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Refugee Ban Backlash on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast.

The description for the edition of MetroFocus for Monday, January 30, 2017 follows below. Please note episode descriptions are subject to change. Please visit metrofocus.org for the latest information. Monday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6:00 p.m. on THIRTEEN

REFUGEE BAN BACKLASH President Trump?s travel ban sparks a battle cry heard across the country as the nation grows more divided by the day. We?ll take you inside the protests for an exclusive interview with Steven Choi, the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, and one of the men who inspired the demonstrations.

IS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TRAVEL BAN LEGAL? Jack Ford and Rafael Pi Roman track the president?s executive order, from the streets to the courts, as we probe whether the ban follows the letter of the law.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES TURNS 100! Yesterday, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York celebrated 100 years of service with a luncheon featuring distinguished speakers such as Sen. Chuck Schumer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The organization?s executive director, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, discusses what the organization is doing to help immigrants and refugees and how they will work with the Trump administration.

"SEVEN SONGS FOR A LONG LIFE" We preview a truly inspiring POV documentary called Seven Songs for a Long Life, which follows a few brave men and women who've learned to live life to the fullest when every moment counts.

MetroFocus Series Overview MetroFocus is an award-winning multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York and tri-state region. The MetroFocus television program features interviews, in-depth reporting, content from many partners and solutions-oriented reports from the community. Major areas of coverage include sustainability, education, Science and technology, the environment, transportation, poverty and underserved communities. metrofocus.org amplifies that reporting with daily updates and original stories that also cover culture, government and politics, the economy, urban development and other news in the metropolitan region. More information at: thirteen.org/metrofocus/about-us-faq/


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