Saul Gonzalez is a producer and reporter with public radio station KCRW in Santa Monica. Before that, he was the Los Angeles producer for PBS NewsHour and a contributing correspondent for public television's "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly." For The World, Saul has reported on such topics as the lives of immigrant long-haul truckers, Japanese American artists threatened by gentrification and a bi-national adoption program for aging Tijuana racing dogs.
Nearly 43,000 cases are estimated to have been canceled nationwide. California has seen the most cancellations — about 9,000 — followed by New York with more than 5,100. And immigrants who've waited years for their court date will now have to wait even longer.
Tamales are central to Latino holiday celebrations. Some families buy dozens at markets and others gather around a kitchen table to assemble them.
Under the Trump administration, America is closing its doors to refugees. US refugee caps have been steadily slashed from 110,000 per year under the Obama administration to 30,000 next year. That would be the lowest number of refugees admitted since 1980.
On the congressional campaign for the 50th District in California, incumbent Duncan Hunter was indicted for corruption. Then he went on the attack.
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Bassem Youssef was once called the "Jon Stewart of Egypt." Now the comedian is looking for American fans.