border issues http://tpr.org en Gov. Perry Urges Congress To Put Pressure On Mexico To Curtail Flow Of Immigrants To U.S. http://tpr.org/post/gov-perry-urges-congress-put-pressure-mexico-curtail-flow-immigrants-us <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas Gov. Rick Perry testified before the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, urging the president and congress to take more diplomatic efforts to stop the surge of accompanied minors coming into the state and send the National Guard to the border. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Perry told members of the committee that the federal government has not tried to put any type of pressure on Mexico in order to stop the flow of accompanied children entering Texas every day.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:13:02 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34494 at http://tpr.org Gov. Perry Urges Congress To Put Pressure On Mexico To Curtail Flow Of Immigrants To U.S. The Source: 50,000 Children And Counting http://tpr.org/post/source-50000-children-and-counting <p>More than <a href="http://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/southwest-border-unaccompanied-children" target="_blank">50,000 minors</a> have entered the U.S. from Central America and long-term answers to the current humanitarian crisis on the border are hard to come by.&nbsp;</p><p>Much finger wagging is happening and blame is being assigned, but what are the current needs of these youth right now? What are some possible solutions?</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:18:12 +0000 Paul Flahive 34393 at http://tpr.org The Source: 50,000 Children And Counting While Poverty & Gangs Push, Opportunity Draws Honduran Children To The U.S. http://tpr.org/post/while-poverty-gangs-push-opportunity-draws-honduran-children-us <p>President Obama is requesting that Congress authorize $2 billion and special powers to deal with the surge of unaccompanied minor immigrants.</p><p>In record numbers the children are coming from Central America, crossing the Rio Grande and overwhelming the U.S. system after being apprehended at the Texas border. Most are coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, but Honduras is the leading source country.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:54:20 +0000 David Martin Davies 34253 at http://tpr.org While Poverty & Gangs Push, Opportunity Draws Honduran Children To The U.S. From The Streets Of Honduras, A Look At What Is Driving Thousands Of Children To The U.S. http://tpr.org/post/streets-honduras-look-what-driving-thousands-children-us <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Thousands of unaccompanied children are coming from Central America, crossing the Rio Grande and being apprehended at the Texas border. They are coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador – but Honduras is the main source.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:26:28 +0000 David Martin Davies 34063 at http://tpr.org From The Streets Of Honduras, A Look At What Is Driving Thousands Of Children To The U.S. Texas Tries To Deal With Surge In Immigrants, Refugees http://tpr.org/post/texas-tries-deal-surge-immigrants-refugees <p><strong>Texas Matter</strong>s: As Texas politicians continue to put the federal government under fire to do something about border security and the recent immigrant surge, what is happening to those who are already here or those who continue to come? Also on this show: On Juneteenth, Texas before racial equality.</p><p><strong>Humanitarian crisis at the border</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:13:12 +0000 David Martin Davies 33754 at http://tpr.org Texas Tries To Deal With Surge In Immigrants, Refugees Texas Prepares Border 'Surge' http://tpr.org/post/texas-prepares-border-surge Gov. Rick Perry has signed a plan to spend an extra $1.3 million each week for the rest of the year to bolster efforts to patrol his state&#8217;s border with Mexico, as officials on the border report a spike in immigration, especially of unaccompanied children.<p>Republicans, such as state Rep. <strong>Jonathan Stickland</strong>, are cheering the idea. But Democratic state Sen. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:45:40 +0000 editor 33750 at http://tpr.org Texas Prepares Border 'Surge' Straus, Perry & Dewhurst Sign Off On $1.3 Million Per Week DPS Border Security Push http://tpr.org/post/straus-perry-dewhurst-sign-13-million-week-dps-border-security-push <p></p><p>Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst have signed off on a plan pledging $1.3 million per week for the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide border security. But some are criticizing the state for not using the money strictly for humanitarian efforts.</p><p>The recent surge of immigrants coming into Texas, among them tens of thousands of unaccompanied children, has the U.S. Border Patrol in a crisis mode.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:48:07 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33720 at http://tpr.org Straus, Perry & Dewhurst Sign Off On $1.3 Million Per Week DPS Border Security Push State Lawmakers Petition Gov. Perry For Special Sesson On Border Security http://tpr.org/post/state-lawmakers-petition-gov-perry-special-sesson-border-security <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of state lawmakers concerned with the <span style="line-height: 1.5;">surge of unaccompanied minors making their way to Texas are </span>petitioning Gov. Rick Perry to call a special session to address the issue. B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut the governor is showing no sign that he will oblige.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:50:29 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33579 at http://tpr.org State Lawmakers Petition Gov. Perry For Special Sesson On Border Security Border Trust & The Democratic Primary Runoff For U.S. Senate http://tpr.org/post/border-trust-democratic-primary-runoff-us-senate <p></p><p><strong>Texas Matters: </strong>How much information should DPS and border patrol share with landowners along the Texas-Mexico border? The primary runoff for U.S. Senate in the Democratic Party is between two candidates with little statewide name recognition: One is a party establishment outsider who wants to impeach the president and the other is an entrepreneur who is originally from Lebanon.</p><p><strong>Border surge intelligence debate</strong></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 19:17:29 +0000 David Martin Davies 31813 at http://tpr.org Border Trust & The Democratic Primary Runoff For U.S. Senate Amid College Week, Experts Say Higher Educational Attainment Still Low In Bexar County http://tpr.org/post/amid-college-week-experts-say-higher-educational-attainment-still-low-bexar-county <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: About two months ago the world’s most wanted drug trafficker, Sinaloa Cartel leader "El Chapo" Guzmán, was captured in a joint operation and Mexico won’t even consider sending Guzmán to face charges in the U.S. It's been about a year since a formal border crossing linking Big Bend National Park and the tiny Mexican village of Boquillas del Carmen was re-opened. The economy there had been suffering but now that tourist dollars have started flowing south again hopes are high in the tourist town. Also, this is College Week in San Antonio. Fri, 02 May 2014 20:12:37 +0000 Crystal Chavez 31059 at http://tpr.org Amid College Week, Experts Say Higher Educational Attainment Still Low In Bexar County