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Trump Administration Proposes Caps On Student Loans

The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college, The Associated Press reports. White House officials announced the plan Monday amid a list of education priorities as Congress sets out to overhaul the Higher Education Act. The plan says Congress should put a cap on federal student loans to prevent borrowers from taking on unmanageable debt. Officials didn’t propose specific limits but said it could vary by academic program. The White House also wants to combine five loan repayment options into one plan that would cap monthly payments at 12.5 percent of a borrower’s discretionary income. Trump’s oldest daughter and…

Trump Administration Proposes Caps On Student Loans

The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college, The Associated Press reports. White House officials announced the plan Monday amid a list of education priorities as Congress sets out to overhaul the Higher Education Act. The plan says Congress should put a cap on federal student loans to prevent borrowers from taking on unmanageable debt. Officials didn’t propose specific limits but said it could vary by academic program. The White House also wants to combine five loan repayment options into one plan that would cap monthly payments at 12.5 percent of a borrower’s discretionary income. Trump’s oldest daughter and…

Supreme Court To Decide If States Can Prosecute Illegal Immigrants For Identity Theft

Undocumented immigrants who use false Social Security numbers to get jobs would be easier to prosecute under a case the Supreme Court agreed to hear Monday, USA Today reports. The justices will hear Kansas’ appeal of a lower court’s decision that the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over such cases – a ruling the Trump administration agrees should be overturned. The key to the case is the appearance of the false Social Security numbers on a federal immigration form. Kansas and a coalition of 10 other states say they should be able to use that information to combat identity theft. The Kansas Supreme Court threw out convictions of three undocumented immigrants, ruling that only…

Supreme Court To Decide If States Can Prosecute Illegal Immigrants For Identity Theft

Undocumented immigrants who use false Social Security numbers to get jobs would be easier to prosecute under a case the Supreme Court agreed to hear Monday, USA Today reports. The justices will hear Kansas’ appeal of a lower court’s decision that the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over such cases – a ruling the Trump administration agrees should be overturned. The key to the case is the appearance of the false Social Security numbers on a federal immigration form. Kansas and a coalition of 10 other states say they should be able to use that information to combat identity theft. The Kansas Supreme Court threw out convictions of three undocumented immigrants, ruling that only…

Supreme Court To Decide If States Can Prosecute Illegal Immigrants For Identity Theft

Undocumented immigrants who use false Social Security numbers to get jobs would be easier to prosecute under a case the Supreme Court agreed to hear Monday, USA Today reports. The justices will hear Kansas’ appeal of a lower court’s decision that the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over such cases – a ruling the Trump administration agrees should be overturned. The key to the case is the appearance of the false Social Security numbers on a federal immigration form. Kansas and a coalition of 10 other states say they should be able to use that information to combat identity theft. The Kansas Supreme Court threw out convictions of three undocumented immigrants, ruling that only…

Supreme Court To Decide If States Can Prosecute Illegal Immigrants For Identity Theft

Undocumented immigrants who use false Social Security numbers to get jobs would be easier to prosecute under a case the Supreme Court agreed to hear Monday, USA Today reports. The justices will hear Kansas’ appeal of a lower court’s decision that the federal government has exclusive jurisdiction over such cases – a ruling the Trump administration agrees should be overturned. The key to the case is the appearance of the false Social Security numbers on a federal immigration form. Kansas and a coalition of 10 other states say they should be able to use that information to combat identity theft. The Kansas Supreme Court threw out convictions of three undocumented immigrants, ruling that only…

Police Issue ‘Virtual Kidnap’ Alerts To California Schools

Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two “virtual kidnap” cases in 24 hours, The Associated Press reports. Laguna Beach police say victims received phone calls claiming their daughters had been kidnapped and would be harmed unless money was wired to a Mexican bank account, the Orange County Register reported Saturday. There were no abductions in either case, according to police. Authorities in the community about 57 miles south of Los Angeles say they have contacted the Laguna Beach Unified School District as well as local private schools to warn parents of the scam. Authorities say residents made separate reports March 7 and 8 that they were the victims of the…

Police Issue ‘Virtual Kidnap’ Alerts To California Schools

Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two “virtual kidnap” cases in 24 hours, The Associated Press reports. Laguna Beach police say victims received phone calls claiming their daughters had been kidnapped and would be harmed unless money was wired to a Mexican bank account, the Orange County Register reported Saturday. There were no abductions in either case, according to police. Authorities in the community about 57 miles south of Los Angeles say they have contacted the Laguna Beach Unified School District as well as local private schools to warn parents of the scam. Authorities say residents made separate reports March 7 and 8 that they were the victims of the…

Police Issue ‘Virtual Kidnap’ Alerts To California Schools

Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two “virtual kidnap” cases in 24 hours, The Associated Press reports. Laguna Beach police say victims received phone calls claiming their daughters had been kidnapped and would be harmed unless money was wired to a Mexican bank account, the Orange County Register reported Saturday. There were no abductions in either case, according to police. Authorities in the community about 57 miles south of Los Angeles say they have contacted the Laguna Beach Unified School District as well as local private schools to warn parents of the scam. Authorities say residents made separate reports March 7 and 8 that they were the victims of the…

Police Issue ‘Virtual Kidnap’ Alerts To California Schools

Police in a seaside California city have alerted local schools to two “virtual kidnap” cases in 24 hours, The Associated Press reports. Laguna Beach police say victims received phone calls claiming their daughters had been kidnapped and would be harmed unless money was wired to a Mexican bank account, the Orange County Register reported Saturday. There were no abductions in either case, according to police. Authorities in the community about 57 miles south of Los Angeles say they have contacted the Laguna Beach Unified School District as well as local private schools to warn parents of the scam. Authorities say residents made separate reports March 7 and 8 that they were the victims of the…