Inter-Korean Peace Through The Eyes of a North Korean Defector

The Takeaway

Here's what you'll find on today's show:

— At the age of 13, Yeonmi Park staged a daring escape from North Korea. But the treacherous journey carried an uncertain promise of freedom; she faced a harrowing experience at the hands of the Chinese before eventually making it to South Korea. Park, now 24, is a human rights activist who has authored a book about her experience: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom.

— On Tuesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced a lawsuit against the federal government. At issue is the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA. Paxton, and a group of six other attorneys general, are arguing that the program, which provides temporary legal status to nearly 800,000 immigrants, is unconstitutional. The lawsuit is aiming to convince the court for the Southern District of Texas to rule against the program. This would cause much in the way of legal confusion, as a Washington circuit court recently ruled that President Trump did not have the authority to shut down the program last September. Contradicting court rulings would almost certainly force the Supreme Court to intervene.

— Indigenous women in Canada experience sexual abuse at rates far higher than non-native women, something indigenous families have known for a long time. But due to the findings of a U.N. special rapporteur, the issue is now receiving more international attention. Women and girls in Canada's First Nations communities are three times as likely to be sexually assaulted and four times as likely to go missing or be murdered. The scope of the violence is staggering, as many as 4,000 indigenous women have been killed or have gone missing across Canada over the last 25 years.