Immigrants and their lawyers are beginning to see the effects of the White House policy announced last week that downgrades some deportation cases.
The Department of Homeland Security says it hasn't officially begun to prioritize all 300,000 cases before the nation's immigration courts, but prosecutors are definitely employing newfound discretion.
Tara Hannon empties a mosquito trap at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, Conn. Federal funding helped expand this program, but there have been significant cuts over the past five years.
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State laboratories around the country are testing mosquitoes to warn people about the presence of the West Nile virus, but federal and state budget cuts are threatening some of those labs.
Abbott Brush collects mosquitoes for observation at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. One mosquito trap — a bucket of smelly water — is in a wooded area of New Haven near a pond.
"It attracts them because they want to come there and lay the eggs," he says.