News with Ed - June 13, 2018
'Catastrophic' situation in Yemen, says former Pentagon official
Saudi Arabia has bombed Yemen’s main port city of Hodeida, where most aid is delivered to the country. The UN warned that destroying the port will exacerbate the nation's humanitarian crisis. More than 17 million Yemenis face famine as a result of the three year old Saudi led bombing campaign and blockade. Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof joins RT America’s Anya Parampil for more.
No Refuge: Sessions ends Obama-era Aslyum protections
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal judges to stop granting asylum to most of the tens of thousands of applicants who claim to be fleeing gang violence and domestic abuse in their home countries. This reverses the Obama administration’s guidance and will affect most of the people form Central American. For more on this, RT’America Anya Parampil joined by Allen Orr.
California in pieces? Plan to split the state heads to ballot
On November 6, California voters will have the opportunity to decide on a controversial plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions. If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, a long and contentious process would begin. It would be the first division of an existing U.S. state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863. For more on this, RT America’s Natasha Sweatte reports.