Emma Jacobs http://mtpr.org en More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants http://mtpr.org/post/more-municipalities-deny-federal-requests-wont-detain-immigrants Before immigrants get deported, they are sometimes held temporarily by local law enforcement at the request of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. But cities across the country, including Philadelphia, are saying they will no longer fully cooperate with that plan.<p>Offenses including traffic stops and felonies can lead to deportation for immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally — or even those who are legal permanent residents. Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 21523 at http://mtpr.org More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants Holdout Pennsylvania Pelted With Gay Marriage Lawsuits http://mtpr.org/post/holdout-pennsylvania-pelted-gay-marriage-lawsuits In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act said that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages from states that allow them. Since the decision, couples in states which do not recognize same-sex marriages have filed a flurry of lawsuits.<p>Conditions are ripe for litigation in those states, like Pennsylvania. In July, a rogue county clerk outside Philadelphia started granting marriage licenses to gays and lesbians, defying the state's ban.<p>Pennsylvania filed suit against D. Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:06:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 9313 at http://mtpr.org Holdout Pennsylvania Pelted With Gay Marriage Lawsuits DuckDuckGo Benefits From Internet Searchers Wanting Privacy http://mtpr.org/post/duckduckgo-benefits-internet-searchers-wanting-privacy Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The leaks this month by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed just how widespread government surveillance of phone and online information actually is. The revelations of the government's PRISM program have been raising the concerns about privacy, but also have boom to companies that promise greater privacy online.<p>Emma Jacobs of member station WHYY in Philadelphia has this report.<p>EMMA JACOBS, BYLINE: Mark Randall stands out front of the bustling Apple store in downtown Philadelphia. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 08:52:00 +0000 Emma Jacobs 4354 at http://mtpr.org