The Source - June 24, 2014
2:35 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

The Source: Unaccompanied Minors, Another Border Surge & A Potential Public Health Crisis

The increase in immigrants, especially unaccompanied children, on the border has the feds calling for increased aid to violent countries and increased enforcement. The state of Texas has authorized up to $1.3 million per week to stem the tide.

Is enough attention being paid to humanitarian efforts rather than simply stopping the flow of immigrants?

As more and more foreign born make it through, is their a looming public health problem as the unvaccinated are held in detention facilities on the border and those that weren’t caught make it into communities?

Guests:

  • Mark Jones, chair of the political science department at Rice University
  • Jim Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Alexa Ura, reporter at the Texas Tribune
  • Dr. Austin King, president of the Texas Medical Association

*This is the first segment in the June 24 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM.  Audio from this segment will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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