Jun 15, 11:58 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Robin Urevich, Capital & Main 10/03/17 AT 10:10 AM This story is being co-published with Capital & Main as part of a series on California Game Changers: Nine Big Ideas That Could Transform the State and Nation.On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Cambodian refugee Chea Phov appeared before immigration judge Arlene Dorfman in downtown Los Angeles dressed in a crisp, white shirt and white jeans, and looking much older than his 40 years. He brought his sister and elderly mother to court for support, but he told Dorfman there was one person he couldn’t find: an attorney to represent him.“ I don’t understand how to fight my case. I barely passed high school,” Phov told Capital & Main. “I believe representing myself is unjust.”Phov is not alone.More than 600,000 immigrants are currently battling deportation or … [Read more...] about Should The US Defend Undocumented People In Immigration Court?
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Susan Moeller June 05, 2018 IF YOU’RE A BABY BOOMER entering the tunnel of possible retirement, there’s one hard truth to acknowledge: Bad stuff happens. No matter how prepared you think you might be — and experts say boomers are, generally speaking, quite unprepared — unforeseen events can derail finances. Take just a few that hit me starting in my 50s: divorce, serious health issues, and family crises. And that’s just the big stuff. Even if you downsize, the car will still need new tires. The old dog will tear his ACL. And the condo association will raise its fees.You’d think boomers would be OK. We hold 60 percent of the wealth in the United States, according to a report by the management firm McKinsey and Co. But we have also accumulated unprecedented levels of debt and will actually need the Social … [Read more...] about Stop giving so much money to your kids and 8 more ways to afford retirement
The Sisters of Mercy take a vow of poverty. But they’re not poor enough for Medicaid, says the State of Nebraska, which earlier this year cut benefits for 21 elderly nuns.The sisters are appealing that decision through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, which administers the government health care program for the poor and disabled. So far, Medicaid benefits have been restored to a few of the 21. The sisters say they are continuing to work collaboratively with the state.Some state senators backed a bill that would guarantee such benefits, but the bill never made it out of committee. Meanwhile, a couple of state officials suggested a fix that is profoundly offensive to the sisters: that they renounce their sacred vow in order to tap currently restricted funds some of them have through inheritances called patrimony. The struggle points to an interesting church-state issue.On the one side is one of the oldest Roman Catholic religious orders in Nebraska, the Sisters … [Read more...] about Grace: These nuns took vows of poverty. But the state says that’s not enough for Medicaid