FROM Victor Nieblas
Scamming the Undocumented USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration has reported that 10% of all the people in LA County are illegal immigrants. That makes this the national capital of immigration fraud. Saul Gonzalez has a special report from Sonic Trace , KCRW's Independent Producer Project. Maria Gutierrez (R) with her lawyer Gina Amato Lough of the legal aid organization Public Counsel You can read more about immigration fraud — in English and Spanish — and see photos of Maria Gutierrez at kcrw.com/whichwaylablog . For more stories from KCRWs Sonic Trace, which tells the stories of immigrants in Southern California, visit kcrw.com/sonic trace .
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
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?
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.