Trump in Hot Seat for Jan. 6 Insurrection – With a combined television audience of 30 million, the Jan. 6 public hearings revealed that Donald Trump not only avoided intervening to stop the attack, but also justified it, encouraged it, and mounted a massive $250 million scam based on the “Big Lie” of voter fraud. Now the House committee that is investigating the events is divided on whether or not to recommend to the Justice Department that criminal charges be brought against the former president.
With an Uncertain Future, Dreamers Celebrate 10 Years of DACA – This week marked the 10th anniversary of the DACA program, created through an executive order by President Obama, which protected over 800,000 young immigrants from deportation and gave them work permits. However, the executive order has been challenged in the courts by Republican politicians and its fate remains in the hands of conservative judges. A front row witness to the birth of DACA explains how Dreamer activists forced President Obama’s campaign and the White House to create the program. We hear from Gabriela Domenzain, who was President Obama’s national spokesperson for his re-election campaign ten years ago. You can listen to the full interview in the archives of Línea Abierta for Tuesday, June 14 at radiobilingue.org.
With Wildfires Looming, Insurers Urged to Update Policies – As more and more wildfires rage across the West, increasing numbers of families who lost their homes are finding out with surprise that their insurance coverage and emergency assistance are not enough to rebuild. That’s what one California homeowner affected by the Glass Fire and a Colorado great-grandmother who lost her mobile home in the Marshall Fire found. How can survivors avoid ending up on the street and rebuild their homes after the disaster?