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FILE - Susana Lujano, left, a dreamer from Mexico who lives in Houston, joins other activists to rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, June 15, 2022. A revised version of DACA, a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, is set to be debated Thursday, June 1, 2023, before a federal judge who previously ruled the program illegal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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A revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children is scheduled to be debated before a federal judge in Houston who previously ruled the program illegal. Attorneys representing the nine states that have sued to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the U.S. Justice Department and DACA recipients are set to appear at a court hearing Thursday. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen is expected to reconsider the program, which was changed in October. Hanen is not expected to immediately rule.
SC Public Radio News
  • Nikki Haley's husband will soon begin a yearlong deployment with the South Carolina Army National Guard to Africa. The mission will encompass most of the remainder of his wife's campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. The National Guard told The Associated Press Wednesday that a formal deployment ceremony will likely happen in several weeks. It'll be Michael Haley's second active-duty deployment since he joined the Guard as an officer in 2006.
  • A South Carolina gas station owner has been charged with murder in the death of a 14-year-old boy whom he allegedly chased from the store and shot in the back. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says station owner Rick Chow incorrectly suspected that Cyrus Carmack-Belton had shoplifted water from the Shell station. After a verbal confrontation, Carmack-Belton fled and was pursued by Chow's son. Rick Chow joined the chase, armed with a pistol. Lott says Chow fired, striking Carmack-Belton in the back.
  • Russia's Interior Ministry has issued an arrest warrant for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham following his comments related to the fighting in Ukraine. Graham met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday. Zelenskyy's office later released an edited video of the encounter in which Graham notes that "the Russians are dying" and describes the U.S. military assistance to the country as "the best money we've ever spent." Graham appeared to have made the remarks in different parts of the conversation. But the short video by Ukraine's presidential office put them next to each other.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks with the media on Friday, May 26 ,2023, following his third meeting with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy since Russia invaded Ukraine last year.
    May 30, 2023 — The latest on the six-week abortion ban signed by Gov. Henry McMaster and blocked in circuit court following a filing by abortion rights groups; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responds to an arrest warrant issued by Russia for his support of Ukraine; South Carolina's congressional map heads to the Supreme Court; and more.
  • Sen. Tim Scott speaks to more than 200 Iowans at this first town hall event on May 24, 2023 in Sioux City, Iowa, following his campaign announcement on Monday in North Charleston. Scott held two events in the state before heading to New Hampshire on Thursday to meet with a group of Republican women and hold other meetings in the Granite State. Scott has also launched a $6 million ad buy to saturate the airwaves in the two early voting states leading up to the first Republican debate in August.
    Gavin Jackson
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    May 27, 2023 — A recap of Sen. Tim Scott's swing through the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire as his 2024 presidential campaign begins.
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
  •  Caroline Clements
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    Between now and June 20th, a southern lifestyle magazine based in the Lowcountry is continuing to take nominations for their fourteenth annual Made in the South Awards. Mike Switzer interviews Caroline Clements, associate editor of Garden and Gun magazine in Charleston, SC.
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    The most talked about topic in economics these days is the US debt default talks between two houses, the White House and congressional House. Has all this uncertainty caused any economic harm to our state? Mike Switzer interviews Frank Hefner, Director Office of Economic Analysis and Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston.
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