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It's been a year since President Obama promised a safe path to the United States for thousands of children in Central America—as long as they have parents who are legally in this country. But not a single child has found a way passed bureaucratic obstacles, and thousands are still facing mortal danger at home. Is the US breaking a promise to children at risk?

Later on the program, black football players didn't lead the protest against racism at the University of Missouri, but when they joined, the school's President was forced to resign.

Photo: David Amsler

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Charlotte Duren
Evan George

Obama Meets with Netanyahu to Discuss Security 6 MIN, 30 SEC

At the White House today, President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for the first time in more than a year. Despite their well-known disagreements, they pledged to get along. Netanyahu reaffirmed his commitment to the US-Israeli alliance and Obama acknowledged that, although there is disagreement over the Iran deal, there is consensus in "making sure that Iran does not get a nuclear weapon… and about the importance of us blunting destabilizing activities that Iran maybe taking place. Steven Mufson, White House correspondent for the Washington Post, has more on the story.


Photo by Haim Zah

Guests:
Steven Mufson, Washington Post (@StevenMufson)

Is the US Breaking a Promise to Children at Risk? 34 MIN, 14 SEC

Tens of thousands of children face murderous street gangs, extortion and sexual violence in Central America. For those whose parents are legally in this country, President Obama pledged "an orderly alternative" to the terrifying journey through Mexico. But until they pass laborious screening, including DNA testing, they have to stay where they are — whatever the dangers might be. It's been a year since the President promised escape. Some 5400 kids have applied, but only 90 kids have even been interviewed. None has been admitted to the United States. 

Guests:
Lavinia Limón, US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (@USCRIdc)
Bill Frelick, Human Rights Watch (@BillFrelick)
Michael D. Shear, New York Times (@shearm)
Elizabeth G. Kennedy, San Diego State University (@EGKennedySD)

More:
Central American Minors (CAM) program
Shear on the red tape that slows help for children fleeing Central America

How Activism Pushed Mizzou President to Resign 9 MIN, 18 SEC

The University of Missouri has seen weeks of protest over racism on campus that has included the use racial epithets and incidents including the drawing of a swastika on a dorm wall using human feces. University President Timothy Wolfe resisted demands that he resign until the football team joined a walk-out.


Photo: Anthony Sherrils/Twitter

Today, he acknowledged, "The frustration and anger that I see is clear, real and I don't doubt it for a second. To the faculty and staff who expressed their anger and frustration it too is real. We need to use my resignation, please please use this resignation to heal."

Peniel Joseph, professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, has written about black student activists challenging white supremacy and institutional racism on college campuses in The Root.

Guests:
Peniel Joseph, University of Texas at Austin (@PenielJoseph)

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