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.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.
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.