Things you should know today: 9/15/17


Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

Jacquelyn Martin
FILE – In this Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, Yurexi Quinones, 24, of Manassas, Va., a college student who is studying social work and a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, rallies next to Ana Rice, 18, of Manassas, Va., far right, in support of DACA, outside of the White House in Washington. Colleges and universities nationwide are stepping up efforts to help the students who are often called “Dreamers,” after the Trump administration announced plans last week to end that federal program protecting immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Colleges and universities across America are taking action to aid students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program amid the uncertainty in Washington. Many colleges are offering free legal advice to immigrant students and round-the-clock emergency hotlines for immigrants. Almost sixty college and university presidents sent a letter to congress emphasizing the moral imperativeness and necessity of making the DACA program permanent.

The Latest: British terror threat level remains at severe

An injured woman is assisted by a police officer close to Parsons Green station in west London after an explosion on a packed London Underground train, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. London’s Metropolitan Police says a fire on the London subway has been declared a “terrorist incident.” (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

The latest terrorist attack in a London subway station left 22 individuals injured when an improvised bomb exploded during rush hour, according to London authorities. None of the victims were seriously hurt, but the majority of victims suffered flash burns. Britain’s official terrorism threat level remains at “severe”, Minister Theresa May said.

Fleeing Rohingya Muslims watch as homes burn in Myanmar

Dar Yasin
Rohingya Muslims carry food items across from Bangladesh towards no man’s land where they have set up a refugee camp, as smoke rise from fire across the border in Myanmar, in Tombru, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Thousands of Rohingya are continuing to stream across the border, with U.N. officials and others demanding that Myanmar halt what they describe as a campaign of ethnic cleansing that has driven nearly 400,000 Rohingya to flee in the past three weeks. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Thousands of Rohingya are continuing to flee across the border to escape what U.N. officials and others describe as a campaign of ethnic cleansing —nearly 400,000 Rohingya have fled in the past three weeks. U.N. agencies fear continued violence in Myanmar may result in 1 million Rohingya fleeing into Bangladesh.

James Cordon spoofs “It”

“The Late Show with James Cordon” made a spoof involving the horror movie, “It,” and the IT department.

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