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.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.