Supreme Court Blocks Trump from ending Obama-era DACA Program
In a 5-to-4 vote, the Supreme Court ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, can continue for now. That’s the program where around 650,000 immigrants who came to the U.S. as young children were shielded from deportation. The Trump administration tried to end the program in early 2017 and in writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts noted that the court’s ruling was not based on whether the program was legal. Instead, it ruled against the White House because of how it tried to end DACA.
- Jennifer Chacon, Professor of law at UCLA
- Yazmin Franco, DACA Recipient
Yazmin Franco writes a blog about immigration issues, to read it you can find it here.
Governor Newsom Issues Public Mask Order
Governor. Gavin Newsom has issued an order to have all Californians wear face coverings while in public as we continue to see an increase in coronavirus cases that may be partially caused by many residents failing to take that precaution.
- Jack Fortier, KPCC's Health Reporter
KPCC's Take Two Austin Cross reflects on the lessons he was taught about living while Black in his personal essay titled "The Hidden Cost of Inherited Blackness."
It's partially thanks to cell phone footage that recent abuses of power, like the killing of George Floyd, have been witnessed by thousands. In the American jail and prison system that kind of police violence mostly goes unseen. But ProPublica reporter Thalia Beaty was able to uncover footage of one case: It's the story of Phillip Garcia, a 51-year-old man who died in the custody of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department after 44 hours of abuse.
- Thalia Beaty, ProPublica Reporter
'Our America' Virtual Reality Video Game
The national debate centered on race and policing feels different than times past. That sentiment has been echoed to us again and again by members of our community in recent weeks. Leading many of the discussions, we've found, are young, black voices using the medium of their choice to speak their truth. A Martinez talks with a former USC game design student who channeled his experiences with navigating race in America into a Virtual Reality experience called "Our America" where the user is thrust into a digital world of a Black American.
- Bryant Young, Creative Director of "Our America"