Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland http://tpr.org en RAICES Says 63% Of Minors At Lackland Qualify For Asylum, Sen. Cornyn Skeptical http://tpr.org/post/raices-says-63-minors-lackland-qualify-asylum-sen-cornyn-skeptical <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An <a href="http://www.raicestexas.org/#!At-Least-63-of-Refugee-Children-at-Lackland-Air-Force-Base-Qualify-for-Relief/c4x3/48917F75-F1DC-40B4-8F0C-2E2270900065" target="_blank">internal review by the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) </a>found 63% of the Central American children being housed at </span>Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Air Force base in San Antonio would qualify for some type of asylum relief.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:43:29 +0000 Ryan Poppe 35576 at http://tpr.org RAICES Says 63% Of Minors At Lackland Qualify For Asylum, Sen. Cornyn Skeptical State Health Officials Concerned With Conditions Inside Living Facilities For Unaccompanied Minors http://tpr.org/post/state-health-officials-concerned-conditions-inside-living-facilities-unaccompanied-minors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week the Texas Department of State Health Services toured U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facilities where thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America are living.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While the department has no jurisdiction over the Fort Brown Detention Center in Brownsville and the McAllen Station Detention Center, DSHS Media Relations Director Carrie Williams said they have been able to provide technical assistance and vaccines.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:24:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34073 at http://tpr.org State Health Officials Concerned With Conditions Inside Living Facilities For Unaccompanied Minors 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 During A Traffic Stop, What Questions Do You Have To Answer? http://tpr.org/post/during-traffic-stop-what-questions-do-you-have-answer <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> If you're questioned by law enforcement at a traffic stop, what are you required to answer? As demographics change across the nation and in Texas, there’s growing concern about Alzheimer’s disease among Mexican-Americans—a population that continues to age. More minors from south of the border are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. illegally and alone. We visit Joint Base San Antonio Lackland where many of those minors are being housed.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:50:41 +0000 Crystal Chavez 32980 at http://tpr.org During A Traffic Stop, What Questions Do You Have To Answer? 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 Texas Air Base Houses Minors Crossing Solo Into U.S. http://tpr.org/post/texas-air-base-houses-minors-crossing-solo-us Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning. The number of children crossing the U.S. border on their own is soaring. Just since October, the U.S. found some 80,000 unaccompanied minors crossing over from Mexico. Those are just the kids who were caught.<p>INSKEEP: Travel to the U.S.-Mexico border and you see signs of children who've crossed. As we reported for the NPR series Borderland, we stopped at a border wall near the Rio Grande. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:31:00 +0000 editor 32761 at http://tpr.org Lackland Getting Newer, Smaller Cargo Fleet In Military Downsizing Program http://tpr.org/post/lackland-getting-newer-smaller-cargo-fleet-military-downsizing-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Joint Base San </span>Antonio-Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is trading out some of its </span>C5-series<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cargo planes as part of the military downsizing occurring around the globe.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the force restructure cutbacks were announced in 2012, the </span>433<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Airlift Wing learned its </span>C-5A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> aircraft would be part of that reorganization.</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:58:08 +0000 Eileen Pace 30885 at http://tpr.org Lackland Getting Newer, Smaller Cargo Fleet In Military Downsizing Program Lackland Photographer Gets Two Years Prison For Sex Acts With Area High School Students http://tpr.org/post/lackland-photographer-gets-two-years-prison-sex-acts-area-high-school-students <p></p><p>A former Air Force photographer from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland is headed to prison after a military jury found him guilty of performing sex acts with local high school students on a camping trip.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The seven-member jury sentenced Airman First Class Nathan Wilson-Crow to two years confinement on charges of indecent exposure, committing lewd acts in the presence of a minor, inappropriate sexual conduct, and providing alcohol to a minor.</span></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:47:46 +0000 Eileen Pace 30876 at http://tpr.org Lackland Photographer Gets Two Years Prison For Sex Acts With Area High School Students Witnesses Detail Maltreatment By Former Lackland Instructor http://tpr.org/post/witnesses-detail-maltreatment-former-lackland-instructor <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">A military judge late Friday handed down a sentence for a former military training instructor who pled guilty to charges of maltraining and cruel and oppressive treatment of her basic trainees. <o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:08:26 +0000 Eileen Pace 28916 at http://tpr.org Witnesses Detail Maltreatment By Former Lackland Instructor New Charges At Lackland On 20-Year-Old Case http://tpr.org/post/new-charges-lackland-20-year-old-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The latest Air Force sexual assault case might have stayed "cold" forever had it not been for a deeper investigation into older, unreported cases. A</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n Article 32 hearing was presented Monday at Joint Base San </span>Antonio-Lackland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on new cases stemming from the </span>1990s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:57:03 +0000 Eileen Pace 27276 at http://tpr.org New Charges At Lackland On 20-Year-Old Case