According to Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” But President Trump has frequently called those rights and those seeking them into question. The president also retweeted a post claiming that “illegals can get up to $3,874 a month under Federal Assistance program.” Immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally don’t qualify for most government benefit programs, including food stamps, Medicaid, cash assistance and public housing. While asylees are eligible for cash assistance, they must meet certain requirements to be considered.
It’s been almost a week since a prominent Saudi journalist vanished after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Jamal Khashoggi went there to get paperwork so he could marry his Turkish fiancée, and he hasn’t been seen or heard from since Oct. 2. Who is Jamal Khashoggi?
Phoenix is starting to say goodbye to chain restaurants and hello to locally owned establishments. “We’ve really emerged as a culinary destination,” R.J. Price, vice president of marketing and events for Downtown Phoenix Inc., said. The award-winning chef and owner, Chris Bianco, brought New York-style pizza to Phoenix after moving to the desert city in the 1980s.
There’s never been a better time to be an artist in Phoenix. “A number of artists have decided to make Phoenix their canvas,” Catrina Kahler, publisher of the Downtown Phoenix Journal, said. “The murals around the restaurant were created out of my love for murals initially,” Silvana Salcido Esparza, chef and owner of Barrio Café, said.
The leading Democrat on the House committee investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and the Russian government said that President Trump personally commended his work last week — and was a helpful resource in accessing pertinent documents. Rep. Adam Schiff went to the White House on Friday to view documents regarding possible surveillance of the Trump campaign that Rep. Devin Nunes, House intelligence committee chairman, has called into question. While in the building, Schiff said he and President Trump met in the Oval Office and spoke briefly about Schiff’s work on the committee.