Border & Immigration

KUT Public Radio

More than 2,000 undocumented women and children being held in "deplorable" conditions at federal immigration detention centers are supposed to be released under a recent federal judge's order. But how long that takes and what happens to them next remains unclear, attorneys say.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

On Fronteras: Laredo Residents Give Donald Trump A Mixed Review

This week on Fronteras…

--Protesters met Donald Trump at the border in Laredo but the GOP presidential candidate insisted he’ll win the hearts and votes of Latinos.

--In New Mexico, faith leaders are objecting to proposed changes that would make it harder to get food stamps.

--Tijuana's mayor recently sent hundreds of homeless migrants into drug rehabilitation, but not everyone who was rounded up was homeless.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump didn’t acknowledge the Hispanic indignation that confronted him on the Texas-Mexico border in Laredo. 

At the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, a half a football field from the US-Mexico border, Donald Trump told reporters he would win the Republican presidential nomination with the help of the Hispanic vote.  He referenced a political poll that shows him leading Republican contenders with more than 20 percent support.

 

   On Fronteras:

·        Jade Helm military exercises began in seven states, with government skeptics concerned about the intent of the training.  At training sites near Bastrop, Texas, residents there are divided over whether the troops are involved in activities that threaten civil liberties. 

·        A spokesperson for the Special Operations Command says the military is working hard to counter fears that Jade Helm troops are planning to detain citizens or implement some kind of martial law.

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