border patrol http://kut.org en Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol http://kut.org/post/amid-wave-child-immigrants-reports-abuse-border-patrol Some of the immigrant children crossing the border say they are being subjected to abusive and inhumane treatment in U.S. Border Patrol stations in South Texas. This includes frigid holding rooms, sleep deprivation, verbal and psychological abuse, inadequate food and water, denial of medical care, and worse.<p>Dozens of children have come forward to make complaints against Customs and Border Protection officers. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:38:11 +0000 John Burnett, NPR 10854 at http://kut.org Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol Texas Sends National Guard Troops to Border, Despite Opposing Voices http://kut.org/post/texas-sends-national-guard-troops-border-despite-opposing-voices <p>Gov. Rick Perry is sending National Guard troops <a href="http://kut.org/post/perry-will-activate-1000-guard-troops">to the Texas-Mexico border</a>. He says the troops are needed, as the Border Patrol has been focusing on migrant children crossing&nbsp;the&nbsp;border illegally, and not criminal activity from drug and human traffickers.</p><p>Gov. Perry’s announcement comes a month after he directed the Legislature to spend millions of dollars increasing the number of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.dps.texas.gov/">Department of Public Safety</a>&nbsp;officers near the border –&nbsp;a move Perry says it's working.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159796728&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:44:47 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 10833 at http://kut.org Texas Sends National Guard Troops to Border, Despite Opposing Voices Austin Doctor Helps Central American Families Along the Border http://kut.org/post/austin-doctor-helps-central-american-families-along-border <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Adam </span>Rosenbloom<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wasn't able to view fireworks from Auditorium Shores this past Independence Day. His Fourth of July weekend was less conventional.</span></p><p>Rosenbloom, a pediatrician at <a href="http://www.dellchildrens.net/">Dell Children’s Medical Center</a>, spent the weekend volunteering at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sacred-Heart-Church-McAllen-TX/139610739388532">Sacred Heart Church</a> in McAllen, Texas. Rosenbloom joined other volunteering with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the group&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Circle-of-Health-International/184816621099" style="line-height: 1.5;">Circle of Health International</a>,<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;caring for over 50 patients and delivering over $5,000 worth of supplies to Central American children and families&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">who crossed the Texas-Mexico border.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:06:37 +0000 Joseph Baucum 10748 at http://kut.org Austin Doctor Helps Central American Families Along the Border Texas Militias Plan to Patrol the Border Near Laredo http://kut.org/post/texas-militias-plan-patrol-border-near-laredo <p>Militia groups are planning their own response to the recent flood of Central American immigrants across the Texas-Mexico border, according to a <a href="http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Anti-government-citizen-militia-groups-want-to-5604303.php">San Antonio Express-News</a> report. The initiative called Operation Secure Our Border says it is recruiting armed volunteers to bolster law enforcement and border patrols near Laredo as soon as next week, but that they will not directly engage any so-called "illegals."</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:08:07 +0000 KUT Staff 10747 at http://kut.org Texas Militias Plan to Patrol the Border Near Laredo Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts http://kut.org/post/influx-children-creates-new-strain-beleaguered-immigration-courts President Obama said over the weekend that he is seeking to fast-track deportations of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America who cross into the United States.<p>More than 52,000 have been caught in South Texas since October, and hundreds more arrive daily, overwhelming Border Patrol stations and overflowing temporary shelters.<p>But once they get here, what happens? Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:09:00 +0000 John Burnett, NPR 10716 at http://kut.org Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament http://kut.org/post/obamas-no-win-immigration-predicament President Obama's tough predicament on immigration is only getting worse.<p>He certainly didn't want to be dealing with an influx of unaccompanied minors illegally entering the U.S. across the Southern border, overwhelming the Homeland Security Department's ability to deal with them during a critical midterm election year.<p>Obama also presumably didn't want an immigration bill passed by the Senate a year ago to sit, forsaken, in the House. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:32:30 +0000 Frank James, NPR 10711 at http://kut.org Obama's No-Win Immigration Predicament "Inhumane" Conditions Reported At Temporary Immigrant Holding Facility In McAllen http://kut.org/post/inhumane-conditions-reported-temporary-immigrant-holding-facility-mcallen <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit U.S. Border Patrol" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kstx/files/styles/card_280/public/201302/us-border-patrol.jpeg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overcrowding and disease at a temporary immigration detention center in McAllen has the U.S. Border Patrol themselves calling on congress for humanitarian aid.&#160;</span><p>Because of the McAllen facility's temporary status, capacity is about 300. Tue, 27 May 2014 17:27:09 +0000 Ryan Poppe 10500 at http://kut.org "Inhumane" Conditions Reported At Temporary Immigrant Holding Facility In McAllen Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents http://kut.org/post/report-details-hundreds-complaints-against-us-border-agents Physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents, according to a new report. Wed, 07 May 2014 13:41:36 +0000 Bill Chappell, NPR 10369 at http://kut.org Report Details Hundreds Of Complaints Against U.S. Border Agents Acclaimed Author Luis Alberto Urrea on Borders, Bias, and Breaking Down Barriers http://kut.org/post/acclaimed-author-luis-alberto-urrea-borders-bias-and-breaking-down-barriers <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline;font-variant:normal;font-style:normal;font-size:15px;background-color:transparent;text-decoration:none;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal">Luis Alberto Urrea is one of the most distinguished writers in America. &nbsp;Just don’t tell him that. &nbsp;Urrea is refreshingly self-effacing when forced to talk about his status as an award-winning and best-selling author. He is perhaps best known for “The Devil’s Highway,” which won the Lannan Literary Award in 2004. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0000 David Brown 8942 at http://kut.org Acclaimed Author Luis Alberto Urrea on Borders, Bias, and Breaking Down Barriers