Why an Aid Bill for Migrant Families Is Dividing Democrats
The House of Representatives voted yesterday to approve $4.5 billion dollars in emergency spending that will expand capacity to house and feed families and children arrested at the border. California Congressman Raul Ruiz says the bill doesn't do enough to improve conditions for migrants in custody.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero
Photo of Drowned Migrants Depicts Real Dangers Many are Facing
A new photo is circulating of a migrant and his 23-month old daughter, laying face down in the waters of the Rio Grande River. The Associated Press reports Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and Valeria died while trying to cross. They were escaping from El Salvador and weren't able to present themselves to U.S. authorities to ask for asylum.
California Will Soon Require Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases
Beginning July 1st anyone purchasing ammunition in the state will have to undergo an instant background check while making their purchase. Anyone prohibited from owning a gun won’t be allowed to buy ammunition. The change is part of Proposition 63, a gun control measure passed by voters in 2016. Proposition 63 author, and now Governor, Gavin Newsom says the law makes sense.
Reporter: Katie Orr
New Case Filing Reveals Congressman Duncan Hunter Spent Campaign Funds on Extramarital Affairs
In San Diego, prosecutors said in a filing Tuesday that Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter spent campaign funds on extramarital affairs, including one with a staffer. Hunter and his wife are accused of diverting a quarter of a million dollars to personal use. Host Lily Jamali speaks with New York Times Reporter, Nicholas Fantos about the new filing.
California Bans Sale of E-Cigarettes
San Francisco City Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes in the city. The ban would outlaw the sale of e-cigarettes at brick-and-mortar stores. It would also prohibit online sales when shipping to addresses in San Francisco.