We travel to Mexico with Janet Napolitano—who oversaw deportations under Obama—and now heads the University of California, with one of the largest undocumented college populations in the U.S. Plus, we go to Japan to meet the ama, or sea-women keeping a millennia old Japanese fishing tradition alive.
Republicans deploy “the nuclear option” to bypass Democrats’ opposition of Neil Gorsuch. A group of Chinese Americans go to Palm Beach to welcome President Xi Jinping before his meeting with Trump. Plus, will the government stop e-cigarettes?
Read: “How to confirm Gorsuch in 7 easy steps” – http://bit.ly/2oDjnTJ
The VA is demanding money back from tens of thousands of veterans it allegedly overpaid. Dexter Thomas interviews Rachel Dolezal, the ex-NAACP leader who passed as African American, about her tell-all memoir, “In Full Color.” Plus, Republicans are pushing a bill that would prevent cities from creating their own labor laws, we explore the fight for paid sick leave in Minneapolis.
Read: “Ivanka and Jared Kushner could still profit from $740 million real estate empire” – http://bit.ly/2oQBRwN
A famine in Africa’s horn has been named the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945 by the UN. Half of Somalia’s people are short of food after two rainy seasons have failed crops. VICE News Tonight correspondent Gianna Toboni is on the ground in the northeastern Somali state of Puntland with latest.
Read: “Somalia’s new president inherits a country on the brink of disaster and famine” – http://bit.ly/2mMntc8
America is a gun culture. It always has been. With an estimated 260 to 300 million guns in the national gun stock today, firearms aren’t going anywhere. And it would appear the political will to craft robust nationwide gun control legislation remains dead in the water.
But with an epidemic of mass shootings, and gun accidents devastating communities nationwide, a small movement seeks to change the very technology at the heart of firearms. Yet the players behind this movement to create user-authenticated firearms, or so-called smart guns that only fire in the hands of approved users, are blocked at every turn.
A Smarter Gun, an original documentary investigation from VICE’s tech channel Motherboard, is the story of why.
WATCH NEXT: The Gun That Aims Itself – http://bit.ly/2nHJAQN
The high court in Kenya has blocked the government’s bid to close Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world. The Kenyan government had hoped to close Dadaab by the end of November, but as the day approached, the registered refugees living there were given a six-month extension.
The Kenyan government has vowed to fight the ruling and close down the camp — which they say has become a recruiting ground for terrorists.
Dadaab is home to more than 275,000 people, many of whom were displaced after fleeing the Somali civil war in 1991. If the camp were to shut down, the refugees would effectively be homeless and stateless.
So where does a population larger than that of 11 African capital cities go? VICE News reports from the camp and speaks to the people facing an uncertain future.
The POTUS’ Administration has promised to increase border security, but some residents who live within 100 miles of the border believe patrol agents’ presence is already excessive.
For residents of Arivaca, Arizona, constant security checkpoints are especially inconvenient.
People Helping People is an organization that monitors one checkpoint in the small border town while assisting those passing through.
For one volunteer, Carlota Wray, the experience is personal: “They always give me a hard time because of my color. I mean after living all these years in this little town and we come through here pretty much every day. I was really sick of it. I’m still sick of it.”
VICE News correspondent David Noriega visited the 100 mile zone where many fear the Trump administration’s proposal to add 5,000 agents will only make matters worse.
Watch: “Activists step outside church walls to shield immigrants from ICE raids” – http://bit.ly/2liPG5C
The government of Iraq announced that it liberated Eastern Mosul on Tuesday, but the battle continues. Helping the push to retake the center of Mosul from the North are highly successful Popular Mobilization Units, more commonly known as the controversial Shiite Militias. These groups, heavily backed by Iran and serving as a contrast to the CTS, offer VICE News Tonight a unique insight into the geopolitics at play in the retaking of Mosul and show the extent to which Iran is invested in Iraq. Correspondent Ben Anderson reports.
Read: “A new report accuses the Syrian regime of secretly hanging up to 13,000 prisoners” – http://bit.ly/2k009Xa