FROM Jill Replogle
Murrieta Immigration Protests Buses filled with 140 undocumented migrants - many of them women and children - were blocked by protesters on their way to a processing center in Murrieta yesterday. The migrants had been flown into San Diego from Texas because that state has been overwhelmed by the number of people coming from Central America.
Central American Immigrants Flood Border, Confound Officials President Obama acknowledged today there will be no meaningful immigration reform in Congress this year, and announced he was taking executive action on the issue. He cited the big spike in migrant children being stopped and detained at the border. Jill Replogle covers the US-Mexico border for KPBS in San Diego. The president also called the situation at the US-Mexico border “a humanitarian crisis.” Tens of thousands of migrant children are traveling from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to escape horrific gang violence and drug cartels. But even before the recent wave, the LA region has been home to many Central American children and teens who came illegally. Many are re-united with family members while they await legal proceedings. What happens to those who make it past border control or are released into custody? KCRW producer Jenny Hamel has this report.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.