President Barack Obama’s plans to allow some undocumented immigrants to reside in the U.S. have come to a halt. Judge Andrew Hanen of the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas said he won’t make any rulings on the policy until after March 19. Last month, Judge Hanen stopped President Obama’s deportation relief policies in light of a lawsuit brought by 26 states, who believe the plan is unconstitutional. The lawsuit alleges that the federal government deceived the states about the implementation of the 2014 immigration policies. Representatives of the 26 states claim the Obama administration let policies go into effect prior to the February 2015 start date. Read more.
50 Cent’s Son Lands a $700,000 Modeling Deal
Rapper 50 Cent’s son is only 2-years-old, and he’s bringing in more money than most of us. The toddler, whose name is Sire Jackson, landed a modeling deal with an audio company called Kidz Safe. “He’s got a (modeling) deal now with Kidz Safe,” 50 Cent told Angie Martinez during a radio interview. “They paid him a big payment, too: $700,000.” Sire still has a long way to go to match his father’s net worth, which is reportedly $140 million. Read more.
New Documentary Explores Poverty & Education in the South
A new PBS documentary will delve into the poverty and education struggles experienced by a rural town in South Carolina. Most of the residents in Hartsville, South Carolina live on or below the poverty line, only earning a median income of less than $30,000 per year. Despite the poverty, students from low-income families are succeeding in the classroom. The town has a 92 percent graduation rate. The film, 180 Days: Hartsville, was co-directed by Jacquie Jones and Garland McLaurin. It will air on PBS from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 17. Read more.