NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES – JANUARY 18 2016


(CNN) On Tuesday the Supreme Court announced that it will decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s immigration actions this term.

Shortly over a year ago, the President introduced the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents.

(DAPA) and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), originally created in 2012. These programs aim to support undocumented immigrants who are either parents of U.S. citizens / lawful permanent residents or young adults that were born and raised within the U.S. borders by providing work authorization applications and temporary lawful presence.

As it currently stands, the programs were spearheaded to a stop by challenges posed by 26 states, putting nearly 4.3 million immigrants in a legal purgatory.

Regardless of balancing a multitude of substantial issues, the Supreme Court estimates to have reached a decision on the case by the summer of 2016, which will be in time to mark the final stages of President Barack Obama’s time in office.

(NBC) The United Nations released an official report detailing the casualties and death toll of the ISIS’ notorious 21-month long conflict with the state of Iraq. According to the report, 18,802 civilians have been killed, with an additional wounded count of 36,245.

These numbers alone do not count for the estimated 3.2 million citizens who have been “internally displaced” by ISIS in the midst of conflict, as well as the 3,500 people believed to be held captive for sexual slavery.

The conclusive goal of the report was to encourage more humanitarian relief efforts for the purpose of aiding those internally displaced and to excavate mass graves in the area.

(CNN) Following last year’s heaping snowstorms in the East Coast states, residents have, until recently, embraced the 2016 winter as an “off-season” from 2015’s frigid white tundra.

Meteorologists are foreseeing a major snowstorm that could be hitting New York, Boston, and Washington D.C. as early as Friday. While the forecast is seemingly unpredictable at the moment, the potential effects of the storm could include substantial travel delays and coastal flooding.

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