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.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.