PRI's The World: 08/13/14

August 13, 2014

PRI's The World: 08/13/14

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August 13, 2014

We head to Gaza and find out how Palestinians are feeling ahead of a 72 hour cease-fire that's due to expire on Wednesday. And, you'll hear about the anti-Israel song that Israelis are, strangely enough, dancing to in the nightclubs. Also, how Crimea's recent annexation by Russia is changing tourism there.

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Conflict & Justice

Here's an explanation about why there's a backlog of immigration cases

US immigration courts face major bottlenecks. It's a complex problem, tied to a shortage of judges, underfunding and different enforcement programs in the US used to deter migrants from crossing the US-Mexico border. And on top of all that, data shows that people from Central America and Mexico are less likely to get asylum than others.

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