California Senators Blast Family Separation Policy at Immigration Hearing
California’s U.S. senators blasted a panel of officials at a Senate Judiciary hearing yesterday over President Trump’s family separation policy and sometimes bungled efforts to reunify children with their parents.
Reporter: Peter Jon Shuler
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection numbers, most of the people seeking asylum or trying to cross illegally this year are from Guatemala. More than 17,000 Guatemalan children have been caught at the U.S. border during the first half of 2018. Many of these crossings are happening in the El Centro sector of California, where crossings are up 37 percent compared to last year.
Reporter: John Sepulvado
The massive Carr Fire in Shasta County has grown to more than 115,000 acres. But the Carr Fire is just one of at least 15 large wildfires burning across the state. Two of these, the Ranch and River fires, broke out in Mendocino County last Friday. State Assemblyman Jim Wood, whose district includes Mendocino County, toured the region with Cal Fire, getting close to the flames.
Reporter: Peter Arcuni
As Wildfire Evacuations Continue, a Couple Struggles to Save Their Pets
The wildfires burning across California have destroyed more than 280,000 acres of wildland, with tens of thousands of homes already ordered evacuated. With more evacuations on the way, KQED’s Sam Harnett brings us the story of one couple’s scramble to save their special reptiles from the flames.
Reporter: Sam Harnett
California is waging a multi-pronged attack against a controversial question proposed for the 2020 census. The state’s latest efforts include encouraging the public to weigh in.
Reporter: Katie Orr