With a partial U.S. government shutdown in its fifth week, Democrats are rejecting President Donald Trump’s offer of limited and temporary protections for some immigrants to America in return for billions of dollars to extend barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports the political stand-off endures and hundreds of thousands of government workers are likely to miss a second paycheck this week.
It's been 51 years since the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the African-American preacher who led a civil rights movement that changed the nation and reverberated around the world. Since then, America has made great strides on race, but deep divisions still remain. VOA correspondent Mariama Diallo gives us at the African-American and African immigrant experience when it comes to race in America today.
In a bid to end the monthlong partial shutdown of the United States government, President Donald Trump is offering Democrats compromises on his hard-line immigration policies, but they were immediately knocked down by the opposition party. VOA's White House bureau chief Steve Herman has the story.