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Latest Stories from Emma (39)

Canadians mull new trade pact, worry about domestic dairy industry

by Emma Jacobs Oct 8, 2018
Some Canadians worry NAFTA replacement will flood markets with lower-cost U.S. milk and cheese.
A dairy cow on a farm in Caledon, Canada.
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Canada's Aluminum Valley grapples with U.S. tariffs

by Emma Jacobs Sep 17, 2018
A 50-mile stretch along the Saguenay River in Quebec produces roughly half of Canada's aluminum; residents are anxious.
Rio Tinto ships raw material and finished ingots in and out of its own port facility on the bay of the Saguenay River, which flows out to the Saint Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean.
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Canada protects its dairy industry. President Trump is tired of that.

by Emma Jacobs Aug 30, 2018
The president has given Canada until Friday to sign on to a new trade agreement, but the dairy industry has been one of the prime sticking points during negotiations.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2L) speaks with dairy farmers in Ottawa, Ontario on June 12, 2018. - Canadian politicians of all stripes rallied round their prime minister on after his cautious and polite defense of free trade rules drew an extraordinary personal rebuke from US President Donald Trump.
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As trade tensions with the U.S. escalate, some in Canada are turning toward products made at home

by Emma Jacobs Aug 22, 2018
In May, the Trump administration announced import tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum. Canada retaliated with its own, longer list of tariffs that includes steel and aluminum but also products from bourbon to strawberry jam. With the risk of an…
A fan waves a Canada flag during the game between the United States and Canada on Dec. 3, 2017 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. 
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Food wars escalate in Boston and Philadelphia ahead of Super Bowl Sunday

by Emma Jacobs Feb 2, 2018
Philadelphia and Boston ban each other’s foods leading up to Super Bowl Sunday.
A box of Dottie's Donuts in Philadelphia, where no more Boston Creme donuts will be made until after the Super Bowl.
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As refugee admissions fall, nonprofits lay off staff

by Emma Jacobs Jan 3, 2018
Nonprofits worry about the loss of institutional knowledge as offices are forced to close amid a slow down in refugee admissions.
After he was laid off in August, Todd Miller left refugee resettlement work to teach English as a second language at a local university. 
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Fearing deportation, families prepare custody paperwork

by Emma Jacobs Jun 28, 2017
Parents living in the U.S. illegally are confronting the possibility they could be separated from their children.
Immigrant services staffers at a community center in Stamford, Connecticut, sign as witnesses after Ecuadorian parents signed a legal document giving custody of their children to friends in case they are deported .
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Philly enforces law protecting immigrants from non-attorney advice

by Emma Jacobs Jun 1, 2017
Some businesses promising help with immigration applications have taken advantage of clients or simply offered bad advice.
The storefront office of Ricardo Mejia, located in a heavily immigrant neighborhood of Philadelphia.
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College students consider what it would mean to work for Homeland Security

by Emma Jacobs Mar 2, 2017
Traffic is heavy at the agency's table at a Temple University career fair.
Criminal Justice students at Temple University attend a job fair Wednesday, at which Homeland Security recruited for the agency's investigative branch.
Joseph V. Labolito/Temple University Photography

Calais refugees set sights on UK rather than France, for economic reasons

by Emma Jacobs Oct 25, 2016
Unemployment in the U.K. is lower than in France, and many of those in Calais also speak some English already.
Migrants leave with their luggage at the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, France. Migrants are leaving the Jungle migrant and refugee camp by coach for a second day as French authorities clear the camp of an estimated 7000 people ahead of its demolition. 
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