On his CNN show Saturday night, Van Jones showed a short video explaining so-called “chain migration” — a phrase frequently used by President Donald Trump to attack the current immigration system.
“Currently, U.S. citizens are allowed to sponsor only their spouses or fiances, their children or parents, and their siblings. That’s it. If you’re a green card holder, you’re allowed to sponsor your spouse and your unmarried children just for permanent residence,” Jones explained.
“Now, in theory, they could sponsor their family members, who could then sponsor their family members, creating this long chain. But that scenario is highly unlikely, because the process is just not that easy. It takes years, sometimes even decades, for a single family member to get approved for a visa.”
“So the term ‘chain migration’ is not only misleading — it’s considered highly insulting and derogatory to many immigrants,” Jones said. “Good thing the official term for this is family reunification. Keeping families together. That doesn’t sound quite as scary.”
Watch the video below:
Disney heiress who went undercover to Disneyland ‘livid’ at conditions and pay
Heiress Abigail Disney went to one of her family's resorts to see conditions for workers herself and was disgusted by what she saw.
In comments to Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes," Disney described how she went to Disneyland in California undercover and found that workers at the resort were treated poorly—and underpaid.
"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,'" said Disney.
Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in the US
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.
The 73-year-old is suspected of involvement in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal in which the construction giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes throughout the continent to secure huge public works contracts.
The Peruvian attorney general's office announced on Twitter that Toledo "was arrested this morning for extradition, in the United States."
Toledo has been formally charged with receiving a $20 million payment from Odebrecht to grant it the tender to build the Interoceanic Highway that links Peru with Brazil.
Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition
A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from "Terminator" to "Game of Thrones" awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.
This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most -- among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2" for Paramount's killer cyborg sequel "Dark Fate."