Skimm This: Tent Courts, Interest Rates, and ‘They’

Published on: Sep 18, 2019fb-roundtwitter-roundemail-round

It’s September 18th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • Asylum seekers are showing up to new tent courts at the US-Mexico border this week, part of a broader effort to change the US immigration system.

  • The Federal Reserve cut interest rates again today, the second time it’s done so this year. 

  • Greta Thunberg is telling lawmakers on Capitol Hill to stop asking her questions, and listen to climate science.

  • And finally: Merriam-Webster adds the nonbinary ‘they’ pronoun to its dictionary.


theSkimm: The Trump Administration is unveiling new immigration courts that look a little different than what you might expect. They’re actually tents and shipping containers built right near the US-Mexico border as a part of a big new immigration policy. We’ll explain. Also: the Fed slashed interest rates for just the second time since the Great Recession today, heeding a request by President Trump. Also on today’s show: Greta Thunberg turns the tables in DC, and the dictionary gets nonbinary.



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