FROM Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda
Is there New Hope for the Dreamers? After yesterday’s Republican victories, President Obama said he plans to issue executive orders to get around the GOP majorities in the Senate and Congress. One famous executive order that might be expanded is DACA — which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals . We get an update and hear what life has been like for Los Otros Dreamers — the young people who’ve been deported to Mexico — the “native” country that’s foreign to them.
The Mayor of Los Angeles Goes to Mexico Most news reports about Mexico feature illegal immigration and the bloody violence of drug cartels. But, Mexico has the world's fourteenth largest economy, and it's growing fast enough to give California a run for its money. Eric Garcetti is in Mexico, on his first foreign trip since becoming Mayor of Los Angeles.
Illegal Immigration in California The Pew Hispanic Center is a nonprofit in Washington that's used census data for a new profile of illegal immigrants in the US, including, of course, California. It shows a population made up of young families having children at a faster rate than previously estimated, and faster than native households or households of legal immigrants.
Here Come The Mexican Trucks Both houses of Congress want to keep Mexican trucks off U.S. highways, despite the provisions of NAFTA , the North American Free Trade Agreement, passed fourteen years ago. President Bush has already started a pilot program, but opponents in both parties say it’s a risk to traffic safety, the environment and homeland security.
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
America's top diplomat faces challenges in Asia Whatever happened to America's "pivot to Asia?" That's just one of the questions left hanging since Rex Tillerson's first trip there as Secretary of State. Is the Trump Administration hoping to change Foreign Policy or maintain the status quo?
'Do-or-die' time on healthcare bill President Trump has demanded a House vote today on replacing Obamacare…whatever the details might be. Despite his campaign promise that nobody would lose health insurance, that's possible for 24 million people if he were finally to sign this bill into law.
Trump reversing Obama's climate change legacy President Trump has vowed, in his words, to "turn the EPA from a job-killer into a job-creator," and today, he's announcing his order for "energy independence." We look at the prospects for putting his promises into effect by ripping up the Obama legacy on climate change.