State Attorney General on Resisting the Trump Administration
On Thursday, President Trump reportedly referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries.” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra responded by saying that Trump has “denigrated the word of the president.” We also talk to Becerra about other areas of conflict between California and the Trump administration, such as a possible crackdown by federal authorities on states such as California that have legalized marijuana.
Immigration: El Salvador, 7-Eleven, ‘Dreamers’
The Trump administration announced it would terminate residency permits for 200,000 Salvadorans living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status. Federal immigration agents also raided 7-Eleven stores across the country, looking for undocumented immigrants and managers who employ them. On Capitol Hill, there were talks on how to protect 800,000 so-called Dreamers brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
- Deep Gulasekaram, Santa Clara University professor of law
- Robert Nuñez, DACA recipient
- Laura Sanchez, Carecen SF legal program director
Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick
It’s been a year since Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick took the helm of a police department that was mired in scandal. The department had lost three chiefs in nine short days, while investigating allegations of sexual misconduct involving dozens of officers and a teenage girl. The department also has been under federal court oversight for about 15 years in the wake of the “Riders” case. We talk to the new chief about what she’s doing to reform the department.