The challenges of passing comprehensive immigration reform in Washington. Plus, urban farmers in the slums of sub-Saharan Africa find ways to put food on the table and money in their pockets. And surf music from land-locked Hungary.
President Obama has spoken a lot about the need for “comprehensive” immigration reform. That means taking on a lot: Securing the border, providing more visas, protecting worker’s rights, and figuring out how to deal with the 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the US. That’s a lot to sort out. Some argue, too much to take on at once, especially when the parties agree on small pieces of the immigration debate.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 granted amnesty to some 3 million illegal immigrants already in the country. One of those who benefited was Rosaura Piñera, great-grandmother of Fronteras reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe.
Immigration reform isn’t an just a Latino issue. Asian-American communities are affected too. Anchor Marco Werman discusses that part of the debate with journalist Andrew Lam in San Francisco.
French and Malian forces reportedly entered the historic city of Timbuktu, and Islamist militants who had been in control of the city may have fled.
In the crowded slums of sub-Saharan Africa, some residents are raising livestock. By farming chickens, rabbits, and goats, these urban farmers feed their families and can make a good income.
Brazil is marking three days of national mourning for the victims of the fire at a nightclub in the southern city of Santa Maria.
Antarctica has long been considered a last redoubt of cold in a warming globe. But new science suggests that a key part of Antarctica is warming up fast. As Sam Eaton reports, the finding could cause scientists to rethink their sea level projections for later this century.
Monday’s Geo Quiz takes us to the capital of the Russian republic of Sakha, the starting point for an expedition led by Swede Mikael Strandberg. He’s trekking across Siberia to document the traditional ways of life of the reindeer people of Siberia.
Later this year, Myanmar plays host to the South East Asian Games. Myanmar officials want to include a sport called chinlone in the line-up. We find out more from Canadian filmmaker and chinlone expert Greg Hamilton.