“President Trump intends to build task forces to investigate and stop national trends that don’t exist.… He persists in ignoring the all-too-real deaths of Black and Brown people at the hands of law enforcement.”

Court Says No to 'Muslim Ban' as Immigration Raids Ramp Up

As the Ninth Circuit continues the nationwide stay of the executive order targeting people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees, the federal government conducts immigration sweeps in Southern California.