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Vox: Immigration makes America great

Reading Time: 15 minutes Source:  Vox – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. By Matthew Yglesias The Trump administration announced Monday a long-rumored regulatory change designed to make it easier to deny entry to the country to potential immigrants who are likely to earn low wages and potentially be eligible for social safety net programs. This is part and parcel of a broad Trump-era crackdown against immigration of all kinds — record-low refugee resettlement numbers, clampdowns on asylum-seekers, tighter rules for high-tech guest workers, fewer student visas, fewer work permits for spouses of legal immigrants, and a legislative proposal that would cut...

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The Scary Thing You Have To Do If You Want To Be Loved Unconditionally

Reading Time: 3 minutes By:  Lisa M. Hayes – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. YOU’VE GOT TO GET NAKED, BUT PROBABLY NOT THE WAY YOU’RE THINKING.  I sat in the car last night, in the dark, with my husband crying and said some stuff I’d been hiding from myself for weeks. Icky stuff. Scary stuff. Honestly, the kind of stuff that I know is utterly insane. The only thing worse than being crazy is being crazy and knowing it. Now for the record, I’m not a pretty cryer. Some women can cry and still look...

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HuffPo: A New Study Reveals Just How Much The Hyde Amendment Is Hurting Women

Reading Time: 3 minutes Source:  Huffpo – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.     Over a quarter of low-income women in Louisiana who wanted an abortion didn’t get one because Medicaid didn’t cover the procedure, research finds.     Abortion has emerged as a major issue in the 2020 presidential campaign, and with it has come renewed scrutiny on the Hyde Amendment, a legislative provision that restrict federal funds from covering abortions.   Many Democratic presidential hopefuls have called for a repeal of the amendment and lined up with abortion rights groups,...

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Flavorful, On-Trend Asian-Inspired Summer Entertaining

Reading Time: 3 minutes Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.   (Family Features) Summer is the perfect time to bring out the grill and enjoy creating a flavorful meal when entertaining your family and friends. While some choose to whip up classic recipes, you can heat things up by taking advantage of all the seasonal ingredients and popular culinary trends, such as opting for authentic, Asian-inspired recipes. With many Americans opting to eat more ethnic foods, it’s evident that global flavors continue to be on the rise. While Asian flavors are not new,...

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HuffPo: Anita Hill At Wellesley: ‘Sexual Misconduct Deniers Have Friends In High Places’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Source:  Huffpo – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.   The law professor delivered the commencement speech at the private women’s liberal arts college on Friday.   Anita Hill discussed the Me Too movement and made a reference to her own experience speaking out against sexual misconduct during her commencement speech at Wellesley College on Friday.    During her address, the law professor encouraged the graduating class to engage in inclusive and diverse environments and to “reject cynicism” ― despite a divisive and troubling political climate.    Hill also...

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