FROM Lavinia Limón
For refugees, coming to US is like winning the lottery President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban says that for 90 days there will be no new visas issued to people from six Muslim-majority countries. No refugees from any country will be allowed into the US for 120 days, and once that time period is up, the number of refugees allowed to enter per year will be capped at 50,000. For refugees spending years trying to win asylum, what will happen to them?
Is the US Breaking a Promise to Children at Risk? Tens of thousands of children face murderous street gangs, extortion and sexual violence in Central America. For those whose parents are legally in this country, President Obama pledged " an orderly alternative " to the terrifying journey through Mexico. But until they pass laborious screening, including DNA testing, they have to stay where they are — whatever the dangers might be. It's been a year since the President promised escape. Some 5400 kids have applied, but only 90 kids have even been interviewed. None has been admitted to the United States.
Central-American Minors in the U.S. Last year, thousands of unaccompanied minors fled to America from violence in places like El Salvador and Guatemala. President Obama promised to create a legal pathway for these children to enter the country. Almost a year ago, the Central American Minors program was launched. The idea was to reunite more than five thousand children, mostly from El Salvador, with their parents already in the U.S. So how many have been brought to America under the program? Zero.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.
What's at stake if Hollywood writers strike? Writers in Hollywood just finished voting yay or nay to go on strike. The vote is expected to be in favor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll walk off the job. We get the details and look at the effects of the last strike.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.