Trump Administration Implementing New Rule On Migrants Seeking Asylum

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Women, most of them mothers, wait on the Mexican side of the border in the hopes of getting on a waitlist for an asylum interview. (Ariana Dreshler/KQED)

Trump Administration Implementing New Rule On Migrants Seeking Asylum

The Trump administration is developing new ground rules for immigrants hoping to seek asylum in the U.S. Notably, a requirement that they seek asylum in any country they pass through en route to the U.S. before applying here. Host Penny Nelson speaks with NPR's Mexico Correspondent Carrie Kahn about what she has been seeing at the border.

New Asylum Rule Leaves Migrants In Tijuana Confused And Desperate

The names of more than 9,000 people are on an unofficial wait list kept by migrants in Tijuana right now. Many of those on the list are hoping for a chance to seek asylum in the United States. Reporter Max Rivlin-Nadler is at the border to see if anyone was being processed.
Reporter: Max Rivlin-Nadler

Oakland Votes No on Facial Recognition Software

Around the world, concerns are growing about facial recognition technology and its ability to capture and store images of millions of people’s faces. Last night, Oakland’s City Council voted to ban facial recognition software by municipal agencies. The new rules are expected to take effect in September.
Reporter: Rachael Myrow 

MS-13 Gang Indictments After Reports of Gruesome Murders

Nearly two-dozen L.A. area MS-13 gang members and associates are in jail, charged with committing nearly 200 crimes in several states over nine years, according to a federal indictment issued Tuesday.  Of those, 16 members of a San Fernando Valley clique are accused of murdering seven people over the last two years.

North Coast Mussel Die-Off Causes Alarm for Scientists

In Bodega Bay, marine biologists say something terrible happened to the mussel beds during a recent heat wave. The bivalves baked in their shells. Scientists are now worried about all the other marine life living in the mussel beds.
Reporter: Greta Mart 

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