Temporary halt to US migrant family separations, International Yoga Day (21/06/18)

daily april 19 separated bear usa barbed wire (photo by B Huysmans is symbolic and not of actual events on souther border of USA.)
Photo source: Boudewijn Huysmans, Unsplash

Trump orders temporary halt to his migrant family separation rule

The President of the USA, Donald  Trump, signed an executive order Thursday to halt his administration’s policy separating children from their parents when they are detained for crossing the border illegally, Associated Press reported. Trump’s reversal decision came only after days of media fury as it exposed inhumane scenes of the separated children as little as the 8-month-olds.

The online fundraising campaign, originally set up by a Texan couple with a goal of raising $1,500 to fund the bond for local detained parents, now raised over $12 million, according to BuzzFeed News’ report.

It is still unclear what will happen to the children already separated from their parents and the harsh ‘zero tolerance’ policy criminalizing asylum seekers remains in place.

Burger King apologizes for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

Burger King apologized after running an ad offering a lifetime supply of free burgers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players, AP reported.

The American fast-food chain removed the ad from its social media account and said in a statement, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online.”

Happy International Yoga Day!

Yogis around the world celebrated the International Yoga Day, which falls on the solstice, the longest day of the year.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose proposal for the global event won United Nations approval in 2014, led a mass practice, joined by 60,000 people, in Dehradun, AFP reported.

Marvel at yogis around the world looking for inner zen together.


Yewon Kang

Yewon is a Seoul-based editor of April Magazine. She believes that “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.”

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