refugees http://tpr.org en Legal Aid Group Helping Minors In San Antonio Navigate Immigration System http://tpr.org/post/legal-aid-group-helping-minors-san-antonio-navigate-immigration-system <p><strong>On Fronteras: </strong>Tens of thousands of Central American children are waiting to see how the country will respond to their immigration cases. We hear from an organization helping these minors in San Antonio navigate the complex immigration legal system. Summer time can mean fun in the great outdoors, but everything doesn’t always go as planned. On the show, a story of friendship and teamwork that began during a flash flood at a Texas river.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:27:44 +0000 Crystal Chavez 34906 at http://tpr.org Legal Aid Group Helping Minors In San Antonio Navigate Immigration System 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. Refugee Nonprofit Says Influx Of Minors Has "Nothing To Do With Immigration Reform" http://tpr.org/post/refugee-nonprofit-says-influx-minors-has-nothing-do-immigration-reform <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The thousands of unaccompanied children from arriving at the Texas-Mexico border have become the latest pawns in the political battle over immigration reform,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that’s according to the nonprofit Women’s Refugee Commission, who says this not a problem unique to United States.</span></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:43:18 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33937 at http://tpr.org Refugee Nonprofit Says Influx Of Minors Has "Nothing To Do With Immigration Reform" Legal Organizations, Communities Rally To Help Minors Navigate U.S. Immigration http://tpr.org/post/legal-organizations-communities-rally-help-minors-navigate-us-immigration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border into Texas continues to increase, local agencies have been stepping in to help with the care for the children.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A legal immigration assistance center has re-focused its mission to help during the crisis, and has begun serving children at Lackland and across South Texas.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:01:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 33330 at http://tpr.org Legal Organizations, Communities Rally To Help Minors Navigate U.S. Immigration U.S. Officials Open Doors To Lackland Barracks Housing Immigrant Children http://tpr.org/post/us-officials-open-doors-lackland-barracks-housing-immigrant-children <p>On Thursday the military oversaw a media tour of the Air Force barracks at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, where 1,200 immigrant children who came to the U.S. without adults are being temporarily sheltered in San Antonio.</p><p>Situated in the midst of dozens of identical military barracks where young men and women go through Air Force basic training, one building is now filled with children.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:39:35 +0000 Eileen Pace 32957 at http://tpr.org U.S. Officials Open Doors To Lackland Barracks Housing Immigrant Children The Refugee Story, Part 4: Learning And Growing http://tpr.org/post/refugee-story-part-4-learning-and-growing <p>Although a few foreign refugees come from cities where they had sophisticated education opportunities, many lived in remote areas where there were no schools, or in refugee camps where they may have received sporadic education.</p><p>Most are immersed in an irrelevant environment when they come here -- obstacles like speaking English,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">taking the bus,&nbsp;even&nbsp;learning to work in an American kitchen can be challenging.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:15:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 23882 at http://tpr.org The Refugee Story, Part 4: Learning And Growing The Refugee Story, Part 3: Educating Refugee Children http://tpr.org/post/refugee-story-part-3-educating-refugee-children <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Of the more than 10,000 refugees living in San Antonio, 80 percent are women and children and the high influx of students presents unique challenges for educators.</span></p><p>In the third part of her series, "The Refugee Story: Building New Lives," TPR’s Eileen Pace examines the dynamics of teaching a large population of students who arrive in the U.S. with diverse languages and skills.</p><p>“Yes, Barack will do that last one,” Colonies North Elementary teacher Sara Aguirre tells her students as she points to a classroom exercise on nouns and verbs.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:21:55 +0000 Eileen Pace 23862 at http://tpr.org The Refugee Story, Part 3: Educating Refugee Children The Source: Refugees in San Antonio | 2014 Economic Forecasts http://tpr.org/post/source-refugees-san-antonio-2014-economic-forecasts <p><strong>In the first &nbsp;segment:</strong></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:59:59 +0000 Paul Flahive 23820 at http://tpr.org The Source: Refugees in San Antonio | 2014 Economic Forecasts The Refugee Story, Part 2: Finding Opportunity http://tpr.org/post/refugee-story-part-2-finding-opportunity <p></p><p>Almost 10,000 refugees have arrived in San Antonio over the past decade, many of whom might otherwise have died in their home countries or in refugee camps.</p><p>Although many come without a command of English, or job skills, there are stories of hope among the new arrivals.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:27:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 23772 at http://tpr.org The Refugee Story, Part 2: Finding Opportunity The Refugee Story: Building New Lives http://tpr.org/post/refugee-story-building-new-lives <p></p><p><strong>CORRECTION</strong>,<strong> 12/19/13</strong>: The stricken statement below regarding Texas's ranking among states that take in refugees is incorrect.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:11:39 +0000 Eileen Pace 23699 at http://tpr.org The Refugee Story: Building New Lives