The Trump administration wants immigrants to stop using public benefits, but many immigrants are already severely restricted from receiving assistance with food, health and child care. Even when they are at their most vulnerable.
For immigration hardliners, the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle was an example of failed immigration enforcement and sanctuary policies. For those who study both immigration and the criminal justice system, it’s a distraction from a real conversation about immigration reform.
French artist JR announced this new installation in Tecate, California, the day the Trump administration announced the end of the DACA program, which protects some undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation.
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Life is full steam ahead for this Syrian family, recently resettled in California. But post-Paris, they've noticed stares from strangers and worry that their relatives, hoping to come to the US too, may not be allowed in anytime soon.
Khaled Almaghafi is a bee master in the San Francisco Bay Area. It's spiritual work, too. "You see how they dance, how they collect the honey, how they work ... you feel deep inside there is a creator," he says.
California’s coastal redwoods can absorb nutrients and moisture from the thick fog that rolls in from the Pacific. And fog patterns give us clues about how the iconic trees might respond to a changing climate.
"I think more people should have two different countries," says this businessman-turned-farmer. He now has a farm in California where he grows Ethiopian peppers. And he's starting a farm in Ethiopia growing things like Tuscan kale and Swiss chard.