Border & Immigration

Last week we heard from a volunteer with the group No More Deaths, which provides water and supplies to people making the dangerous — and illegal — desert crossing into the U.S. along the border with Mexico. No More Deaths recently released a report claiming border patrol agents routinely sabotage what the volunteers call humanitarian efforts.

The Bargaining Chip At The Border

Jan 29, 2018

With guest host John Donvan.

It seems President Trump has every intention to make good on his campaign promise to build a wall along the nation’s southern border. And it seems he’s ready to make a deal to do it.

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act face a painful decision: Support President Donald Trump’s offer of an immigration deal and agree to fund the building of a border wall. 

But some young undocumented immigrants in South Texas say they won’t support the border wall even if it means they gain a pathway to citizenship.

With guest host Anthony Brooks.

President Trump unveils a new immigration framework, including a path to citizenship for DACA recipients. We’ll unpack it, and consider its prospects in Congress.

This show airs Monday at 10 a.m. EST.


Alan Gomez, immigration reporter, USA Today. (@alangomez)

From Texas Standard:

There are stories that are hard to cover in many newsrooms because they're too dangerous to be told, too revealing, too embarrassing, or too controversial. But what if those stories could be told without revealing the person's identity?

On the Standard, we air these stories as a way to bring you “The Whole Truth." Today, a husband and wife recount a very challenging time in their lives.

His work permit was still valid the day he got deported. He showed up to his yearly check in appointment.