USA: Immigration Policy Change and Protests

Spotlight on the zero tolerance program of the Trump Administration. In June 2018, networks broadcast live from the USA/Mexico border. Questions What are the immigration proposals? Who are the local reporters, activists and politicians working along the border? Headlines October July 2018 https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/7/19/17587888/cory-booker-family-separation-border-immigrants-asylum-seekers http://thehill.com/latino/395592-trump-compares-border-enforcement-to-keeping-people-off-your-lawn June 2018 https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/06/22/politics/donald-trump-pro-publica-sound/index.html http://www.msnbc.com/andrea-mitchell-reports/watch/obama-s-homeland-security-chief-jeh-johnson-speaks-on-border-crisis-1261060675949 https://www.politico.com/story/2018/06/20/im-ashamed-of-what-theyre-doing-backlash-grows-for-trump-and-his-aides-655498 http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/trump-to-congress-on-zero-tolerance-the-images-are-bad-for-us-1259514947763 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44303556 https://www.vox.com/2018/6/11/17443198/children-immigrant-families-separated-parents https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/14/us/family-separation-migrant-children-detention.html http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/reporter-migrant-children-incarcerated-in-texas-facility.html https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Trump-Admin-Will-House-Migrant-Kids-in-Tents-in-Tornillo-Texas-485601591.html …

USA

Photo: Flying over Lake Mead Planeta.com features regional guides to cities, states and parks throughout the country. Planeta.com USA 2018 National Climate Assessment #nca4 National Monument Wild USA USA Links

Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area

Photo: BLM, Lighthouse Yaquina Head is a narrow, coastal headland extending one mile into the Pacific Ocean. The hard basalt cliffs and coves have endured the pounding ocean surf for 14 million years. Abundant wildlife such as whales, harbor seals and seabirds can be viewed from the many breath taking vantage points around the 100-acre …

Travel Ban

Buzzwords Travel Ban = Restriction and banning visitors June 26, 2018 Breaking news: The US Supreme Court upholds travel ban. The state of Hawaii, three of its residents, and a Muslim-American group challenged the new restrictions. The most recent travel ban blocked the issuance of visas to people from Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Iran, Sudan, and …

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Elsewhere on the Web Crow Canyon Archaeological Center – http://www.crowcanyon.org – is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on the rich history of the ancestral Pueblo people with day tours, dig programs and travel programs. Mission: to empower present and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, …

Pymatuning State Park

Photo: John Davis, Carp Pymatuning State Park is one of the most visited state parks in Pennsylvania. The 17,088-acre Pymatuning Reservoir includes the Linesville Spillway where fish are so plentiful that the “ducks walk on the fishes’ backs” to compete for the fish food tossed in by visitors. Construction began in 1931 and was completed …

Natural Areas Association

Elsewhere on the Web The Natural Areas Association – https://www.naturalareas.org – is the only national, non-profit membership organization that is dedicated to the support and advancement of the community of natural areas professionals. The association envisions a world where science-based conservation is the bedrock of protecting the beauty and wonder of nature. Members work to …

Next 100 Coalition

Vision Document (2018) Our Public Lands An Inclusive Vision for the Next 100 Years Throughout history, our public lands — including national parks, forests, waters, wetlands monuments and other areas — have played an important role as part of America’s identity. Unfortunately, these lands have not always been reflective of our country’s demographic and ethnic …

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this …

College World Series

Photo: FanFest Omaha, Nebraska – The 2018 NCAA Men’s College World Series (CWS) takes place this week TD Ameritrade Park Omaha, June 16-26/27, 2018. The eight winners advancing from the Super Regional competitions will compete in two four-team double elimination brackets to determine the bracket champions. The two bracket champions will then play a best …