In 2017, the Korean cuisine craze in America endures: for one, “bulgogi” has entered the American food lover’s vocabulary. Korean barbecue restaurants are now staples in most major cities, joining the ranks of hibachi grills, sushi bars and taquerias. Co-owner of D.C.’s Korean BBQ Taco Box Stephanie Kim took a spin on the fad by adding American and Mexican fusion flavors.
High success rates in Korean schools may be attributed to parents pushing their children to the edge, according to research from an education policy institute. A study from the National Center of Education and the Economy (NCEE) determined that the value of South Korean education mixed with the pressure of academic success sometimes creates extreme anxiety for elementary, middle and high school students. This eventually resulted in the placement of reforms that are designed to decrease pressure.
Sanctions might never be enough to pressure North Korea into giving up its nuclear ambitions, experts say. North Korea has been under sanctions for decades, so they’ve developed ways of maneuvering around them which make sanctions unlikely to produce diplomatic results, Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein, an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, said.
Luz Gonzales, Dreamer- Originally from La Paz, Bolivia. Came to the US with her family at the age of three. Ana Paula Velasco, DACA Supporter- Family is from Mexico and Trinidad.
Several advocacy groups in D.C. and the surrounding areas are assisting undocumented immigrants with the renewal of their work permits and legal status, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. The Trump administration announced plans to end DACA Sept. 5. President Trump has given Congress six months to decide the fate of more than 800,000 undocumented immigrants.
American University president Sylvia Burwell reiterated her support of undocumented students on the day U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump planned to rescind the Obama administration’s executive order that established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program five years ago.
After Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, Rodrigo Velasquez, and other members of Mason DREAMers worked through the night, going without sleep, to plan what was next. “We can’t just leave people in isolation,” Velasquez, a formerly undocumented immigrant, remembered thinking.
Constitution Avenue raved in a sea of color and festive music as thousands of Hispanics representing seven Latin American countries came together to kick off National Hispanic Heritage month.
More than 60 percent of DACA recipients have been able to earn more money because of their DACA status to help family members financially, according to one national survey.
President Trump’s string of tweets after his DACA announcement on Sept. 5 suggests that no immediate action will be taken against the nearly 790,000 DREAMers working in the US. But the decision won’t delay plans to build a wall along the Mexico-US border, according to Trump’s tweets.