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Episode Info: On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma -- one of the most ferocious Category 5 storms ever tracked in the Atlantic -- is wreaking catastrophic damage to Caribbean island nations as it remains on target to slam south Florida (including Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort) over the weekend, before creating a 'buzz saw' up Florida's East Coast and into Georgia and the Carolinas.  Then we're joined by Mayra Joachin, staff attorney at the National Immigration Law Center, to discuss the lawsuits filed by her organization and 15 state Attorneys General against Donald Trump's reversal of Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Joachin details the lawsuits' allegations that the Trump Administration is in violation of federal law for overturning, without a compelling governmental reason, the previous Administration's program that protected nearly one million children of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Among the other stories also covered on today's busy show: Right behind Irma is Hurricane Jose, currently a Category 3 storm, and taking the same path toward the same Caribbean islands just ravaged by Irma. The U.S. West is being ravaged by heat and wildfires. Post-Harvey Houston is being ravaged by massive benzene releases by fossil fuel companies. A lawsuit has been filed against Texas by first-responders after the state withheld information on dangerous chemicals stored at a facility that blew up during Harvey's worst flooding. And, as if all of that is not enough, breaking news at the end of today's show that the social security numbers and other personal information of some 140 million Americans (nearly half the country!) was reportedly breached and stolen from the credit monitoring agency Equifax....Read more »

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