Bay Area organizations, universities ramp up efforts to bring Afghan refugees to U.S.

A network of more than 15 colleges and universities have connected with San Jose State University's Human Rights Institute to sponsor Afghan scholars, academics, activists, and journalists and bring them to teach at universities in the United States. Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay is also ramping up efforts to support Afghan refugee resettlement.

More Cubans attempt dangerous trip to US across Florida Straits

Zuleydis Elledias has gotten up each morning for the past two months hoping for a phone call, a message — any news on the fate of her husband and nephew, who disappeared at sea after the boat they were in capsized as they tried to reach Florida.