Sarah Smith Life story
Sarah Smith is an English film director, broadcast producer, and screenwriter. She is the co-founder and former CEO of Locksmith Animation. She is writer and director of the animated feature films Arthur Christmas and Ron's Gone Wrong.
Four things we learned from the Biden-Xi meeting
... 4) Talks will continueWhile there were several specific points of agreement, the mere fact that a meeting happened - and that Mr Biden and Mr Xi shook hands - is a positive sign, according to the BBC s North America editor Sarah Smith...
Ohio votes to enshrine abortion rights in state constitution
...By Holly Honderich in Washington & Sarah Smith in OhioBBC NewsOhio voted to enshrine abortion rights in its constitution on Tuesday, marking a major victory for pro-choice campaigners in the state...
Trump and Biden woo striking workers in preview of 2024
...By Natalie Sherman in Wayne & Sarah Smith in Detroit, MichiganBBC NewsDonald Trump is heading to Michigan to woo striking car-workers, a day after President Joe Biden turned up on the picket line in the Midwestern state - an early skirmish in the battle for the blue-collar vote ahead of next year s White House election...
UAW workers deserve wage raises, Biden says at picket line
...By Bernd Debusmann Jr, Sarah Smith & Natalie ShermanBBC News, in Washington DC & MichiganUS President Joe Biden has backed striking cars workers in Michigan during a visit to their picket line - a first for a sitting US president...
Could Trump go to prison and other key questions
... But in terms of the gravity of the charges, these are the most serious and consequential, says our North America editor, Sarah Smith...
Rivals' silence at Iowa dinner shows Trump's dominance in 2024 race
...By Sarah Smith, North America editorDes Moines, IowaOn the night a dozen of Donald Trump s Republican rivals spoke at the same event in Iowa, only one challenged the former president head on - and he was roundly booed...
Mike Pence tears into Donald Trump at 2024 campaign launch
...By Sarah Smith, North America editor, & Max MatzaBBC NewsFormer US vice-president Mike Pence has offered his most forceful repudiation of Donald Trump to date during a speech launching his 2024 campaign...
Confusion and fear at US border as law change looms
...By Sarah Smith, North America editorReporting from Ciudad JuarezAs the hours count down to a dramatic shift in US immigration policy and an expected surge of migrants at the southern border, those already waiting to enter from Mexico are increasingly desperate...
Confusion and fear at US border as law change looms
By Sarah Smith , North America editorReporting from Ciudad Juarez
Beneath an unrelenting sun, hundreds of people are standing in a dry and dusty wasteland. Waiting.
Hungry and thirsty, exhausted and frightened, they have all gathered right beside The huge steel Border fence that separates them from The United States . They can see through it, to The Place they have sacrificed so much to try to reach.
To meet these people, I first had to step across that stinking river And Then crawl in The Dirt through a small gap in The razor wire fence. I then heard The stories of The Frightening journeys many of these people had endured.
MiLexi Gomez told me about travelling from Venezuela. Taking her four young children through unmarked jungle, carrying them up mountains And Then having to jump on top of trains when they could not afford to buy tickets. Now they are all having to sleep in The Dirt , she fears The colds her twin boys are suffering could turn to bronchitis.
" We Are feeling desperate" she says. " We can't sleep at night because it's too cold. We don't have money to eat, we have no way to wash. I ask God what I should do to protect my children in this place".
These scenes are highly unusual. Normally migrants seeking to enter America would be housed in shelters in downtown Juarez. But The Sheer numbers who have gathered in recent days have overwhelmed The System . Officials who have worked along The Border for decades say they have never seen anything like it.
Most of The People I spoke to had an idea that The Rules governing entry to The US are changing This Week . But there was widespread misinformation and confusion about what that will mean for migrants like them.
Many believe that as soon as Title 42 - The Covid-era policy that made it easier to send migrants and asylum seekers back across The Border - is lifted entry into The US will be much easier. That is one reason why such huge numbers of people have gathered at The Border .
Others rushed to get here as they think that they must attempt entry Before Midnight on Thursday.
MiLexi says she had heard on The News that she had to arrive before The 11 May to stand a chance of Getting In . She is worried that with so many Other People also gathered here her family might not make it across The Border In Time .
Officials at The Border have said The influx could top 10,000 A Day when The Law changes in a few hours. President Joe Biden said This Week that " it's going to be chaotic for a while" but Republicans lay The blame for it at his door.
The Biden administration says they are Making It safer and easier for people like MiLexi and her family to follow a lawful path to asylum. An estimated 30,000 refugees from Venezuela as well as Nicaragua, Cuba and Haiti will be accepted each month. But after that quota has been met others will be returned to Mexico.
Rosario Medina knew nothing of these legal changes when her family set off for The US last October. As they are from Guatemala they might soon find it harder to gain asylum. She told me about how she fears for The safety of her Young Daughter and grandchildren in a country dominated by gangs who frequently murder, rape and kidnap.
Under new immigration rules she would only be accepted if she can demonstrate her family faces an " imminent and extreme threat". And she would have to have made an appointment at one of about 100 (Not Yet built) regional processing centres throughout South America to apply for asylum before travelling to The US.
When I met Dicar Matano he had a green sweater wrapped around his head to try to ward off The Sun . He is convinced that anyone who can make it into America before The 12 May cannot legally be deported. That is why he has been sleeping here in this dusty no man's land for over a week, along with his wife, son and seriously ill brother.
Having run out of money he is now begging for food. " I Am ashamed as I don't like to beg or ask for free help. I like to earn my living with My Own Hard Work , " he told me. He left Venezuela because he says he couldn't pay to feed His Family there.
In future, migrants like The Matano family will not be able to simply arrive at The US Border and request asylum. All migrants will be deemed ineligible for asylum if they cannot prove they previously requested protection in a third country on their way to The US. The Matano family would have to have first asked for asylum in Mexico before they could request entry to The US.
For those who are already here, there is confusion and fear about whether they will ever make it across.
Yet Each Time The gate moves you feel The Collective surge of hope from these people who are convinced all their hardships will have been Worth It if they can get The chance to start again In America .Related Topics
Source of news: bbc.com