From Columbia Radio News, I’m Ali Swenson. President Donald Trump is in Southern California today. He’s touring a section of border fence that was recently replaced. DONALD TRUMP Our country is full, our area is full, the sector is full, we can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, it can’t happen. So turn around, that’s […]
HOST INTRO: Yet another Brexit deadline was missed today. British lawmakers had to negotiate a plan to leave the European Union. But with tensions high and no resolution in sight, they got a two-week extension to decide for good whether the UK wants in or out. Meanwhile, as Ali Swenson reports, there’s another separatist […]
From Columbia Radio News in New York, I’m Andrea Salcedo. Venezuelan troops have killed at least one person and wounded several others today in an indigenous village near Brazil’s border. This is the first act of violence in the midst of efforts to bring humanitarian aid into the South American country. Venezuelan President Nicolas […]
Only six states in the country have legislation that gives undocumented students financial aid and scholarships to attend college. New York could soon become the latest one. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the NY State Dream Act. The bill would allow the 4,500 undocumented students who graduate every year to get state tuition and scholarships for college. Reporter Andrea Salcedo met a local student whose future college choice could be heavily influenced by this bill.
HOST INTRO: In the state of New York undocumented immigrants aren’t allowed to apply for driving licenses. Now lawmakers and activists across the state are working to change that. New legislation has been proposed that would enable all New Yorkers the right to apply, regardless of their immigration status. Sophia Ahmadi reports. AHMADI […]
HOST INTRO: During the 2014 migration crisis, thousands of Central-American children streamed across the border alone. Now President Donald Trump says he’s attempting to crack down on these children’s path to legality. One young man, who crossed border when he was 14 years old, had few options. That is, until someone reached out to help. […]
Afghanistan confirmed that maybe as many as 36 ISIS fighters were killed in yesterday’s attack. The United States dropped the largest conventional weapon—nicknamed the MOAB, or “mother of all bombs.” Tyler Rogoway is the editor of The War Zone, an online military column. He says using a bomb of this magnitude indicates a more aggressive stance.
A new report from the Pew Research Center says the African immigrant population of legal and undocumented people has more than doubled in the last 15 years up to just under 5 percent of the total immigrant population. But immigrants from African countries also have a disproportionate rate of deportation compared to other immigrant groups. […]
In New York City, Muslim women have become front-and-center of the anti-Trump resistance. They’re organizing protests. Speaking at rallies. And doing work behind-the-scenes. For many of them, it’s become a moment to break down stereotypes–both in their public and private lives. And one way they’re doing this is by reclaiming a symbol that’s often misunderstood in this country: the hijab. Meg Dalton reports.
More than a week ago, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro passed away at the age of 90. While the island’s inhabitants tearfully mourned their leader, exiled Cuban communities in the US celebrated the death of a dictator. In Miami, residents took to Little Havana’s streets crying tears of joy, singing, banging pans and waving their flags. But New York, where more than seventy thousand residents are Cuban, saw mixed reactions. Danya Hajjaji has the story.
This November, attacks against the Rohingya population, a Muslim minority in Myanmar, killed 86 people, and displaced more than 30,000. And neighboring Bangladesh closed its doors to the refugees. In New York, activists have been calling for an end to the persecution. But are they being heard in Myanmar? Samira Sadeque finds out.