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Roundtable: Asylum Seekers Poised To Cross Border

Roundtable: Asylum Seekers Poised To Cross Border
Roundtable: Asylum Seekers Poised To Cross Border
Roundtable: Asylum Seekers Poised To Cross Border Megan Burks, education reporter, KPBS News Cheryl Clark, health reporter, inewsource Jean Guerrero, border reporter, KPBS News Peter Rowe, reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

Migrant Caravan

Hundreds of people from Central America have arrived in Tijuana. They are part of a caravan of migrants fleeing violence in their home countries. They say they plan to turn themselves in at the border, and ask the United States for asylum. U.S. and international law dictates they be given a fair hearing, but President Trump wants Homeland Security to turn them away, accusing them of plotting to enter the country illegally. Jean Guerrero was in Tijuana this week, and spoke to some of the people who made the journey north.

RELATED: Central American Asylum-Seekers Continue To Arrive In Tijuana


Donovan State Prison

A new unit at Donovan State Prison called Echo Yard is offering a dramatically different kind of inmate living experience. No cell segregation by race, no gangs, no prison politics. Peter Rowe reports on the experiment in rehabilitation.

RELATED: Echo Yard, where normal prison rules no longer apply

Megan Burks checks in on a program where inmates can earn an associate's degree behind bars. Not online, or through the mail, but in a face-to-face classroom situation.

RELATED: Donovan Inmates Work Toward College Degree Through Obama-Era Program


Trina Health

For the 30 million diabetes patients in the U.S., it sounds like a miracle cure: a treatment that restores vision and damaged kidneys, heals wounds in legs and feet, repairs damage from stroke, reverses heart disease, and ends pain. But medical experts call it a scam. Cheryl Clark talks to lawyer G. Ford Gilbert about his Sacramento-based Trina Health Clinics, and visits a Montana couple who sank their life savings into opening a Trina franchise.

RELATED: Hustling Hope: Doctors debunk diabetes treatment as fraud charges hit clinic executive

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