Border & Immigration http://tpr.org en On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting http://tpr.org/post/immigration-americas-concerns-are-fiery-fleeting Americans today are most likely to name immigration the nation's biggest problem, but polling history suggests the alarm may have a limited shelf life.<p>In a Gallup <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/173306/one-six-say-immigration-important-problem.aspx">survey</a> released last week, 17 percent volunteered immigration as America's most pressing issue, narrowly topping concerns that weigh more consistently on the nation's mindset, like jobs and political leadership.<p>Though a small plurality, it was a sharp increase from the 5 percent who named the issue in Gallup's June poll, conducted jus Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:36:00 +0000 editor 35529 at http://tpr.org On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas http://tpr.org/post/conversation-immigrant-activist-jose-antonio-vargas <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Meghna Chakrabarti sits down with immigrant-rights activist <strong>Jose Antonio Vargas</strong>, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:57:26 +0000 editor 35335 at http://tpr.org A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Texas Border City A Model For Solar Power http://tpr.org/post/texas-border-city-model-solar-power <p><strong>Fronteras: </strong>The USDA has lifted a ban on inspectors working in Mexico, which could invigorate a cattle trade that has been hurt in both countries. We look at how one border city provides a model for solar power in Texas. State health officials have alerted the CDC about conditions in border facilities where thousands of Central American minors are being detained. Commentator Yvette Benavides takes us inside an immigration court room in San Antonio where these children and teens are making their cases.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:42:51 +0000 Crystal Chavez 35306 at http://tpr.org Texas Border City A Model For Solar Power Crossings, Coyotes And Children At The Border http://tpr.org/post/crossings-coyotes-and-children-border There has been a lot of talk over the past few weeks from both parties in Washington about the politics of immigration. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:21:22 +0000 editor 35237 at http://tpr.org Crossings, Coyotes And Children At The Border Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas http://tpr.org/post/vargas-journalist-and-immigration-activist-detained-texas Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And near the U.S.-Mexico border today, a very public detention of a well-known figure in the immigration debate. The journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas was taken into custody by federal immigration authorities at the airport in McAllen, Texas. He had traveled to the area with members of a group he founded called Define American. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 35118 at http://tpr.org Van De Putte Campaign Rolls Out First Paid Ad, Praises DPS Action Along The Border http://tpr.org/post/van-de-putte-campaign-rolls-out-first-paid-ad-praises-dps-action-along-border <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Leticia Van De </span>Putte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has rolled out a new online ad praising the Texas Department of Public Safety’s efforts along the border.</span></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/mm67qwrHI1Q" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:03:03 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34916 at http://tpr.org 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 Obama Turns To Gov. Perry In Seeking A Solution To Border Crisis http://tpr.org/post/obama-turns-gov-perry-seeking-solution-border-crisis After a meeting with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, President Obama addressed the influx of migrant children on the U.S.-Mexico border. He signaled his openness to Perry's solutions, saying he'd consider deploying the National Guard, but also called on Congress to offer solutions of its own. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:29:00 +0000 Robert Siegel 34802 at http://tpr.org ACLU Texas Keeping An Eye On Armed Militia Group Operating On The Border http://tpr.org/post/aclu-texas-keeping-eye-armed-militia-group-operating-border <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas</span> say they will be closely monitoring the area of the border occupied by an armed militia known online as Operation Secure Our Border. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Denise Freedman with Operation Secure Our Borders, a collection of armed militias who are planning to patrol an area of the border near Laredo, said they are searching for immigrants coming to the United States through Texas.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:01:59 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34773 at http://tpr.org ACLU Texas Keeping An Eye On Armed Militia Group Operating On The Border Texas Judge Under Fire Over Immigrant Housing Plan http://tpr.org/post/texas-judge-under-fire-over-immigrant-housing-plan Dallas County Judge <strong>Clay Jenkins</strong> is facing criticism for a plan to house children crossing the border from Mexico illegally. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:55:46 +0000 editor 34697 at http://tpr.org Texas Judge Under Fire Over Immigrant Housing Plan