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"norma pimentel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:58 min | 11 months ago

"norma pimentel" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"By the cold the wind When it rains, there's mud. Lots of mosquitoes. Lots of rats. The rats get into all of our belongings. Sandra Isabel Zunica, a 38 year old Honduran refugee lives in a flimsy tent with her 13 year old son. She arrived last March, she says, fleeing an abusive husband, just his U. S. Authorities shut the border because of the pandemic. To pass the time Zuniga. So's flowery Covad masks and teaches at the sidewalk school, which offers free instruction to migrant Children waiting in Mexico. I would again how is the president? Julius Randle Pataki. Now that there's a new president, I'll keep praying that God touches his heart, and they come up with a strategy to help us here. Life is really rough. Here is the indoor Olive Ithaca human rights first, and Physicians for Human Rights have documented appalling conditions for the estimated 25,000 refugees waiting along the Mexican border, kidnapping, extortion. Physical and sexual violence on Lee. Hours after his inauguration, Biden signed an order suspending the remain in Mexico program. But he told immigrants to stay put while his homeland Security Department fashions a new plan. Biden's campaign promises for kinder, more welcoming immigration policies have raised hopes for desperate people throughout the hemisphere. Early this week, Guatemalan police beat back a caravan of thousands of Hondurans who are beginning the long trek to the U. S border. Conditions driving people from their home countries, crime, violent spouses, joblessness and hurricane destruction are not going away, and this is what makes Texas border mayor's nervous. It's not difficult to predict that we're going to see some more individuals coming across our borders. Tremendous, is the mayor of Brownsville, which is across the river from Matamoros. So any sort of policy that may allow for more individuals across is something that we want to coordinate with the federal government just up the highway, the city of McAllen experienced a humanitarian crisis in 2018 Mayor Jim Darling Well, remembers when the Border Patrol was dropping off his many as 1000, immigrant mothers and Children a day at the downtown bus station. You know, we can't have everybody in Central America. Come here, the educational health and all those concerns that they have they'll bring with them to this country That makes no sense. We can't afford it. And we have to take care of our own. Just three weeks ago, federal agents shut down a border crossing between El Paso and Juarez, Mexico, when hundreds of frustrated asylum seekers protest it on the international bridge. And this week, El Paso's Office of Emergency Management made preparations for new searches of immigrants. No one wants chaos at the border, least of all the Biden administration. But senior Biden advisers say they cannot overhaul the asylum system with the flick of a switch. It will take months to increase processing capacity and create fairer asylum policies. Even then, the truth is most U. S. Immigration judges deny the sorts of asylum claims brought by Central Americans. Back in 2018 sister, Norma Pimentel was overseeing a shelter that received hundreds of immigrant families a day she's director of Catholic charities of the Rio Grande Valley. He was Unbelievable for me to see. Humanity Inside Shiva Hurting suffering state sister Norma thinks whatever the Biden administration comes up with will be a dramatic improvement over the trump years is my belief that the United States is has a power in the capacity. Respond correctly to do the job You know we do is we just haven't put our efforts in the right place. Don't just put them all together is all criminals because they're not. She's hopeful the new administration will create a new paradigm that maintains border security, but respects the claims of people who come seeking protection. John Burnett. NPR news.

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"norma pimentel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

09:06 min | 1 year ago

"norma pimentel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Texas has some of the highest corona virus case and death numbers in the nation. Once spared by the pandemic. The virus is hitting Latino communities along the US Mexico border in South Texas, especially hard. The increase in cases are overwhelming medical systems, the Rio Grande in the Rio Grande Valley. They're actually having to read beds right now to accommodate for their higher numbers. There is now a two week waiting list to get a body into a crematorium in Hidalgo County, and that means the bodies are Piling up last summer, We visited the border to bring you the stories of people seeking asylum. Today we've tapped back into our one day across America network to see how the pandemic is affecting people who call this portion of the border home. Including those living in limbo at a refugee camp in Mexico. 20 across America is a collaboration with six public radio stations, including Houston public media, which helped with today's show. What a producer James Morrison has been talking with people in the Rio Grande Valley on both sides of the border. This is Dr Ivan Melinda's. He's Health authority for Hidalgo County, Texas, which shares a border with Mexico. Let me sit down but changed my mind my little bunny suit that we call So that means that you just said bye to hear that someone else can use addressed. Hidalgo County is in the Rio Grande Valley. The valley is home to more than a 1,000,000 people on the US side of the border. Or than 90% of the population is Latino. For a time this area fared well in a pandemic, or Latinos are more likely to die or become hospitalized from the virus. Melinda says the situation began deteriorating when Texas started to reopen in May. Went from 12 and three months. Yesterday. I think we had 35 this morning on my service. Three people died 10 in the morning. Nearly one in five people in a dog. Oh county test positive for the virus. Yes, nearly one in five. Melendez has also tested positive. Cases are exceeding 1000 a day with dozens of deaths each day. The county executive has issued new stay at home orders. But in Texas on Ly State leaders have the authority to enforce these orders. So because we lost our local county jurisdiction, we really don't have The authority to enforce that law stated this morning. That they're allowing us to put out this order by our judge because it didn't have any enforceable provisions. The state is sending 1000 nurses to help understaffed hospitals. The army and Navy have also deployed teams to the region. Linda's says. If you look at health statistics for this area, it's clear why it's become a hot spot. Regularly has some of the nation's highest rates of diabetes and obesity, and it has one of the nation's lowest per capita incomes. So we're beasts. Diabetic poor population 40% overpopulation is under insured or uninsured, 40%. The border with Mexico has been closed and non essential travel since March to prevent the spread of the virus. Melinda says most of the transmission seems to be happening between family members. I think our community exposure is coming from the parties that people continue to have We've had our share of Corona parties and we also have because of our culture. Ah, lot of keeping it a chang goes and and family get togethers. You know people's homes now. This region is being hit with a corona virus outbreak and the economic pain of the border being closed. Businesses in the Rio Grande Valley rely on people traveling between the US and Mexico every day. I tried to reach some business owners in McAllen, but a lot of people didn't want to talk. Thank you for calling. So whatever speaking, I think in the happy Oh, yes. Go on, Please leave your message for nine minor. What you need. Thank you for calling black diamond barbecue. We are currently closed up their conscience for the cold in 19 pandemic. Sorry for any inconvenience. Eventually I got a hold of this guy Hello to everyone with her. My name is cases. Martinus. I'm the owner ofthe past or grill hearing. McAllen, Texas Martinez, his family owned three restaurants in Reynosa, Mexico, just across the border. And one in McAllen, Texas. His grandfather opened the 1st 1 in Reynosa in the 19 forties. So we went around for 80 years on On business, So we have managed to go through really hard times before in right now what we're seeing in and what's happening today with the coronavirus. It's in definitely affecting our business really much. Martinez closed his restaurant in McAllen. When the lock down began in March. His family also closed one of the restaurants and rain Osa. He says, restricting Mexican citizens from crossing the border has been a drain on the local economy, and they're not crossing any more and the people that used to spend more money on On the mall on business is the small businesses in and restaurants. It's the same thing to Mexico. If you're a citizen right now, you can cross to Mexico. So the businesses are getting hurt on both side of the border, not only in the U. S also in Mexico. Martinez is retooling his restaurant and planning to reopen this fall with takeout and delivery only, he says, You have to adapt or you won't have a business. If you still waiting for normal things to get back then you're probably going to get the kind of business that you're not going to make it. New federal policies on border crossings are also hurting people seeking asylum in the U. S. Trump administration has postponed asylum hearings because of the pandemic. You understand what this looks like? In the Rio Grande Valley. I reached out to Sister Norma Pimentel. Yeah, this is Sister Norma runs a respite centre in McAllen that provides food. Shelter and other resource for people after customs and border protection releases them from detention. Last summer, Sister Norma literally helped people by the bus load as many as 2000 people a day. Now the amount of people she helps in a day can fit inside a single minivan. Today we had A little bit more than six. I think it was almost 10 people that we received. That's how far today you know usually, Ah, we don't have that many just so happens they're from Cuba. And so maybe that might be a regent. Sister Norma spends most of her time now on the Mexican side of the border, since that's where all the migrants and asylum seekers are. The U. S has basically stopped the asylum process and border crossings. People are still showing up at the border. The need for asylum, and the need for refuge doesn't stop just because there's a pandemic. This is Helen Perry of Global Response Management. She runs a refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico, just a few miles from the border. Roughly 2000 people live in the camp, mostly Children, the family's showing up every day. There's no capacity for more families, The new arrivals are turned away. About 500 people a month. It's unclear where they go. When going home means death. That's not really an option right? Perry says. The people in her camp are not migrants. They're refugees. They're fleeing violence in Central America and have nowhere else to go. To add to their troubles. A refugee camp is not where anyone wants to be during a pandemic. You know, social distancing is actually a privileged thing. If you live in a In a refugee camp where your tent is, you know, a mere inches away from the next tent next to you. Ah, that's that's not really conducive to social distancing, especially when your bathrooms or community in your kitchen is communal. You know, everything that you do is is literally communal with, you know, potentially 1000 other people despite the crowded communal conditions. Carrie and her team kept Corona virus out of the camp until late last month. Now the virus is spreading rapidly. For one day across America. I'm James Morrison. I want to bring Edgar Sandoval into the conversation. Now he's a reporter for The New York Times, and he's from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. He's recently returned from a reporting trip there, Edgar, Thanks for joining us on one A. Thank you for having me Can you update us on the current state of Corona virus in the Rio Grande Valley? Yes, thank you. I'm actually still here. Okay? Isthe situation is still pretty dire. I spent the last week talking to funeral directors in the area and they're just having a difficult time trying to manage the flow of people coming.

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"norma pimentel" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

01:46 min | 2 years ago

"norma pimentel" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Trish Williams is among the volunteers she attends a Catholic Church back home in mobile Alabama I was talking to my best one of my best friends there and I'll tell you what we were doing because I was getting donations from people and she said yes we do we really want all those thousands and thousands of people and she's one of the most beautiful Christians are now in a letter in the innocent this isn't about politics this is not what we're talking about here these are human beings that need help it's not about politics and that's all I can say to people sister Norma Pimentel runs the respite center in downtown McAllen she started it at a nearby church in twenty fourteen as unaccompanied minors began reaching the border in record numbers we thought it was just gonna be for a couple of days turn out that this was on point and never stopped sister Norma says more migrants come through this location than any other respite center in the country upwards of nine hundred people a day she does not hide her disdain for the current immigration policies like limiting the number of asylum seekers who can enter the US each day she blames this policy for the death of course got I mean this and his twenty three month old daughter the nation cringed at a photo of them face down along the Rio Grande the border between the US and Mexico they drowned while trying to cross just a few days before our business this family was trying to enter our country the right way to the point of entry into waited for weeks and months because are the policies that we have in place he turns them from doing that and keep some desperate to the point that day restore life thing and going through a river that was dangerous and and losing their lives because of.

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"norma pimentel" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"norma pimentel" Discussed on KOMO

"And that day is tomorrow. Will technically that's not true since the Mariners in Oakland played two games in Japan last week. But all thirty games will all thirty teams will be an action tomorrow, including the barriers hosting the defending World Series champion Red Sox. Former Zeta star Marco Gonzalez who started the opener in Japan and also starts tomorrow. The one in Tokyo was obviously something that that I'll remember forever. Hobson more family here on Thursday, and some friends, you know, my grandparents and just people that are that have been there for every step of the way since I've been able to walk Gonzalez opposed by Chris sale of the Red Sox. First pitch at four ten right about that same time about a hundred miles to the south the gods BULLDOGS. Take on Florida state in the first round of sixteen at the NCAA tournament. Gonzaga's favored by seven and a half in Anaheim against the Seminoles who eliminated the zags from the tournament last year and F L owners voting to make pass interference review -able next season. One of a handful of rules changes and amendments passed during the league meetings yesterday, the new rule, which is for a year only on a trial basis allows for coaches to challenge pass interference calls both those not called and those called on both offensive and defensive players except during the final two minutes of each half. Sports at ten forty past each hour. Tom Butler, the skis, KOMO news. Komo news time seven eleven were a couple of minutes away from another traffic update threats from. Washington of an immigration crackdown have not slowed the pace of apprehensions along the us Mexico border. In fact, as we hear from ABC's Jim Ryan in Texas. The numbers may set some records. My hands like this Honduran more than half of the new arrivals or families who walk up to agency. They're fleeing the crime and poverty of Central America. Customs begins processing, and then turns the families over to service providers like sister Norma Pimentel best to make sure that the families pouty the radio in the streets. But not.

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"norma pimentel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:01 min | 3 years ago

"norma pimentel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's well-armed. It is. And I was asking some of the guys if they've had the fire or then fired upon. The need to have this type of deterrent. Because the last thing you want to be is outgun by the drug cartel. Go out on the river and have board patrol point out spots to them where some undocumented people are entering the country. Not through an official point of entry yet. This is a common toward of that. Someone might Senator Ted Cruz will take those are the types of tours that Democrats stay away from they will do the tour with border patrol where there along the area that kind of thing that's pretty standard. What you do see from Democrats specifically is people going over to the respite centre rather than go on the typical boat ride with border patrol in Saint troopers. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi visited the respite center in mcallen, where sister Norma Pimentel, and dozens of volunteers have welcome more than seventy thousand immigrant families since twenty four person that was in the detention center the few days before and processed they go over to the respite sooner they get dropped off border patrol bear. They get shower changing clothes food. And they get to reach out to relatives. Friends and tried to set up a plan to their next destination. They could have anywhere from twenty people a day to five hundred. Wow, there's two new centers that opened up this year. But it was just one I've been to the respite centre many times over the course of my time here and speaking with people who are at the respite Senator temporarily I single say we were treated like dogs in the other place. And now here we feel like people again the referring to being in the detention center for the couple of days at they're being processed. Are we talking about the detention facility called Ursula, which is the largest in the country? Correct. Is that attention facility that most of the people that are coming through the sector, stay at or process through. How would you contrast Ursula with the respite centre oh nine day? There's no comparison these people are undocumented. These people have already been given a court date for their illegal entry charged misdemeanor. There are so grateful for the help that they're getting them here to help out other people who arrived that day, obviously, you're empathize with what they're going through. So there's a lot of communal feeling are there, especially scenic stretches of border wall, and mcallen that Trump stood in front of in this funnel op or might have stood in front of. No, he didn't do that. There are areas that have sensing and we're talking about big beautiful concrete or big beautiful metal. Well, it's both. I think that's another one of those things about semantics with the construction and wedding administration. Wants you have. About ten feet of concrete. And then on top of that you have the slabs of steel they go inside that concrete to fortify back barrier. The construction you're talking about isn't specifically related to the president's current proposal for the border wall that has closed down the government because there seems to be funding for it already. Correct. That funding was approved in March twenty five miles of levee wall construction here in Delaware County. Do you think you need that as someone who covers this issue down there? No, if you talk to locals here, the other the majority will tell you that we don't need more. And we didn't need the ones that were built back in late two thousand a lot of it that was constructed toward through some of the natural landscapes that we have here that people use to us as hiking trails. What you see is especially in Hidalgo along the border there's borough while there, and you have atrophied landscape. So it used to be a refuge where people can walk, but now because of the wall people don't go back there. The democratic mayor of macallan Jim darling said, it's the safest city in Texas. The depiction is the five hundred people are working are illegal aliens. And technically when we get him. They're legal waiting. You're hearing. I hate to use. Use the word crisis animal border. He may be referring to the idea that we've had the same kind of flow for a long time. This isn't anything new for the people that live here. It's the seventh safest city in the country. I was covering the coverage from New York, and apparently one of the movie theaters mccallan put that statistic up on its marquee. You think the president might have seen it? Did it surprise you that it was there? It didn't surprise me. Because every time we do have politicians come down here as a community. We do try to point that out. There are no gunfights on the streets. Here there's no spillover cartel violence. I think earlier this year was a city of mccowan police department. Police a stat that said that this is a thirty year low in crime so to source of pride for a lot of us to say, I've never felt unsafe here in the city. I think the community witnessed for the last four and a half five years. What it is that we're actually dealing with. And that is we have. Desperate people coming from Central America. They're coming here. And they're not a burden on the city. They're not coming here to harmless, and the citizens feel that way do they embrace them. I think so I think it's evident in how much support the respite centre has gotten by the community. A lot of the people who are working there are volunteers, and they have been since two thousand fourteen they understand what the national rhetoric is versus the reality of this place. And you know, Darlene, you've mentioned the democrat. But you don't get that feeling. There isn't a lot of partisan politics when it comes to the the local politicians, I never believe in front of him as a player, he's been very pragmatic and the way that he deals with these kinds of things when they come up, and I think the community really took heart to his message of we need to help these people were arriving and I have nowhere to go. So to the extent that there is a crisis in mcallen. It's at the detention centers where children are kept in what some of. Called subhuman conditions. These are centers operated by federal agencies. Not by the town the city itself as you describe it sounds welcoming utopian practically Canadian how close is mcallen to Mexico. I could get to the Progresso bridge probably in twenty minutes. And if I may and that during the run-up to the midterms when we were losing our minds about a caravan coming here that we knew wasn't gonna come. I went down to the bridge, and I just hung out around four or five o'clock in the amount of people that were going into Mexico from this side from the US side to go see a dentist or doctor kids coming back from school going back into Progresso, Mexico to be back home with their families the cars back and forth transnational community. This is every day. This is a weird stop. If you're trying to make it look like there's a crisis on the border..

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"norma pimentel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

07:02 min | 3 years ago

"norma pimentel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Me. It's well-armed. It is. And I was asking the guys if they've had the fire or been fired upon. Any to have this type of deterrent? Because the last thing you want to be as outgun by the drug cartel. They'll go out on the river and have border patrol plane out spots to them where some undocumented people are entering the country. Not through an official point of entry yet. This is a common tour that someone might Senator Ted Cruz will take those are the types of tours that Democrats stay away from they will do the tour with border patrol where there along the centenary of that kind of thing that's pretty standard. What you do see from Democrats specifically is people going over to the respite centre rather than go on the typical boat ride with border patrol in state troopers. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi visited the respite center in mcallen, where sister Norma Pimentel, and dozens of volunteers have welcome more than seventy thousand immigrant families since twenty four person that was in detention centers a few days before and processed they go over to the respite sooner they get dropped off by border patrol bear. They get a shower changing clothes food. And they get to reach out to relatives. Friends and tried to set up a plan to their next destination. They could have anywhere from twenty people a day to five hundred. Wow, there's two new centers at opened up this year. But before it was just one I've been to the respite centre many times over the course of my time here and speaking with people who are at the risk of Senator temporarily I single says be treated like dogs in the other place. And now here we feel like people again the referring to being the detention center for the couple of days at they're being processed. Are we talking about the detention facility called Ursula, which is the largest in the country? Correct. Is that attention facility that most of the people that are coming through this sector, stay at or a process through. How would you contrast Ursula with the respite centre oh nine day? There's no comparison. These people are undocumented. These people have already been given a court date for illegal entry charge. Misdemeanor are so grateful for the help that they're getting louder than funds here to help out. Other people who arrived that day, obviously, you're empathize with what they're going through. So there's a lot of communal feeling are there, especially scenic stretches of border wall and mcallen that Trump stood in front of in this photo op or might have stood in front of. No, he didn't do that. There are areas that have sensing. And are we talking about big beautiful concrete or big beautiful? Metal will it's both. I think that's another one of those things about semantics with the construction and wouldn't administration wants you have about ten feet of concrete, and then on top of that you have the slabs of steel that go inside that concrete to fortify that barrier. The construction you're talking about isn't specifically related to the president's current proposal for the border wall that has closed down the government because there seems to be funding for it already. Correct. That funding was approved in March funded twenty five miles of levee wall construction here in her county. Do you think you need that as someone who covers this issue down there? No, if you talk to locals here, the majority will tell you that we don't need more. And we didn't need the ones that were built back in late two thousand a lot of it. That was constructed torch through some of the natural landscapes that we have here that people use to us as hiking trails where you see especially in Hidalgo right along the border, there's border while they're in are you have atrophied landscape. So it used to be a refuge where people could walk, but now because of the wall people don't go back there. The democratic mayor of macallan Jim darling said it's the safest city in Texas fiction is the five hundred people were getting are illegal aliens. And technically when we get him they're legal because waiting a hearing. So I hate to use the word crisis animal board. He may be referring to the idea that we've had the same kind of flow for a long time. This isn't anything new for the people that live here. It's the seventh safest city in the country. I was covering the coverage from New York, and apparently one of the movie theaters in mcallen, put that statistic up on its marquee. You think the president might have seen it? Did it surprise you that it was there? It didn't surprise me. Because every time we do have politicians come down here as a community. We do try to point that out. There are no gunfights on the streets. Here there's no spillover cartel violence. I think earlier this year was a city of mccowan police department police a that said that this is a thirty year low in crime so to source of pride for a lot of us to say, I've never felt unsafe here in the city. I think the community witnessed for the last four and a half five years what it is that we're actually dealing with. And that is we have desperate people coming from Central America coming here, and they're not a burden on the city. They're not coming here to harmless, and the citizens feel that way do they embrace them. I think so I think it's evident in how much support the respite centre has gotten by the community. A lot of the people who are working there are volunteers, and they have been since two thousand fourteen they understand what the national rhetoric is versus the reality of this place. And dr. Arlene, you've mentioned the democrat. But you don't get that feeling. There isn't a lot of partisan politics when it comes to the local politicians, Jerry, I never believe in thought of him as a ten critic pair. He's been very pragmatic in the way that he deals with these kinds of things when they come up, and I think the community really took heart to his message of we need to help these people were arriving and I have nowhere to go. So to the extent that there is a crisis in mcallen. It's at the detention centers where children are kept in what some have called subhuman conditions. These are centers operated by federal agencies. Not by the town the city itself as you describe it sounds welcoming utopian practically Canadian how close is mcallen to Mexico. I could get to the progressive bridge probably in twenty minutes. And if I may and during the run-up to the midterms when we were losing. Our minds about a caravan coming here that we knew wasn't gonna come. I went down to the bridge, and I just hung out around four or five o'clock in the amount of people that were going into Mexico from this side from the US side to go see a dentist or doctor kids coming back from school going back into Progresso, Mexico to be back home with their families the cars back and forth. This is a transnational community. This is every day. This is a weird stop. If you're trying to make it look like there's a crisis on the border.

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"norma pimentel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

13:02 min | 3 years ago

"norma pimentel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"This is weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro the government shutdown over the border wall continues here this morning to talk about the political action or lack thereof is NPR's Mara Liasson. Hi, Mara, high Lulu. Okay. Tomorrow last night, the president called into judge Janine Pirro show on Fox News, and we'll talk Russia. Elsewhere in the show, but he said about the shutdown that he was still thinking about declaring a national emergency is that's the plan. Well, like everything else about Trump and the shutdown. It's unclear he's been ping pong around this issue. Sometimes he say says he definitely would declare a state of emergency other times he said, he's not in any rush. But that endgame of declaring a national emergency has been described to me by Trump's advisors as the only plausible way out of this for him politically away for him to keep faith with his base show him show them he's fighting even if he's stymied in the courts, and this promise to build a wall or or really do everything he can to build a wall has become the sun moon and stars of his administration. It's really become the white whale. It's become the number one priority, and he's gotten pretty sensitive about press coverage of how he's handling this issue. He tweeted that the fake news Washington Post said he didn't have a plan. But he says I have a plan. But to understand the plan you have to understand that I won the. Election the promise with that problem with that is he did win the two thousand sixteen election, but he lost the two thousand eighteen election, and he really hasn't absorbed. The changes that that's brought he also tweeted, quote, there's almost nobody in the White House. But me, and I think that really sums it up. It's just him almost all by himself making it up as he goes along. Do we know where he's landed on declaring a state of emergency. You're describing this sort of back and forth. But do we know where his heads at his seems that he's saying I will do it. If I can't get a deal, but the waffling around this is happening because some of his advisers say, it's not a good idea. It's going to be tied up in the courts, the Republicans in congress are split on this. Some Republicans say it would usurp Congress's power of the purse others say it's a terrible precedent because a future democratic president could declare a state of emergency around gun, safety or health care or climate change. But other Republicans on the hill privately would be thankful for the president to take this whole issue off their laps because if he does declare a state of emergency, he would presumably have to open the government. All right. So where do we stand on the negotiations right now? Nowhere. We're nowhere negotiators usually have a couple things associated with them. First of all round the clock talks a willingness for both sides to find a deal where both sides would win or maybe a creative solution that makes the problem bigger like exchanging a path to citizenship for the dreamers with twenty five billion dollars for a wall. That was a deal that was tentatively made over a year ago, but Trump walked away from that the other reason we we're not anywhere is that Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican leader is nowhere to be seen. He's the guy who in the past has gotten presidents out of a lot of tight corners. He thinks of creative solutions, but don't forget this whole shutdown started when McConnell passed unanimously a compromise Bill through the Senate for to open the government, not fund the wall. Trump originally said he would sign it. Then Trump changed his mind and the shutdown happened. And now McConnell says he's not gonna put anything on the floor of the Senate if the president won't sign it and Nancy. Policy of courses in Puerto Rico. So it's not like, you know, she's here right now talking to the president either. So I guess, you know, this leaves him taking his case to the American people. He tried to do that when he actually went and gave an address in the Oval Office. Did that move the needle it doesn't seem like he's moved the needle. He did a lot of things of Luff's address trip to the border. A lot of interviews the latest polling. We have is a Washington Post ABC news poll that show shows by eight and a very wide margin. Fifty three to twenty nine percent. More Americans blame President Trump and the Republicans in congress for the shutdown rather than Democrats one thing that has happened in the polling is that the border wall has gotten a little bit more popular. It's still net unpopular right now. Forty two percent of people say they support a wall that's up from thirty four percent a year ago, but fifty four percent opposed the idea. Down from sixty three percent a year ago. And the other thing we see is that he hasn't been able to convince Americans that there's actually a crisis on the border. That hasn't worked mostly because the people who are coming across are applying for asylum. That's a legal process, and it wouldn't be stopped by a wall. That's NPR's Mara Liasson. Thank you so much. Thank you. To justify the need for a wall along the us Mexico border. Trump has repeatedly described the situation at the border as a crisis. But what is it like for the doctors aid workers judges mayors and border patrol agents who live and work along the border every day. We talk to people from every southern border state, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas and ask them, what are they experiencing while the people we spoke with agree. There is a crisis. They differ over the kind of crisis and how to solve it. Here's what they said. I am sister Norma, Dan. And I'm director for Catholic church in the river valley overseeing the humanitarian response that we have here in our border. I believe that people that are not from here. Don't have quite a complete picture of what life is here at the border. And unfortunately, when we hear all these narrative of the importance of wall, and and sending criminals and protecting us from crime and all this ugly. People are. Coming realized that they're failing to see you a part of daily Gration reality that we see daily basis people who are just like us who are suffering and hardening native, great held. I believe what our holy fathers speaks to us about the importance of building bridges and not walls. I'm Douglas Nicholls. I'm the mayor's city of Yuma. We have had a long history dealing with immigration. And we're in a better position down that we have a barrier that was constructed in two thousand six I believe it's be effective in most places, although I'm not completely convinced. It's for every installation. A physical barrier is a very kind of first step deterrent immigration reform would be the primary wishlist item and then just more facilities family shelters there. We have no ice family shelter here in Arizona. So those. Individuals need to be moved to Texas. So we we need those kind of facilities here and then immigration. Judges are on my wishlist, we had immigration judges that were available at the border processing could happen quicker. And we could relieve some of the flow that's coming through. My name is Ashley tab door. And I'm the president of the national association of immigrations as the crisis. We see is that we have an immigration court that is structured within the Justice department. So the court has been repeatedly used throughout the years as an extension of law enforcement policies, and we believe that that's where the crisis lies as long as we continue to have aggression court within the Justice department. We continue to have the problems that we have seen the court the backlog being compromised, the integrity of the courts with the quotas that I've been placed on the judges the lack of adequate funding for interpreters or support staff. Hiring. One hundred judges are not having enough courtrooms or support staff for it. So we think it's really important to focus on sixteen court. My name is Sarah Francisco, I am a four patrol agent here in San Diego instinct ego. We're seeing a pretty big increase in the amount of family units. We're apprehending and the amount of unaccompanied children. We're averaging about one hundred fifty four arrests per day in San Diego. We agree with needing a wall. San Diego has been a prime example of how Wallis work in the late to mid eighties early nineties when there was no infrastructure at all we had hundreds of thousands of apprehensions assaults were at all time. Highs on agents and through a new infrastructure updated new technology coming in addition to more agents, we were able to bring our numbers down. It can't be just one just a combination. That whole system a really effective de Margaux the Maryvale Paso, Texas, the only large city on the Mexican border. We need to control our borders. No, I do not believe that a fans will suffice when it comes to protection and homeland security issues are fancy runs was done during the Bush administration and runs through part of downtown on the west side of our our city hasn't been so much a stop for illegal immigration has been for basically criminal activity where we used to have folks from Mexico coming over and stealing vehicles, but the rhetoric related to being unsafe or things like that. Or all this drug trade coming over. We don't have issues that we don't have I asked my police detail about MS thirteen gang members the other day, and they thought they may be good identify one. Here in El Paso, right now, we're just dealing with primarily the biggest challenge we have is migrant community coming north seeking asylum. The bottom line is that's not going to change until they change our immigration policies in Washington. And that's the responsibility of both sides of the aisle. And they haven't had the fortitude to deal with it for over thirty years. Name is Lucy Horton. I'm infectious disease, fellow at UC San Diego, I've been working in Tijuana at different shelters and camps that are currently housing the migrants, they're not able to process the asylum seekers and immigrants as quickly as they were before the shutdown which means that they potentially could be facing prolong times in the detention facilities. The conditions are pretty squalid people living on an extreme crowding sanitation on is terrible. Sometimes there's no access to clean drinking water. The prolonged detention in these crowded conditions miserably concerning for spread of communicable diseases. It doesn't seem like it's as much of a security threat as a humanitarian crisis. I'm mayor s seeking solace. Billy. Columbus, New Mexico. Many crisis. But I don't see it. As a crisis has been described. The crisis is further south can undo us. What's the mall because of your economy because of countries interfering with your country upsetting their political systems in order to to benefit from them? It causes chaos causes gang wars. And some of these people are fleeing, of course, all that violence, and you're coming up here, and we're just getting the waves of the whole thing. And it won't be resolved by putting up a wall. I'll tell you that that was Columbus New Mexico, mar a sequel Saleh's, Dr Lucy, Horton, El Paso, Texas, mayor de Margaux Puerto patrol agent found Francisco, judge, actually, tablet or Yuma. Arizona mayor Douglas Nichols. And sister Norma Pimentel. That segment was edited by Caitlyn Kim and produced by Samantha Balabagn. Let's face. It Email can be exhausting. The notification the replies. The dreaded reply all's and so much spam. Here's how a couple of people around NPR deal with their boxes, I managed my inbox by filing and deleting emails. 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"This is weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro the government shutdown over the border wall continues here this morning to talk about the political action or lack thereof is NPR's Mara Liasson. Hi, mara. Hi, lou. Okay. Tomorrow last night, the president called in to judge Janine Piero's show on Fox News, and we'll talk Russia elsewhere in the show, but he said about the shutdown that he was still thinking about declaring a national emergency. Is that still a plan? Well, like everything else about Trump and the shutdown. It's unclear he's been ping pong around this issue. Sometimes see say says he definitely would declare a state of emergency other times he said, he's not in any rush. But that endgame of declaring a national emergency has been described to me by Trump's advisors as the only plausible way out of this for him politically away for him to keep faith with his base show him show them he's fighting even if he's stymied in the. The courts and this promise to build a wall or or really do everything he can to build a wall has become the sun moon and stars of his administration. It's really become the white whale. It's become the number one priority, and he's gotten pretty sensitive about press coverage of how he's handling this issue. He tweeted that the fake news Washington Post said he didn't have a plan. But he says I have a plan. But to understand the plan you have to understand that I won the election the promise with that problem with that is he did win the two thousand sixteen election, but he lost the two thousand eighteen election, and he really has an absorbed the changes that that's brought he also tweeted, quote, there's almost nobody in the White House. But me, and I think that really sums it up. It's just him almost all by himself making it up as he goes along. Do we know where he's landed on declaring a state of emergency. You're describing this sort of back and forth. But do we know where his heads at? It seems that he's saying I will do it. If I can't get a deal, but the waffling around this is happening because some of his advisers say, it's not a good idea. It's going to be tied up in the courts, the Republicans in congress are split on this. Some Republicans say it would usurp Congress's power of the purse others say it's a terrible precedent because a future democratic president could declare a state of emergency around gun safety or health care our climate change. But other Republicans on the hill privately would be thankful for the president to take this whole issue off their laps because if he does declare a state of emergency, he would presumably have to open the government. All right. So where do we stand on the negotiations right now nowhere? We're nowhere negotiators usually have a couple of things associated with them. First of all round the clock talks a willingness for both sides to find a deal where both sides would win or maybe a creative solution. That makes the problem. Bigger like exchanging a path to citizenship for the dreamers with twenty five billion dollars for a wall. That was a deal that was tentatively made over a year ago, but Trump walked away from that the other reason we we're not anywhere is that Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican leader is nowhere to be seen. He's the guy who in the past has gotten presidents out of a lot of tight corners. He thinks of creative solutions, but don't forget this whole shutdown started when McConnell passed unanimously a compromise Bill through the Senate for to open the government, not fund the wall. Trump originally said he would sign it. Then Trump changed his mind and the shutdown happened. And now McConnell says he's not going to put anything on the floor of the Senate if the president won't sign it and Nancy Pelosi, of course, is in Puerto Rico. So it's not like, you know, she's here right now talking to the president either. So I guess, you know, this leaves him taking his case to the American people. He tried to do that. When he. We actually went and gave an address in the Oval Office. Did that move the needle? It doesn't seem like he's moved the needle. He did a lot of things of law office address trip to the border. A lot of interviews the latest polling. We have is a Washington Post ABC news poll that show shows by eight and a very wide margin. Fifty three to twenty nine percent. More Americans blame President Trump and the Republicans in congress for the shutdown rather than Democrats one thing that has happened in the polling is that the border wall has gotten a little bit more popular. It's still net unpopular right now. Forty two percent of people say they support a wall that's up from thirty four percent a year ago but fifty four percent opposed the idea down from sixty three percent a year ago. And the other thing we see is that he hasn't been able to convince Americans that there's actually a crisis on the border that hasn't worked mostly because the people who are coming across her apply. For asylum. That's a legal process, and it wouldn't be stopped by a wall. That's NPR's Mara Liasson. Thank you so much. Thank you. To justify the need for a wall along the US Mexico border. Trump has repeatedly described the situation at the border as a crisis. But what is it like for the doctors aid workers judges mayors and border patrol agents who live and work along the border every day. We talk to people from every southern border state, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas and ask them, what are they experiencing while the people we spoke with agree. There is a crisis. They differ over the kind of crisis and how to solve it. Here's what they said. I am sister Norma, and I'm director for Catholic charities you in the valley overseeing the response that we have here in our border. I believe that people that are not from here. Don't have quite a complete picture of what life is here at the border. And unfortunately, when we hear all this narrative of of the importance of wall, and and sending-off criminals and protecting us from crime and all this ugly people. Are coming realized that they're failing to see you a part of the reality that we see daily basis people who are just like us who are suffering and in hardening need upgrade held I believe what our Holy Father speaks to us about the importance of building bridges and not walls. I'm Douglas Nicholls on the mayor's city of Yuma. We have had a long history dealing with immigration. And we're in a better position. Now that we have a barrier that was constructed in two thousand six I believe it's be effective in most places, although I'm not completely convinced. It's for every installation. A physical barrier is a very kind of first step deterrent immigration reform would be the primary wish list item and then just more facilities family shelters. We have no family shelter here in Arizona. So those. Individuals need to be moved to Texas. So we we need those kind of facilities here and then immigration. Judges are on my wishlist that we had immigration judges that are available at the border processing could happen quicker. And we could relieve some of the flow that's coming through. My name is Ashley tab door. And I'm the president of the national association of immigration with the crisis. We see as bad we have an immigration court that is structured within the Justice department. So the court has been repeatedly used throughout the years as an extension of law enforcement policies, and we believe that that's where the crisis lies as long as we continue to have aggression court within the Justice department. We continue to have the problems that we have seen the court the backlog be compromised, the integrity of the courts with the quotas that I've been placed on the judges the lack of adequate funding for interpreters or support staff. Hiring. One hundred judges are not having enough courtrooms or support staff for it. So we think it's really important to focus on fixing court. My name is Sarah Francisco, I am a patrol agent here in San Diego in San Diego. We're seeing a pretty big increase in the amount of family units were apprehending and the amount of unaccompanied children. We're averaging one hundred fifty four per day. Justin, San Diego, we agree with meeting a wall. San Diego has been a prime example of how walls work in the late to mid eighties early nineties when there was no infrastructure at all we had hundreds of thousands of apprehensions assaults were at all time. Highs on agents and through the dish in new infrastructure. Updated new technology coming in addition to more agents, we were able to bring our numbers down. It can't be just one just the combination. That whole system that really effective de Margaux the mayor of El Paso, Texas, the only large US city on the Mexican border. We need to control our borders. No, I do not believe that a fence will suffice when it comes to protection and homeland security issues are fence runs. It was done during the Bush administration and runs through part of downtown on the west side of our our city hasn't been so much a stop for illegal immigration has been for basically criminal activity where we used to have folks from Mexico coming over and and stealing vehicles, but the rhetoric related to being unsafe or things like that. Or all this drug trade coming over. We don't have issues that we don't have I asked my police detail about MS thirteen gang members the other day, and and they thought they may be good identify one here. Here in El Paso, right now, we're just dealing with primarily the biggest challenge we have is this migrant community coming north seeking asylum. The bottom line is that's not going to change until they change our immigration policies in Washington. And that's the responsibility of both sides of the aisle. And they haven't had the fortitude to deal with it for over thirty years. My name is Lucy Horton. I'm infectious disease, fellow at UC San Diego, I've been working in Tijuana at different shelters and camps that are currently housing the migrants, they're not able to process the asylum seekers and immigrants as quickly as they were before the shutdown which means that they potentially could be fee seeing prolong times in the detention facilities. The conditions are pretty squalid. People living on an extreme crowding sanitation on is terrible. Sometimes there is no access to clean drinking water. The prolonged detention in these crowded conditions is really concerning for spread of communicable diseases. It doesn't seem like it's as much of a security threat as a humanitarian crisis. Mayor SC kid follows village. Sales Columbus, New Mexico. Many crisis. But I don't see it as a crisis as it has been described. The crisis is further south can undo us what Tamala because of your economy because of countries interfering with your country upsetting their political systems in order to to benefit from them. It causes chaos that causes gang wars. And some of these people are fleeing, of course, all that violence, and you're coming up here, and we're just getting the waves of the whole thing. And it won't be resolved by putting up a wall. I'll tell you that that was Columbus New Mexico, mar a sequel Saleh's, Dr Lucy, Horton, El Paso, Texas, mayor de Margaux border patrol agent found Francisco, judge, actually, tablet or Yuma. Arizona mayor Douglas Nichols. And sister Norma Pimentel..

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"It's well armed. And I was asking some of the guys if if they've had the fire or been fired upon you need to have this type of the term because the last thing you want to be as outgun by the drug cartel. Go out on the river and have board patrol plane out spots to them where some undocumented people are entering the country, not through an official point of entry. Yeah. This is a common toward that. Someone like Senator Ted Cruz will take those are the types of tours that Democrats stay away from they will do the tour with border patrol where there along the centenary that kind of thing that's pretty standard. What you do see from Democrats specifically is people going over to the respite centre rather than go on the typical boat ride with border patrol in state troopers. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi visited the respite center in mcallen, where sister Norma Pimentel, and dozens of volunteers have welcome more than seventy thousand immigrant families since twenty four any person that was in the detention center the few days before and processed. They go over to the respite sooner they get dropped off by border patrol there. They get a shower changing clothes food and beget to reach out to relatives. Friends and try to set up a plan to their next destination. They could have anywhere from twenty people a day to five hundred. Wow, there's two new centers had opened up this year. But it was just one I've been to the respite centre many times over the course of my time here and speaking with people who are at the respite centre temporarily I single says we were treated like dogs in the other place. And now here we feel like people again referring to being in the detention center for the couple of days at they're being processed. Are we talking about the detention facility called Ursula, which is the largest in the country? Correct. Is that a facility that noticed of the people that are coming through this sector, stay at or a process through? How would you contrast Ursula with the respite centre oh nine day? There's no comparison. These people are undocumented. These people have already been given a court date for their illegal entry charge the misdemeanor. There are so grateful for the help that they're getting a lot of them. Volunteer to help out other people who arrived that day, obviously, you're empathize with what they're going through. So there's a lot of communal feeling are there, especially scenic stretches of border wall and mcallen that Trump stood in front of in this photo op or might have stood in front of. No, he didn't do that. There are areas that have sensing. And are we talking about big beautiful concrete or big beautiful metal bullets? I think that's another one of those things about semantics with the construction and administration wants you have about ten feet of concrete, and then on top of that you have the slabs of steel they go inside that concrete to fortify that barrier. The construction you're talking about isn't specifically related to the president's current proposal for the border wall that has closed down the government because there seems to be funding for it already. Correct. That funding was approved in March funded twenty five miles of levee wall construction here in Delaware County. Do you think you need that as someone who covers this issue down there? No, if you talk to locals here, the other majority will tell you that we don't need more. And we didn't need the ones that were built back in late two thousands a lot of it that was constructed toward through some of the natural landscapes that we have here that people use to us as hiking trails where you see is especially in Chicago right along the border there's border while there, and you have atrophied landscape. So it used to be a refuge where people could walk, but now because of the wall people don't go back there. The democratic mayor of macallan Jim darling said it's the safest city in Texas fiction is the five hundred people were getting are illegal aliens. And technically when we get him. They're legal waiting a hearing. So I hate to use the word crisis on the border. He may be referring to the idea that we've had the same kind of flow for a long time. This isn't anything new for the people that live here. It's the seventh safest city in the country. I was covering the coverage from New York, and apparently one of the movie theaters in mccallan put that statistic up on its marquee. You think the president might have seen it? Did it surprise you that it was there? It didn't surprise me. Because every time we do have politicians come down here as a community. We do try to point that out that there are no gunfights on the streets. Here there's no spillover cartel violence. I think earlier this year is a city of mccowan police department. Police a stat that said that this is a thirty year low in crime so to source of pride for a lot of us to say, I've never felt unsafe here in the city. I think witnessed for the last four and a half five years what it is that we're actually dealing with. And that is we have desperate people coming from Central America coming here, and they're not a burden on the city. They're not coming here to harmless, and the citizens feel that way do they embrace them. I think so I think it's evident in how much support the respite centre has gotten by the community. A lot of the people who are working there are volunteers, and they have been since two thousand fourteen they understand what the national rhetoric is versus the reality of this place. And you know, Dr. Arleen, you've mentioned the democrat. But you don't get that feeling. There isn't a lot of partisan politics when it comes to the local politicians Jerry never believe in front of him as a player. He's been very pragmatic in the way that he deals with these kinds of things when they come up, and I think the community really took heart to his message of we need to help these people who are arriving and I have nowhere to go. So to the extent that there is a crisis in mcallen. It's the detention centers where children are kept in what some have called subhuman conditions. These are centers operated by federal agencies. Not by the town the city itself as you describe it sounds welcoming utopian practically Canadian how close is mcallen to Mexico. I could get to the Progresso bridge probably in twenty minutes. And if I may and that during the run-up to the midterms when we were losing our minds about a caravan coming here that we knew wasn't gonna come. I went down to the bridge, and I just hung out around four or five o'clock, and the amount of people that were going into Mexico from this side from the US side to go see a dentist or doctor kids coming back from school going back into Progresso, Mexico to be back home with their families the cars back and forth. This is a transnational community. This is every day. This is a weird stop. If you're trying to make it look like there's a crisis on the border because.

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"San Diego, we agree with needing a wall. San Diego has been a prime example of how walls work in the late eighties early nineties when there was no infrastructure at all we had hundreds of thousands of apprehensions assaults were at all time. Highs on agents and through the dish in a new infrastructure. Updated new technology coming in addition more agents, we were able to bring our numbers down. It can't be just one. Just the combination. It's that whole system that really is a -ffective de Margaux the Maryvale Paso, Texas. The only large US city on the Mexican border. We need to control our borders. No, I do not believe that a fence will suffice when it comes to protection and homeland security issues are fence that runs was done during the Bush administration and it runs through part of downtown. And on the west side of our our city hasn't been so much a stop for illegal immigration has been for basically criminal activity where we used to have folks from Mexico coming over and and stealing vehicles, and but the rhetoric related to being unsafe or things like that. Or all this drug trade coming over. We don't have issues that we don't have I asked my police detail about MS thirteen gang members the other day, and and they thought they may be. Good identify one here in El Paso, right now, we're just dealing with primarily the biggest challenge we have is this migrant community coming north seeking asylum and the bottom line is that's not going to change until they change our immigration policies in Washington. And that's the responsibility of both sides of the aisle. And they haven't had the fortitude to deal with it for over thirty years. Name is Lucy Horton. I'm infectious disease, fellow at UC San Diego, I've been working in Tijuana at different shelters and camps that are currently housing the migrants, they're not able to process the asylum seekers and immigrants as quickly as they were before the shutdown which means that they potentially could be fee seeing prolong times in the detention facilities. The conditions are pretty squalid. People living on an extreme crowding sanitation on is terrible on sometimes there is no access to clean drinking water. The prolonged detention in these crowded conditions is really concerning for spread of communicable diseases. It doesn't seem like it's as much of a security threat as a humanitarian crisis. Mayor SE kid follows the village. Columbus, New Mexico. Many crisis. But I don't see it as a crisis as it has been described. The crisis is further south can undo us what Tamala because of your economy because of countries interfering with your country upsetting their political systems in order to to benefit from them. It causes chaos that causes gang wars. And some of these people are fleeing, of course, all that violence, and you're coming up here, and we're just getting the waves of the whole thing. And it won't be resolved by putting up a wall. I'll tell you that that was sister Norma, Pimentel Yuma. Arizona mayor Douglas Nicholls judge Ashley Tabor border patrol agent. Farren Francisco, El Paso, Texas, mayor de Margaux, Dr Lucy, Horton and Columbus, New Mexico. Mayor a kill Silas. That.

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"This is weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro the government shutdown over the border wall continues here this morning to talk about the political action or lack thereof is NPR's Mara Liasson. Hi, Mara, high Lulu. Okay. Samara last night, the president called into judge Janine Perot's show on Fox News, and we'll talk Russia. Elsewhere in the show, but he said about the shutdown that he was still thinking about declaring a national emergency. Is that all plan everything else about Trump and the shutdown? It's unclear he's been ping pong around this issue. Sometimes it says he definitely would declare a state of emergency other times he said, he's not in any rush. But that endgame of declaring a national emergency has been described to me by Trump's advisors as the only plausible way out of this for him politically away for him to keep faith with his base show him show them he's fighting even if he's stymied in the courts. And this promise to build a wall or or really do everything he can to build a wall has become the sun moon and stars of his administration. It's really become the white whale. It's become the number one priority, and he's gotten pretty sensitive about press coverage of how he's handling this issue. He tweeted that the fake news Washington Post said he didn't have a plan. But he says I have a plan. But to understand the plan you have to understand that I won the election the promise with that problem with that is he did win the two thousand sixteen election, but he lost the twenty eighteen election, and he really hasn't absorbed. The changes that that's brought he also tweeted, quote, there's almost nobody in the White House. But me, and I think that really sums it up. It's just him almost all by himself making it up as he goes along. Do we know where he's landed on declaring a state of emergency. You're describing this sort of back and forth. But do we know where his heads out? It seems that he's saying I will do it. If I can't get a deal, but the waffling around this is happening because some of his advisers say, it's not a good idea. It's going to be tied up in the courts, the Republicans in congress are split on this. Some Republicans say it would usurp Congress's power of the purse others say it's a terrible precedent because a future democratic president could declare a state of emergency around gun safety or health care climate change. But other Republicans on the hill privately would be thankful for the president to take this whole issue off their laps because if he does declare a state of emergency, he would presumably have to open the government. All right. So where do we stand on the negotiations right now? Nowhere. We're nowhere. Negotiationms usually have a couple of things associated with them. First of all round the clock talks a willingness for both sides to find a deal where both sides would win or maybe a creative solution that makes the problem bigger like exchanging a path to citizenship for the dreamers with twenty five billion dollars for a wall. That was a deal that was tentatively made over a year ago, but Trump walked away from that the other reason we we're not anywhere is that Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican leader is nowhere to be seen. He's the guy who in the past has gotten presidents out of a lot of tight corners. He thinks creative solutions. But don't forget this whole shutdown started when McConnell passed unanimously a compromise Bill through the Senate for to open the government, not fund the wall. Trump originally said he would sign it. Then Trump changed his mind and the shutdown happened. Now McConnell says he's not going to put anything on the floor of the Senate if the president won't sign it and Nancy. Policy of courses in Puerto Rico. So it's not like, you know, she's here right now talking to the president either. So I guess, you know, this leaves him taking his case to the American people. He tried to do that when he actually went and gave an address in the Oval Office. Did that move the needle it doesn't seem like he's moved the needle. He did a lot of things of Luff's address trip to the border. A lot of interviews the latest polling. We have is a Washington Post ABC news poll that show shows by eight and a very wide margin. Fifty three to twenty nine percent. More Americans blame President Trump and the Republicans in congress for the shutdown rather than Democrats one thing that has happened in the polling is that the border wall has gotten a little bit more popular. It's still net unpopular right now. Forty two percent of people say they support a wall that's up from thirty four percent a year ago, but fifty four percent opposed the idea. Down from sixty three percent a year ago. And the other thing we see is that he hasn't been able to convince Americans that there's actually a crisis on the border. That hasn't worked mostly because the people who are coming across are applying for asylum. That's a legal process, and it wouldn't be stopped by a wall. That's NPR's Mara Liasson. Thank you so much. Thank you. To justify the need for a wall along the US Mexico border. Trump has repeatedly described the situation at the border as a crisis. But what is it like for the doctors the aid workers judges mayors and border patrol agents who live and work along the border every day, we talk to people from every single border state, California, New Mexico. Arizona and Texas and ask them what they are experiencing while they agree. There's a crisis. They differ over the kind of crisis and how to solve it. Here's what they said. I am sister Norma Dannon. I'm director for Catholic charities you in the river valley overseeing the humanitarian response that we have here in our border. I believe that people that are not from here. Don't have a complete picture of what life is here at the water. And unfortunately, when we hear all this narrative of the importance of wall, and and sending off criminals and protecting us from crime and all this. Ugly, people that are coming realize that they're failing to see you a part of Daime Gration reality that we see daily basis people who are just like us who are suffering and in hardening need upgrade held I believe what our holy fathers speaks to us about the importance of building bridges and not walls. I'm Douglas Nicholls. I'm the mayor's to the of Yuma. We have had a long history dealing with immigration. And we're in a better position. Now that we have a barrier that was constructed in two thousand six I believe it's be effective in most places, although I'm not completely convinced. It's for every installation. A physical barrier is a very kind of first step deterrent immigration reform would be the primary wishlist item and then just more facilities family shelters. We have no ice family shelter here in Arizona. So. Those individuals need to be moved to Texas. So we we need those kind of things here and then immigration. Judges are on my wishlist, we had immigration judges that or vailable at the border processing could happen quicker. And we could relieve some of the flow that's coming through. My name is Ashley tab adore. And I'm the president of the national association of immigration as the crisis. We see is that we have an immigration court that is structured within the Justice department. So the court has been repeatedly us throughout the years as an extension of law enforcement policies, and we believe that that's where the crisis lies as long as we continue to have them aggression court within the Justice department. We continue to have the problems that we have seen the court the backlog, the compromise to the temperature of the courts with the quotas that have been placed on the judge as the lack of adequate funding for interpreters or support staff. Hiring one hundred judges are not having enough courtrooms are support staff for it. So we think it's really important to focus on fixing or court. My name is Sarah Francisco, I am a patrol agent here in San Diego in San Diego. We're seeing a pretty big increase in the amount of family units were apprehending and the amount of unaccompanied children. We're averaging one hundred fifty four arrests per day. Just in San Diego. We agree with needing a wall. San Diego has been a prime example of how Wallis lurk in the late to mid eighties early nineties when there was no infrastructure at all we had hundreds of thousands of apprehensions assaults were at all time. Highs on agents and through the dish in new infrastructure. Updated new technology coming in addition a more agents, we were able to bring our numbers down. It can't be just one. The combination is that whole system that really is effective de Margaux the mayor of El Paso, Texas. The only large US city on the Mexican border. We need to control our borders. No, I do not believe that fans will suffice when it comes to protection and homeland security issues are fence that runs. It was done during the Bush administration and runs through part of downtown. And on the west side of our our city hasn't been so much a stop for illegal immigration has been for basically criminal activity where we used to have folks from Mexico coming over and and stealing vehicles, but the rhetoric related to being unsafe or things like that. Or all this drug trade coming over. We don't have issues that we don't have I asked my police detail about MS thirteen gang members the other day, and they thought they may be. He could identify one here in El Paso, right now, we're just dealing with primarily the biggest challenge we have is this migrant community coming north seeking asylum and the bottom line is that's not going to change until they change our immigration policies in Washington. And that's the responsibility of both sides of the aisle. And they haven't had the fortitude to deal with it for over thirty years. Name is Lucy Horton. I'm infectious disease, fellow at UC San Diego, I've been working in Tijuana at different shelters and camps that are currently housing the migrants, they're not able to process the asylum seekers and immigrants as quickly as they were before the shutdown which means that they potentially could be seeing prolong times in the detention facilities. The conditions are pretty squalid. People living on an extreme crowding sanitation on is terrible on sometimes there's no access to clean drinking water. The prolonged detention in these crowded conditions miserably really concerning for spread of communicable diseases. It doesn't seem like it's as much of a security threat as a humanitarian crisis. I'm mayor SE kid solace. Columbus, New Mexico. There are many crisis. But I don't see it. As a crisis has been described. The crisis is further south can undo us. What's Tamala because of your economy because of countries interfering with your country upsetting their political systems in order to to benefit from them. It causes chaos that causes gang wars. And some of these people are fleeing, of course, all that violence, and you're coming up here, and we're just getting the waves of the whole thing. And it won't be resolved by putting up a wall. I'll tell you that that was sister Norma, Pimentel Yuma. Arizona mayor Douglas Nicholls judge Ashley tab for border patrol agent. Aaron Francisco Paso, Texas, mayor de Margaux, Dr Lucy, Horton and Columbus new. Mexico mayor a c kill Silas. That.

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"And I was asking some of the guys if if they've had the fire or been fired upon you need to have this type of the term because the last thing you want to be as outgun by the drug cartel. They'll go out on the river and have border patrol point out spots to them where some undocumented people are entering the country. Not through an official point of entry. This is a comment. Toward of that. Someone like Senator Ted Cruz will take those are the types of tours that Democrats stay away from they will do the tour with border patrol where there along the fencing area that kind of thing that's pretty standard. What you do see from Democrats specifically is people going over to the respite centre rather than go on the typical boat ride with border patrol in Saint troopers. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi visited the respite center in mcallen, where sister Norma Pimentel, and dozens of volunteers have welcome more than seventy thousand immigrant families since twenty four any person that was in the detention center the few days before and processed they go over to the respite sorta they get dropped off by border patrol bear. They get a shower changing clothes food, and they get to reach out to relatives. Friends and try to set up a plan to their next destination could have anywhere from twenty people a day to five hundred. Wow, there's two new centers that opened up this year. But it was just one I've been to the respite centre meetings. Times over the course of my time here and speaking with people who are at the respite Senator temporarily I single say as we were treated like dogs in the other place. And now here we feel like people again referring to being in the detention center for the couple of days at they're being processed. Are we talking about the detention facility called Ursula, which is the largest in the country? Correct. Or is that attention facility that most of the people that are coming through this sector, stay at or a process through. How would you contrast Ursula with the respite centre oh nine day? There's no comparison. These people are undocumented. These people have already been given a court date for illegal entry charge the misdemeanor. There are so grateful for the help that they're getting of them cheer to help out. Other people who arrived that day, obviously, you're empathize with what they're going through. So there's a lot of communal feeling are there, especially scenic stretches of border wall. Mcallen that Trump stood in front of in this photo op or might have stood in front of. No, he didn't do that. There are areas that have sensing. And are we talking about big beautiful concrete or big beautiful metal? Well, it's I think that's another one of those things about semantics with the construction and administration wants you have about ten feet of concrete, and then on top of that you have the slabs of steel that go inside that concrete to fortify that barrier. The construction you're talking about isn't specifically related to the president's current proposal for the border wall that has closed down the government because there seems to be funding for it already. Correct. That funding was approved in March funded twenty five miles of levee wall construction here in Delaware County. Do you think you need that someone who covers this issue down there? No, if you talk to locals here, do, you know, the majority will tell you that we don't need more. And we didn't need the ones that were built back in late two thousand a lot of it that was constructed toward through some of the natural landscapes that we have here that people use to us as hiking trails. What you see is especially in Chicago right along the border there's border while there, and you have atrophied landscape. So it used to be a refuge where people could walk, but now because of the wall people don't go back there. The democratic mayor of macallan Jim darling said it's the safest city in Texas fiction is the five hundred people were getting are illegal aliens. And technically when we get him. They're legal because they're waiting a hearing a hate to use the word crisis on the border. He may be referring to the idea that we've had the same kind of flow for a long time. This isn't anything new for the people that live here..

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"Me. It's well-armed is. And I was asking some of the guys if if they've had the fire or been fired upon have this type of turn. Because the last thing you want to be is outgunned by the drug cartel. The go out on the river and have border patrol point out spots to them where some undocumented people are entering the country, not through an official point of entry. Yeah. This is a coming toward of that. Someone like Senator Ted Cruz will take those are the types of tours that Democrats stay away from they will do the tour with border patrol where there along the centenary that kind of thing that's pretty standard. What you do see from Democrats specifically is people going over to the respite centre rather than go on the typical boat ride with border patrol and state troopers. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi visited the respite center in mcallen, where sister Norma Pimentel and dozens of volunteers have welcome more than seventy thousand immigrant family since twenty four. Person that was in the detention center the few days before and processed they go over the respite centre they get dropped off by border patrol bear. They get a shower changing clothes food, and they get to reach out to relatives friends and try to set up a plan to their next destination. They could have anywhere from twenty people a day to five hundred. Wow, there's two new centers that opened up this year. But the Ford was just one I've been to the respite centre many times over the course of my time here and speaking with people who are at the respite centre temporarily I single say as we were treated like dogs in the other place. And now here we feel like people again, the referring to the detention center for the couple of days at they're being processed. Are we talking about the detention facility called Ursula, which is the largest in the country? Correct. Is that attention facility that most of the people that are coming through this sector, stay at or a process through. How would you contrast Ursula? With the respite centre oh day. There's no comparison. These people are undocumented. These people have already been given a court date for illegal entry charge the misdemeanor. There are so grateful for the help that they're getting louder than funds here to help out. Other people who arrived that day, obviously, you're empathize with what they're going through. So there's a lot of communal feeling are there at especially scenic stretches of border wall and mcallen that Trump stood in front of in this photo op or might have stood in front of. No, he didn't do that. There are areas that have sensing and we talking about big beautiful concrete or big beautiful. Metal will it's both. I think that's another one of those things about semantics with the construction and administration wants you have about ten feet of concrete, and then on top of that you have the slabs of steel that go inside that concrete to fortify that barrier. The construction you're talking about isn't specifically related to the president's current proposal for the border wall that has closed down the government because there seems to be funding for it already. Correct. That funding was approved in March funded twenty five miles of levee wall construction here in her county. Do you think you need that as someone who covers this issue down there? No, if you talk to locals here, the majority will tell you that we don't need more. And we didn't need the ones that were built back in late two thousand a lot of it that was constructed toward through some of the natural landscapes that we have here that people use to us as hiking trails where you see is especially in Hidalgo right along the border there's border while there, and now you have atrophied landscape. So it used to be a refuge where people could walk, but now because of the wall people don't go back there. The democratic mayor of macallan Jim darling said, it's the safest city in Texas. The depiction is the five hundred people at work getting are illegal aliens. And technically when we get him. They're legal because they're waiting to hearing a hate to use the word crisis animal border. He may be referring to the idea that we've had the same kind of flow for a long time. This isn't anything new for the people that live here. It's the seventh safest city in the country. I was covering the coverage from New York, and apparently one of the movie theaters in mcallen, put that statistic up on its marquee. You think the president might have seen it? Did it surprise you that it was there? It didn't surprise me. Because every time we do have politicians come down here as a community. We do try to point that out that there are no gunfights on the streets. Here there's no spillover cartel violence. I think earlier this year is a city of mccowan police department police said that this is a thirty year low in crime so to source of pride for a lot of us to say, I've never felt unsafe here in the city. I think the community witnessed for the last four and a half five years, whatever it is that we're actually dealing with. And that is we have desperate people coming from Central America. They're coming here. And they're not a burden on the city. They're not coming here to harm us, and the citizens feel that way do they embrace them. I think so I think it's evident in how much support the respite centre has gotten by the community. A lot of people who are working there are volunteers, and they have been since two thousand fourteen they understand what the national rhetoric is versus the reality of this place. And you know, Dr. Eileen you've mentioned a democrat. But you don't get that feeling. There isn't a lot of partisan politics. When it comes to the the local politicians, I never believe in front of him has a critic mayor. He's been very pragmatic in the way that he deals with these kinds of things when they come up, and I think the community really took heart to his message of we need to help these people were arriving and I have nowhere to go. So to the extent that there is a crisis in mcallen. It's at the detention centers where children are kept in what some have called subhuman conditions. These are centers operated by federal agencies. Not by the town the city itself as you describe it sounds welcoming utopian practically Canadian how close is mcallen to Mexico. I could get to the Progresso bridge probably in twenty minutes. And if I may add that during the run-up to the midterms when we were losing. Our minds about a caravan coming here to that we knew wasn't gonna come. I went down to the bridge, and I just hung out around four or five o'clock in the amount of people that were going into Mexico from this side from the US side to go see a dentist or doctor kids coming back from school going back into Progresso Mexico to be back home with their families. The cars back and forth is a transnational community. This is every day. This is a weird stop. If you're trying to make it look like there's a crisis on the border because.

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"This is a common tour that someone like Senator Ted Cruz will take those are the types of tours that democrat stay away from they will do the tour with border patrol where there along the fencing area that kind of thing that's pretty standard. What you do see from Democrats specifically as people going over to the respite centre rather than go on the typical boat ride with border patrol in Saint troopers. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi visited the respite center in mcallen, where sister Norma Pimentel and dozens of volunteers have welcome more than seventy thousand immigrant families since twenty four person that was in detention center the few days before and processed they go over the respite Serta they get dropped off by border patrol there. They get shower changing clothes food, and they get to reach out to relatives friends and try to set up a plan to their next destination. They could have anywhere from. Twenty people a day to five hundred. Wow, there's two new centers at opened up this year. But before it was just one I've been to the respite centre many times over the course of my time year, end speaking with people who are at the respite centre temporarily I single says we were treated like dogs in the other place. Now here we feel like people again in the referring to being in the detention center for the couple days that they are being processed. Are we talking about the detention facility called Ursula, which is the largest in the country, correct or Sula his detention facility that most of the people that are coming through the sector stay at our process through. How would you contrast Ursula with the respite centre oh nine day? There's no comparison. These people are undocumented. These people have already been given a court date for their illegal entry charge the misdemeanor. There are so grateful for the help that they're getting a lot of them fund here to help out other people who arrived that day, obviously. Empathize with what they're going through. So there's a lot of communal feeling. I is specially scenic stretches of border wall and mcallen that Trump stood in front of in this photo op or might have stood in front of. No, he didn't do that. There are areas that have sensing. And are we talking about big beautiful concrete or big beautiful? Metal will it's both. I think that's another one of those things about mantis with the construction wasn't administration. Wants you have about ten feet of concrete. And then on top of that you have the slabs of steel that go inside that concrete to fortify that barrier. The construction you're talking about isn't specifically related to the president's current proposal for the border wall that has closed down the government because there seems to be funding for it already. Correct. That funding was approved in March funded twenty five miles of levee wall construction here in adult county. Do you think you needed that? As someone who covers this issue down there. No, if you talk to locals here, the majority will tell you that we don't need more. And we didn't need the ones that were built back in late two thousands a lot of it that was constructed toward through some of the natural scape that we have here that people used to use as hiking trails. What you see is especially in Chicago right along the border there's border while there, and you have atrophied landscape. So it used to be a refuge where people could walk, but now because of the wall people don't go back there, the democratic mayor of macallan, Jim darling said, it's the safest city in Texas. The depiction is the five hundred people at work getting are illegal aliens in technically when we get him. They're legal because whiting hearing a hate us crisis on the border. He may be referring to ideas that we've had the same kind of flow for a long time. This isn't anything new for the people that live here. It's the seventh safest city in the country. I was covering the coverage from New York, and apparently one of the movie theaters in mcallen, put that's the tick up on its marquee. You think the president might have seen it? Did it surprise you that it was there? It didn't surprise me. Because everytime. We do have politicians come down here as a community..

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04:09 min | 3 years ago

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"Focusing on a potential run for the White House. More from komo's Jeff Pohjola. Lawmakers convened on Monday, and they have a long list of priorities, but Republicans feel the governor's attention is elsewhere Senator Mark Chesler. Well, I think his policies may be geared towards Iowa for and Washington. And when asked about the criticism, given her Inslee responded. Yeah. It's it's not the case. That's my best. My best. Guest answer. Look. Politics should get a lot of criticism. I understand that. I'm not sure that one makes a lot of sense together. Inslee is heading to Nevada this weekend. One of the early caucus states in the presidential primary season. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. Once again, the town mcallen, Texas finds itself as the setting for a debate over the border wall. President Trump was there today for a briefing in tour ABC's Jim Ryan is in mcallen. And he spoke with komo's Taylor van Cise, the president met for about an hour or so with customs and border protection agency leaders of the union that represents that group along with some local leaders he also intends to meet with Norma Pimentel. She is the Catholic sister who whose mission is to help immigrants coming across the border. She's also the one who panned in op Ed in the Washington Post today when she called for greater compassion in the dealing with immigrants and not necessarily decrying a wall. But speaking more about the compassion that she wants to see shown to people coming into the country. So the president will see a little bit of both. Those things he also is getting a look at the border itself at the Rio Grande, and it'll take all this back with him, you'll leave behind John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. The two senators from Texas will old another round table discussion with these people to talk about border security issues, and what does the border look like they're in mcallen. I know. It's right at the very tip of Texas and right up against the river. But is there a is there awhile already? Well, yeah. I mean, this is one of the places where the complaint is that it's fairly porous. There are ways to get across fairly easily. For people to come in. And they do, you know, the it's people are brought into the country. They come into the country through that area between the checkpoints. But the mayor of macallan points out that it's not necessarily a crisis. It's not a war zone. He points out that in the city of one hundred and fifty thousand there were no homicides last year at all now when I hear you go to these towns to cover the president's visits, and and talk about borders. I'm always curious as to what the homeowners and the land owners think because there's the potential that a border wall could take away their property under eminent domain, and there's plenty of farmland up against the border. Yes, you're right. And they are quite conflicted about that Taylor because it would impede on their ability to move cattle, for example, or to move machinery back and forth. There also is threat that it could contribute to flooding in into land erosion the physical barrier that's being posted there. But other landowners are saying that they want to see a wall that they have people coming across their property all the time some of them leaving jugs of water out there for the immigrants coming through others are quite hostile and say they want nothing to do with him. So I get this this area is odds with itself on how it feels about a. Physical wall. And that is KOMO Taylor van Cise speaking with ABC's Jim Ryan tie, forty time for sports sponsored by divorce lawyers for men here's Tom from the Harley exterior sports desk. Men's basketball coming your way this evening coach in his guys in Salt Lake City taken on the use of Utah other shots in points come off assisted threes. And so we've got to do a good job that means the ball's moving. It's faster. We've gotta be able to move make our bumps take the shooter's off line of force him to be playmakers. I think that's been big for us. Huskies want to know in conference play the utes one in one pre game coverage at six thirty gametime. It's seven o'clock right here on KOMO news Cougars tip off in just about twenty minutes in boulder against Colorado, number five Gonzaga home tonight for an eight o'clock start against Pacific and west coast conference play the EMS at a couple of players to the roster one infielder,.

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05:44 min | 3 years ago

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"Legislative session begins in Olympia. Jay inslee. Governor of Washington is facing criticism for focusing on a potential run for the White House. We get more from komo's Jeff Pohjola. Lawmakers convened on Monday, and they have a long list of priorities, but Republicans feel the governor's attention is elsewhere Senator Mark Chesler, I think his policies may be geared towards Iowa for the Washington. And when asked about the criticism, giving her instantly responded. Yeah. It's it's not the case as my best. My best. To answer. Politicians? Get a lot of criticism. I understand that. I'm not sure that one makes a lot of sense. Governor Inslee is heading to Nevada this weekend. One of the early caucus states and the presidential primary season. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news. That's komo's Jeff Pohjola reporting. Komo news time is three thirty six. Once again, the town of macallan Texas finds itself is the setting for a debate over the border wall. President Trump is there for a briefing and tour ABC's Jim Ryan is in McGowan. And he spoke with komo's Taylor van Cise president met for about an hour or so with customs border protection agency leaders of the union that represents that group along with some local leaders he also intends to meet with Norma Pimentel. She is the Catholic sister who whose mission is to help immigrants coming across the border. She's also the one who penned in op Ed in the Washington Post today when she called for greater compassion in the dealing with Emag Renson. So not necessarily decrying a wall. But speaking more about the compassionate she wants to see showing people coming into the country. So the president will see a little bit of both of those things. He also is getting a look at the border itself at the real grand. And you'll take all this back with him, you'll leave behind John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, two senators from Texas will old another round table discussion with these same people to talk about border security issues, and what does the border look like they're in mcallen. I know. It's right at the very kind of tip of Texas and right up against the river. But is there a fences there awhile already? Well. Yeah. This is one of the places where the complaint is that it's fairly poor as there are ways to get across fairly easily. For people to come in. And they do, you know, the people are brought into the country they come into the country through that area between the checkpoints. But the mayor of macallan points out that it's not necessarily a crisis. It's not a war zone. He points out that in the city of one hundred and fifty thousand there were no homicides last year at all now when I hear you go to these towns to cover the president's visits and talk about borders. I'm always curious as to what the homeowners and the land owners think because there's the potential that a border wall could take away their property under eminent domain, and there's plenty of farmland up against the border. You're right. And they are quite conflicted about that Taylor because it would impede on their ability to to move, for example, or to move machinery back and forth. There also is threat that it could contribute to flooding in in to land erosion the physical barrier that's being posted there. But other landowners are saying that they want to see a wall that they have people coming across their property all the time some of them leaving jugs of water out there for the immigrants coming through others are quite hostile and say they want nothing to do with him. So. Yeah. I get it. Really this this area is at odds with cell phone. How it feels about a physical wall? Now when the president comes to town, obviously, you can't see a shot of him going down the street in the motorcade without seeing protesters and supporters was mcallen, especially divided Texas goes, or is this pretty typical. Well, yeah, you're right. It was there were hundreds of people like the I think it was a fairly even split between those who support President Trump and his idea of the wall. Now, those on the other side of the street who were just as adamant that they don't want to see a wall built at all day. You're right. I mean, it was airing of grievances out on the street today. There was one little scuffling someone was taken away. But yes, it was loud. And it was a demonstration and a counter demonstration ABC's. Jim Ryan with us from Callan, Texas. Thanks, jim. Komo's Taylor van sice now at three forty sports sponsored by divorce lawyers from an here's Tom from the Harley exterior sports desk. Men's basketball coming your way tonight right here on your home of the huskies, KOMO news with coach Skains team in Salt Lake City to take on Utah, the Utah coach abkin talking about defending Utah. Other shots in points come off assisted threes. And so we've got to do a good job that means the ball's moving. It's faster. We've got to be able to move make our bumps. Take the shoes off line of force him to be playmakers. I think that's been big for us. Huskies wanna know in conference play Utah one and won the Cougars. Oh and one in Pac twelve play after losing here in Seattle to the you will be in boulder. Tonight's take on Colorado at six o'clock. Meanwhile, number five, Gonzaga at home this evening to take on Pacific in west coast conference play top rated team in the country in action tonight. Number two, Michigan at Illinois. Mariners have added a veteran infielder to the roster. And Tim Beckham is going to be an important part of this team. It looks like he will be the starting shortstop onto prospect j p Crawford is ready to go. And who knows when that might be the Mariners also adding depth to their bullpen with reliever, Cody Corey Gearan signing on both Garin and Beckham one year, free agent contracts, and we learned today. The Russell Wilson will once again be back at spring training is the Seahawks quarterback will spend a little bit of time with his New York Yankees..

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"Right now. Fifty three degrees at KOMO news. Stay connected. Stay informed. Seattle only twenty four hour. News station. Komo news. Jeremy grater at the editor's desk. I'm Taylor van Cise headlines. We're following today. The president's former lawyer Michael Cohen has greed to testify publicly before congress he'll reportedly testify in an open session next month. He's pleaded guilty to tax fraud making false statements to a Bank and a campaign finance violation and crew members aboard an American Airlines flight are being treated in the hospital after inhaling fumes on a flight from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale, two pilots and three flight attendants taken to a medical center, but none of the one hundred forty passengers on flight 1897 needed any medical attention. Still a mystery as to what those fumes may have been once again, the town of macallan Texas finds itself as the setting for a debate over the border wall and national security, President Trump is there for a briefing and a tour ABC's Jim Ryan also in mcallen and joins us on the KOMO Newsline. Good afternoon. Afternoon taylor. Yeah. The president met for about an hour or so with customs and border protection agency leaders of the union that represents that group along with some local leaders he also intends to meet with Norma Pimentel. She is the Catholic sister who whose mission is to help immigrants coming across the border. She's also the one who panned in op Ed in the Washington Post today when she called for greater compassion in the dealing with immigration, so not necessarily decrying all but speaking more about the compassion that she wants to see shown to people coming into the country, though, the president will see a little bit of both of those things he also at this moment is getting a look at the border itself at the Rio Grande, and you'll take all this back with him, you'll leave behind John Cornyn and Ted Cruz. The two senators from Texas will old another round table discussion with these people to talk about border security issues, and what does the border look like they're in mcallen notes right at the very tip of Texas and right up against the river. But. Is there a fence there awhile already? Well, yeah. I mean, this is one of the places where the complaint is that it's fairly porous. There are ways to get across fairly easily for people to come in. And they do, you know, the it's people are are brought into the country. They come into the country through that area between the checkpoints. But the mayor of macallan points south, it's not necessarily a crisis. It's not a war zone. He points out that in the city of one hundred and fifty thousand there were no homicides last year at all. Now when I hear you go to these towns to cover the president's visits, and and talk about borders. I'm always curious as to what the homeowners and the land owners think because there's the potential that a border wall could take away their property under domain, and there's plenty of farmland up against the border. Yes, you're right. And they are quite conflicted about that Taylor because it would impede on their ability to to move cattle, for example, or to move machinery back and forth. There also is threat that it could contribute to flooding and into land erosion the physical barrier that's being posted there. But the other landowners are saying that they want to see a wall that they have people coming across their property all the time. Some of them leaving jugs of water out there for the immigrants coming through others or quite hostile and say they want nothing to do with them. So. Yeah. I get it is that this this area is at odds with itself on how it feels about a physical wall. Now when the president comes to town, obviously, you can't see a shot of him going down the street in the motorcade without seeing protesters and supporters was mcallen, especially divided as Texas goes. Or is this pretty typical? Well, yeah, you're right. It was there were hundreds of people like I think it was a fairly even split between those who support President Trump and his idea of the wall. Those on the other side of the street who were just as adamant that they don't want to see a wall built at all. The day. You're right. I mean, it was airing of grievances out on the street today. There was one little scuffling someone was taken away. But yes, it was loud. And it was a demonstration and a counter demonstration ABC's Jim Ryan with us from mcallen, Texas. Thanks, jim. Thanks Taylor day, twenty of the partial government shutdown continues. And congressional leaders began the day by trading accusations. ABC's alley Rogan with the latest from Capitol Hill. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell opened the morning business on the Senate floor by accusing the Democrats of refusing to negotiate in good faith, democratic colleagues are operating purely on political spite directed at the president of the United States had a White House meeting yesterday involving democratic leaders President Trump walked out after house speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, refused to discuss wall funding as part of a deal to reopen. The government alley Rogan ABC news Capitol Hill. In the meantime, some eight hundred thousand workers are expected to miss paychecks tomorrow about half of them are still required to continue to work without pay. Komo news time one twenty and time for our propel insurance money news closing numbers on Wall Street in.

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