“Frankly, I think there’s a lot of skepticism about whether South Korea can play a role. And even though South Korea has a team that is very pro-engagement and probably one of the most experienced teams that you could put together to focus on North Korea, the North Koreans themselves have been the biggest obstacle to enabling South Korea to play a role,” said Scott Snyder, U.S.-Korea policy director at the Council on Foreign Relations. … [Read more...] about Uncertainty Looms Large Over South Korea’s Bid to Revive Nuclear Diplomacy
Visa restrictions have also been placed on Chinese students who use the Optional Practical Training program, which allows international students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields the opportunity to “work for a U.S. employer” for three years, and for students in non-STEM fields, one year, while “staying on their student visas.” … [Read more...] about Drastic Declines Expected in Foreign Students in US
“I’ve been bothered for a while by the fact that the statue is occupying such a place of prominence next to City Hall,” Duggan said. “But when I looked at some of the violence around the country, in particular, you’ve got people with arms gathering around a Columbus statue in Philadelphia arguing with people.” … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?
Chula Vista City Councilman Steve Padilla posted a statement on his Facebook page noting the controversy surrounding the statue and that the city put it in storage “given all that is happening nationwide regarding America’s legacy of racism.” … [Read more...] about Chula Vista puts Christopher Columbus statue in storage citing ‘public safety concerns’
In Los Angeles, activists plan to launch a “we want green cards” campaign aimed at winning congressional support to change U.S. immigration laws to grant legal residency to those here illegally who have worked during the pandemic. Demonstrators in Leimert Park will rally for justice for Andres Guardado, the 18-year-old fatally shot by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies last month. … [Read more...] about July 4 celebrations in Southern California look different this year amid coronavirus case spike