Photo of Andrea Ortiz in Washington DC courtesy of Ortiz.
FROM THIS EPISODE
This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. Any senator can offer a proposal and then call for a vote. It’s kind of free-for-all, and highly unusual. We talk about this process and what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to make trips to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix.
Andrea Ortiz in Washington DC. Photo courtesy of Ortiz.
Eight giant prototypes of the US-Mexico border wall have been built on the San Diego side of the border. Swiss artist Christoph Büchel has created a tour for people to view them. He says they’re modern versions of land art. Others say that’s offensive.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is accused accepting nearly $300,000 in gifts from an Israeli billionaire movie producer -- in exchange for helping him secure a visa to stay in Los Angeles, among other alleged favors. Netanyahu is also accused of trying to get positive press coverage in a major Israeli newspaper. He allegedly promised to put restrictions on that paper’s competitors. Netanyahu strongly disputes all the allegations.
In 1967 the Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage. The case was called Loving v. Virginia. Richard and Mildred Loving sued the state of Virginia for not allowing them to marry. The decision was unanimous. Since then, more interracial couples have married and had children. Now a new Topic.com documentary series, “The Loving Generation,” looks at how those children -- now grown up -- negotiate their identities.
Lacey Schwartz is co-director of "The Loving Generation."
Photo courtesy of Sunshine Sachs.
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