FROM Daniel Sharp
Local Central Americans Fear Deportation Federal immigration agents are conducting raids around the country, with plans to deport immigrants from Central America whose claims for asylum have been rejected. So far, Immigration and Customs Enforcement—or ICE -- hasn't come to Los Angeles. But immigrant rights groups are helping them get ready for agents to come to their doors. Daniel Sharp is legal director at CARECEN, the Central American Resource Center.
Obama’s Immigration Action Could Have Big Impact on L.A. President Obama announced an executive action on immigration last night. It’s likely to have a big impact locally; here in L.A. as many as 500,000 immigrants could be impacted by the plan -- the most of any city in the nation.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.