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Mintu Pandher’s small fleet success in fuel hauling, truck-stop ownership

Small fleet owner Mintu Pandher, who came to the U.S. with his parents in 1999, followed the growth in oil drilling into independence as an owner-operator. His Akal Energy small fleet grew fairly quickly over several years with contracts with some fuel providers, running out of Laramie, Wyo.

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Into the limelight: Sikh truckers in America

Sikhs have been a growing part of America’s professional driver force for three decades. Though there are tens of thousands in trucking, non-Sikh counterparts have little information and a lot of misconceptions about them -- the ELD protests began to change that.

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POLL: Where are your family’s roots — in the U.S. or outside it?

Do your roots in the United States reach back multiple generations or fewer? Share your experience/history in this poll.

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DACA program should be preserved in some form, slight majority says

A 51 percent majority of Overdrive readers are in favor of preserving some form of relief from threats of deportation for participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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POLL: What should ultimately happen with DACA?

With former President Obama's executive order establishing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought here as children were shielded from deportation. Trump is phasing out the program -- what should happen next, whether Congressional action, an administrative reversal or nothing at all?

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Feds call for crackdown on sanctuary cities in response to latest truck-involved human smuggling discovery

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting director Thomas Homan released a statement this week partially blaming sanctuary cities and policies for recent human smuggling operations after law enforcement, acting on a tip, rescued 17 migrants in Edinburg, Texas.

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3 in 4 readers see necessity in Trump’s travel ban, halted yesterday in federal court

If the administration's travel ban advances beyond the injunction put in place by the courts Wed., it would restrict travel to the U.S. from six countries -- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- also including measures aimed at restricting refugee resettlement in the U.S.

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POLL: Your view on Trump’s revised travel ban?

President Trump signed a new executive order revising a temporary ban on entering the U.S. on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, removing Iraq from the original list, among other changes. What's your view of this order's necessity for U.S. security?

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Build the wall? Majority of readers favor Trump’s border plan

More than half of Overdrive readers supported efforts to build a wall across the 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico. The most vocal among responding commenters, however, were those among the 27 percent who did not support the wall effort in any way.

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POLL: Should the United States in fact follow through on Trump’s ‘build the wall’ campaign message?

Though a reported 700 miles of barrier exists on the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border today, with Donald Trump hammering away at his campaign pledge to build a barrier and get Mexico to pay for it, what's your view of the idea?

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