Photo credit; U.S. border patrol agent Alessio Faccin walks along the border fence separating Mexico from the United States near Calexico, California, U.S. February 8, 2017. Picture taken February 8, 2017. (Mike Blake/ Reuters)
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Garcia de Rayos was deported after showing up for a routine meeting with a local immigration officer. In past years, officials reviewed her case, then released her. But this time was different because we have a new president. And President Trump signed an executive order in January that expanded the definition of criminal aliens.
In a recent leaked call with France’s president, Trump reportedly went on a tirade about China and NATO. Phone conversations with other countries like Germany, Mexico and Russia have State Department officials concerned about the future of diplomacy.
Climate models show that LA will keep getting hotter. Mayor Garcetti wants to do something about it -- reduce our average temperature by 3 degrees over the next 20 years. We find out how.
These days, there’s populist anger behind Donald Trump’s election, anger against immigrants and refugees. There’s ISIS and terrorism. If all this seems unprecedented, it isn’t. A new book traces the roots of our current fury.
Pankaj Mishra, Author, "Age of Anger: A History of the Present”
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress that his department is getting more serious about the vetting process, which means travelers from certain countries might have to hand over their social media passwords before entering the US.
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LA high school senior fights gun violence After the mass school shooting in Florida, many young people are taking action against guns. We talk about the growing protest movement with an 18-year-old activist in LA. We also look at what other countries have done to prevent shootings, like mandatory training and age restrictions.
Some undocumented immigrants consider self-deportation The Senate voted on four immigration bills this week, but all failed. We get reaction from an El Segundo-based woman who used to be a DACA recipient, but got a green card a few years ago. Her cousins are DACA recipients, and her brother and parents are undocumented. She says her parents are considering self-deporting.
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