The White House's decision to repeal DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, carries enormous repercussions for the nearly 800,000 beneficiaries who arrived in the U.S. as children. Over the next two years, more than 700,000 employed recipients will find themselves without a job. And for their employers, laying off a qualified workforce carries not only moral implications, but billions in lost revenue and an overall reduction in U.S. economic growth. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports.
Emergency officials in the U.S. are dealing with one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricane seasons in recorded history. As Hurricane Irma moves toward Florida, VOA's Bill Gallo got an inside look at the operations center at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Two back-to-back storms will have a significant impact on U.S. growth and productivity, according to economists tracking the impact of Hurricanes Harvey in Texas, and Irma — expected to make landfall in Florida this weekend. Despite the potential catastrophic loss in lives and capital, economists who spoke with VOA say the damage to the U.S. economy is likely to be short-lived. Mil Arcega has more.
The United States is expressing deep concern and says it is in close contact with Myanmar's government on the situation in that country's northwestern Rakhine State. The United Nations refugee agency now says 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled across the border to Bangladesh to escape violence. VOA s Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine reports from the State Department.