SMC Film Wins Prague Independent Film Festival Award

"MunIfecas"-a short film directed by Santa Monica College film student Osvaldo Ozuna-won the Best Student Film Award at the 2017 Prague Independent Film Festival held August 3-6 in the Czech Republic capital. SANTA MONICA, CA-Santa Monica College is pleased to announce that the SMC student-film production "MunIfecas" has won the Best Student Film Award at the 2017 Prague Independent Film Festival .

Highs and lows of Trump’s first 100 days

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2017. Protesters stream onto Independence Avenue at the Women's March on Washington during the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington.

Border plan leaves Americans looking in

President Donald Trump's border wall proposal leaves some Americans on the "Mexican side" -- technically on U.S. soil, but outside a barrier built north of the river separating the two countries. Landowners in the Rio Grande Valley, the sunny expanse of bilingual towns and farmland that form the southernmost point of the U.S.-Mexico border, already live on the other side of a border fence erected several years ago.

Mexico is gearing up for a wave of deportations from the US

Rayos had lived in the US for 21 years, after crossing the border when she was 14. Her lawyer said the removal was a " direct result " of Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration. Her family and others tried to block the deportation, with one man going so far as to wrap himself around the front wheel of the van transporting her out of an ICE facility.

A look at border security, fencing as Trump announces wall

President Donald Trump announced his long-awaited plan Wednesday to build a wall on the 1,954-mile U.S. border with Mexico, calling for its "immediate construction" to stop the flow of smuggling and drugs. One-third of the U.S.-Mexico border, or 653 miles, is already studded with fence in a potpourri of styles, from menacing barriers to those that can be easily hopped.

More migrants from around the world making way to US border

In this Dec. 3, 2014, file photo, cars wait to enter the United States from Tijuana, Mexico, through the San Ysidro port of entry in San Diego. An increasing number of people from far-flung corners of the world quietly have tried to sneak into the United States among the hundreds of thousands of other, mostly Latin American migrants caught at the Mexican border in 2015, according to arrest data from the Homeland Security Department.