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Fresh update on "border patrol" discussed on Gaydos and Chad
"The road to the White House again continues through Arizona. The Trump campaign thinks Hispanic voters may help push the president over the top here. But a Democratic lawmaker who stumping for Joe Biden says otherwise, and what comes to new voters. Trump campaign senior adviser Steve Cortes says the biggest game so far that we're seeing particularly in key battleground states in Florida and Arizona are Hispanics. Phoenix Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego, However, tell zebras on those morning news. That may be the case in Florida, another swing state but different story here. I think that's quite a pipe dream that Steve is trying to concoct. That's not the path to victory. If they want a real public victory, they're going to look in other places. Diagnosis. Voter registration in Arizona has been skewing Democrat and independent for a while now. Latinos make up about a quarter of all eligible Arizona voters rise on immigration. The Trump Administration has been accused of locking migrant Children caught at the border in cages. The topic you'll recall came up during last Thursday's presidential debate. National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd tells arrows on his morning news. Kids are not in cages they've been made out to be. Cage is under the Trump administration. They were Nate never made out to be Cage is under the Obama administration. But now they're being called cages. They are holding facilities until we can place these Children in specific locations and when Border Patrol takes the child in the custody, judge says. They must hold that child for health and human services. Let's check on your traffic. Now..
One killed in shooting by Border Patrol agent in San Diego County
"The investigation continues into the deadly shooting of a non American by Border Patrol in San Diego County. Bill Farrar has Mohr that shooting happening near the international border close to the Las Americas Premium Outlets mall in Sandy, See Joe US Border officials say one of the agents opened fire after they say that man was involved in a scuffle with the agent on federal property. San Diego police now heading up the investigation, trying to find out why that altercation took place. The man later identified as a Mexican Colonel died at the scene.
Fresh update on "border patrol" discussed on San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona
"After Border Patrol says a Mexican national was shot to death while trying to enter the U. S illegally happened late Friday night when the man was taken into custody Fahrenheit. He is the chief patrol agent for the San Diego sector. During the arrest, an altercation ensued and the agent discharged his firearm Mourning the man who was later identified as an adult Mexican national. About agents and law enforcement personnel responded immediately and initiate life saving efforts. The man was pronounced deceased in the scene. Santiago police heading an independent investigation, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security are well aware of the incident. The Mexican consulate says it regrets the use of lethal force. Mexican health officials say there were more than 193,000 excess deaths in that country through September. 26th due to the pandemic. That's as of September 26. Once again it was greater In the nearly 104,000 that was that was previously reported, officials say many people did not get tested or their tests were mishandled. And a common drug store product kill off the Corona virus. Researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine found that mouthwash can inactivate human corona viruses. Human volunteers weren't used to. Researchers instead grew the viruses and human liver cells in the lab, And after the cells were immersed in mouthwash, researchers found that many cells inactivated greater than 99.9% of the virus after only 30 seconds of contact time, But before you stockpile history, take the findings of A recent study with a grain assault, at least until the results are replicated in a human clinical trial. That's Lisa Brady reporting. Kogo nears time. 7 13, the Navy's identified two people killed in Friday's plane crash in Alabama. They were Navy Lieutenant Ri, an. And Ross from Michigan and 24 year old Coastguard. Ensign Morgan Garret of North Carolina. The two were on a routine training flight in a Navy T six B When it went down in a neighborhood outside of Mobile. Ross was the instructor. Garrett was the student. Well, A pro Trump convoy of hundreds of vehicles met with angry opposition in the streets of New York Sunday, Sal Jian Grasso reports, fights broke out between supporters and opponents of President Trump as a Jews for Trump convoy of cars draped with American flags and Trump 2020 banners rolled through Manhattan and Brooklyn. Several protesters threw eggs or stones of the vehicles, snatching flags and shouting insults. In this instance, posted on Twitter by at N Y scanner. Ah, bicyclist confronted one of the drivers and punched his car. Daddy, Don't talk my car. Don't touch my car. Don't talk to my car. Don't touch my car. Seven people were arrested after physical confrontations in Times Square, the president's personal lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, greeted supporters from the passenger seat of a car driving You're from Tower. A mega development in Mission Valley headed to the San Diego City Council for final Review. The $3 Billion.195 Acre Riverwalk project would remake the existing Riverwalk Golf Club into a mix of housing, retail office and park space. It also includes a $10 million MTs transit station that would be paid for by the developer with the 2035 completion date. Riverwalk would add more than 4000 apartments and condos and 152,000 Square feet of office space. The City Council considering that project November 17th. I'm going through changes. I'm going through changes going. Justin Bieber is ready to show a new chapter of his life. YouTube originals announcing the superstars, upcoming.
Trump's Support From Latino Voters Holds Steady
"Edition from NPR News. I'm Scott Simon. President Trump is holding steady or doing better with Latino voters than he did in 2016, according to polls. That may be surprising. The president has called Mexican immigrants, rapists and drug dealers and his presidency is haunted with images of immigrant Children separated from their parents and crowded detention centers. NPR's Leila Fadel reports. His support is not waning, and most of it comes from men. Raimondo Torres is a staunch supporter of this president. The initially attracted me and keeps me tied to him is that he has taught Republicans how to not just win but no longer throw our faces and bodies in front of every punch that the left is willing to throw. Torres is Arizonan, ethnically Mexican and a devout Catholic, he says. What he likes is that Trump doesn't take any mess from Democrats or what he calls establishment Republicans. So on Election day he's voting for the president. Top of mind for him is the courts and the more than 200 judges trumps appointed in his time in office. My family's been in Arizona for more than 100 years. We don't see ourselves as immigrants. Sweets they are so very much is Arizonans and Americans to continue to treat us as if we're all still just fresh across the border, which most Republicans and a lot of Democrats would like to think we are just easily encapsulate us. To something that is not resounding and Torres is part of about or just over a quarter of Latinos who are strongly or somewhat in support of this president. Michelle May. Orga, a new Mexico based pollster, says the backbone of the support comes from men has many men in particular are a swing vote, their vote that we have to go and get And while Democrats will likely win the majority of Latino votes overall, the margins are narrower with men. A New York Times Sienna College poll found the vice President Joe Biden, leads by 34% points. Latina voters. But with Latino men, his lead is just eight points. Republicans will take a larger margin than maybe they have in the past or enough that you know it is starting to eat into the Democratic margin. The Republican Party has been courting the Latino vote for decades, says historian Geraldo Cadaver, who wrote a book on Hispanic Republicans. President Richard Nixon set the town. Nixon did it through a kind of politics of patronage and High level appointment, he appointed the first Hispanic treasure of the United States, a Mexican American woman and appointed Latinos toe other top positions. The big question is why Why is the number holding steady or in some place is going up slightly? Despite anti immigration policies and offensive language about African and Latino immigrants, I think I would point first to the development over a long period of time of Ah, partisan loyalty to the Republican Party and Latino Republican voters just identify as Republicans above all else, just like many Americans also could. Office says Latino voters vote on issues of religious freedom The economy trumps argument about a strong pre coded 19 economy for Latinos resonates, as does his law and order messaging. Many Latinos are cops, Border Patrol officers or in the military. Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has made a concerted effort to court the vote early. I think it's been kind of amazing to watch. I mean, in some ways, the Latinos for Trump Campaign, which started officially in the spring of 2019 has been relentless in Recruiting Latino voters that they're actually trying to increase and have been trying to increase trumps Latino support, not just kind of hold it, study or depress the turnout of Democrats. That's the first thing. Randall Avila, the executive director of the Orange County Republican Party, talks about when knocking on doors of other Latino voters in Southern California. He points to a low unemployment rates for Latinos, pre pandemic, the party's preference for school choice and lower taxes. I've never seen the Republican Party fight this hard to get Latino on African American votes. I can definitely understand whether some hesitancy based off some past comments or policies. But I don't believe that is the Republican Party of today. You know, we have a number of Latino candidates. A number of Latino Republicans who are really stepping up and taking center stage. A villa says he hopes that resonates because come November, the party will need the votes to flip the four congressional seats they lost in 2018 in Orange County and hold on to their county seat.
Fresh "Border Patrol" from San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona
"Stop by your helpful San Diego Honda Divan today Your visit Mr Honda dealers dot com To learn more Coco's next real time Traffic update, 10 minutes away. All right. The Santa ANAs are kicking up today. A wind advisory for the coastal and valley areas. Five this afternoon is when that a little Hello. It will expire northeast. Sustained winds are going to be 25 to 35 miles an hour and some gusts up to 50. Miles an hour. Looks like the North County is going to get the brunt of the wind. 72 on the coast, 73 inland 49 in the mountains and 69 in the desert. Right now. It is mostly cloudy and 62 degrees Coco two years time. 7 12. The investigation continues after Border Patrol says a Mexican national was shot to death while trying to enter the U. S illegally happened late Friday night when the man was taken into custody Fahrenheit. He is the chief patrol.
Unpacking Palantirs Public Debut: CEO Alex Karp
"This is squawk pod I'm CNBC producer Katie Kramer today on our podcast. unpacking Pailin, tear the high profile highly secretive software company has operated quietly for seventeen years and it's finally on the public markets. And -ticipant I I think for maybe the past ten years CEO Elon on why it it took. So long my lawyers will shoot me what I can tell you is we are very very focused on building software a longtime before other people building and how he expects to become profitable with a small, but mighty and mighty controversial of customers. Well, how can you have the Super Valuable Company? They're only a hundred and twenty-five customers to which I respond. Yeah. But one, hundred, twenty, five most. Interesting institutions in the world I would ask people who are watching this to make a list of the institutions they admire in the world, and then roughly figure out if they're using pounder that interview plus the politics behind listing journalist Joanne Lipman fits a company that is very, very closely aligned with the trump administration. There's a huge question here about what happens if trump does not win the presidency it's Thursday October first October twenty twenty the year is still twenty twenty squawk pot begins right now. Good morning and welcome the squawk box right here on CNBC. I'm Andrew Ross Sorkin along with Joe Kernan Becky off today. Today on the PODCAST volunteer goes public analytics company that is usually described as secretive debuted yesterday the direct listening selling new shares on the New York Stock Exchange covered live on CNBC how tears for trading why secretive well here is named after magical orb and Lord of the Rings. But in seventeen year history, it hadn't made much public volunteer received early funding from the venture arm of the CIA and provide software products designed to crunch numbers. One of these programs is called Gotham and it's for government clients. Who Need to organize an understand massive amounts of data. So surveillance predictive policing, possibly rooting out potential terrorism threats, Pailin tear works with US Army Navy Department of Homeland Security and it's working with health and human services to help track the spread of Corona virus case data that we just recorded. We can immediately narrow into emerging hotspot counties, notable backers of talent tear include investor, and Co founder Peter Thiel who has gotten attention for his conservative politics and support of president trump in the two thousand, sixteen campaign. Evening. I'm Peter Thiel I'm not a politician, but neither is donald trump as well as his work technology companies. He was facebook's first big investor other pollen tear backers include wall streeters like Hanlon and Stanley Druckenmiller when talent tear filed paperwork with the SEC to pursue publising listing earlier this year it's called the swan event is finally got a sense of the books turns out pollen tear had never turned a profit and. A, huge chunk of its revenue came from its three biggest clients which are anonymous in the first six months of twenty twenty. It's revenue of nearly half a billion dollars a big jump from the year before this was addressed by pollen tear CEO, Alex Carp investor roadshow, which true to carbs personality, and true to the weirdness of twenty twenty was virtual and started on cross country skis. Welcome to Powell, tears investor day. We're very proud to have you here. Carp is an Orthodox for a CEO. He has amazing curly hair. He uses the modifier super allot super cool and speaking to potential investors. He made the pitch for the importance of Pailin tears purpose. This way of looking at the world war literally savior situation and in many cases Save Your Life Allen to has moved beyond. Just government clients fifty-three percent of its customers are in the private sector big name businesses who use a software program called foundry include Airbus Merck Ferrari and United Airlines but it's work for governments here and others around the world stuck to its reputation allentown faced criticism from privacy groups and for its work with the US Customs and border. Patrol. Tracking immigrants at the border. But Carp in the company not backed off in. That s one filing the leader of this highly valuable tech uniform said, Pailin tears work is different in his view software missions to keep safe may have become controversial but companies built on advertising dollars are commonplace and carp took aim at big tech culture directly writing quote our company was founded in Silicon Valley. But we seem to share fewer and fewer of the technology sectors, values and commitments. Helen tear moved its corporate headquarters to Denver and its shares headed to Wall Street. If you think, we are going to change our internal culture drastically if you think we're going to work with regimes that are not allied with the US enter abusing human rights if you think. that. That the future is going to be a super rosie place where the past ways of supplying software are going to work because enterprises and governments do not need to be reformed you should not invest in pounder. Andrew. Ross Sorkin has interviewed Alex Carpet number of times. This conversation was reported Wednesday yesterday right after the first trade for here on the New York. Stock Exchange. We've had lots of conversations over the years. This has been probably one of the most highly anticipated offerings or listings in a very long time. Almost every year that we would talk in Davos I would invariably ask you are you going to go public? Are you gonNA list and invariably you wouldn't. So let's start with why now? Well, first of all, thank you for having me and I and I really would like to thank all the pound tyrians who stuck with us and built this company and our investors you're stuck with us and you know over the years we've been skeptical about listing and for lots of reasons, we really needed to build our products. With enough protection so that we would be ready to launch them into the public space. And we built we built out PG government and foundry product and and built a way to maintain them so that we wouldn't have to scale the number of people and. You know we've reached a base where where our company's very significant and we believe being in the public space will help us with our clients and help us grow and quite frankly I believe the people apparently who built this company over seventeen years. Deserved a access to liquidity. So we we decided this would be great time for us and so far. It's been a really interesting process and and our clients are embracing it. So it's a really good time for us and I'm very, very grateful. Outlets. The single biggest question that investors ask about this company is seventeen years in while you know may have an operating profit, the company unto itself is still not profitable. So so walk us through what the path to profitability looks like. Well, you know we build these products years before people build them, and that takes money and what you see in the cove it pandemic crisis is we had built this way of going to market with foundry, which would allow us to literally supply an enterprise with a completely new stack of products within six hours and maintain them. And what you saw when we did that is we grew the company forty, nine, percent, forty, nine percent off of a seven, forty, three base and the divergence between expenses and in growth is dramatic. And we're just going to be very very focused on on an invigorating, our software offering. But when you're growing forty-nine percent off of a seven forty base. I think that's a pretty strong indication of what the future could hold and we're super proud of that and I think you're seeing that people are taking a look at our financials and our our company is often been used viewed as complex and. Needing explanation both moral and financial but it turns out our financials are quite simple and you look at this dramatic growth with flat lining expenses and I think that gives investors comfort and it certainly makes me feel as. Co Founder and CEO that we made the right decision to invest heavily over well over a decade in building software, the way other people don't to build it and you see the results do you think the profitability is at twenty twenty, two, proposition twenty, twenty, three proposition can I put you on that? Well, you you can push me but of course, my lawyers will shoot me I can tell you what I can tell you is we are very very focused on building software a time before other people building, supplying it and I think that are year I. First Half of the year growth will be reflective of the future and if I'm right. That will answer all of your interesting questions and we'll be interviewing. You'll be interviewing me again maybe not a Davos but virtually, and we'll see how we do. Confident confident we'll do well. Alex, one of the other questions people ask is how to comp your company meaning what are the comparable should this be considered a technology company as SAS company or should this could be considered a much more traditional consulting company? Can you speak to that? Well I think what the investors are seeing is they're asking the question at this point they used to ask is this is this a company that built software for the government and how do they build it? Of course we always sold this as a license. Then they saw our margins of the first half of the year round eighty percent. So I think the real debate now is. Move significantly away from is this software services because although people think we're very smart, we're not smart enough to get eighty percent margins off of a services company. The question then is, how do you comp it and honestly I think that's something investors will have to figure out. We're not focused on that we're focused on we are going to be the most important software company in the world. And people will figure out what valued over a long period of time and we're very comfortable with investors toying around it could be like this. It could be like that. We are going to deliver the best software. With the morals most efficient way of delivering it investors will decide what's that. What's that were is worth to them and I think you'll find a number of years that will be a consensus. Palette. Here is a truly special software company that is arguably the most important software company in the world. Alex has everybody knows You have contracts with various government agencies, obviously and some of the bluest of the blue chip companies in America today, but it's a concentrated list of about one hundred and twenty-five companies. About Twenty eight percent of the revenue actually comes from three of those clients unto themselves. Two thirds of the revenue comes from the top twenty. How much of a risk does that pose on one side but also when you think about the opportunity on the other, if we're having a conversation like this in in twelve or twenty, four months, how much do you want that list to increase in size or do you just want to keep that group effectively and a effectively raise the margin or cost for those clients? And grow that business. Well, we want to do all the we're going to do all of the above. So interesting about our client list people people ask, well, how can you have the super? Valuable Company they're only one hundred and twenty-five customers to which I respond but one hundred and twenty-five most interesting institutions in the world. These aren't just any institutions. The literally, I would ask people who are watching this to make. A list of the institutions they admire in the world and then roughly figure out if they're using, we don't go out and advertise our product, but I would say the list of our clients is the single most impressive institutions in the world I've ever seen we. So we want to keep these clients. Also investors will of noticing in the one that well over ninety percent of our growth in the first half of the. Year came from our existing clients. What does that mean our existing clients? The most important clients in the world are really happy that's what it means. So of course, we're going to expand those really happy clients who happen to be the coolest people on the planet, and then we've built this product which has gotten very little attention called Apollo Apollo allows us to maintain and deliver software to any number of clients with essentially. Not growing our our force apparent and force at all. So we're planning now that we have Apollo to grow the number of super cool customers all over the world, and we can do it without raising our headcount, and so what you're going to see is we're going to continue building with our clients why they're the most interesting clients in the world and they clearly based on our numbers like us and some of us. We are going to expand our client base. Why? Because now with Apollo, we can deliver the whole stack in six hours. I don't think any other company I've ever seen in the world can do that, and we can do with efficiencies that I don't know any other companies going to do because we can do this with a small number of people sitting in our office that we have maintaining, updating and providing them with new products we built. So they don't have the Frankenstein monster that takes two years to build and has to be maintained with either human hours like in the government contracting case or by purchasing new product or compensating sales people or behind. It people you don't even talking to you can actually buy one stack. So we are going to increase revenue with current customers, get new customers and continue our march. Alex how easier heart is because I know you've talked about trying to keep things in in terms of the platform if you will how he's your heart it for four clients to leave in terms of the churn. Well, as I mentioned, ninety, five percent of our revenue comes from existing customers. So customers, obviously if a customer wants to leave they, can I think the main reason our customers stay besides the fact that the output is very significant as they look at this product, we supply foundry the average customers paying less than six million dollars and they compare it to buying twenty products paying ongoing licensing. Fees. You can't get out of or building something over years, and the last thing they compare it to is we're not delivering a roadmap. Most people are living roadmap of what are you going to get in a year we're delivering a product after six hours so customers can leave. But what you see in the numbers is they by and large don't, and it's not because of my charming personality. Alex well, let me ask you a different question. We've had lots of fascinating geopolitical and philosophical questions about the role of technology and Pailin tear itself as well as the approaches silicon valley has taken. I'm curious in terms of risks how you think about this Amnesty International as you know, criticized, the company recently for its role of working with ice. How much of that does that pose a risk to the larger business? Especially, the corporate business at a time when we have corporations at taking both political positions and also being oftentimes being socially at activist. To Your Business Well, look the fact that we take positions that are sometimes controversial can cost. US clients. But it also gets us. Clients because when we talked to a client and we say look we're going to work with you. We're not gonNA walk away just because the winds change and this is super important especially to our government clients if you're supplying special forces and army and the US, those clients have to know that they will not be left on the battlefield. Because a because Silicon Valley has decided they don't like the warfighter. So of course that costs revenue many of our decisions of cost US revenue we only work in certain countries we've walked away from work because if human rights issues we've said, we disagree with very prominent human rights organizations and we engage in dialogue but also by the way is a reason why I Think people who are watching this may consider investing or not investing. We are not going to stand up here and say we're for everybody we're not going to pretend, and by the way we're going to try avoid jargon. We will actually tell you what we think it's not going to be created by fifty media people it may have to be carried by a couple. Of Lawyers but one of the unique things about power tears, we actually say things and we actually stick to them and that's something not everyone likes but many of our customers do and by the way I think it is a reason why ninety five percent of our revenue comes from customers because when we tell them, we're going to deliver we are going to deliver. Alex. One of the other questions now you all republic company. But as you know, you have three tiers of stock classes of shares that is and to some degree there have been critics who said, this is effectively a private company masquerading as a public company. Can you speak to the decision to structure the shares the way that they are structured and how governance experts and folks should think about that I think it's important for government experts to look and make an deliver opinion but I would also ask them to consider the environment we live in pound tear has been in silicon valley up till recently for seventeen years and in silicon. Valley. Defending the. warfighter providing our troops with technology that allowed them to come home is very controversial. I do not believe a company like ours that makes really consequential decisions for government clients and non-government clients could be run without an F. share structure and I understand there's criticisms investors look and say, well, why should talent you're having F. structure? What is my? What is my what? What can I do if? I don't agree with them. The primary reason why we fought for an structure and we asked investors to buy into it was we need to be able to go to our especially our Intel and defense clients and say, we will not just blow with the wind. And does shares for a company like ours gives us a unique ability to have long-term commitments to the most important clients in the world, both commercial and government, and that's why I believe they're super important, and I also again would encourage people if that's not something you're comfortable with there are many shares to buy. We don't have to buy challenge your shares. You should buy shares knowing that these shares reflect our views. Alex we've often had these conversations in Davos where globalization has ruled the roost but as you know so well, the world seems to be shifting to a globalized world, a splinter net if you will. How do you think long term that will affect the business of here We made this decision, which is actually a secret only because no one believes it's true which is that we didn't solve the problem of fighting terrorism. We solve the problem of doing data protection and fighting terrorism, and the architecture we built both PG and for foundry will allow a super set to work with subsets, which means if the world's splinters and every country has its own jurisdictions, it's GonNa be very hard for normal software companies because they're not built to do that but it's going to be very good for Palette here and finally Alex. Decision five years from now today. How would you measure success? Here, what would be the metrics which measure it? We know they're there obviously financial metrics but I'll tell you Powell cheer has recruited and retained I believe the most interesting most talented most ethical people I've ever met and we work I've interacted with thousands of institutions and in five years when meet I think he'll say to me. Wow, that wasn't just you saying that because it was the right thing to say it's actually true. And the products that will build over that period we'll we'll. We'll be unique and they will tilt the course of history. In favor of things that are good and noble. And will not avoid the complexity that's necessary to do that outlets. Carpool. You lots of luck and we do look forward to having that conversation hopefully in five years. But hopefully sooner than that. Thanks so much Alex.
Fresh "Border Patrol" from Charlie Parker
"Die like Delaware, too, but you know, he just wants to stay right next to that. House. Democratic VP nominee Senator Kamala Harris was at a church in Detroit Sunday to say America can't move toward being more unified. Under new leadership. We still have a lot of work to do. Build that brother sister to build that beloved community. The polls have Biden with a slight lead over the president nationally with west than 10 days to election Day, Kamala Harris has said to visit Texas on Friday, but specifics on her schedule have not yet been released. A U. S Border Patrol agent investigating suspected human smuggling with other agents in Laredo fatally shot a person driving a vehicle carrying people believed to be in the country illegally. Border patrol agents ice officials in the Webb County constables Office had stopped a semi in Laredo on Friday and found several people inside the trailer. Another semi, then arrived at the scene, and as law officers approached the tractor trailer, the driver put the rig and reverse, pinning a border patrol agent against another vehicle. Other agents then opened fire, shooting the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation's under way after a small aircraft crashed into a residential neighborhood in the Wood branch area in Montgomery County on Sunday, killing two people on the plane. This woman was inside her home when it happened. I just heard the loud boom and it shook my house. I mean, it literally shook at the house. Both victims died at the scene. No one on the ground was injured. The F A A is investigating. Also in Montgomery..
Cleanup Is Underway On Gulf Coast After Hurricane Sally
"Reporting that Piper in New York only remnants of Hurricane Sally or left now, but it's enough to day lose parts of Georgia and the Carolinas tonight. And cleanup is underway, where it hit with more than 100 mile per hour winds along the Gulf coast of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. There's a great time for neighbors helping neighbors. This is where you know you come out of your homes and your really buckle down. That's the silver lining of any type of event like this are Manuel Bohorquez is in Pensacola. We just returned from our flyover with Customs and Border patrol over the areas that have been affected by Hurricane Sally. We started in Pensacola. Where we saw lots of trees down and significant damage to the three mile bridge. There. We saw two large chunks that are missing, and it appears that barge's came loose during the storm
Fresh update on "border patrol" discussed on News and Information with Dave Williams and Amy Chodroff
"Saturday night. Police found five people shot two of them died after this shooting on the 1900 block of Carver Avenue and Dentyne had a shooting to around 9 30 Saturday night, Someone shot two people on the 100 block. Duchess drive. One of them died in dense MPD have not made any arrests. I'm Alex Rozier Border Patrol agent shot and killed a suspected human smuggler. The border patrols. His agents fatally shot a semi driver who appeared to be part of a human smuggling operation law enforcement in Laredo and stopped the semi it was carrying people suspected of being in the country illegally. While they were working on that another semi drove onto the scene. Driver of that vehicle tried to back away but hit an agent behind his truck. Other agents opened fire. The driver of that second truck was killed. Injured. Border Patrol agent was not seriously injured. Jonas Martingale I F news. The stories just awful. Sheriff's deputies say a three year old Houston area boy was killed when he shot himself accidentally at his own birthday party. In a statement, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the incident was reported shortly before four Saturday at a home about 20 miles. North east of Houston. The child's family and friends told investigators they were playing cards when they heard a gunshot and the boy was found with a chest wound. He was taken to a nearby fire station where he died. Investigators say the child found a handgun that accidentally had fallen from a family member's pocket. In a YouTube video that went viral and I rate airline passengers scene screaming. And coughing on passengers as she's being removed from the plane for not wearing a mask but.
Biden Pledges To Dismantle Trump's Sweeping Immigration Changes — But Can He Do That?
"Joe Biden has pledged if he becomes president to dismantle the sweeping changes that President Trump has made to the US immigration system but could buy Don't do that. As NPR's John Burnett reports. It's easier said than done. People most closely watching to see if Biden defeats Trump and reverses. His immigration crackdown may be beyond our borders. Some 700 migrants languish in filthy tents pitched in a public park amid mud. Maps and clouds of mosquitoes. The encampment is in Matamoros, just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas. They're seeking asylum in the U. S. But stuck here under a Trump initiative known as remain in Mexico while they wait there closely following US presidential race, says Carlo Garcia, an asylum seeker from Honduras. They buy the place our hope in Joe Biden, who's the Democratic nominee because he would shoot the immigrants very differently than Trump has. We hope he will. And change is all of this Trump has created. This is discrimination and racism. Trump is touting that program's success here He is at a rally in Yuma, Arizona. Last tough. We don't want him here. We want him outside. We got sued all over the place. There. We won. So now they don't come into the United States taken Wait out. While the president claims to have restored a broken immigration system, human rights advocates are appalled that what they call the cruelty of his policies. Oh, Marge. Odd. Watt is director of the L Use Immigrants rights project. What the administration has sought to do is to simply turn off immigration and to do it unilaterally. By presidential edict without the approval of Congress. That project should be reversed. And that's exactly what Joe Biden pledges to do. His position paper on Immigration 51 bullet points over 22 pages seeks to roll back Trump's accomplishments and reenact Obama era policies. If I'm elected president, we're going to immediately and Trump's sold on dignity. Immigrant communities restore our moral state in the world are our historic rolls a safe haven for refugees and asylum seekers. Biden says no more border wall no more separating immigrant families, no more prolonged detentions or deportations of peaceable migrant workers. He would restore the asylum system and create a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. It's a long to do list. I don't think it's realistic that Biden in four years could enroll everything that trump dead. Sarah Pierce and another analyst that the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan thinktank recently catalog more than 400 executive actions Trump has taken on immigration. From heavier border and interior enforcement to restricting asylum to slashing refugee visas to creating remain in Mexico because of the intense volume and pace of change is the Trump administration enacted while in office. Even if we have a new administration, Trump will continue. Tio have had an impact on immigration for years to come. But Biden faces a host of obstacles that could slow his immigration counter revolution. First, there's the specter of renewed chaos at the southern border last year groups as large as 1000 Central Americans at a time. We're waiting across the Rio Grande into El Paso to request asylum. The Border Patrol was overwhelmed and ended up detaining families in primitive, unsanitary conditions. And no one wants a repeat of that. Ron Vitello, former deputy commissioner of customs and Border protection, worries that Biden will cancel bilateral agreements with Mexico that have dramatically slowed the migrant flow right now decided that they weren't going to continue to help us. You know, people would start coming through like we saw the caravans two springs ago. There's no reason that it wouldn't come back as fast as it Wass. NPR asked a senior advisor to the Biden campaign. What would happen if the new president gave migrants of Green light? The adviser said. They're cognizant of the pull factor. Then there's the issue of the enforcers. Immigration agents have enjoyed extraordinary support from the White House, the Trump administration has bragged about unshackling them to let them do their jobs more aggressively. What happens if Joe Biden tries to put the shackles back on? That isn't something that the lights which you can't change culture within an organization that best overnight. Angela Kelly is a senior advisor to the American Immigration Lawyers Association. So I agree that it's going to be a long long road. A Biden presidency would also find itself skirmishing with conservative lawyers over its reversals. The way Trump has been tied up in federal court fighting the R. J. Hamann is with the Federation for American Immigration Reform. If Biden is elected, and his administration starts rescinding executive actions that Trump had firm legal authority to Dio groups like us will sue. That is a fact. Finally, there's the Pandemic and NPR Ipsos poll showed a majority of Americans support Trump's decision to shut the borders to all types of immigrants to stop the spread of the Corona virus. Biden has not said if he would reverse that order. So it's anybody's guess when the virus will subside and the nation can welcome immigrants again. John Burnett NPR news
The Cat and Mouse Game at the Mexico-U.S. Border
"Paso del Norte Bridge Pass of the North here people crossed from Horace to Al Paso or Paso to warez every day they crossed by car and foot to go to work to school to shop to visit family chaos and clutter hustle and bustle and adjacent train trestle called Black Bridge crosses nearby the scene of the tragic shooting. So many years ago. US border, patrol agent shot, and killed a fifteen year old Mexican boy after that. So what happened at the Rio Grande? Well, the facts are disputed. So we'll tell both sides of the story was talking about the circumstances that brought about the shooting the boy's parents say Sergio was playing a game with friends run across the border to the US side touch defense run back without getting. Caught kind of like a game of chicken. Yeah. I mean what kid hasn't played some version of that Game Kisha branch works for Barra Borderland Connections a nonprofit helping asylum seekers. She spends her days at shelters in El, Paso and shelters in Horace. She works closely with migrants and Border Patrol agents all that to say she's familiar with the area and the dichotomy of working with both sides. There are some kids that that play at the border, the border in New Mexico in an opera. There's a community right beside the border wall. There's a a lot of land and there's a trash pile, and so sometimes, the like moms will go out in like pick things out of the trash Powell for their homes like for household items. There are people that go into that space like where we go to visit the wall there some kids that come up to the wall and they talk to us and we'll just have conversations with them. So. Yeah. Are Kids that play in that area, but they play in the area because it's their backyard. But that's in an opera. What about downtown in the Rio Grande Canal by the bridge where the shooting happened according to my cabdriver it's not generally an area where kids play. Do kids play around the fence around the border. No. They don't let them get near. So that leads us to the other side of the story. Border Patrol says, Sergio was a coyote helping undocumented people illegally cross into the United States. coyotes often use coordinated distraction techniques. Draw the agents attention away from his surroundings victim. An Harrah's was the chief Border Patrol agent out of Paso when the shooting occurred he's now retired we used to call those still do they would call it a sacrificial room. Send someone a across or group appeal across to get the agent to react get the agent to start chasing a group and and what they do is soon as the agent leaves that that high. Position they say whatever they want to send. WHAT THE REAL INTENT It's almost like a diversion. So that happens all the time dangerous game, the game of cat-and-mouse. The boys ran back and forth across the border agent Mesa detained. One of Sergio's friends Sergio ran back to the Mexican side. He hid behind a pillar under the train trestle. That's when agent Mesa shot him in the face. Mesa says Sergio and his friends were throwing rocks, both men, Harrah's and George Gomez. The agent I talked with at the beginning of this episode, Say agents are trained for physical assaults cures, Gomez. Goh, there's different scenario that we run the training. Obviously, I think covered drive away from the air run seek cover and backup call for backup deescalate. Behavior. Here's the thing I don't want to downplay rock-throwing. David. With Iraq agent Mesa may very well have been endangered. Peres. Getting right and he's got a he's hunched over the guy that he was arresting. And you got your back towards man. You're you're you're really at risk even under the high pressure of split-second decision making the use of lethal force here has been criticized bystanders video captured the fatal shooting. In the video Sergio unarmed again, Kisha Branch who works at the border. The story that came out in the news is different from a story that we hear from the agents themselves. So I don't. I don't I have I have no answers Sergio's parents of course, do want answers and a legal remedy. Meaning an award of damages, the family believes the US. Constitution. Guarantees Sergio certain rights now the constitution of the United States setup the framework for the American government and the various rights people have with respect to the government right and the constitution applies to more than US citizens the preamble the very beginning of constitution says we the people of the United States so it doesn't specify Melvin Odi is a constitutional law professor at Faulkner University. which generally talking about in the way, the courts interpret these things into generally talking about the people who comprise the United States. We the people of the United States People Citizens Resident Aliens International Travelers in this country on holiday or for business when you're in the United States, those protections apply to you. But when you go back to wherever your home country is, those objections do not apply United States meaning of course, that's going to be. The Continental United States, but also include The US territories the special maritime jurisdiction of the United States which would be like on the seas. As far as the borders. The constitution applies within our borders and again sort of the territories that we control. Chris Galindo is one of the lawyers who represented the Hernandez family. Here's a clip from a video called Justice for Sergio Audio and Spanish here from a univision news investigation. Dominicano. Wasim Anthem Nisa. He says, can we sue the American government to be sure Hernandez was in Mexico and is Mexican the American government said we can't sue them because this is Mexico. Not The United States we're saying not bullet originated in the United States and they have to pay for the injustice. They did Moses Shindo is guy. I WITH MY NEIGHBORS GET TICKET WINDOW GOES ON WE are saying there are certain laws and certain ways. The Border Patrol agents need to treat human beings Mexican or American according to United States Laws Federal K. K. K. K.. You the Sergio's mom pleads God for help for justice this is going to haunt me until I leave this world. This acronym you can. Okay. Vido. Sergio's parents sued agent Mesa in Federal Court for excessive use of force. They claim Mesa violated Sergio's rights under the fourth and fifth amendments. Now here's a reminder of what those are faulkner professor Melvin Odi. Okay so The Fourth Amendment Fifth Amendment each sort of presents a bundle of rights but the fourth amendment in particular. Presents a list of restrictions on government agents were investigating crimes. Okay. So the prominent one is protection against. Searches and seizures. The court has interpreted seizure to include killing the taking of human. Life. Would have been saying. This was an unreasonable search and seizure the fifth amendment includes several closets. Relevant one, but there's a catch all. Near the end of the Fifth Amendment that says a person can't read deprived of life liberty or property without due process of law. So. In this case, the young man's life was taken. And the Fifth Amendment says, you can't do that without due process of without fundamentally fair legal proceedings. The first time this case worked its way through the court system the fifth US Circuit Court. Of Appeals dismissed the case it held Sergio's parents were not entitled to fourth and Fifth Amendment protections under various legal doctrines, but the Supreme Court said the fifth circuit and properly applied those legal doctrines. So it vacated the decision rendered null and void that was Hernandez one in. Two thousand, seventeen, the Supreme Court then remanded the case with specific instructions. It's at another question needed to be addressed. I is a givens remedy available. The Fifth Circuit said, no in this Supreme Court, appeal followed Hernandez
"Hey welcome to in the thickness is a podcast politics race and culture from a POC. Perspective. HORSA and I'm Jerry Galloway. Rela. We have a very special guest joining us from Southern California Jacob Sobre. He's award winning journalist correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and Hey a best selling author. Now, what's up Jacob? So good to be with you guys you know have wanted to do this for so long with you and I'm I'm just grateful to be here with you together I know he's a fan. He's a fan of in the thick fan. Yes. We love that we love fans of the pod so. We're going to be talking about an issue that you have called an American tragedy and this is the issue and the history of family. I don't even like that term because it's really families being ripped apart torn apart. In your new book separated inside an American tragedy you readers through a very intimate look into the policy into the families that have been torn apart and traumatized. You also talk to policymakers and government officials who ultimately were responsible for creating and really promoting this is stemmed separation of an estimated five, thousand, four hundred children from their parents at the hands of the government and I. Say. And still counting. Yeah and despite the fact that president trump signed an executive orders supposedly ending the policy of Charles Separations in two thousand eighteen, the ACLU alleges that there have been more than one thousand family separation since that executive order and more recently propublica reported on how the trump administration has used the corona virus as a pretext to circumvent the normal legal protections allowed to migrant children. So since March ice has circulated thousands of migrant children through hotel black sites making it virtually impossible for lawyers, family members and advocates to locate them and deported them in order to quote prevent the introduction of Covid nineteen into the US. Even though many of the deported children have tested negative for the virus. So Jacob here have reported on these issues for many many years. These policies you know predate trump. So before we get into the current iteration of this shit show, I wanNA talk about looking back into that history and actually. You great job of setting it and in a moment we'll talk about how it's touched of us. Really personally. But Jacob. From your perspective, talk to us about the origins of family separation and how the stage was being set for these policies way before trump entered the white. House. So yeah, you gotTa tell us how did we get here? Yeah. I think Maria. That what the trump administration did and we talked about ripping families apart family separation what to call this really what it was in the words of Physicians for human, rights and Nobel Peace Prize winning organization was torture at met the. Definition of torture according to the United. Nations it was government sanctioned child abuse according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and you know make no mistake. This is on the trump administration's hands. No administration in the history of the United States of America had ever attempted or done anything like this in a systematic way. But the fact that the trump administration was able to execute this policy was only possible because of decades of failed deterrent based immigration border policy by Democratic and Republican administrations. This will come as no news to you. But for people who don't know in one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, the Clinton administration put into place their border patrol a policy called prevention through deterrence. That's why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring record number of new border guards by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before by cracking down on illegal hiring, which was designed went along with the first wave of border infrastructure walls. Fences what have you and the idea was that by doing that people who are migrating to this country quote unquote illegally would have to go on more dangerous or deadly journeys to get here and sure enough you know many people have died trying I e let them die trying. Let them die trying. That's exactly right. After the Clinton administration. We had the Bush administration which obviously created H S and expanded the border patrol exponentially dozens of agencies charged with Homeland Security. Will now be located within one cabinet department. With the mandate and legal authority. To protect our people, the Obama Administration obviously deported more people than any other president ever no matter how they are. No matter their reasons. The eleven million who broke these laws should be held accountable and we got to this place where we had donald trump is president saying when Mexico census people, they're not sending their best they bringing drugs. Crime, their rapists, often not the pictures of Jay Johnson walk through the same facilities that I saw separated kids in and look yes. The Obama Administration Limited circumstances did separate parents and children from each other and the reason that they did it was circumstances where you had parents who were perhaps violent criminals or dealing a narcotrafficking but they never did on a systematic basis Jay Johnson? The Homeland Security Secretary, or Cecilia Munoz from the Domestic Policy Council. Bowl said to me on the record in my book we could never do. What the trump administration did it doesn't mean the idea wasn't proposed. It came up, it came up in the situation of the White House but they never did it and the minute Donald Trump became president. This idea was on the table right about a Valentine's Day meeting and twenty seventeen and the officer Kevin McLean then the acting commissioner of Customs and border. Protection they wanted to do this from the get-go and now the results of of this policy are very familiar to all of
Border Patrol finds missing Texas girl at checkpoint on Interstate 35
"Gunshots. U. S. Border Patrol agents found a missing girl in a big rig truck more than 400 miles from her home. They stopped the truck at a checkpoint on Interstate 35 in Laredo, then found the girl hidden inside. The Border Patrol did not publicly identified the girl or the driver. They were both transferred to the custody of the Webb County Sheriff's Office, which will investigate. This incident comes just shortly after a woman was seriously hurt, jumping from an 18 wheeler on Thursday to escape alleged sex traffickers on Interstate 20 and
Beachgoer finds 78 lbs. of cocaine washed up on Florida beach
"For a visitor to Hollywood Beach in South Florida. A beachgoer found more than just shells or sea glass. Monday at Hollywood Beach, he stumbled upon £78 of cocaine that had washed ashore. The U. S. Border Patrol is Miami sector sees the 30 packages of narcotics and say they're grateful the drugs didn't make it into the community. I'm Morgan last for news radio W fella. A meeting today could
Shadow Immigration System: Migrant Children Detained In Hotels By Private Contractors
"Began, the Trump Administration has set up a shadow immigration system on the U. S. Mexico border. Private contractors detain Children in hotels Before they're sent to their home countries. This allows immigration officials to bypass the normal process that would give the Children a chance to ask for asylum in the United States. NPR's Joel rose as the story of two people caught up in the system. It was late at night when Ricardo and Jorge arrived in a hotel parking lot, escorted by armed men in civilian clothes, way went in through the side door. No one was there. We didn't have to sign in or anything. We couldn't see the name of the hotel. Jorge is 16 and Ricardo is 13. They asked us not to use their last names because they're still in immigration proceedings. They're cousins who fled Honduras together after gang members threatened their family. They crossed the border illegally into Texas last month and turned themselves into the border patrol. After spending the night in detention. The boys say they were loaded into a van by the men who were not in uniforms. And they drove three hours to the hotel. Jorge says they were not allowed to leave their rooms for six days. They treated us badly at the hotel. They threatened us normally, when migrant Children travelling alone or apprehended. There are special protections that kick in to make sure they aren't sent back to dangerous situations. They're supposed to be detained and child appropriate shelters before being placed with a sponsor in the U. S while their asylum cases or heard But during the Corona virus pandemic that's not happening up and down the border, Court documents show. Many unaccompanied Children have been held secretly in hotels for days, sometimes weeks until they could be put on planes back to the countries. They came from. Immigration lawyers have figured out which hotel's leading to scenes like this one were detained. Give me your name. Texas Civil rights project posted this video on social media. Last month, he chose a lawyer confronting several unidentified men in the hallway of a hotel in McAllen, Texas, where the group believes migrant Children were being detained by police. Men shove the lawyer back into the elevator now. Private contractors working for U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are detaining these young migrants in hotels in McAllen as well Asshole Paso, Phoenix and San Antonio. According to court papers. The company MGM Ink says its contract with ice prevents it from from talking talking to to the the media. media. Ice Ice says says those those contractors contractors are are trained trained to to keep keep the the miners miners safe safe and and secure. secure. Jorge Jorge and and Ricardo Ricardo say say they they were were allowed allowed to to call call their their relatives. relatives. They They were were relieved relieved when when they they reached reached Ricardo's Ricardo's father, father, who who lives lives in in Texas. Texas. They They say say they they weren't weren't allowed allowed to to tell tell him him where where they they were were that we were forced to say that we were okay. And I wanted to tell him that we weren't getting enough food that we weren't allowed to go out or even to use the restroom. The boys figured this was just the normal immigration process in the US But Ricardo's father knew something was off. He's savvy about the system because he's seeking asylum himself. Three. Mind you. I think I suffered more than the kids because they knew absolutely nothing of what was happening. Ricardo Sr says days would pass. When he didn't hear from the boys or from immigration authorities. He drove six hours across Texas, stopping at every detention center and Border Patrol station to ask about the boys. All the while calling everyone he could think of for help. I told the lawyer I called the 100 government. I called the Honduras consulate and someone at that office told me the kids. We're on an express deportation list. What We're trying to that The best we can do is remove all individuals, regardless of whether they're minors. Or they're adults. That's Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U. S customs and Border Protection. He says the Trump Administration is trying to protect public health during the Corona virus pandemic by keeping migrants without papers out. We're trying to remove them a ce fast as we can not put them into our system to not have them remain in the United States for a long period of time, therefore increasing the exposure risk. The American people. Immigration officials say they've carried out more than 100,000 expulsions during the pandemic, removing at least 2000 unaccompanied Children through June. So it's really clear to us that this is a pretext for blocking access for Children and for asylum seekers. Lisa Friedman is a vice president at kids in need of defense or kind, a nonprofit that's trying to get Children released from this shadow immigration system that completely takes them 100% out of all of the special Actions that have been put in place in recognition of the vulnerability of unaccompanied Children. In the end, Ricardo Seniors frantic search for his son and cousin paid off. He got in touch with kind group contacted immigration authorities who handed the boys over to a shelter. A few weeks later, they were released TTO live with Ricardo's father. I have the best dad because he risked it all to be reunited. To see me to support me. For Ricardo's family is the exception For most kids who pass through these hotel rooms. That's all they're going to see during their brief stay in the U. S. Joel Rose NPR news
Shadow Immigration System: Migrant Children Detained In Hotels By Private Contractors
"Began, the Trump Administration has set up a shadow immigration system on the U. S. Mexico border. Private contractors detain Children in hotels Before they're sent to their home countries. This allows immigration officials to bypass the normal process that would give the Children a chance to ask for asylum in the United States. NPR's Joel rose as the story of two people caught up in the system. It was late at night when Ricardo and Jorge arrived in a hotel parking lot, escorted by armed men in civilian clothes, way went in through the side door. No one was there. We didn't have to sign in or anything. We couldn't see the name of the hotel. Jorge is 16 and Ricardo is 13. They asked us not to use their last names because they're still in immigration proceedings. They're cousins who fled Honduras together after gang members threatened their family. They crossed the border illegally into Texas last month and turn themselves in to the border Patrol. After spending the night in detention, the boys say they were loaded into a van by the men who were not in uniforms. And they drove three hours to the hotel. Jorge says they were not allowed to leave their rooms for six days. They treated us badly at the hotel. They threatened us normally, when migrant Children travelling alone or apprehended. There are special protections that kick in to make sure they aren't sent back to dangerous situations. They're supposed to be detained and child appropriate shelters before being placed with a sponsor in the U. S while their asylum cases or heard But during the Corona virus pandemic that's not happening up and down the border, Court documents show. Many unaccompanied Children have been held secretly in hotels for days, sometimes weeks until they could be put on planes back to the countries. They came from. Immigration lawyers have figured out which hotel's leading to scenes like this one here, give me your name. Texas Civil rights project posted this video on social media last month. It shows a lawyer confronting several unidentified men in the hallway of a hotel in McAllen, Texas, where the group believes migrant Children were being detained by the police and then shove the lawyer back into the elevator. Now, private contractors working for U. S Immigration and Customs Enforcement are detaining these young migrants in hotels in McAllen. As well as El Paso, Phoenix and San Antonio, according to court papers. The company MGM Ink says its contract with ice prevents it from talking to the media. I says those contractors are trained to keep the miners safe and secure. Jorge and Ricardo say they were allowed to call their relatives. They were relieved when they reached Ricardo's father, who lives in Texas, but they say they weren't allowed to tell him where they were. We were forced to say that we were okay. And I wanted to tell him that we weren't getting enough food that we weren't allowed to go out or even to use the restroom. The boys figured this was just the normal immigration process in the US But Ricardo's father knew something was off. He's savvy about the system because he's seeking asylum himself. Three. Mind you. I think I suffered more than the kids because they knew absolutely nothing of what was happening. Ricardo Sr says days would pass. When he didn't hear from the boys or from immigration authorities. He drove six hours across Texas, stopping at every detention center and Border Patrol station to ask about the boys. All the while calling everyone he could think of for help. I told the lawyer I called the 100 government. I called the Honduras consulate and someone at that office told me the kids. We're on an express deportation list. What We're trying to that. The best we can do is remove all individuals, regardless of whether they're minors or they're adults. That's Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U. S customs and Border Protection. He says the Trump Administration is trying to protect public health during the Corona virus pandemic by keeping migrants without papers out. We're trying to remove them as fast as we can not put them into our system, not have them remain in the United States for a long period of time, therefore increasing the exposure risk. The American people. Immigration officials say they've carried out more than 100,000 expulsions during the pandemic, removing at least 2000 unaccompanied Children through June. So it's really clear to us that this is a pretext for blocking access for Children and for asylum seekers. Lisa Friedman is a vice president at kids in need of defense or kind, a nonprofit that's trying to get Children released from this shadow immigration system that completely takes them 100% out of all of the special Actions that have been put in place in recognition of the vulnerability of unaccompanied Children. In the end, Ricardo Seniors frantic search for his son and cousin paid off. He got in touch with kind group contacted immigration authorities who handed the boys over to a shelter. A few weeks later, they were released TTO live with Ricardo's father. I have the best dad because he risked it all to be reunited. To see me to support me. For Ricardo's family is the exception For most kids who pass through these hotel rooms. That's all they're going to see during their brief stay in the U. S. Joel
Border Patrol Seizes Millions In Counterfeit Shoes From Hong Kong At Dallas-Fort Worth
"Busts up a shipment of counterfeit athletic shoes at the port of entry in Dallas Fort Worth, including limited edition Air Jordans, priced at $2000 per pair. The shipments overall value, easily topping $4 million in fake Nikes and Adidas is were on their way to Mexico, and agents say they were not of the highest quality products appear to have come from Hong Hong Kong. Kong.
Should More Airline Passengers Be Screened for COVID-19?
"Let's start with you. Testing passengers already is taking place in parts of Europe. You WanNa tell us a little bit about it. Yeah, it's something that that several allies working on. CICULAR. Lifthansa has set up a testing center well to in fact, the the big one is in Frankfurt. They've teamed up with a biotech company and they're referring PC tests, which I believe are the most accurate test at the moment available to tell whether a passenger has grown virus not so that referring rapid results on those tests. In a bid to to help passengers meet the requirements of countries that do now need that testing for arrivals and all say justice source of health. Confidence travelers want to night that getting on board that plane. Infecting anyone on that journey. So tell us how it works. Mean you're saying people get tested before they leave or do they get tested when they arrive in Europe or is it? A combination. It's Jam The government has recently at the beginning of August broten a requirement for PC tests for arrivals from certain countries I consider. So in that situation, a passenger arriving from one of those countries can get straight off that plane and get tested at the airport with results or if a passenger wants to travel to a country that requires negative test for entry, they can do that at the moment. You you you. Can. You guess a link when you book your ticket with tons, you get a link, an information about the country you're traveling to. And then you can put your test online and up with your hiding and get tested at the Apple. They will have a sloth, a citizen. Munich, and natural to other. The Anna An and considering other in. Germany. They want to to set up this tax bill T. You just use the phrase rapid results. But when I read your story can take as long as six hours to get those. I think if you can pay for the fast-track two to three hours but yeah, it's not it's not. That's one of the things when I spoke to you lift answer for this article, they did talk about how they hope that. You know the the the the time it takes to get results his it's games beginning foster and foster obesity. That's six hours is still quite long time to add onto your Johnnie if he wants to do that when you arrive at the apple, but these tests seems to be evolving all the time. And if it's if you pay extra, you can get in as little as two hours, correct yeah. That's great. So do these tests cost and who's paying for them. Are the passengers paying for them or is the airline paying for? The let's take the example of Frankfort. The the standard speed test is fifty nine euros on the fast track test one, hundred, thirty, nine years. But if you're a passenger arriving from one of the at risk countries, the German government is is taking taking on both the charges. So that's free of charge for the passenger when they go to the testing center. Okay, not not a bad deal, Ben. Let's hop over the Atlantic to you. Are there similar efforts afoot in in the US. Efforts in the US today have been very minimal. I. Think. A lot of that has to do with the lack of federal government involvement both the TSA. Customs and border. Patrol have been a very hesitant to to really dip their feet into this testing issue. They've sort of adopted a the government in general has adopted sort of hands off attitude pandemic. You know they haven't even. Gone ahead and enforced mask wearing or You know done anything on temperature screening so Sort of behind the ball in the United States. Interestingly the State of Alaska actually did did try to implement a wide scale testing at its airports and the way that worked towards. These were free pc artists on site at the eight Alaskan airports that receive out of state arrivals. So you could show up in Alaska get a free pr on site and then you go in. So in socially is or self quarantine until the results became available at which point you would submit to an online portal and after a week or two to state would actually have you come back and take another test to to double check to verify. that. You don't have it. So That policy however actually as of August eleventh that change the state of Alaska is no longer offering free tests at airports because if some logistical challenges involved. With that whole process. Now, what they're doing is they want you to submit A test or prove that you have taken a test with seventy two hours of your departure to Alaska But that's a little difficult too because you know the timing is sort of up in the air it might take. It might be that you take a test within seventy two hours. But you don't have a result. So you arrive in Alaska, you can show them. You've taken the test, but you can't produce a negative result So then you still have to go in quarantine and then they still have to follow up with you and it becomes Really sort of an administrative headache and I think they've run into some challenges are trying to implement this on a wide scale in
"border patrol" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Report concluded too many cases do not appear to meet the test of objective reasonableness with regard to the use of deadly force. The PR F report advised among other things. Things that agents should not use lethal force on unarmed drivers or rock-throwers. The agency rejected this out of hand with the head of Border Patrol saying an interview, I've known agents who have almost died from being rocked along the border and I think it was completely ridiculous that they wanted that prohibition I should note here that no border patrol officer has been killed by a rock and I can't really find. Find Evidence of one being seriously injured Iraq either what I can't find is that in two thousand, Fourteen CBP leadership estimated a full twenty percent of their force was corrupt attempts at reform were made in the last two years of the Obama Administration, and in two thousand, sixteen, it looked like things might finally be headed in the less murderer direction, but the donald trump became the president and here we are. Presidential administration filled with literal Nazis was handed a vast heavily armed force of sociopaths and rapists who just spent the last two years being told that they had to rape and murder less, and then all of a sudden they were told, whatever you want to do is fine. Just get these Brown people out of the United States, and that's kind of where things stand today with the border patrol as sort of the turning into the official armed wing of the Racist Right with these CB. Bore TAC unit setup using border patrolmen being sent into American cities to police descent because they're the most dedicated and least accountable and most violent law enforcement officers, the country has. And Yeah. There's a lot more I could and should get into about where things are at the moment with border patrol but. It took this long just to get us up fucking trump administration, right and yeah, we're not even at the. You know the whole the frenzy around. Yeah. Build the wall and like. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah so I. Guess, that's another podcast. Yeah. It's another kind of podcast and I. Guess. If I'M GONNA leads leave somewhere or in this somewhere. I probably. It would probably be good to end by talking again about Harlan. Carter for just a little bit. You Remember Harland Carter, he was the the former border patrol head who was in charge during operation wetback and who is a convicted murderer? He nineteen thirty one he shot a Mexican boy in the chest. So. Yeah. The the young Mexican boy that he murdered was named Raymond Casino, and there's actually a really good song about the border. Patrol and about Raymond Cassiano by a band, I. Quite like cold drive by truckers, and there's a there's a line in a bout Harlan. Carter. This former head of the border patrol who goes on by the way to become the head of the NRA and is like one of the guys in charge of the NRA when it turns into the NRA, we all know today from the organization that was like, oh. People should learn how to shoot accurately. So they can hunt deer, right? Like the NRA used to just be like a normal pretty normal thing, and then it turns into this crazy thing that it is today this quasi-military or not quasi-military. But like this explicitly fascist organization urging political violence anyway, Harlan Carter is the guy behind that too. So not somebody, we'd WANNA get a drink with not somebody want get a drink with, and there's there's a couple lines about him in this Song Raymond Kazianis, which is named after the the guy that Harlan Carter killed. And it's it's a song. Yeah. Really about not just Harland Carter. But out the kind of men who become border patrol agents..
"border patrol" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"We'll never really know the exact extent of his crimes in that regard, he fits in with another border patrol veteran Esteban NRA's. It is possible that Esteban Man's and our as was not a serial killer. He hasn't been convicted of any murders but he He was caught abducting three migrant women, a mother and her two teenage daughters. He attempted to bury one alive and he raped another and yeah. Earlier, this year in appeals court ruled that victims could not sue the federal government as men's, and ours was not acting in his official capacity as a border patrol agent. When he assaulted those women share, he arrested them his duties as a border patrol agent, and he took them to a border patrol processing facility before taking them to a gated compound to assault them. But he wasn't, he wasn't acting as a border patrol agent Wow. The mental gymnastics. Best Do. Just. Legal ones. Yeah. Okay. Yeah now, the good news is that a few bad apples like Manson are as and our tease. Also, all of the thousands of agents who got arrested on a nearly daily basis for seven straight years didn't stop the orchard from detaining more migrants than ever before during the Obama years. DHS deported more undocumented migrants than ever four, hundred, thousand, a year as President Obama said in two thousand eleven, the presence of so many illegal immigrants make a mockery of all those who are trying to immigrate legally. Now Yeah. That's good. It's pretty cool. It's pretty cool. What a problem this was. Yeah. So And again. All of these Legal Immigrants Make a mockery of everyone trying to emigrate illegally the the data shows that during this period, the fucking seven year period, an average of one border patrol agent per day almost was arrested for serious crimes. Ranging from rape and sexual assault to attempted murder. Teen drug smuggling like every day. A border patrol agent basically was getting arrested during the these years. But that's not that's not making a mockery of lying, right? Right. Whatever yeah. Yeah. Now, there were a number of why things got so bad in border patrol. We've talked about some of them just sort of like the inherent racist nature of of the the existence of the Border Patrol but they're also just sort of some Some reasons that you would describe as kind of broadly a bureaucratic. There were a bunch of bureaucratic reasons why it happened to kind of outside of the inherent. Problems of policing a border. For one point like they were increasing the size of the border.
"border patrol" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Salon Dot. Com's description is quite good quote, three border patrol agents to men and a woman are walking along a migrant trail and approaching a half half a dozen, one gallon jugs of water. The female agent stops in front of the containers begins to kick them with force down the ravine, the bottles crash against rocks bursting open. She's smiling one of the agents watching her smiles as well. Seemed to take real. Real pleasure in the spectacle. He says something under his breath and the word talk is clearly audible. What talk means? I, don't. So we talked about wetback in episode one, and that was the border patrols old term for for particularly Mexican immigrants because the the river they have to cross talk is a new. The new slur at the border. Patrol uses for undocumented immigrants and it comes from the sound that a flashlight makes when you hit someone in the head Oh my God. You'll hear this. If I in any article, you read about the modern border patrol that they. The word Tonk is like their their standard term for migrants, and it's a term because of what it sounds like when they beat these people with flashlights. Well. Okay. Let me just process that. New Slurs were of course, of course, far from the only changes to hit border patrol during the Bush years. By the time President Obama took office. The Border Patrol had gone from an underfunded force of about nine thousand to a twenty-one thousand person army, the largest federal law enforcement agency in the country There are actual armies smaller than the border patrol and less well equipped. they're the largest law enforcement agency in the country now. So. That's good. All those new officers had to be trained up quick, and this did not leave time for rigorous vetting and background checking that other federal agents go through Border Patrol agents. Today still have the least average years of experience of any federal law enforcement agency. They also have the lowest standards for new recruits. This may have something to do with the fact that border patrol agents are involved in more fatal shootings than any other federal law enforcement agency. Yeah, you know probably Any federal law enforcement agency is good about giving US numbers about how many people they shoot, but probably kill more than any of the others. Okay. I believe it. Yeah. One senior. Official even admitted to politico quote. The agency has created a culture that says, if you throw a rock at me, you're going to get shot. Between two, thousand, five, and two, thousand, twelve, roughly one, CB. P., officer was arrested for misconduct every single day during president. Obama's first term things got so bad that DHA Secretary Janet Napolitano ordered the C. BP to change its institutional definition of the word corruption. So they wouldn't have to admit to as many problems when they were questioned by Congress about all of the murders, it's probably Wow. Under Obama. It's pretty much impossible. No I just Yeah. Yeah. We're not even really going to get into the trump years in this two parter because that's like a whole `nother thing to start talking about. Yeah. Like most of this that we're talking about today I mean it's Reagan. Bush Senior Clinton, Bush Junior, and Obama. Right. Those are the guys that this is happening under the those are the guys funding this..
Trump Administration Prioritized Border Wall Construction Over Other Options in Flawed Process, Government Audit Says
"Called President Trump's Border wall 1/14 century solution. They say artificial intelligence and new surveillance technology. Khun Secure the border without spending billions on steel and concrete. Now comes a government watchdog report that false customs and border protection for not considering alternatives to the wall. NPR's John Burnett reports. Trump's giant wall gets all the buzz. But customs and border protection is quietly testing a new generation of free standing surveillance towers on the Arizona border that could revolutionise border security. Telescoping towers are equipped with infrared and daytime cameras, along with laser range finders and illuminate er's that can zoom in on a target miles away for a close up there mounted in the bed of a Ford F 1 50 so they're completely mobile, and they can be operated remotely. They can tell an agent if the object moving north is a cow or a single migrant or a family camera. See, something is going to alert and send that information to an agent in the field. Directly. So if I have a phone now, my phone haven't app on it, And that information will come directly to me. That CBP is Kelly good as deputy executive director of the program Management Office. He's in charge of technology acquisition. I met him last march at the Border Security Expo in San Antonio, where domain awareness technology was the hottest gear with Trump's border wall Now approaching $25 million a mile, I asked Good. How much to the mobile towers cost, huh? The lesson 1,000,000 less than a 1,000,000. That's the same question the inspector general of the Homeland Security Department had last month, the watchdog released a report critical of the border patrols. Single minded fixation on a wall is the answer to border security. The inspector general wrote. Quote CBP is an ability to effectively guide this large scale effort poses significant risk of exponentially increasing costs. In fact, the audit said, Border Patrol insisted on a wall even though the agency's own internal analysis said technology and boots on the ground were smarter solutions in certain regions. Representative Henry Cuellar is a Texas Democrat from a border district where CBP proposes to build 121 miles of barriers. We now are in a time we can build this virtual border wall technology. We have that already. I mean, you got the autonomous surveillance powers. But there is a political pressure from the White House. They're saying build me the wall. Get me mild. Last week, Three landowners in the Laredo area filed legal documents in federal court trying to stop the government from condemning their riverside property for wall construction. One of their arguments is Thie Inspector general's report. Carlos Flores is an attorney representing the property owners. 10 years
'Most sophisticated tunnel in US history' discovered between Mexico and Arizona
"A report U. S Border Patrol officers get this Discovered an incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico all the way to Arizona and what an acting chief patrol agent calls one of the most sophisticated tunnels ever in U. S history, believed to be intended for smuggling. The tunnel runs from a neighborhood in San Louis Riel Colorado, Mexico to San Luis, Arizona. The construction has yet to reach the surface. Public affairs agent, Vinnie Dubovsky says agents discovered electricity, weather proofing, flooring, ventilation, a rail system and mohr within its passages. This is one of the most sophisticated tunnels we've seen in the United States just because thie Material used to build it. On the train that it had to Travers through. Um It makes it really
"border patrol" Discussed on Behind the Bastards
"Most of the workers had fled including Newton's. Nanny Lupe for whom the officers claim to be searching in particular. She had heard the arrival of the patrolman and climbed out of the window on the second floor of the farmhouse rolled down onto the roof of the garage and run off to the southeast and gone although the Newton's believe they had outsmarted the border patrol by alerting the migrants to the raid the head Border Patrol inspector still lead fifty three apprehended workers away saying see how you handle your groves now. Now that's like a bad story and everything. But what's interesting here is I guess. How Horrible Newton's family is here to because the interview with him goes on and he makes it clear that when he kind of when his dad explained to him, what was happening with the Border Patrol, his dad compared the conflict to the civil war and the side that he identified with was not the good side quote. Newton's father believed that by taking away their workers, the Damn Yankee Border Patrol, we're splitting up a household as he explained it to his son the South Texans protected their homes, their families, their property, and their way of life from the border patrol raids. He was the master. The Mexican illegals were equivalent to the black slaves and together they formed a household, a system of labor relations in a world of tightly bound intimacy in equity the border patrol. Threatened their household by reducing the farmers control over Mexico's unsanctioned migrant workers. So as the southerners had rebelled against intrusions upon their labor relations, plantation lives, the Newton family had to defend itself against the US border patrol nunes brother took the lesson to heart when the border patrol rated on another night he stood in the family driveway with shotgun aimed at the officers startled by the hostile twelve year old boy, the officers left the property returned on another day. So Yeah This. What's happening here is really complicated. Yeah. There's an important thing to remember here with that. Even of the like white ranch farm owners who are maybe not in favor of their workforce being sent back to their country of origin, they are still exploiting. These workers these migrant workers and you know probably not paying them well, probably not offering them. You know good. benefits. And probably keeping them in very primitive living situations often like little more than a shack often like like kind of nightmares that you like the these guys did these migrants often did live very similarly to slaves right? It wasn't quite that bad but it was bad. In these these farmers are like the Border Patrol, agents want these migrants out because they're racist is fuck in these farmers are also racist as they just want the migrants to stay because because they can exploit basis of their power. Exactly. Right. So again, no one to root for here other than like these migrants, but they seem to mostly get just fucked over by everybody and that's not fun. Yup So It's important to remember that kind of the struggle between border patrol and these border farmers in Texas was a struggle between two different groups of white supremacists and one group of white. SUPREMACISTS was broadly in the right because I guess it's it's. Worse to round up thousands of people in cattle, cars, and buses, and throw them back across the border for no good reason but. There's no one you should be rooting for here. But what's really interesting? What's key fascinating about this whole conflict is that these racist plantation owning white border farmers wound up like fighting the border patrol by kind of co-opting the language of social justice starting in the nineteen fifties ranchers began to argue that Mexican nationals were being unfairly targeted for deportations complained that the buses planes and trains used to take Myron migrants away were..
Trump to send 'surge' of hundreds of federal agents to cities
"Trump's dispatch of federal agents, first to Portland, Oregon and now to other cities has touched off an intense legal and political debate. David Martin has Our Sunday Journal. What are you doing? Use your words. What are you doing? Video of men in camouflage snatching a protester off the streets of Portland, Oregon, set off a pandemic of confusion and outrage. What is going on confusion about who these men are on outrage at President Trump's threat to do the same in other cities? We're looking in Chicago two. We're looking at New York. Look at what's going on all run by Democrats all run by very liberal Democrats. The Democratic mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, said she would welcome federal help to fight crime. No wants no part of what she's seeing on the streets of Portland. We don't need federal troops. We don't need unnamed secret federal agents roaming around the streets of Chicago, the agents important look like soldiers. In fact, they're members of the border patrol far from their usual missions of going after drug smugglers along the Mexican border. They're under the command of acting Director of Homeland Security. Chad Wolf. These officers are not military. They are civilian police officers. These police officers are not stormtroopers. They're not the Gestapo if some have described them, there has been a tremendous a tremendous amount of false information out there. Mark Morgan, head of customs and Border protection. Provided a citizen's guide to the insignia on their uniforms Patrol. Clearly police. It's marked on the front and the back clearly every single agent a CZ. Portland's protests continued in the aftermath of George forwards death. Trump administration moved in to protect federal building from Vandals. These individuals carry lasers, baseball bats. Explosive fireworks, metal pipes, last bottles, accelerants and other weapons, all targeting federal facilities and federal law enforcement. There are plenty of protesters who do not fit that description. Women who call themselves the wall of moms. Naval Academy graduate Christopher David, who stood his ground but did not appear to threaten the federal agents. They kept hitting me and he eventually hit my hand and broke it. I needed to stay as calm as possible. I had no idea what these guys were capable of. Even the mayor doesn't want these federal agents inner city got hit with tear gas provoked the mayor calls it urban warfare. Paul Rosenzweig, who served in the Department of Homeland Security. DHHS under Republican President George Bush calls it unprecedented. Never have I seen it before where the federal government has imposed its will on the state and says We're going to do this mission whether you want us here or not. It's unprecedented. Is it legal? It is probably on the border lines of legal The department was created in the anxious days after 9 11 when another attack was fear terrorists attacks by Al Qaeda or a nuclear weapon or a biological threat. Never did We contemplate that they actually be used against American citizens, and that's where the authority has been stretched beyond all recognition. And here is what most people don't know about D H S. The Department of Homeland Security has more law enforcement resource is at its disposal than the rest of the federal government combined. This is the kind of first time that the American public is seeing that the reality of that Acting DHHS. Chief Wolf, who traveled to Portland to inspect the damage, says it's all about protecting federal property. But in addition to tear Gates, there is Mohr than a whiff of politics in the air. The acting secretary has chosen to essentially declare war on a segment of the American populace. It's transparently a political exercise. Transparently political. What do you mean? This is, I think clearly part and parcel off President Trump's ongoing Ah political effort to demonize the left to try and make this election about Cultural issues and to scare the American public into voting for him. However, the battle of Portland and there is something else at stake. What does it do to the image and reputation of the Department of Homeland Security? This incident is going to do lasting damage to the department. I think that the department is a necessary component of our national security apparatus. But this is going to do nothing but give ammunition to those who think off the department as a rogue. Police force. That ought not to exist.
Feds clash with Portland protesters again
"Now we all know that Donald trump has a thing for dictators and each time he praises leaders men who he has called. Good friends trump exposed and apparent autocratic envied that foreshadowed what we are seeing happening right now in Portland, Oregon we're on Friday thousands of protesters, including the wall of MOMS and a wall of. Of veterans standing in solidarity with black lives matter we're met by federal agents who fired pepper balls and deployed tear gas to disperse the crowds for two weeks now federal officers wearing military style, camouflage and helmets have been patrolling Portland with batons and tear-gas, driving around in unmarked vehicles, sweeping up and detaining protesters in a way that Oregon's own attorney general says resembles abductions. This ladies and gentlemen is trump's secret police. Federal agents igniting chaos in the city led by a democratic mayor who was also tear-gas by US agents this week. According to trump, he's simply trying to quell unrest. In other words, he is clinging to the image of the law and order president as his approval ratings continued tank borrowing from the playbook of the dictators. He's so admires. will go into all of the city's Eddie of the cities we're ready will put in fifty thousand and sixty thousand people that really know what they're doing. Then they're strong tough, and we could solve these problems so fast. Joining me now is in Applebaum staff writer at the Atlantic and author of twilight of Democracy Renee, Graham columnist and associate editor at the Boston Globe. Sarah Kinzir scholar, authoritarian states, and all of hiding in plain sites and Philip he goes of the center for Policing Equity Thank you guys for joining me and I'm going to start with you. We are living in a world where secret police are detaining protesters without probable. So. If you look out on the nation, you will note across the chasm a lot of steering thing we try to tell you and you really touch on some interesting things in your piece in the Atlantic I loved it and you say that Donald Trump's authoritarianism is a form of politics that reached new heights. And you compare this what we're seeing in the landscape to Russia explain that to me. So. Thanks I think the important thing to understand about what trump is doing is that these are not tactics designed to solve the problem? Why is he sending customs and Border Patrol Coastguard Tsa. Officers into American cities these are people who don't have training and riot control who aren't used to dealing with political protests, and whose main goal seems to be to create more chaos. Of course, this isn't full on dictatorship. Resting the mayor or conducting mass arrests are putting thousands of people in jail for what he is doing is creating pictures. That are designed to show other Americans. How tough he is! So the fact that these men are wearing men and women maybe are wearing camouflage. They look heavily armed. They're wearing. Face Masks this is designed to show and kind of act out dominance. Look were pushing back against the liberal America the. Urban America the chaotic in America that. You're all afraid of and this is how we're going to win the argument. This way of using troops and using photographs of violence is something that we have seen in other authoritarian states. particularly in Russia where. Putin in twenty, thousand fourteen. Used pictures of violence to imply that the democracy movement in Ukraine was really some kind of Nazi fascist uprising, and that he was then putting it. Is, this is a tactic. We've seen US in other parts of the world, and we've already seen the photographs and footage of this be used in campaign. So that really punctuates your Article Philip. I want to turn to you because one thing that concerns me about. This is the experience that black and Brown people have when we encounter police so attorney general bill bar has said that in these new cities that the police officers are going to be clearly identifiable. I don't know that that makes it better. Considering that when black people encounter police there three times more likely to be killed in Chicago there six times more likely to be killed whether you make this. Yeah amp put it exactly right. These are not here. These troops are not here to make anything better. They're set up. In camouflage, which by the way they're not blending into any urban environment with those uniforms. To make the folks who are protesting who had been almost entirely peaceful important up until this point. Make them fear that there's going to be some kind of forceful, physical violent, a reaction to their peaceful expression of their rights and the thing I want to understand is this is over the objection, not only of the mayor of the US Attorney Attorney General the governor of local law enforcement as local law enforcement has been trying for the last seven eight to figure out how dare legitimacy at trust of New York, and this is explicitly not helping
Chinese researcher charged with US visa fraud is in custody
"China's consulate in San Francisco is now in custody. NPR's Ryan Lucas report she's expected in court on Monday. A senior Justice Department official says the defendant tongue Gwen has been taken into federal custody but would not comment on the circumstances of her arrest. Hyung is one of four Chinese researchers The Justice Department recently charged with visa fraud for allegedly lying about their ties to China's military. Prosecutors say she was doing research at the University of California Davis. The FBI interviewed her in June and some time after that she went to the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, where she remained until her arrest. The U. S. Accuses the Chinese government of conducting a long running campaign to steal American research and intellectual property accusations. China denies Ryan Lucas NPR NEWS Washington In Seattle, Customs and Border Patrol agents have been
"border patrol" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"How are you Sir I'm doing well Sean great to join you and congrats on your book. I can't wait to read it well twelve days for me, but also on yours. The bestseller congratulations incredible research. I was a little shocked by what I read. I. Don't you know I mean the so much negative and false things written about me sometimes I guess, maybe I'm and to give people the benefit of the doubt. But there are there are controversies that I never knew involving Dr Chee. What is your conclusion overall? Then we'll get to the specifics. Listen I think overall Dr Cheese, a man who really wants to make medicine better, who wants to help the American public, but as a manager, because remember, he's not just a researcher. He runs a very large multibillion dollar agency that leads on infectious diseases. He's had a troubled record as a manager. He's missed There have been violations of federal law related to contracts. They've admitted to it. These are things are not in dispute. Everything in this story and H has admitted to after internal investigations. He fired a whistle bar or team fired or whisper. That'd be reinstated 'cause the guy really did do safety things. Things up where a highlight safety problems that needed to be brought to public attention So you know as a his heart's in the right place. He's a brilliant researcher. He may not be the best manager and the reason. We looked at this last week. He gave an interview and said people should trust my judgment because my record, so we went back through the record and gathered inspector. General reports audit safety findings whistleblower complaints, and we find a pretty systemic record of problems on patient, safety, ethical conflicts and a bad contracting prospect practices. Some of them that violate it. What's known as the anti-deficiency law? All of science got this wrong. Let's be honest here. Every model was wrong. So many the person that ended up being most right nobody will ever believed this and most ahead of the curve was Donald Trump. The first known case of Corona Virus in the US January twenty first January thirty first the travel ban then the subsequent travel bans then the quarantine, the first and what fifty sixty years. Nobody gives them credit for that. And the models when ground prediction, China lied to the world, so you gotta give everybody a little bit of slack on this, so my question is, is he? Just a better? Scientist is e better than any has no business being the manager of any of this because he was wrong a lot too, and it's not to criticize him I think a lot of it's based on the fact that China lied to the world. Yeah, no doubt listen that. Put US behind the eight ball, but you have people at the top of government because they're supposed to be at the top of their game. And you know when you look at his record, there are three things that stand out one. As them, inventions of his own one of them called. Interleukin it's A. It's a thing that's being used in AIDS research and he did so at the taxpayer's expense, and then he took the patent for that interloop. This is not in dispute when I originally reported on this in two, thousand, four and five..
"border patrol" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"It makes no sense. This is Paul Revere, and I'm not comparing myself. Please you know the mob and the media would take everything in the wrong way. This is a hello wakeup realize you could say the alphabet and they would take the wrong way. which by the way they've done? This is a moment. This is a cry to my country. And I could get on my hands and knees and beg every American to really think deeply about what's going to happen here. If these stated plans for the country are implemented, we will lose the country. And this is why I quote Reagan. In the book Reagan said. Freedom is but one generation away from extinction. Every government program that guarantees your security supposedly promises that mathematically can never be fulfilled. You're giving up your freedom, and you're handing it over to federal bureaucrats. They can't keep their city safe. They can't balance their budgets. They can't educate your kids. They can't deliver the healthcare they promised, and all the things that promising now will will fail on a spectacular level, and then if you're talking about revitalizing America rebuilding America, they're going to take the greatest economic system that has created the most innovation, the most wealth, the greatest prosperity, the most innovation in terms of advancement of the human condition that we've shared with the world, and you will gut it. You'll destroy it and I. Don't think it's era peripheral damage. You will be able to fix it. And America will go down as an asterisk. It'll go down as yet. Another failed governmental system because we got away from original principles, liberty and freedom the idea that you know we're endowed by God, not government with natural rights among which are life, liberty pursuit of happiness. He can't put Ashley History Sean. The are rewriting a history that fits their own narrative. They're not reminding people about the Bolsheviks and Stalin and the moments in Venezuela and what? What we saw in Cuba. You know all these you know. Castro moments they. They're not teaching this anymore, so they're. They're marching in the streets, asking for something that they know nothing about and so now we have a candidate like Joe Biden who's flip flopped on on more issues than I've ever seen in my life today. He's coming out and saying all Donald Trump's a racist. I'm like I'm sorry. Can we take a walk down memory lane? Joe Oh. That's right. We can't because you can't remember where you are today, but maybe we should. It's very very scary. Prospect that the American people are missing misinformed and it's willful, and that's why it's our job in your book for Your Diet I. Mean it should be required reading. Well you, know we. We want you to now twelve all right. Let's get a quick call and Robert Long Island Robert. How are you good? How are you doing today? We need to get the hell out of here..
"border patrol" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"He wants he's running on raising taxes. He's running on amnesty. He's running on the United Sanctuary states of America. He's running on killing off jobs in the energy sector not just a few. It'll wipe out tens of millions of jobs. Ultimately he's running on. The government is going to give every single thing away for free you know. Th- There was always the subset of the Democratic Party. You know we used to talk about the Scoop Jackson wing of the Democratic Party, or even now more and more modern terms, say the Joe Lieberman Joe. Lieberman was rejected many years ago by the Democratic Party This was probably the first bit of anecdotal evidence where the party was headed. And but you've never seen an embrace of these radical views. I mean they're not even look for all the people that might be convinced that everything free free free is a good thing. Just ask yourself. How did they do with Obamacare? Ask yourself all of these liberal cities run by liberal democratic mayors for decades Liberal Democratic Governors for decades. How well have they done with your child's education? There are some good school districts in every state, but in most cities in America you have seen epic failure because of the unholy alliance with these Liberal Democratic Socialist and the teachers unions that helped him get elected every two four years. So it's it's that we've never had a bigger choice election. You're absolutely right. All of these promises are unfulfilled. That sounds great on paper that everything's going to be for free, but none of it is ever going to be fulfilled. If they're socialism work, social security wouldn't be bankrupt. Medicare wouldn't be bankrupt. The school system wouldn't be as decimated as it is, and they would be able to restore law and order and safety and security. Those are the most fundamental things that any government should do, and they're not doing any of them. And by observation, anecdotally is that America's watching very closely and I. Don't think most Americans are gonna like what they see and what they hear what they're watching every day and night. That's my guess, but I can't guarantee the outcome if I could, but I also I'd go and none of us. None of us I mean. We can bachelor, but actually. To Bet on this election and I would bet on trump. I would okay, but if I. If I do this is what will happen Sean Hannity. He literally said this and this and this radio TV to help his chances of winning money betting on the presidential race. By the way it is legal right. I think you can do it in Vegas. I mean listen at the end of the day. If we make a friendly wager amongst friends I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I'm not making bets because I'm telling you how it will play out I'd rather. I am so hyper. Careful on everything in terms of especially finances taxes in the likes because listen I think they love to put me in jail tomorrow if they could. Of course that would be their ultimate. There would be nothing better than to have. The ultimate ultimate. The author new ornament, whatever I mean I, but but to heart listen let let's get back full circle now to where we started. Which is you know your book? The reason why you wrote it what it means and what you're trying to communicate. which is you know you very simply are trying to make. People understand that Democrats are all talk Joe has been in office for fifty years. He has done nothing. Why would we reward nothing for the highest trying?.
"border patrol" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"They smashed in the doors, and they tried to enter the courthouse. An assault federal officers who are inside. That's the first night in every day for the last forty days. They've been doing that. Every single night can come together coordinating planning and organizing with the willful intent to destroy property and intentionally harm federal officers. Those protesters Sean. Those are criminals. Criminals, but what do you make of? Why won't mayors and governors restore law and order you know I? Mean would now we're talking about significant numbers of people shot and Americans dying, and you know what we ended up to fifteen hundred law enforcement now injured in the course of all of this and rocks and bricks and bottles and Molotov cocktails, guns and knives, and and they do nothing and they break up nothing. Nothing and innocent people are harmed and other innocent people die, and they don't want help. Will they take action to restore safety and security I'm you know to me? It's like a preview of coming attractions. What I've been arguing politically and you don't have to get into. A political debate is okay. If you WANNA know what Joe, Biden Bolshevik Bernie Ao, see Bozo Roar Pelosi, and Schumer's America's going to look. Look like take a look at New York take a look at Chicago take a look at New Jersey. Take a look at These these varying cities take a look at Argun take a look at Portland Seattle Washington. Take a look there, California, because they're little microcosm. What do we see? We see lack of safety and security lawlessness. We see an educational systems, and all these big cities have been disastrous they have failed at a spectacular level. If you WANNA know what a preview of coming attractions of this radical leftism and socialism well, you need not look further than social security being bankrupt. Medicare being bankrupt and obamacare millions lost their doctors and plans. Everybody's paying around two hundred percent. More in nearly forty percent of the country has only one Obama Biden care exchange option so that that's the false promises socialism. I tell you again. You're right I. I don't WanNa get into poke around, but I don't need to hear I. Thirty Years of law enforcement experience in in this country, and what I can tell you is what I'm seeing. Those cities you just described. Is there absolutely putting politics above public safety? There is no other explanation again. Let's take Portland for example, so you have a local leaders who absolutely encouraging the violence, there are actually blaming the violence on the law enforcement presence there instead of the criminals and they're doing nothing. Again, they're actually encouraging. There's a couple of easy things they could do. Like like institute. curfews I. What a straightforward simple example! They can do because we know these individuals every night about ten seven o'clock. That's what they're doing and they're staying out four in the morning. they've. Shot his actually going further he the mayor, there has actually kicked federal law enforcement out of the law enforcement local command center. The city council passed resolution that forbids them to share any information intelligence with with federal agents that are there that could jeopardize their lives. I WANNA. I WANNA. Pick this up on the other side. We have with US US Customs border. Protection Commissioner Mark. Morgan is with us. His group are standing by ready and helping restore safety and security, especially federal buildings..
"border patrol" Discussed on The Sean Hannity Show
"Glad you're with us. Wow, what a newsday right! Down our toll! Free telephone number you WANNA be a part of this extravaganza. Eight is chaos. It is madness. It is anarchy. It is everything that we we instinctively know that you'd never do. In life is happening in these big cities that have been run by decades by by Liberal Democrats failure at a spectacular level. You know all these anarchists in New York. Guess what they get arrested. They get arrested for looting. They get arrested for arson. They get arrested for. Being violent and guess what they get out on the streets in just seconds because of the idiotic bail reform law like sanctuary cities and sanctuary states, and the billions that are spent illegal immigrants for what on the healthcare system, the educational system of criminal justice system it's it's billions and billions a year, but we don't have enough money. We need a bail out from Washington. Well, if somebody is arrested in the middle of the riots. And then when you arrest them, and you put them in jail and you let them get out of jail. Every single time yet. Bank robbers in New, York City Rob a bank. Get Out Rob another one six seven eight banks banks. Get Out of jail free card. That's all happening all you have. Let's see Virginia Illinois. New York new. York City. None of them presidents begging. Begging for them to take the National Guard to restore order. And they're not doing it. We'll get into all of that. In the course of the program today, a lot of ground, cover and Bill Riley, and Herschel Walker and Burgess Owens today also Border Patrol acting commissioner. Morgan is with us He will be with us, and you know with all this half happening. Nobody's is talking about. Every single solitary thing. that. We have reported for three years. What I've been saying. It's the biggest corruption abuse of power scandal in the history of this country. We now know that all of it was true now as we begin Rod Rosenstein, testimony should shock a nation. In terms of what he said, and what went on and the level of corruption and abuse of power I mean he literally said that there was nothing there?.
"border patrol" Discussed on The Philosopher's Zone
"Afterwards is the fact that sustainable long-term transformation needs address the underlying narrative of ideology gives rise to these kinds of sites these these forms of violence. And I think what bidders was doing was creating a new narrative about half think about refugees. he was breaking down this idea this notion of refugees as wake needy supplicants as broken people as the unknown as the in. Maybe this is something. That's a factor in communities in in groups and individuals right across the political spectrum. The idea that there is this Dichotomy between the non-citizen it isn't between the displaced the exalt per cent and the person. We citizen privilege and I think what who's was doing was What he continues to do is really disrupt that narrative. It's the narrative that drives so much of the border politics that we we see now and we've been a part of the strategies experience with my reengaging with migrants and in fact all the way back to invasion it's part of the why. Ustralia was set up as a appeal colony and it features in so many other aspects of Australia's history the way prisons have multiplied the way that the replicated the main replicated not just detention centers Prison camps but even we could consider missions and reserves and cattle stations. Where original source right onto people were contained? And then we've got through the history of Australia and we see this story continuing and taking new foams and developing in the technology is improving as a result of these experiences. So what has been trying to do with? His work is decide that the data the reports the journalism at everything that has been produced to try to explain what happens in these sites the situations that are the outcome of this particular. A narrative will never quite penetrate oral. Never quite disrupt the underlying ideology the the driving force behind these particular policies taking actions in order to really transform the situation in order to really move forward required us to basically challenge Festival acknowledge identify that narrative and then challenge it with a new narrative. And I think that's what's important about. His work is that he's He's replacing that narrative with something new and in this case. Suddenly the refugee refugee is no longer a week. Needy supplicants no longer broken no longer other outside. Ah concentrate refugees. Shung Society of Australia. That we may not have seen before We didn't think the state was capable of the incarcerated. Refugee knows more about Stralia than Thus ending fact differences indicating that there is some very close connection between what's happening on the small island on And the Big Island in Australia. It's possible that the kind of technologies of domination control subjugation. A somehow seeping into our own political culture into our own society and so in this case the incarcerated refugee becomes a knowledge producer becomes someone. Who's empowered someone who is liberated themselves and he's basically engaging with us on their terms will elect finish up by talking a little about your work I know that you're writing a book at the moment about displacement and exile as philosophical positions and. That sounds really interesting. Can you give me just a brief thumbnail? Sketch of the terrain. That book is going to be covering and if it may be draws on your own experiences of displacement and exile in Iranian side. He ended in Australian Society that I know you've talked before. Yes thank you for raising. This gives me an opportunity to reflect on some of the My own philosophical work away from the the philosophical the shade philosophical activity that I'm engaged with Belarus and another activists one factor that really facilitated. My interaction with bedrooms was the fact that we both come from marginalized groups in Iranian society so bid was being Occurred and also from a rural area in Iran and my family would discriminated against Iran Based on socio religious status. So that's one thing that really connected name Beck who is The other thing was Defected My family left Iran around the time of the revolution and we had left them will planning to migrate to the United States and that was disrupted as a result of the hostage crisis into Iran At the US embassy and so after a number of years full five years in the United States. We weren't able to stay there. It's the story is very complicated but We want to gain citizenship to remain in the United States and at that time An opportunity came up to come to Australia so It's very interesting that when we came to Australia. It was less than ten years after the White Australia. Policy was officially abolished and the way that the state engaged with us at that time. It was complete contrast with what's Refugees from Iran are experiencing now so the strain consulate made special documents. I be able to travel to Australia. And the whole process took less than two months to finalize any- in fact my father originally wasn't very interested in coming to Australia and Mris I interview Striding concealed actually coal to ask him why he didn't happen and was really keen in terms of offering him another interview. So I mean there's just so many details there that show that how fluid and if a changing and also unfair a border politics politics are related to migration can be so I think these particular stories and the stories that are heard growing up a family members and friends really informed my way of thinking my wife engaging Kind of questions. I asked the concerns that I had the insights that are brought to the table when interacting and collaborating so the the the book project the Academic Book that I'm thinking about is Bringing together My interest in popular culture displacement in exile particularly A lot of work important work critical. Border Studies critical philosophy of race Social Epistemology Sahira I build on some work that is being done by philosophers such as Miranda freak out Elizabeth Andersen Christie Dotson. Charles Mills Medina my argument essentially is that when it comes to people who are displaced in exile. Ngos advocates campaigns organizations. So much can be done in in these isis so much can be contributed in terms of supporting refugees but if certain kinds of issues points on address if they're not integral to the campaigns to the Support Networks then. It's highly likely that that particular narrative those discussing early that ideology underlying ideology related to displace exult people's that can continue. And so here. I'm thinking about not just systemic change but also changing the social imaginary and for that take place I think something more than just philosophical arguments Unnecessary something more than than just. The critical inquiry is needed. And he I think Popular Culture Literature and Storytelling. I think a pivotal and I think can inform us. Allow us to into new spaces. Where the imbalanced that characterizes. The relationship between citizen and non citizen can be broken down in new collaborations new forms of solidarity. Take place okay. So this is where the issue of pride comes in. Doesn't it because I know you've been thinking about how a certain notion of pride can be instrumental in making these changes within the social imaginary to To shift the popular understanding of refugees and migrants as weak and helpless and drain on the resources and the goodwill of the state. So tell me about that. Pride so There's some important work done by Elizabeth Bonds. She wrote a a very good book called the minority Buddy about a specific justice and disability. And there she raises the importance of a pride movements and she. I've used that tried is In in terms of its emotive support. It's a way of combating shame creating solidarity and collectively building self esteem and also building agency but she She goes beyond that to argue. That pride also has an Islamic value and it helps us to know things that otherwise cannot be known and this is in the context of disability now. She argues that the it's politically important. And it encodes new knowledge. So's inspired by this and thinking that maybe we can start thinking about displacement in exile in the same way as helping US people who've had experiences displacement Exhau- as helping us to know things that cannot otherwise be on and also the fact that new knowledge is created if the right kind of infrastructure of kind of settings Devised a developed. Will this talk of pride? Makes me think of Anzac Day which has just passed? And and which not this year but traditionally provides an occasion for a certain kind of celebration. Rodman busting out the flag and taking pride in being Australian but in recent years. We've seen that pride become a little like the pride associated with January twenty six. It's also occasion for the extreme right and other exclusionary elements to make their voices heard. What are your thoughts on that? Well there's a look to say about these side is topic the Especially when it comes to the discussion that we had about narrative in the the influence of narrative on a social political and also epidemic level. But I think what one thing I should clarify is when I talk about pride. I don't mean Hubris or arrogance in fact pride here in relation to displaced Exalt People's and also the way that Elizabeth Bounds uses it in relation to disability is about inviting groups in other Noah's into the conversation it's about relations -ality it's about not excluding bordering He what This particular approach trust emphasizes the relationship between pride and knowledge in a way that is not a foolish pride or a destructive kind of confidence. It's a kind of bottom up approach rather than a top-down approach it's about allowing communities the space the freedom to dabble to empower themselves to create new platforms the thinking for engaging and also to share that with other communities and bring other communities in so there are new compensation taking place new forms of solidarity new kinds of action And this itself. This kind of intersection between different communities. Who who are acknowledged as being different kinds of knowledge producers suddenly gets dress opportunities to create. New Knowledge is so all of these negative aspects that I'm contrasting with this particular kind of pride. I'm proposing that I'm suggesting Clearly you can see the connections with the kind of ugly nationalism. The exploits historical events exploit politics and creates a kind of narrative. He's based on new foams of bordering yukons of exclusion new forms of uttering so indicates that I'm talking about in the kind of pride that I'm suggesting he. He suddenly say the epidemic consequences and combining with development of ocher and this kind of new fusion. These new relationship. I think he's a is a fair justification of certain pride movements. There's a very specific use of pride in this context that I'm using it and we can think about pride. Movements such as indigenous sovereignty movements We could think about black lives matter. We could consider gay. Pride for instance all of these different kinds of pride movements I think a distinctly different To something like what Supremacist. Movement soul destructive forms of nationalism so. I think really serious philosophical analysis of pride he can be really fruitful Particularly when understanding the situation of despite an exalt people particularly because so many experiences of displacement in exile a scene in terms of that kind of weak needy at deficit model rather than as people who can contribute something intellectually culturally politically to our social landscape. Towfighi in bringing us to the end of the philosophy zone for this week and is an adjunct lecturer in the school of the arts and media at the University of New South Wales and honorary research associate in philosophy at the University of Sydney. And he's translate of no friend the mountains writing from menace prison by BECQUERELS BHUTANI and we're GonNa put publication details and whole lot of other relevant reading on the website. Just go to the RN website and look for the Philosophy.
"border patrol" Discussed on The Philosopher's Zone
"This. Is David Rutledge with the philosophy done? Welcome to the program and a conversation this week about borders and the question of EPA stanic injustice who gets to determine the things that are worth and what kind of knowledge counts as belonging to US citizens of Australia. There is an island isolated in a silent ocean with people held prisoner. The people cannot experience the world beyond the island that cannot see the immediate society outside the prison and they certainly do not learn about what takes place in other parts of the world. They only.
"border patrol" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
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I think the idea was that there were these other law enforcement exploring groups which helped build community relations where people might be hostile l. to the police and he just wanted to sort of import that for the border patrol for I suspect similar reasons of people were hostile to them so it explicitly explicitly started out as like a PR move. I think so. I I asked for internal correspondence about you. Know the reason for founding it or papers as from Tuesday but yeah I I suspect that the logic of it was similar as other law enforcement exploring groups. So what does it mean to be. A Border Patrol. Explorer put means joining a local troop. And so a Ho has a troop Most of the border communities in Arizona and Texas this have a troop and you learn how to do Border Enforcement Orrick Usually a couple times a week maybe on the weekends. How old are these kids fourteen to eighteen so pretty young pretty young? Yeah explorers get uniforms and badges. They're trained in first aid. They go camping but they also do this. Role playing most of the trading scenarios that the Border Patrol explorers to are of course about out arresting immigrants who are trying to cross through the desert. Because that's what border patrol does so inevitably the exercises require kids to role play as emigrants and other kids to role plays agents and they give him little plastic guns pellet guns and they tell them to go off into the the desert and K. You know you guys go hide behind a Bush and you guys tracked their footprints down and and and go arrest them and Or you know you're uh-huh trying to sneak by on the highway and you can do a high risk vehicle stop and the immigrants are gonNA pull out a gun this time this time. They'll be compliant or so. Oh Yeah I mean the. The training scenarios are about learning how to arrest immigrants. Did they ever do like humanitarian work. Yeah they do community work they. Do you know like highway cleanups. Sometimes you'll see on the highways around there you know that this this poor part of the highways maintained by you know Border Patrol explorer post off to fifty one or something like that they they learn first aid. A lot of the kids learn the border patrol truism that that agents loved tell you that it's you know the border patrol is the largest humanitarian organization working in the desert which they liked to sort of flawn as a rebuke to organizations like no more deaths which are also trying to save lives in the desert. Yes that's interesting I mean it's it's interesting that they learned that they're doing humanitarian work. But then at the same time the first time you heard about the group it was a kid showing you a video where he was like firing off an automatic weapon right right and and it's it's a attention that agents deal with and they think that they're doing humanitarian work. Because I ah in in fact it is true that Border Patrol saves tons and tons of people who are about to die in the desert of course is the only reason why people are crossing the desert all where there is such a good chance that you'll die is because Has made it impossible to cross through safe. Urban areas beginning in the ninety s under the Clinton administration. So yeah I mean. They're saving people but they're also the reason why people need to be saved. The scouts also compete in regular technical competitions. You can find videos of these competitions. Online kids are scaling climbing walls simulating raids. These videos have like a really intense soundtrack of rock and roll and a lot of times. The kids are in like riot gear. We're a little bit. Like they have shields and things like that. Yeah Yeah it's all sort of reflective of the militarization of the police in the US and the increasing ambiguity between you know fighting wars and you know just doing sort of standard order enforcement or police work at home so these video trailers which advertised the competitions also include a bit of counter-terrorism stuff of kids. It's you know going out and capturing other kids who are who are dressed like Arabs with casillas. And there's one video where there's a bomb made out of Coca Cola cans where there's an incoming phone call with the words written in Arabic and all of its scored two James Bond or mission impossible steam. These videos are meant to be exciting. But when Morley saw them he thought they were dangerous. The insinuation of these competitions a that you know law enforcement can in any way into a competition which is a really silly the idea and then be that law enforcement is like fighting a war and then be that fighting a war in Iraq is like a James Bond movie it so there's like the border is like a rock and Iraq is like a bond film is is sort of subtle insinuation of these videos. And it's that's just kind of insane. I was struck to the the kids that you talked to the teenagers. who had been part of this explorer Blur Program? A lot of them were lot necks. Their kids from the community and the community is a pretty diverse community. I just I wonder what that says to. You I mean. Border Patrol itself has a really really high percentage of Latin ax agents. It's kind of the the banal fact of it is just that most of the people that that live in border communities are Latte Max and Border Patrol. Does it's recruiting and community relations there so just kind of the way the demographics sort out is it's mostly mostly can be lat next kids. Who do it either? Because you know it's the first generation immigrant thing of they really wanted to affirm to themselves that they are American and and this is way of proving it or it's just about money you that it is a way up into the middle class and there's very very few other ways Why do they see joining the Explorers Program as financially good for them Because it's a good training to become an agent so you can form connections of agents. Who will advocate for you when you do eventually go under joined the Border Patrol? But I think more often than that it's seen as interchangeable training with with pre military training so they want to join the the army later and this will help them join the army. 'cause it's apparently sort of interchangeable. Did you feel like the picture that these teenagers got of life in the border patrol was accurate. it's hard for me to say because I was never allowed to actually Salihi go on training missions in see with them. Despite the fact that many local reporters had in previous years I think my affiliation anything Asian probably really hurt me there. I don't know I will say that. They actually got much more access to the uglier sides of Border Patrol all work than I had suspected. What do you mean by that? So there was one the auto Explorers had actually been taken on a field trip to a detention engine facility and their agent just in like yet. This is where we lock people up like you can see the doors are open. We're feeding them. All right there they are and then they take them on these things called ride alongs. Where they'll you know they might get to see an actual arrests of a big group of imigrants? I talked to one kid who's agent in charge had allowed him to pick up this hundred pound or even more bundle handle of marijuana that sometimes migrants have to carry through the desert as a way of paying off their debts to the cartel. And you know the the the kids had gotten to try on the marijuana bundle and see like wow you know. It's really hard for migrants lag. This is really heavy like this is something. It's crazy that they have to walk. You know hundred miles with it so I think they actually probably get more access than Than than I perspective but I also think there are probably lied.
"border patrol" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Is journalist moved to auto zone or last year to cover the border figured it see some national guardsmen right. A couple of articles calls once I was there just started talking to people and I learned of how sort of strange daily life is in Oslo. Oh and in border communities in the kind of Contradictions that arise that. I just became interested in that you could see these contradictions. He says at the local high a school. It's tiny just one hundred or so students but Morley says many of the kids here commute to the US from the other side of the border technically that is against the rules but administrators have reasons for looking the other way. Yeah because they get paid per head I believe so it shows how how the community relies on Mexico while pushing it aside at the same time so one portion of the community education which is really the anchor relies on Mexican students on the other hand. There are a number of border patrol agents that live in these communities who also benefit from this sort of myth of just invading hordes of migrants. Morley I started wondering about the kids at this school how they interacted with the people who police the border so he started asking them about it and just happened to be in the main the plaza in a Ho- during the high school lunch break and there were some boys who were chatting in Spanish and and I struck up a conversation with Again and again kids would tell him that. Being a border patrol agent. It sounded like a pretty good job. Two of them said they want to be border patrol agents and then a third friend walked over this high school student. He said he was part of Local Border Patrol explorers troop they think boy scouts but for immigration enforcement. When Morley asked what this program was the kid pulled out his phone he just opened this video of himself on on his phone? You Know Kinda short you know young guy may fourteen years old like just firing this like automatic rifle. You know Like what does this have to do with migration enforcement at all Y.. You're you're like this like tiny guy. so yeah that was that was my first exposure. It sounds like you you heard about this program and you've got almost a little obsessed with it. You just want to know everything. It's just struck me as so immediately outrageous in that learned. How long has been going on this kind of in plain sight? You know advertised in in all the border town papers and everyone knows about it and it's just like this is normal. I guess Infield that way to me so I just I try to learn everything I could today on the show the scouting organization. So you've probably never heard of Morley spent months trying to understand. The Border Patrol explorers like Ajo Arizona itself the Scouting Program Graham. It was full of contradictions. I'm Mary Harris Listening to what next stick with us..
"border patrol" Discussed on The Daily
"Right back sometimes a single moment and change everything needs to stay up late at night with my dad watching movies on TV and one night he cried. I'm Alicia Burke host of the new podcast that made all the difference. I talked to achievers like documentary filmmaker. Ken Burns about the moments that inspired them up to make an impact by news who has some power to film that I wanted to be a party. You can find that made all the difference anywhere you get your podcast created by Bank of America Eric. What would you like the power to do. Customs and Border Patrol agents are pushing back against criticism after a government watchdog report showed how detention attention facilities along the southern border are in turmoil. There aren't just quoting now from the newspaper outbreaks of scabies shingles and chickenpox and I'm quoting now from the paper. The stench of the children's dirty clothing was so strong that spread to the agent's own clothing people in town would scrunch their noses when they left work outrage at the border tonight over the death of a seven-year-old girl. She and her father were picked up by Border Patrol in New Mexico after crossing illegally illegally. She died in their custody. We continue to face tragedies at the border particularly with regard to the safety of children. CBS News has confirmed that a six migrant trial is known bill to have died after crossing into the US at this point with kids that have died five thousand separated from their families. I feel like and the evidence is really clear that this is intentional. It's intentional. It's a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration and it's cruel and inhumane that's falling accusation down in our men and women mm-hmm and fight hard to protect people in our custody every single day the agency spent Monday addressing another crisis after the investigative team at propublica revealed the existence of a private facebook group made up of almost ten thousand former and current border patrol agents which features derogatory and insulting link posts including those of bikers at least one of congresswoman a Cossio Court says let me ask this question the Times Mike colleagues we have been reporting on morale among Border Patrol agents what my colleagues have found is that it's it's fallen has gotten lower. I wonder why so you think that is. I don't think that the morale is where it should be. I think it could be better but I think a lot of it is it doesn't fall because of president trump by no-man's why is a fallen on because it's a president who tries to enforce immigration laws and every time he's tried to do something we have other people that jump in and they call it a racist and then you have a different congressional leaders that are going to our detention facilities and you know they're calling for the disbanding of some of our law enforcement entities like ice ice like see. BP I mean that alone is demoralizing. It sounds like you watch that very closely you have to. I mean I represent agents that are working at the centers and when any individual that's going to enter these centers walk out of there and actually say lies have to watch that because these agents just can't talk about it because you know they're they're found because of the agency I'm the voice has to come out and say these people are lying. When you say lying I'm thinking for example about out congresswoman from New York Alexandra Cossio Cortez who visits a detention center and says she speaks to a woman and that woman says that she was told to drink water water from a toilet. That's what that woman told Congresswoman Cossio Cortez. I mean so I guess the question would be. Is that what you are those things that you think of as being statements statements made by lawmakers. That aren't aren't true not true. Have you been to those detention centers. Yes I have and what's your sense of. What's happening there. There's there's individuals that are being detained in these centers until there can be a determination of what their status is going to be. There is food there. They immediately immediately have medical assistance there. There's there's water there. There's running toilets. You said the waters there is a drink water. He's saying there's no way that the congresswoman may have been told that thing she was told or you're saying you don't think that's representative of the overall experience. I still don't know who it is totally. Are you at all troubled by the some of the conditions at these detention facilities of course I. I'm troubled that there is a huge number of individuals that are being detained these areas that are not designed to hold the vast amounts of these the people that are coming across because it creates not just an unsafe environment for the individual right. That's being detained there but it creates on unsafe environment for the agents that work at these facilities seizing. It's bad for everybody it it is and what are you hearing from the agency represent about their experiences. Are they telling you that they are demoralized realized by all this you know you don't just walk into and they say hey our were demoralized. No I mean you ask them. How's it going. How are you doing it and they tell you bet it is crazy art. It's like nonstop. We haven't stopped. It's just saying we have groups after groups were tired. You know I mean just you just see. It sounds like there's a lot on their minds. There's a lot going on all the time you hear stories of a lot of agents continuously. Tell their our kids. Don't tell your friends that don't tell anyone at school. What your bomber at does for a living you have to go home and you have to wear a cover shirt or you have to make sure are you take your uniform off because you're looked at in a bad way. You have men and women that joined law enforcement to protect the citizens of this country but you have way too many individuals that are judging them calling them. Nazis baby killers yes the KKK. I mean you name it just beyond ridiculous. Do you feel the positive aspects of having a president. You feel understands understands the unique challenges of being a border agent do you those outweigh all the negative attitudes and perceptions that now come with being a border agent in I definitely believe it does because at the end of the day we have someone that cares and someone that understands and I think think like we started this conversation about my Hispanic heritage but allegiance. My loyalty is the United States right. I I think that's the beauty of this president that he's willing to work with other countries but at the end of the day is allegiances with with the United States are when you see something happen like that private facebook group where agents wrote what they wrote and said what they said what about undocumented immigrants. He's really derogatory things. Are you disappointed by those kinds of actions because they feed into this narrative that I am the American. I'm married going to your colleagues. I'm very yeah. I'm very disappointed. In you know it's horrible because obviously there was what they said nine ninety I five hundred people that were part of that page right but it's frustrating because I believe that there are certain members of the media and certain member that our elected officials have really pushed that narrative based on individuals that come and tear out of over seventeen thousand man agency. I don't condone any of that from the National Council. We have pointed out the issues with such facebook page for quite some time. I myself went to various stations and spoke to the agents about the dangers of posting and social media and such pages so you to this what's happening in that. It could be a problem definitely yes. I attacked numerous times but people did it anyway. Obviously you don't think it's representative of the agents that you work with. It's not even close to a representative facing of living so I can tell you getting your car and you're ready to go. There are a lot of Americans cans listening who may have never heard from somebody who spent so many years at Border Patrol agent and believed so so strongly in what this means so. What do you want them to understand that you think that they don't understand. I think that biggest thing is that they can't be painting agents with this broad stroke because they hear something in the news media about one agent two agents doing something wrong more enforcing nations laws that has nothing to do with race. It has nothing to do with one particular. President I think at the end of the day whether you're sitting on the left of the aisle or the right of the isle when when you go to bed at night you locked your front door because you expect to be secure in your home. We'd need the same thing for a nation's borders. I regardless of what side of the aisle you staff.
"border patrol" Discussed on The Daily
"The gang members drug dealers child predators and criminal. Elliott's that we find we will get them. We will throw them the hell out of our country. One of the outcomes of Donald Trump's vow to crackdown on undocumented immigration Asian was that he would empower the country's border patrol agents in a way they had never been before the Border Patrol agents sixteen thousand five hundred Border Patrol agents agency endorsed Donald Trump. They know what's going on hunting their union to issue its first ever endorsement of presidential candidate and their job is much Jesus now than when they're with me because they're going to be working hard but three years later the rabbit rabbit the border patrol agents are the subject of outrage protests and investigation over their mission and conduct in the trump era. This is not something that's okay in America today. We have a right to be here. They have to be now. Many of those same agents who endorsed trump are telling our colleagues at the Times that morale is an all time time low today. We speak with one of them. It's Tuesday September twenty fourth. Hello Hey art. It's Michael Barbaro from the New York Times. Are you good how are you. I'm good Lord. So where am I physically reaching now. I'm in Tucson Arizona and are you at work at the office. No I took a vacation day today unfortunately because of my position with the Union even when I take these off they're not really days off. Our Telco is a border patrol agent in Arizona and vice president of the National Border Patrol Council. The reason I'm able to talk to you is because under my union hat I can talk to different media stuff stuff like that whereas a regular border patrol agent he'd have to get approval from the agency themselves. They'll say you need to speak to the public information mation officer when you do that you will get the complete cookie cutter response to any questions that you would ask so today. There's no no cookie cutter conversation. No you're not going to get the dog and pony show. I'm really curious to hear how the work of being an representing border patrol. Oh agents has changed in recent years. I feel like you're uniquely positioned to speak to that but I want to hear more about how and why you came to do what you do you. I grew up in Arizona so I grew up in a small border town south of Arizona Call Douglas Arizona and the best way. I can describe it as you know. The old old eighties movies where the stranger comes into town and before he even hits the center of town. Everyone in the town already knows. There's a stranger in town right. That's pretty pretty much. The Way Douglas was growing up unfortunately because of its proximity with the border some people don't like to talk about it and sometimes they say what happens in Douglas Bliss Stays Douglas but the reality is there was a huge criminal elements in douglas because of the cartels and drugs were very. Are you very accessible to a lot of people in the town. Border towns are rough. It's rough what you see in the movies. I think it was sixth grade. The first time I saw heroin yeah I grew up here. I've seen it my entire life. I know how bad it is with the drugs coming into the United States. How did you end up in Douglas and this close to the border order. What what is your parents. My Dad was a doctor and my dad was a physician. He worked in the United States and then he opened up a private practice in Mexico and I and my mom is originally from Mexico and they have a lot of family stuff. I don't like to get into it because obviously because what I do and how easily my name is out how I don't want anybody to get into how much how because I don't want them to have to face any issues if Mexico themselves you mean kind of repercussions of the fact that you do correct your parents came here legally. Yes Sir yes that they did. Do you remember how your parents talked about immigration when you're going up as people oh who came to the US Lee No. I don't think there was ever really any talk about that. I you know I remember growing up. My Dad would always instilled in me and my sister to to make sure that we respected the laws of this country. He always made sure that we respected the United States and you know the red white and Blue we never had any other country's flag flying bell My Dad was always about United States. It sounds like your parents became very a patriotic yeah. I mean my dad would always talk about it. You know respect law enforcement respect this country. This is the country that's giving us everything. If the countries that we came from more better my dad's would say we would still be there but obviously we're here so you have to have allegiance to the country that has opened their arms. Team is being mccracken part of your identity in your mind given that's where your parents. I think he's my heritage. I definitely believe it's. It's you know it's it's heritage and and and I don't I'm not I'm not GonNa sit here because I get attacked by the people that are from Mexico that live in the United States 'cause I do public speaking sometimes and I get protesters. They call me a sell out. They call me a race traitor and I sit there and I just look at them and I say well if I'm GONNA raise trader because I'm proud to be an American and you're from America but you're not proud to be here. What does that make you. You know I mean I listen to Mexican music. I speak Spanish. I make sure that my kids were bilingual and they're able to speak Spanish. I'm proud of my Hispanic heritage. My citizenship is American American. My race has nothing to do with being American. So how did it happen that you actually became a patrol agent. A man. I grew up around the border patrol my whole life so I saw our life and I remember as a kid always loving old westerns fiery horse with the speed of light a cloud of dust and Hoti Ohio Silver Lone Ranger. You know the lone ranger. I think clemen Judge Kill hamlet's has practically certain movies where you know the good guys wearing the white hat the good guys always the guy wearing the badge one way we can make the case stand up against them in court must catch them with the evidence. I need the cooperation of law so you know as a kid you watch border patrol agents and the longest time part of that uniform was wearing cowboy hat so I always wanted to get into some type of law enforcement. I applied for the Border Patrol and I was contacted within a year. I was given a choice of what stations to go to. I believe at the time they gave me two different choices. I picked the one that made more sense to me which was still in Arizona and what year was it two thousand and three and so this would have been under President Bush plus George W Bush correct yeah under President Bush and what was the job like at the time I mean what can I say when you first start. You don't know what the heck you're doing and I remember going to the academy. We do different scenarios where you arrest two individuals they tell you hey make sure you keep them on this side of you and they don't move move over to this side but messier to prepare you for when you're out there in the field by yourself and you catch a group of eighty which a little bit bigger than a a group of two that I was trained with right and then you're having to entertain a group of eighty and making sure that group of eighty individuals listen to you well at the same time you're trying to get a hold of transportation on the radio knowing fully well that there are more than likely close to an hour away from and and you know a lot of times. You're out there on your own. I mean to this day. You're checking certain trails and you start following these footprints trying to catch the group and by the time you catch the group you're going to encounter many times a very large group. That's the reality. Sometimes it drives me crazy when people. I think that the agents are evil. I remember catching a large group and yelling at them. You know sit down because they would have sit down made her on. They were saying that they were going to complain because L. and I'm thinking I'm by myself. There's close to eighty of them and I think you're upset because they do yeah just that doesn't make any sense to me and the people you encounter back in the early days of your job. What was the most common reason that they were crossing. Would you say they would say there were crossing because they wanted to get a job in the United States. It was monitoring so what happened once you encountered them. Are you what you would detain them. You would ask him obviously different questions you take him to the processing processing center you wonder fingerprints and see if they already priors within the United States you would put him in a cell and you'd wait for the next bus that would take him back to Mexico did that change over time they come up with different ways to detain people you know streamlining that they came up with repatriations nations whether you would send further into the interior of Mexico I it just kept on changing but I mean at some point you're catching the same individual seventeen twenty times something's not working right and what would you say was not working just catching them and sending them back over catching them and sending back over there were times when I catch the same individual you know three or four times a week. They would just keep more turning yes. There's just too many loopholes in the system. I think you know where where are you coming to the United States. You're asking for asylum but you know the immigration. Judges are slumped so instead of what they do. is they say hey. I'm GONNA give you a date so I can see and listen to your asylum claim but because you crossed with a child or detain them for for more than twenty days so I'm just GonNa let you go and trust that you will show up to your immigration hearing but to me. That's just a loophole that they can expose you know and just not bother showing up. I mean we see it and I.
"border patrol" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"And a half of news coverage beginning with your article recall. It was just in Congress. What do you think is the next move? I believe that the House Oversight Committee is going to go after the entire facebook group that they're gonNa go after all the posts all the data all the Meta data and I think that is going to be very revelatory and I think that there will be a lot more questions that come out of that but I think more broadly what you'll see is stories like the story story that came out in the post of the border patrol agent who allegedly sexually harassed a woman who's twelve year old son was in border patrol custody. I think you will see stories where people are discussing inhumane conditions within border patrol detention and those stories will be coming from within the agency. I think you're going to continue to see a sort of steady stream of leaks about what's going on in there in the same way that you've seen in the you know the trump administration in general girl that there's always sort of people leaking about various aspects of the executive branch because they're unhappy with what's happening. I wonder if the last few weeks of reporting has meant more people coming forward to you with their their stories or fewer like our people scared or people emboldened inside C._b.. P It's both it's both and you know it's so interesting that you use that word important because that's actually a thing that I hear people within the agency saying and and that really stuck with me they say look the trump era has emboldened the people within border patrol who have really xenophobic views who have racist views who have generally angry AH attitudes I've been told by border patrol supervisor person said look it is a race to see who can be the cruelest who can be the meanest who can exact as much punishment as possible on the migrants hydrants who come into our custody and that was so interesting to me because it was the same sort of stuff that I've heard <hes> reporting on white supremacists they all sort of say oh you know we heard the things that president trump was saying we realized like Oh. This is our time mm to come out of the woodwork and express are true views. We have licensed to do so now but the differences with the border patrol is agency is like fifty percent Latino predominantly Chicano mexican-american of the Latinos and <hes> so so what you get a lot of times are Brown folks disparaging other Brown folks but they feel like this is the moment I can do that trump..
"border patrol" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"This facebook group A._C.. Investigated it's gone now but it had been active for years had more than nine thousand members. It went by the name. I'm ten fifteen. And what is I'm ten fifteen mean. I'm ten fifteen means alien in custody. That's the Border Patrol code for alien custody so it's what you'd say over the radio if you have someone in custody exactly exactly and it was you know a place where they said you know. The sort of mission statement is like this is where the old super hardened <hes> tough-guy border patrol agents can converse with the newer generation of agents were perhaps less hardboiled <hes> in the old border control days. You did whatever you want. The old patrol was utterly lawless utterly sort of rogue agency new patrols the people who supposedly follow the rules a little bit more <music> are a little bit more cognizant of modern policing norms and when you talk about there being ninety five hundred members of the group that is a huge number of war of troll personnel and the group dropped like after reporting happened after we got the stories there's ninety five hundred people in the next day. Seven thousand of those people leave and I think what that suggest to you is that a lot of those people were active current border patrol agents who are like Oh. Oh this is a big problem. I need to to get Outta here and then the group shut down and after your reporting this group changes its name gets archived. It seems like it like folded up. It's ten and like went away very quickly yeah exactly and and again. That's the sort of thing like you don't do that. If you think what you're doing is perfectly acceptable and traced some of the more abhorrent posts to individuals like there's one one that's simulated rape of Alexandria. Cossio Cortez and allegedly was posted by someone Thomas Hendrix. What do we know about him? So Tom's Hendrix is a guy who's been at the Border Patrol for about twenty years since one thousand nine hundred nine he is a station supervisor at the collects co station which is down in Imperial County California Deep Southern California right on the border <hes> not that far from Nevada and and I have been trying to reach him many different ways texting him calling him etc he is not responded to to my request to comment on it but it was fairly shocking to me that somebody that's basically running a station Russian and the stations decides operations is posting that kind of stuff and to me when I saw that look I've been reporting on police for so long and I have never seen police our other law enforcement celebrating celebrating sexual assault. I have not seen that before. How much do these posts represent a wider culture? What what do we know about the culture inside Border Patrol? When I interview people who worked at the agency agency they described just an utterly toxic poisonous noxious culture one person put it to me like this? I didn't understand how to behave at the border patrol at all and then and I realized Oh everyone just says immediately what comes to mind without a filter and so they say that the the sexist racist xenophobic the obnoxious thing that immediately comes to to their mind and when you act like that people like you and he said so I started just walking around and being offensive as possible and I would come home in my wife would be like what is wrong with you like why are you talking like that and he said well I fit in when I talk like this at work. I had somebody tell me that the first day they walked into the Training Academy for patrol that somebody sexually harassed and this was a female agent that immediately walks into the classroom first class. Ask First Day of Training Academy and the person is getting catcalls and comments about their body. They describe a culture where two hundred fifty employees of customs border protection a year typically get arrested so two hundred and fifty people lead at the agency going to jail on annual basis which is just getting a lot of drunk driving a lot of domestic violence yet stood out to me looking your reporting the number that only five percent of the agents were female because because fifty percent of the country is female and it stands out because when you have a an environment that's that shifted to me as a woman it kind of just sets you up for this kind end of action. Yeah I was told by by age and I said well. How would you feel if you're <hes> daughter wanted to work for the border patrol and the agents said no no no never there is there is no way I would ever ever want my daughter to work that agency? It is a place where you will be abused will be harassed and you may even be sexually assaulted. It is sort of remarkable and again. That's the thing that cuts against the grain of modern policing modern police departments are generally not that gender imbalance and I don't think anything good comes out of having that kind of a gender imbalance obviously is it that they don't see themselves as a police force they see themselves as something else a more militarized force or doing something more different and more special you know I it's interesting because the mission is complex. It's it's an it's difficult right. It's part humanitarian. It's part sort of special OPS and the agency has had trouble double over the years sort of defining what it is I mean the truth is at core. It is a a sort of police force but at times they've sort of described themselves as no. We're not a law enforcement agency where National Security Agency and that's something different. It's something more important <hes> and different at times when it suits them they say yeah yeah. We are a law enforcement agency. That's what we do and I think that there is a sort of nebulous nece about what the mission is and what the orientation should be there and this. Kabila snus it affects employs within agency or heard themselves when an officer or someone they detain has a complaint they can report it to the Inspector General for Homeland Security the civil rights office the F._B._i.. Border Corruption Shen Task Force so there's different ways that you can sort of raise the flag and say look. There's a problem with the culture here. People are behaving badly. The Inspector General did an audit that was released recently and they surveyed thousands of patrol employees and about a third of them said that they had personally witnessed misconduct on the job which I thought was a stunning number but sort of the problem that you have is despite I'm having a multitude of oversight bodies. Things seemed to fall through the cracks or maybe because there's a multitude of oversight bodies so I keep hearing from people who say yeah. I reported this to this particular system. I made a complain nine. I'm a supervisor I said this person's out of control or I said this group is awful and you should investigate this facebook group and nothing happened. I keep hearing from people who say I reported misconduct and nobody from any of these oversight bodies ever called called me. The bureaucracy has gotten worse in recent years. That's because see B._p.. Customs Border Protection is relatively new thing it was created in two thousand three when the border patrol was slammed together with a bunch of other smaller agencies under the newly created Department of Homeland Security and one of the early problems that they had is that what a patrol agents were under their sort of federal designation law enforcement agents who could affect arrest but they could not do investigations and so they didn't have the license to go out and investigate what was happening on the border let alone misconduct or corruption of their own personnel and so that all had to be <music> outsource to other bodies whether that was further up in homeland security or whether that was the F._B._i.. And so that's a weird thing. That's not a good thing right you want any police force to be able to look into corruption and misconduct of its own officers are agents. That's just a basic thing that's policing right. We'll also it it sets them up as he's kind of junior rangers where they don't have the full power of other people and so maybe of course they have a chip on their shoulder. Yeah it definitely definitely in a in a lot of circles they're sort of looked down upon as a lower tier law enforcement agency so you have <hes> a lack of sort of ability to to do real investigations on the border or within the ranks of the Border Patrol by the Obama Administration People like Bill Bratton the <hes> many time police chief and sort of policing expert and others were saying to homeland security like this does not work. You have to have a real internal well affairs unit. You have to have people within the agency who have investigative powers. You need to change that government designation and you need to hire a bunch of people to staff an internal affairs union that has slowly happened opened. There is an internal affairs unit. It has not enough investigators but they are there. They need probably two hundred more but there's also this sort of ongoing turf battle that comes out of the the origins of this is modern see B._p.. Amalgamation which is that you also have homeland security and it's inspector-general says no no no no no. We're the people that should be doing investigations of misconduct at Border Patrol like yeah you got this internal affairs affairs thing but we want to have the I look at every significant allegation misconduct and in the end what happens is sometimes neither of those bodies decides to do anything and even if they do decide to intervene the way see B._p.. Conducts investigations seems defensive like the goal isn't really getting to the truth A._C.. told me this one story. In particular I talked to the attorney for two Guatemalan teenage girls who were her apprehended by Border Patrol in Texas and they were putting a cell and they said that quite quickly and aging at the station came into the cell and grow their genitals and they reported this immediately. There was an investigation launched both internal affairs and the inspector general looked into this the investigators on both sides internal affairs and Inspector General the main thing that they were saying adding to the girls. Was We want you to do a polygraph test. We want you to to do a lie detector test. They seem to be more interested in investigating the teenagers then the agent responsible possible to this day. It seems that the agent is still on duty. The federal government has paid out one hundred twenty five thousand dollars to settle a legal claim brought by the teenage girls and the he has been remarkably reluctant to divulge the name of this agent and that's the way things sort of work there you know you investigate the aggrieved party and you sort of seem to give a pass to you. The person that that appears to have engaged in very explicit misconduct that's so heartbreaking it is such a dereliction of duty right and it was remarkable to me when I read the civil court file in that case that the the very first day this happens the agents coworker reports this up the chain of command to the various oversight bodies and names the agent in question but then when the lawsuit happens it takes the federal government government and Border Patrol months and months and months and months and months and months and months and months and months to finally tell the lawyers who the agent is in question when he has been named in the initial report from day one and they've known this from day one but they. I just don't want to tell the lawyers. It seems and I just think what are you doing like. Why are you doing this? His name was on the very first record. He was questioned from the jump. You know who this guy is. You tell the civil attorneys who he is and by the way the young ladies who were groped and apparently assaulted in this way would like to know what happened to him well. We're virtual says we can't tell you if disciplined him or not. We can't tell you if he's still on the job or not. No no no you don't get to know that but from what we can tell he is indeed still on the job and has not really faced any serious sanction. You talked about kind of turf battle that goes on when complaints are made. It's interesting to me that that turf battle seems to be playing out right now over your article <hes> there was some reporting in Propublica not by you because it's about you about the fact that a pretty high up C._B.. P the official was sending around an article that cast aspersions on your reporting and what you said right and so that was honestly again. It was honestly shocking to me. This essay basically takes the position Asian that the the problem with the situation today is not a toxic culture within the border patrol. It is reporters like myself who want to expose that and really this group where people are posting memes <music> of congresswoman being sexually assaulted like yeah. That's not a big deal. Whatever I just thought like you know your agency is saying from the chief on down? No no no this is bad. This facebook group is bad. This does not reflect the values and the sort of orientation of the broader community of Border Patrol agents and then you have somebody at the highest levels of the agency basically sharing something defending the group and kind of passing housing in office intelligence and I say Oh really it doesn't reflect your values because it seems to it seems to what what do you expect is going to happen next year because we've had this full cycle and.