Carlos Vecchio is the ambassador of Venezuela's opposition in Washington, and will be at Tuesday's state of the union as a guest of Sen. Marco Rubio. Vecchio tells host Marco Werman about his job drumming up support for Juan Guaidó, the US-recognized interim president of Venezuela. We also hear from Marco Villada, a former DACA recipient who grew up in California, but ended up stranded in Mexico while trying to clarify his immigration status. Plus, Marco speaks with Fawzia Koofi, a member of the Afghan parliament who is in Moscow on Tuesday for peace talks with the Taliban. Koofi was also the first female deputy speaker in the assembly.
A new policy that forces people to wait in Mexico as their US asylum claims are decided has raised questions about where the migrants will live, whether they will be safe and how they can manage high-stakes asylum cases while living in another country. The rollout has been chaotic and confusing.
The US is still the number one destination for many Chinese international students. But a recent incident at Duke University over students speaking Chinese has some colleges worried that the US is gaining a reputation for being unwelcoming.
Having kids — it’s not cheap. Especially when you consider the cost of child care. Many women in the US say the cost makes it difficult to get ahead. But what if there were a model for universal day care? It turns out, there is such a thing — in Québec. The program is 20 years old and is an inspiration for many.