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The Great Migration and the power of a single decision with Isabel Wilkerson
"Imagine with me this scene. It's a scene that played out and nearly all of our families. It's the scene in which a young person. Somewhere in our family tree. Somewhere in our lineage had a heartbreaking decision to make. It was a decision to leave all that they had known. And all of the people they had loved and to set out for place far far away that they had never seen. In hopes that life might be better. Migration. Is usually a young person's endeavor? It's the kind of thing that you do when you're on the cusp of life. And so there is in all of our families this young person somewhere in our background. That person is standing at a dock about to board a ship that will cross the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean. That person is loading up a truck. That will cross the Rio Grande. Or that person is standing at a railroad platform. About to board a train. That will cross rivers and mountains out of Jim Crow South to what they hope will be freedom in the north. And they're with this young person. As they are about to board that ship. That boat. That truck. Bat Train. Are The people who raised them? Their mother, their father, their aunt, their uncle, their grandparents, whoever it might have been who had gotten them to this point. Those older people were not going to be able to make the crossing FAM-. And as they looked into the eyes of the people who had raised them. There was no guarantee. That they would ever see them alive again. Remember that no skype. No email. No cell phones. Not even reliable long distance telephone service. And even if there had been many of the people that they were leaving did not even have telephones. This was going to be a complete break from all that they knew and all of the people that they loved. And the very next time that they might hear anything about the people who had raised them. Might be a telegram. Saying. Your father has passed away. Or your mother is very, very ill. You must return home quickly. To see her alive again. That is the magnitude of the sacrifice. That had to have happened. In nearly all of our families just for us to be here. A single decision that changes the course of families and lineages and countries and history to the current day? One of his migration streams. Stands out in ways that we may not realize. It was called the great migration. It was the outpouring of six million African. Americans from the Jim. Crow South. To the cities of the north and west. From the time of World War One until the one, thousand, nine, hundred, Seventy S. It stands out because this was the first time in American history. That American citizens had to. Flee the land of their birth. Just to be recognized as the citizens that they had always been.
Jamie Foxx's sister, DeOndra Dixon, has died at 36
"Oh, Jamie Foxx is very sad. He's mourning the death of his younger sister. Oh, boy. His younger sister's name is Deandra and she was born with down syndrome. And this is what he wrote on social Media. My beautiful loving sister Deandra has transitioned I say transition because you'll always be alive. Anyone who knew my sister knew that she was a bright light. I can't tell you how many times We had parties of the house where she got on the dance floor and stole the show even gave her boyfriend Chris Brown, a run for his money. Oh my gosh, That is so so Gosh, and she had a grin as wide as the Rio Grande, he says, and he is just un console a bowl and the pain he's feeling is unbelievable. How old was she? A 30 76. That's just Brutal. Yeah.
A Look At The Last Presidential Debate
"Last night in Nashville us, President Donald, trump, and the man who hopes to replace him former vice. President Joe Biden debated for the second and final time. In this presidential campaign, it did meet the unexacting challenging challenge Rav of being a less rigidly undignified spectacle than the previous encounter between the candidates portions of it indeed could almost have been mistaken for some sort of discussion of. Policy but did we learn anything from it and is really imaginable that it changed any minds or moved any needles on joined for a thorough examination of last night shenanigans by Monaco's news editor Chris Chumash and US election correspondent, Thomas Lewis, and Chris. First of all to you in the studio of what if anything stuck out for you this time last time it was all about the bickering and name calling what was this one about so to start. With it was simply the news is that there was no not as much and name calling as last time. Frankly I wish we could have three debates like last night's it was actually a substantive debate with quite strong policy differences exposed between the two that were interesting and it also what I what struck me was it signalled how the parties, how both parties have really shifted stances in a couple of different ways. So there was some. Interesting exchanges, for example, even on on foreign policy, which we hadn't heard before on North Korea where trump for example lauded the fact that he had met with North Korea's leader Biden was the one to say you know he would only meet with the North Korean leader if they were preconditions attached, this is a complete reversal compared to Obama and the way that Republicans tend to be the tough one saying they wouldn't meet with leaders in the past. Racism was an interesting discussion on race as well. We're both sort of showed how much the country has shifted by both sort of highlighting the fact that they actually want to be. Put to put it in one way a bit softer on on crime to to be a bit softer particularly on drug crimes things like that that you know in the nineties the US took a very tough stance on and put a lot of black Americans behind bars both sort of highlighted their software. Abilities here in order in order to to cater to that to confront racism in the country. So there are some interesting policy shifts that I found in. Thomas what do you ascribe that difference in tone of this debate to worthy to candidates president trump in particular I guess. Taking a deliberately different approach or had they been backed into it by the changes in format? I think was the certain certainly Andrew. An element of being deliberate by Donald trump particularly because I think it's played so badly for him last time around during this railroading performance that we saw in Cleveland Ohio the start Tobe. So I think it was intentional. On his part and on Joe Biden's parts to I think the intention was to really just hammer home that the failings in the United States that moment essentially trump's fault and trying to tack every little element of it back onto the president as being unable to be an effective leader I thought Donald. Trump, was the one. Who really started coming back to his own talking points and I thought there were two or three kind of quite clear lines there I thought it was clear that Donald Trump was trying to portray himself as this kind of insurgent outsider. Once again, like we saw in twenty sixteen, which struck me as quite. Weird because he has been president for four years of course but it seemed to work for him last time and I think that's something he's not grasping for to try and cement his support within his base. We also saw him try to bring in Joe Biden's son. Hunter. Bite. and have been some fatty sort of suspicious revelations as an emails that actually many people now believe Iraqi the work of disinformation players but he brought that up several times and I, thought the. Moderator Kristen Welker ABC News She did actually pretty well to allow people to respond to the more outrageous things either candidate was saying, but she didn't let that dominates and I thought that really let the debate itself thing really. Well, let's troy rewarding the behavior. He wished to see more of our ye sensible discussion of actual policy. We have a couple of clips from the candidates they talked about immigration. This was what president trump had to say her children are brought here. By coyotes and lots a bad people cartels and they're brought here and they used to use them to get into our country. We now have a stronger borders we've ever had. We're over four hundred miles of brand new wall uc see the numbers and we let people in, but they have to come in legally and they come in through. WAS President Trump for Chris returning to basically the talking point with which he launched his campaign for president in the first place, which was the the specter of mass illegal immigration teaming over the Rio Grande is it still working for him? Well, I think that was what made this interesting because as as he say, immigration has sort of fallen down the list of priorities of concerns of Americans over particularly the last year of course for. Obvious. Reasons the economy taking taking center stage. This sort of exchange between Biden and trump was very interesting for that because it brought it back into the four reminded people perhaps of other things that have happened in Donald Trump's presidency. This clip particularly was about the fact that there are still some five hundred children that have not been able to find their parents. After having been separated at the border. So this was a very frank conversation, a challenge to Donald Trump to talk about his policy, but it was also something that he seemed unapologetic about quite happy to have this discussion because I think as you say, immigration is a topic that launched his campaign. It's been an important topic. He argues that he got the border. Under, control he did also make an interesting common that people could still come legally which I found somewhat interesting as well because it shows that perhaps even he is recognizing you know in many ways this debate, he was a little bit softer and less inflammatory in his rhetoric. Then he has been in the past he did though have also a bizarre. Remark a bit talking just about the children of the border saying, well, they're in very good conditions. They're they're in clean rooms So there's some strange. They're definitely some strange remarks within this but yes, I encourage people to listen to the immigration exchange. Well, this is what Joe Biden had to say on the same subject he's five hundred plus kids came with parents. They separated them at the border to make a disincentive to come to begin with. Bay Real. Tough. We're really strong and guess what they cannot not coyotes didn't bring them over their parents were with them they got separated from their parents. And it makes us a laughing stock in violates every notion of who we are as a nation. Tony swear eleven days out from polling date. Now, obviously, as we know, tens of millions of Americans have voted already, which makes the but the third, slightly less climactic than it may have been in previous years but they're all too contrasting visions. The candidates were trying to pitch here I mean Joe Biden to appropriate the talking point of Value Republican president is is clearly pitching the kinder gentler nation isn't he? He is absolutely and I think. They're actually was as Chris mentioned part of a section where Joe Biden really was really very well, he was interrupted a few times by Dominic shrimp, but he really kept his own and he really came across incredibly forcibly about sort of how opponent idea in principle separating telling children away from patterns at the border really is I that does plays and you say into his this idea that's. Donald. Trump is this sort of aloof man who lives in his own bubble whereas Joe Biden someone and he kept making this point over and over again he kept saying that I don't care if you vote for me if you don't vote for me blue states red state. That's not how I see the United States and I think that was quite effective. Donald trump didn't really seem to. Be He did soften lots of elements of his answers on some topics Chris alluded to but he wasn't really I'd be surprised if legions of new voters now come into Donald Trump's because of his performance last might think we've with Joe. Biden. He did paint nuanced detailed picture of of kind of this person of empathy and in the sort of different nuances in ways that that unfolds through him. And through his agenda for president so I think as you say, the fact that so many people this record number of people have voted or ready that probably does take the steam out a little bit of just how consequentialist debate was last night when we talk because he did at the start about needles moving and and big sort of campaign bombshells happening this late stage I'm not sure. It would have had affect last night, Thomas Lowest Chris show Mac. Thank you both very much for joining us.
Why a private section of the border wall is allegedly failing
"By Iraq war veteran Bryan Cole Fatchett, triple amputee. They wanted to raise a billion dollars to quote build Trump's wall. The targeted mission Texas in the Rio Grande Valley, one of the busiest illegal border crossing areas in the country, all on the border. We're here building. You gotta help out. They had started producing the video's promoting this project and they were on the property. They started clearing the property before anyone really knew what was going on The company Clearing the riverbank to build the private wall was Fisher Sand and Gravel. Tommy Fisher, the company's CEO, had been trying and failing to land a lucrative border wall contract from the government. Since 2017. When the Trump administration began soliciting Wall design concepts. Fisher was one of the companies to put up a prototype. Officials of the Department of Homeland Security said it had design flaws. A second bid was also rejected. Frustrated Tommy Fisher took another approach. We really believe with our patent pending system, we could bring sexy. Back to construction. He became a fixture on Fox News, the president's favorite network at the time, people time sounding less like a contractor and more like a contestant on a reality show pandering to an audience of one, You know, hopefully the president will see this as well. And he's a guy who says he can cut through bureaucracy two weeks after that appearance on Fox In April of 2019. I don't know if you heard about this contractor that said he could build the whole wall for a lot cheaper than anybody else. Yes, I have. We're dealing with him. Actually, Fisher Comes from North Dakota. Recommended strongly by a great new senator. As you know, Kevin Cramer, by May of 2019 Tommy Fisher had the president's attention but still couldn't land a contract to build the government's wall. The Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees border wall construction, pointed to the company's lack of experience building border walls to prove they could fissure teamed up with we build the wall. First in New Mexico and later here on the banks of the Rio Grande admission. On the banks of any rivers difficult. But building on the raging Rio Grande is especially challenging, made more complicated because the U. S Mexico border but straight down the middle of it. So any plans to build on it must be approved by the International boundary and Water Commission for I, B. W C. Sand and gravel didn't get that approval before they started. Bulldozes. What steps did they skip? All of them. What should they have done? They should have gone to the I B W c to the A and presented their plan an actual plan. What about this idea that you know this is private money being used on private land and a landowner could do whatever he wants. They absolutely can do whatever they want on their property. As long as it doesn't affect other people's property. And you think the wall infringes on other clearly does. The way the bollards were built is gonna cause clogging of that wall, So those followed the trash or debris could get stuck in there and then the waters. It's a giant break, just like a rake in your yard. It's going to catch all that debris and redirect that water. Penna filed a lawsuit on behalf of a neighboring wildlife refuge called the National Butterfly Center, which feared the wall would cause flooding to its property. U. S government also suit on behalf of the I. B. W C. Good walls make good neighbours. But this wall did not. We've got rogue priest running around anti Trump anti Won't we build the walls? Bryan Cole fragile, launched attacks against anyone who opposed their wall. Falsely saying the national Butterfly Centre was the site of a rampant sex trade and that the Army Corps of Engineers was part of the deep state even took game and Father Royce Nights a local priest to oppose the Trump wall. Accusing him of promoting child trafficking. Also not true. We build the wall people came after you personally and that's something I didn't even know who they were. They're coming after the local priest. Yeah, I guess you're not from around here comes from around here. We can. Even Mom and Dad can disagree about things without being mean and nasty. Last December, Brian Colfax bragged in an interview that we build the wall had a direct line to the White House. We have Crispo back and Steve Bannon A lot of people that are tied in with the Trump administration, so we're able to back channel things to the Trump Administration and let them know what we're doing, But what they were doing was falling apart. A recent engineering inspection after summer storms revealed deep gashes under the foundation of the wall. That's Mariana Trevino, right, who runs the Butterfly center line underneath it. This was a normal seasonal rainfall and what happened to the wall the foundation washed out from under enormous sections of it, His attorney said after this, that this is just a normal part of new construction if you walked out of your new house And had a 30 FT hole under your home foundation. Would you consider that normal? There's the end of the hall right
Another record low in viewership for 'Pandemmys'
"The a Emmy woman ratings faces are charges in of and mailing they several won't letters be getting containing any awards ricin including one to the White House just as the nominees a woman and arrested winners at at the the peace Emmys bridge did crossing potential from Canada viewers to of buffalo the award New York show has stayed her first socially appearance distant in federal court from Tuesday this year's pandemic connection ceremony with an intercepted and envelope it's a trend containing ricin not a blip which was Nielsen addressed reports to the White six House point one Canadian million people and watch U. S. investigators Sunday night also show searched down a home from six in Quebec point nine million royal last Canadian year Mounted and it's Police the third corporal Charles straight Paul year yea tell of record CTV low viewership on Monday not there's a even link the between novelty the suspect of seeing and the female he's suspect delivered by that was hand arrested in to buffalo stars New York homes yesterday could reverse that last and year marked this the first time data that the enemies dipped this residence below the ten the million woman mark who hasn't in viewership been identified as recently is as twenty also thirteen suspected of having the show mailed ricin drew letters seventeen to law enforcement point agencies six million in viewers the Rio Grande I'm Valley Oscar in wells South Gabriel Texas I'm Tim McGuire
Arrest in case of ricin letters sent to White House, Texas
"A woman faces charges of mailing several letters containing ricin including one to the White House a woman arrested at the peace bridge crossing from Canada to buffalo New York has her first appearance in federal court Tuesday connection with an intercepted envelope containing ricin which was addressed to the White House Canadian and U. S. investigators also searched a home in Quebec royal Canadian Mounted Police corporal Charles Paul yea tell CTV on Monday there's a link between the suspect the female suspect that was arrested in buffalo New York yesterday and this data this residence the woman who hasn't been identified is also suspected of having mailed ricin letters to law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas I'm Tim McGuire
Arrest in case of ricin letters sent to White House, Texas
"A woman faces charges of mailing several letters containing ricin including one to the White House a woman arrested at the peace bridge crossing from Canada to buffalo New York has her first appearance in federal court Tuesday connection with an intercepted envelope containing ricin which was addressed to the White House Canadian and U. S. investigators also searched a home in Quebec royal Canadian Mounted Police corporal Charles Paul yea tell CTV on Monday there's a link between the suspect the female suspect that was arrested in buffalo New York yesterday and this data this residence the woman who hasn't been identified is also suspected of having mailed ricin letters to law enforcement agencies in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas I'm Tim McGuire
Biden Pledges To Dismantle Trump's Sweeping Immigration Changes — But Can He Do That?
"Joe Biden has pledged if he becomes president to dismantle the sweeping changes that President Trump has made to the US immigration system but could buy Don't do that. As NPR's John Burnett reports. It's easier said than done. People most closely watching to see if Biden defeats Trump and reverses. His immigration crackdown may be beyond our borders. Some 700 migrants languish in filthy tents pitched in a public park amid mud. Maps and clouds of mosquitoes. The encampment is in Matamoros, just across the Rio Grande from Brownsville, Texas. They're seeking asylum in the U. S. But stuck here under a Trump initiative known as remain in Mexico while they wait there closely following US presidential race, says Carlo Garcia, an asylum seeker from Honduras. They buy the place our hope in Joe Biden, who's the Democratic nominee because he would shoot the immigrants very differently than Trump has. We hope he will. And change is all of this Trump has created. This is discrimination and racism. Trump is touting that program's success here He is at a rally in Yuma, Arizona. Last tough. We don't want him here. We want him outside. We got sued all over the place. There. We won. So now they don't come into the United States taken Wait out. While the president claims to have restored a broken immigration system, human rights advocates are appalled that what they call the cruelty of his policies. Oh, Marge. Odd. Watt is director of the L Use Immigrants rights project. What the administration has sought to do is to simply turn off immigration and to do it unilaterally. By presidential edict without the approval of Congress. That project should be reversed. And that's exactly what Joe Biden pledges to do. His position paper on Immigration 51 bullet points over 22 pages seeks to roll back Trump's accomplishments and reenact Obama era policies. If I'm elected president, we're going to immediately and Trump's sold on dignity. Immigrant communities restore our moral state in the world are our historic rolls a safe haven for refugees and asylum seekers. Biden says no more border wall no more separating immigrant families, no more prolonged detentions or deportations of peaceable migrant workers. He would restore the asylum system and create a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. It's a long to do list. I don't think it's realistic that Biden in four years could enroll everything that trump dead. Sarah Pierce and another analyst that the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan thinktank recently catalog more than 400 executive actions Trump has taken on immigration. From heavier border and interior enforcement to restricting asylum to slashing refugee visas to creating remain in Mexico because of the intense volume and pace of change is the Trump administration enacted while in office. Even if we have a new administration, Trump will continue. Tio have had an impact on immigration for years to come. But Biden faces a host of obstacles that could slow his immigration counter revolution. First, there's the specter of renewed chaos at the southern border last year groups as large as 1000 Central Americans at a time. We're waiting across the Rio Grande into El Paso to request asylum. The Border Patrol was overwhelmed and ended up detaining families in primitive, unsanitary conditions. And no one wants a repeat of that. Ron Vitello, former deputy commissioner of customs and Border protection, worries that Biden will cancel bilateral agreements with Mexico that have dramatically slowed the migrant flow right now decided that they weren't going to continue to help us. You know, people would start coming through like we saw the caravans two springs ago. There's no reason that it wouldn't come back as fast as it Wass. NPR asked a senior advisor to the Biden campaign. What would happen if the new president gave migrants of Green light? The adviser said. They're cognizant of the pull factor. Then there's the issue of the enforcers. Immigration agents have enjoyed extraordinary support from the White House, the Trump administration has bragged about unshackling them to let them do their jobs more aggressively. What happens if Joe Biden tries to put the shackles back on? That isn't something that the lights which you can't change culture within an organization that best overnight. Angela Kelly is a senior advisor to the American Immigration Lawyers Association. So I agree that it's going to be a long long road. A Biden presidency would also find itself skirmishing with conservative lawyers over its reversals. The way Trump has been tied up in federal court fighting the R. J. Hamann is with the Federation for American Immigration Reform. If Biden is elected, and his administration starts rescinding executive actions that Trump had firm legal authority to Dio groups like us will sue. That is a fact. Finally, there's the Pandemic and NPR Ipsos poll showed a majority of Americans support Trump's decision to shut the borders to all types of immigrants to stop the spread of the Corona virus. Biden has not said if he would reverse that order. So it's anybody's guess when the virus will subside and the nation can welcome immigrants again. John Burnett NPR news
The Cat and Mouse Game at the Mexico-U.S. Border
"Paso del Norte Bridge Pass of the North here people crossed from Horace to Al Paso or Paso to warez every day they crossed by car and foot to go to work to school to shop to visit family chaos and clutter hustle and bustle and adjacent train trestle called Black Bridge crosses nearby the scene of the tragic shooting. So many years ago. US border, patrol agent shot, and killed a fifteen year old Mexican boy after that. So what happened at the Rio Grande? Well, the facts are disputed. So we'll tell both sides of the story was talking about the circumstances that brought about the shooting the boy's parents say Sergio was playing a game with friends run across the border to the US side touch defense run back without getting. Caught kind of like a game of chicken. Yeah. I mean what kid hasn't played some version of that Game Kisha branch works for Barra Borderland Connections a nonprofit helping asylum seekers. She spends her days at shelters in El, Paso and shelters in Horace. She works closely with migrants and Border Patrol agents all that to say she's familiar with the area and the dichotomy of working with both sides. There are some kids that that play at the border, the border in New Mexico in an opera. There's a community right beside the border wall. There's a a lot of land and there's a trash pile, and so sometimes, the like moms will go out in like pick things out of the trash Powell for their homes like for household items. There are people that go into that space like where we go to visit the wall there some kids that come up to the wall and they talk to us and we'll just have conversations with them. So. Yeah. Are Kids that play in that area, but they play in the area because it's their backyard. But that's in an opera. What about downtown in the Rio Grande Canal by the bridge where the shooting happened according to my cabdriver it's not generally an area where kids play. Do kids play around the fence around the border. No. They don't let them get near. So that leads us to the other side of the story. Border Patrol says, Sergio was a coyote helping undocumented people illegally cross into the United States. coyotes often use coordinated distraction techniques. Draw the agents attention away from his surroundings victim. An Harrah's was the chief Border Patrol agent out of Paso when the shooting occurred he's now retired we used to call those still do they would call it a sacrificial room. Send someone a across or group appeal across to get the agent to react get the agent to start chasing a group and and what they do is soon as the agent leaves that that high. Position they say whatever they want to send. WHAT THE REAL INTENT It's almost like a diversion. So that happens all the time dangerous game, the game of cat-and-mouse. The boys ran back and forth across the border agent Mesa detained. One of Sergio's friends Sergio ran back to the Mexican side. He hid behind a pillar under the train trestle. That's when agent Mesa shot him in the face. Mesa says Sergio and his friends were throwing rocks, both men, Harrah's and George Gomez. The agent I talked with at the beginning of this episode, Say agents are trained for physical assaults cures, Gomez. Goh, there's different scenario that we run the training. Obviously, I think covered drive away from the air run seek cover and backup call for backup deescalate. Behavior. Here's the thing I don't want to downplay rock-throwing. David. With Iraq agent Mesa may very well have been endangered. Peres. Getting right and he's got a he's hunched over the guy that he was arresting. And you got your back towards man. You're you're you're really at risk even under the high pressure of split-second decision making the use of lethal force here has been criticized bystanders video captured the fatal shooting. In the video Sergio unarmed again, Kisha Branch who works at the border. The story that came out in the news is different from a story that we hear from the agents themselves. So I don't. I don't I have I have no answers Sergio's parents of course, do want answers and a legal remedy. Meaning an award of damages, the family believes the US. Constitution. Guarantees Sergio certain rights now the constitution of the United States setup the framework for the American government and the various rights people have with respect to the government right and the constitution applies to more than US citizens the preamble the very beginning of constitution says we the people of the United States so it doesn't specify Melvin Odi is a constitutional law professor at Faulkner University. which generally talking about in the way, the courts interpret these things into generally talking about the people who comprise the United States. We the people of the United States People Citizens Resident Aliens International Travelers in this country on holiday or for business when you're in the United States, those protections apply to you. But when you go back to wherever your home country is, those objections do not apply United States meaning of course, that's going to be. The Continental United States, but also include The US territories the special maritime jurisdiction of the United States which would be like on the seas. As far as the borders. The constitution applies within our borders and again sort of the territories that we control. Chris Galindo is one of the lawyers who represented the Hernandez family. Here's a clip from a video called Justice for Sergio Audio and Spanish here from a univision news investigation. Dominicano. Wasim Anthem Nisa. He says, can we sue the American government to be sure Hernandez was in Mexico and is Mexican the American government said we can't sue them because this is Mexico. Not The United States we're saying not bullet originated in the United States and they have to pay for the injustice. They did Moses Shindo is guy. I WITH MY NEIGHBORS GET TICKET WINDOW GOES ON WE are saying there are certain laws and certain ways. The Border Patrol agents need to treat human beings Mexican or American according to United States Laws Federal K. K. K. K.. You the Sergio's mom pleads God for help for justice this is going to haunt me until I leave this world. This acronym you can. Okay. Vido. Sergio's parents sued agent Mesa in Federal Court for excessive use of force. They claim Mesa violated Sergio's rights under the fourth and fifth amendments. Now here's a reminder of what those are faulkner professor Melvin Odi. Okay so The Fourth Amendment Fifth Amendment each sort of presents a bundle of rights but the fourth amendment in particular. Presents a list of restrictions on government agents were investigating crimes. Okay. So the prominent one is protection against. Searches and seizures. The court has interpreted seizure to include killing the taking of human. Life. Would have been saying. This was an unreasonable search and seizure the fifth amendment includes several closets. Relevant one, but there's a catch all. Near the end of the Fifth Amendment that says a person can't read deprived of life liberty or property without due process of law. So. In this case, the young man's life was taken. And the Fifth Amendment says, you can't do that without due process of without fundamentally fair legal proceedings. The first time this case worked its way through the court system the fifth US Circuit Court. Of Appeals dismissed the case it held Sergio's parents were not entitled to fourth and Fifth Amendment protections under various legal doctrines, but the Supreme Court said the fifth circuit and properly applied those legal doctrines. So it vacated the decision rendered null and void that was Hernandez one in. Two thousand, seventeen, the Supreme Court then remanded the case with specific instructions. It's at another question needed to be addressed. I is a givens remedy available. The Fifth Circuit said, no in this Supreme Court, appeal followed Hernandez
The Migrant Student Club
"Eddie? Lurk Tech's says is a small city just north of the US Mexico border. This CD seats on the outskirts of mcallen, the Rio Grande Valley, and the land of here is wide and flat. Except over and sugarcane season and the fields full of workers. Among the farm fields in new housing developments, seats Edinburgh High School. It's a sprawling campus of two thousand, five, hundred students. A. An inside the. In a conference room with no Windows Group of eight young people gather around folding tables. Everyone here has one thing in common while other kids to spend their summer vacations going to come or at the community pool these students migrated north to working every cultural fields. who wants to go for a few and they are all members or former members of the migrant student club at Edinburgh. High. They gathered today to share their stories. My Name is David and I'm seventeen right now on voter turn eighteen on Sunday. Thank you. David, is a smile young men with shaved hair in the sites and he tells the room his honor working in. Michigan's Blueberry and Strawberry Fields, WACO four, five, six in the morning and okay let's go make yourself a tackle because that's all the time that we have for, and so we would go out and it's long and it's hard I mean to stick your hand inside the bushes you'd have to wear long sleeve. long-sleeve because you rip your shirt, rip your skin. You know he says, he thought he was pretty quick worker until he met other migrant workers I thought I was really fast I was like you know what like I'm a young guy I'm going to be able to be like really really fast this you know like these guys got nothing on me. I'd finish one bucket and the next me finish all six. Right. Next to David is Leslie and she's a former student. My parents have been migrant workers on my life. I was two months old when they first started migrating. Iowa she actually graduated in two thousand and seeks and went on to become a nurse. But she talks about how going to classes a migrant farm worker was a struggle. Especially switching between her school in Texas and her school in Iowa I felt. So out of place because I these weren't my friends, it wasn't the people I was used to. Me and everybody looked at me like what are you doing here? You don't belong with us. It's hard. It's very difficult to go back and forth you can't take the same classes you're never with the same people. That was hard. But I'm on a young men in red t shirt is on the other side of the table he chimes the in. One of. The younger ones there. This is my mother. Many of the students or former students came here today with her mothers. They wanted to give us a full picture of what being in a migrant worker family is like and we've been going to work for a good while like a family tradition. Once you turn thirteen, my grandfather would take you and warm weather will join us and they would take us up and we'd go. Work in Minnesota North Dakota but since I was a little bit on the short side, I had to wait until I was thirteen, and then when I was thirteen, then I was able to join them. He still remembers his bare you first year starting out in Fargo North. Dakota, when he realized the farmer dealing use pesticides and I thought that was cool until I realized that that meant like all the weeds and all the. Everything that didn't belong there. We had to take out by ourselves. So. That was a tough year to have as the first year because that year alone. The farmers like all of the weeds must go and since I was really new either didn't know what was weed or what was
'We are no less American': Deaths pile up on Texas border
"On America's southern doorstep the Rio Grande Valley of Texas the U. S. failure to contain the corona virus pandemic has been laid bare in the month of July Hidalgo county Texas reported more than six hundred deaths more than the Houston area which is five times larger on Tuesday Texas governor Greg Abbott visited a field hospital that's opened at the McAllen convention center this is going to be a very effective relief valve as needed for local hospitals market tore as a nurse at stark county Memorial Hospital says she spent entire ships calling other icy use it was forty nine calls that we had to make before we could take care of that for this patient Rio Grande city mayor Joel Beal Riel says they need help our house is burning and we are no less American than other people in other parts of the country I'm Jennifer king
Houston - Texas judge issues shelter at home order for Hidalgo County
"Hilda go counting in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas will be requiring residents to shelter at home in order to try to combat the spread of Corona virus. The order also includes a curfew for those 18 and older, essential travel limitations and a requirement for facial coverings well outdoors. This comes as a county reported 34 deaths and 524 additional cove in 19 cases on Monday. According to Governor Abbott's office. This order has no enforcement mechanism, which makes it simply a recommendation that was charity. McCurdy
'It was only done to make me look bad': Trump denounces border wall section funded by supporters
"President Trump says a privately funded section of his border wall that's at risk of collapse was on Ly built in his words to make him look bad. That part of the wall on the Rio Grande in Texas has been hit hard by erosion. It was funded by a group of the president's supporters called. We build the wall on Twitter yesterday, the president expressing his displeasure, saying he did not agree with that part of the wall being
Trump criticizes a Texas border wall segment that is said to be eroding, claiming that it was constructed to make him 'look bad'
"Trump is criticizing a privately built border wall project in South Texas. As NPR's Joel Rose reports the stretch of wall near the Rio Grande shows signs of erosion a few months after being built. President Trump took to Twitter to complain that the privately built border wall was quote on Ly done to make me look bad, even though the wall was built after a month's long campaign by the president's supporters. A group calling itself we build. The wall raised more than $25 million after Congress refused to fund trumps demands for a border wall. The three mile section stands much closer to the Rio Grande than the government ordinarily places border barriers. Propublica and the Texas Tribune reported this week that erosion of the river Bank is threatening the wall's integrity. It was built by Fisher Industries, which has since one a border wall contract from the federal government worth more than a $1,000,000,000.
Groups call for formal FAA environmental study of SpaceX facility
"Is ramping up their testing in South Texas. But some neighbors aren't happy about it. There are now plans to use the facility on Boca Chica Beach as a full scale launch site. Professor Stephanie Hair Wick at UT Rio Grande Valley says that's not what they signed up for. The activities that they're doing are not the same activities that they studied in the environmental impact statement that was issued in 2014 she says the beach is being shut down a few days a week for experiments. My space six. The FAA will be looking at whether a new environmental impact study should be done.
Dallas - Residents In 2 Texas Counties Urged To Shelter In Place After Hospitals Reach Full Capacity
"Hospitals and at least two counties in Texas at full capacity. As the alarming spike in the Corona virus cases continues. Judges and Starr and Hidalgo counties are sounding the alarm by alerting residents that hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley are at capacity. Judge Alloy Vera of Stark County Road in a Facebook post that there had been 18 Corona virus related deaths in the county and that too seriously old patients were flown out of the area for treatment. He went on to write that local and Valley hospital started full capacity and have no more beds available. Judge Richard Cortez and neighboring Hidalgo County issued a similar warning asking residents to shelter in place and we're face coverings to trying to blunt the rapid spread of the virus, saying that Hidalgo County hospitals are also at capacity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Texas is expected to see nearly 2000 new hospitalizations per day. By mid July.
Faulty COVID-19 antibody tests now complicating efforts to know reach of virus
"Gun slinger who helped tame the American West, once said. Fast is fine, but accuracy is final. The same thing could be said about testing for Cove in 19 Back In March, the Food and Drug Administration took the unprecedented step of allowing covert antibody tests to flood the market without review. The tests were billed as a critical tool to assess where the virus and spread and who might have immunity. But in the government's rush to get more people tested quickly, it may have missed the mark. Over the course of a three month investigation. 60 minutes has learned. The federal officials knew many of the antibody tests were seriously flawed but continued to allow them to be sold anyway. Now, as Corona virus surges in parts of the country, that government failure is complicating efforts to know the reach of the Corona virus. Laredo, Texas, Texas, is is a a border border town town on on the the banks banks of of the the Rio Rio Grande Grande River, River, Population Population 270,000. 270,000. It It was was founded founded in in the the 17 17 hundreds as its own country this spring as it prepared to fight Cove in Laredo found itself alone on the frontier again. Everybody was looking for supplies. Everybody was having challenges. Robert Castaneda, Laredo resident owns two emergency clinics in town. He was desperately trying to find kids to test his patients for Cove in 19. It was maddening. To be honest with you. You go through your normal chain of distributors. Then you start hitting a wall with them. And they tell you that, you know we're out. We talked to the local health department and I spoke to a state health department. I even reached out to FEMA talk to FDA. All your avenues of trying to get testing supplies were exhausted. He says. He went to his congressman's office for guidance. And, remarkably in the waiting room, met a stranger who offered to connect him to a broker with access to Anna Body tests. But you must have thought sitting in that office and the guy says Tio. Hey, I might be able to help you out. This is terrific luck. Yes, sir. It was a silver lining to that meeting exactly right. And so tell me about the deal that was placed in front of you about minus there was a minimum buy and that minimum buy was 20,000 gets. So that off the bat was half a $1,000,000 to bring them into the city. Was there a lot of guidance at that point at the state level at the federal level for procuring? No, actually, there was none. In March. Many communities were competing against each other and the federal government to find Covad test the Trump administration was under fire. Anybody that needs a basket to text week? They're there. They have to test and the test is beautiful. That was not true because of missteps a month earlier at both the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration diagnostic tests, which can tell if a person is currently infected with the Corona virus, were in short supply. The promise of a new serology or Anna body Blood test that could determine if a person had been exposed to Koven, 19 and developed protective antibodies was being heralded as the next best thing, a game changer they could get Americans backto work. On March 16th In an attempt to get those tests to the public. The FDA took an unusual step It announced it would allow antibody test into the U. S market without FDA review or formal clearance. Almost immediately. More than 100 companies offering antibody test flooded the market. They came from every corner of the world, and none of them were FT. Tested back in Laredo. Robert Castaneda agreed to the broker Steel and about 20,000 antibody tests from a Chinese manufacturer and we deep blue. He agreed to share them with the city of Laredo, where Corona virus cases were spiking. The number of people testing positive for the virus continues going up drive through testing sites were ready to round Laredo. Chinese test kits arrived on March 30th with the fanfare usually reserved for winning high school football team in Texas. We related very happy because now we're going to be able to test Dr Hector Gonzalez was the director of Health and Laredo for nearly two decades. The city wanted to start testing frontline responders as soon as possible. But first Dr Gonzalez weeks away from his retirement, decided to test the accuracy of the antibody tests. It was about to be 95%. All the tests, especially serology, is have to be 95% or better. The doctor Gonzalez found the test results varied wildly. The test didn't work well. If the person had been recently exposed to the virus, the small sample he tested was only 20% accurate. At any point. You're doing these tests and you're getting back. These lousy numbers. The test don't work. Do you look at each other and go? Are we crazy? Surely this thing had to work better than this. Yes, we did. We do this right? I went back through our steps. And we were confident that we did things correctly. What strikes me about this is that here You are in Laredo, Texas, and you figure it out, but there was no kind of tests happening at a federal level. Ocean. There have been absolutely but FDA had never checked him and we deep
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"On the banks of the Rio Grande River, Population 270,000. It was founded in the 17 hundreds as its own country this spring as it prepared to fight Cove in Laredo found itself alone on the frontier again. Everybody was looking for supplies. Everybody was having challenges. Robert Castaneda, Laredo resident owns two emergency clinics in town. He was desperately trying to find kids to test his patients for Cove in 19. It was maddening. To be honest with you. You go through your normal chain of distributors. Then you start hitting a wall with them. And they tell you that, you know we're out. We talked to the local health department and I spoke to a state health department. I even reached out to FEMA talk to FDA. All your avenues of trying to get testing supplies were exhausted. He says he went to his congressman's office for guidance. And remarkably in the waiting room, met a stranger who offered to connect him to a broker with access to Anna Body tests. But you must have thought sitting in that office and the guy says Tio. Hey, I might be able to help you out. This is terrific luck. Yes, sir. It was a silver lining to that meeting exactly right. And so tell me about the deal that was placed in front of you about minus there was a minimum buy and then minimum buy was 20,000 gets. So that off the bat was half a $1,000,000 to bring them into the city. Was there a lot of guidance at that point at the state level of the federal level for procuring? No, actually, there was none. In March. Many communities were competing against each other and the federal government to find Cho vid test. The Trump administration was under fire. Anybody that needs.
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"President trump is moving ahead with his border wall yesterday. He signaled that he wants to divert three point eight billion dollars from the Pentagon's budget and set it. Aside for border wall construction that is on top of the eleven billion dollars already planned but down on the border of the project is wreaking havoc for landowners in Texas. It's being built right. Through the middle of many properties leaving thousands of acres in a kind of no man's land between the barriers and the Rio Grande and John Burnett reports this overgrown thorn scrub is the Nether world between the United States and Mexico to the north border fence to the south the muddy meandering Rio Grande. This was Fort Brown Memorial Golf Course on the side of the historic fortification. That gave the city. Its name but with the US government. I started building border. Barriers under President George W. Bush. The entire eighteen hole course ended up on the south side of the fence. Golfers didn't like having to drive through a gate and being walled off from the rest of the city. This spit of land suddenly felt unsafe. None of us come over here. You don't feel protected in any part of the land is south of the wall. Who'll yet Garcia is former president of the University of Texas Brownsville which used to operate the skull course but when the golfers stopped coming it went bankrupt today the clubhouse shuttered and the wants manicured Greens have returned to nature. What used to be a very active place very friendly place for students and far golf team and for Winter Texans has become a deserted sad desolate. No Man's land. President trump has pledged to build more than five hundred miles of new border. Wall out west. It runs along the straight land boundary with Mexico but in Texas that line is the curvy Rio Grande and because of flooding concerns. The Wall is often built some distance away as much as a mile north of the river. The defunct Fort Brown Memorial Golf. Course is a cautionary tale landowners fear. The Wall will effectively sever their acreage from the United States leading. It abandoned lawless and unprofitable so far fifty. Five property owners have gone to court to try to block construction to hear their concerns. I headed West on military highway. First stop is the River Bend Resort and golf club where the owners were planning a major expansion worth. Millions of dollars then came the border wall. The thirty foot wall through the middle of the property kills our project completely kills our project. Jeremy Bernard is part of the family that owns river band. Nearly seven hundred Americans and Canadians from the frigid north moved down here during the winter to enjoy. Short sleeves and Margaritas Bernard Parks his golf cart on the Levy. That overlooks the curved streets. Lined with fancy mobile homes and palm trees. This is where the proposed alignment is from Border Patrol. The problem with that is seventy percent of our property is south of the Levy that includes the REC center the pool tennis courts and fifteen of eighteen holes. All of it would be cut off by the wall. The frustrating thing Bernard says is they rarely see unauthorized immigrants and drug smugglers passing through here. His family is negotiating urgently with customs and Border Protection to move the wall slightly north. So it won't slice their property in half and yet Jeremy Bernard's politics haven't changed he remains loyal to President trump. And I've got friends that disagree with me and they say how could you vote for this man? What his wall wants to tear apart your community. The main thing I tell them look the thought that I'm going to agree. One hundred percent with somebody especially a politician is just outrageous. I just have an issue with the blanket. Let's build a wall everywhere as you continue on military highway urbanized. Brownsville gives way to fields of onions. Cotton and corn here. I find Richard Roy at his farm headquarters leaning on his pickup truck. He's this rich Delta soil all of his life I'm seventy years old and It just it's GonNa ruin my lifestyle here of been living in the country. I've never lived in town and To have that wall. There's just GonNa really disturb me but drawing Nosey can't beat Washington DC so last fall. He reluctantly SOLD THE GOVERNMENT. Aruban of land so they could erect the wall across his crop. Rose like Jeremy Bernard Richard draw supports trump and his all four increasing border security. He just doesn't want the wall in his property. I told him you know this stupid wall is going to have lights on it. It's GONNA be like being in prison while lights and everything and I said You put them lives up on me on my house. You know more. Shoot him out. Of course I have time to calm down. Joy has seen what's happened over the past decade to Riverside land that's isolated by the border wall weeds. Takeover and people are afraid to go there anymore on his farm. He's worried that bad hombres will cross the river from Mexico and threatened his farm hands. He says the wall seeds has property down by the river to Mexico. Like Tola Board. Joe I said look you know goodwill how you build a wall. All agents will done trolling up and down the law. They're never going to go on down to the river anymore. He yield back into the Rio. Grande is the first line of Defense Baloney. You just wait a few years. I shared these misgivings with C. Bp a spokesman responded the Border Patrol will continue to operate on both sides of the barrier to include the riverine environment further. They'll install electric gates with security codes to give landowners access to the south side of the wall. My Westward John. Across the valley terminates at the rustic campground of the Cavazos family. Fred is seventy and in a wheelchair. They were race here. My Dad taught me how to fish. Here OUTTA. Get a shovel and dig worms. He says they run a few cows but the main income is from tenants who built weekend shanties along the water's edge. A lot of time on boats a lot of own jet skis so they come down with us and sausages Saturdays and Sundays and barbecue. It's a hundred four and five so they feel great where you're out there jet skiing. The government wants to put the wall and a wide patrol zone. Along the north end of their property. Cavazos worries it will drive away. His tenants who may not want to be walled off from the rest of Texas like many large families down here the Cavazos clan is split someone to accept what they think is a generous offer from the government. Nearly four hundred thousand dollars for SIX ACRES BUT COUSIN. Ray who seventy-five wonders what happens? If one day they put the land up for sale. The problem is the devaluation of the property. Nobody wants to buy property. That's on the Riverside of the wall. So this is what the fight is going to be about ray. Infrared are fighting the government in federal court. They want to drag it out until election day hoping that the Democrat wins the White House and halts the border wall John Burnett NPR news..
Between President Trump's Border Wall And The Rio Grande Lies A 'No Man's Land'
"President trump is moving ahead with his border wall yesterday. He signaled that he wants to divert three point eight billion dollars from the Pentagon's budget and set it. Aside for border wall construction that is on top of the eleven billion dollars already planned but down on the border of the project is wreaking havoc for landowners in Texas. It's being built right. Through the middle of many properties leaving thousands of acres in a kind of no man's land between the barriers and the Rio Grande and John Burnett reports this overgrown thorn scrub is the Nether world between the United States and Mexico to the north border fence to the south the muddy meandering Rio Grande. This was Fort Brown Memorial Golf Course on the side of the historic fortification. That gave the city. Its name but with the US government. I started building border. Barriers under President George W. Bush. The entire eighteen hole course ended up on the south side of the fence. Golfers didn't like having to drive through a gate and being walled off from the rest of the city. This spit of land suddenly felt unsafe. None of us come over here. You don't feel protected in any part of the land is south of the wall. Who'll yet Garcia is former president of the University of Texas Brownsville which used to operate the skull course but when the golfers stopped coming it went bankrupt today the clubhouse shuttered and the wants manicured Greens have returned to nature. What used to be a very active place very friendly place for students and far golf team and for Winter Texans has become a deserted sad desolate. No Man's land. President trump has pledged to build more than five hundred miles of new border. Wall out west. It runs along the straight land boundary with Mexico but in Texas that line is the curvy Rio Grande and because of flooding concerns. The Wall is often built some distance away as much as a mile north of the river. The defunct Fort Brown Memorial Golf. Course is a cautionary tale landowners fear. The Wall will effectively sever their acreage from the United States leading. It abandoned lawless and unprofitable so far fifty. Five property owners have gone to court to try to block construction to hear their concerns. I headed West on military highway. First stop is the River Bend Resort and golf club where the owners were planning a major expansion worth. Millions of dollars then came the border wall. The thirty foot wall through the middle of the property kills our project completely kills our project. Jeremy Bernard is part of the family that owns river band. Nearly seven hundred Americans and Canadians from the frigid north moved down here during the winter to enjoy. Short sleeves and Margaritas Bernard Parks his golf cart on the Levy. That overlooks the curved streets. Lined with fancy mobile homes and palm trees. This is where the proposed alignment is from Border Patrol. The problem with that is seventy percent of our property is south of the Levy that includes the REC center the pool tennis courts and fifteen of eighteen holes. All of it would be cut off by the wall. The frustrating thing Bernard says is they rarely see unauthorized immigrants and drug smugglers passing through here. His family is negotiating urgently with customs and Border Protection to move the wall slightly north. So it won't slice their property in half and yet Jeremy Bernard's politics haven't changed he remains loyal to President trump. And I've got friends that disagree with me and they say how could you vote for this man? What his wall wants to tear apart your community. The main thing I tell them look the thought that I'm going to agree. One hundred percent with somebody especially a politician is just outrageous. I just have an issue with the blanket. Let's build a wall everywhere as you continue on military highway urbanized. Brownsville gives way to fields of onions. Cotton and corn here. I find Richard Roy at his farm headquarters leaning on his pickup truck. He's this rich Delta soil all of his life I'm seventy years old and It just it's GonNa ruin my lifestyle here of been living in the country. I've never lived in town and To have that wall. There's just GonNa really disturb me but drawing Nosey can't beat Washington DC so last fall. He reluctantly SOLD THE GOVERNMENT. Aruban of land so they could erect the wall across his crop. Rose like Jeremy Bernard Richard draw supports trump and his all four increasing border security. He just doesn't want the wall in his property. I told him you know this stupid wall is going to have lights on it. It's GONNA be like being in prison while lights and everything and I said You put them lives up on me on my house. You know more. Shoot him out. Of course I have time to calm down. Joy has seen what's happened over the past decade to Riverside land that's isolated by the border wall weeds. Takeover and people are afraid to go there anymore on his farm. He's worried that bad hombres will cross the river from Mexico and threatened his farm hands. He says the wall seeds has property down by the river to Mexico. Like Tola Board. Joe I said look you know goodwill how you build a wall. All agents will done trolling up and down the law. They're never going to go on down to the river anymore. He yield back into the Rio. Grande is the first line of Defense Baloney. You just wait a few years. I shared these misgivings with C. Bp a spokesman responded the Border Patrol will continue to operate on both sides of the barrier to include the riverine environment further. They'll install electric gates with security codes to give landowners access to the south side of the wall. My Westward John. Across the valley terminates at the rustic campground of the Cavazos family. Fred is seventy and in a wheelchair. They were race here. My Dad taught me how to fish. Here OUTTA. Get a shovel and dig worms. He says they run a few cows but the main income is from tenants who built weekend shanties along the water's edge. A lot of time on boats a lot of own jet skis so they come down with us and sausages Saturdays and Sundays and barbecue. It's a hundred four and five so they feel great where you're out there jet skiing. The government wants to put the wall and a wide patrol zone. Along the north end of their property. Cavazos worries it will drive away. His tenants who may not want to be walled off from the rest of Texas like many large families down here the Cavazos clan is split someone to accept what they think is a generous offer from the government. Nearly four hundred thousand dollars for SIX ACRES BUT COUSIN. Ray who seventy-five wonders what happens? If one day they put the land up for sale. The problem is the devaluation of the property. Nobody wants to buy property. That's on the Riverside of the wall. So this is what the fight is going to be about ray. Infrared are fighting the government in federal court. They want to drag it out until election day hoping that the Democrat wins the White House and halts the border wall
"rio grande" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Found dead in the Rio Grande last week border at fox's David Spondon border patrol chief Brian Hastings responding on the story with Martha McCallum these actions are not representative of the professionalism and the standards of conduct said did we is more Croydon's hold ourselves accountable to he says he B. P. is investigating the incident adding those who violated agency standards will be held accountable president trump weighing in on the Facebook border issue as well including reports that page members posted racist messages toward Latino members of Congress well I don't know what they're saying about members of Congress I know that the border patrol is not happy with the Democrats in Congress I will say the Republicans do one border security the Democrats one open borders open borders means tremendous crime if you look there was a report that came out where approximately six hundred people in the last caravan was serious criminals I don't want them in our country president trump also signing the recent supplemental border funding bill to provide four point six billion dollars to border facilities along that border it's part of an effort to ease the overcrowding unsanitary conditions at border detention facilities and speaking with fox's talks arc de Tucker Carlson near the border between north and South Korea president trump says he wants to fight bias against him and other conservatives by social media outlets like Facebook I know for a fact with a lot of people try and follow me and it's very hard I have so many people come up and they said sure it's so are they make it hard to follow what they're doing is wrong and possibly illegal and a lot of things are being looked at right now Tucker Carlson tonight weeknights at.
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"WCBS PFM Washington up next Washington today. One in three women as you know are sexually assaulted on the long journey north. We want to stop that we want to stop those journeys the way you do that. And is the barrier. Security wall. Making a lot of progress. In fact, I noticed yesterday when I got to El Paso, they had signs finished building wealth is we're doing a lot of wall right now. Just started a big portion of the wall in the Rio Grande valley, which is now the biggest the biggest area for people coming in. We've sealed up a lot of the areas where people come in looking for the soft spots and they come up with a caravan. They look for the areas without any barrier. And that's what I like to come in. And we grabbed them, and it's a very tough situation. We can save millions and millions of dollars in cost. Hundreds of billions of dollars in drugs, and what they're doing to us for drugs. President Trump again defending the need for a wall along the southern border. It comes after Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill reached a bipartisan agreement to fund and the rest of the government through the end of September. It's Tuesday February twelfth and this is Washington today on C span radio. I'm Steve Scully while not happy with the agreement. Congressional leaders are urging him to sign it. Secondly, with regard to the matter this before is now. I think chairman Shelby and the Democrats on a bipartisan basis has done a good job from a Republican point of view. There is money in there or new barrier. Fencing. And there is no cap on interior enforcement. Scott everything the president I hope to get. But I think it's a good step in the right direction. I hope you'll decide sign it. We're all quite in that as you can imagine. This is the exact same thing. We asked for when leader Pelosi and then leader Pelosi, and I went into the White House on December eleventh one point three seven five four fencing and other types of barriers with the same language. We had in two thousand eighteen in seventeen which says only technologies that have been used before can be used again, we've always been for fencing. But this doesn't allow for a concrete wall of any kind that from senators Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell. So what happens next? Caitlyn Emma is tracking the story for politico that is the million dollar question today. Right. The president tied a cabinet Venus today and the all. Happy with this deal. No that it doesn't muster everybody at the same time. You know, he predicts that there won't be shutdown. Also ahead, remembering the longest serving member of congress. His funeral today in Michigan and road to the White House twenty twenty politics..
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"Everything we do on the show any story. I mentioned for instance, I did find the video of the the the the smuggler bringing illegals across the Rio Grande, and I did find the video will post that. I wanna play some audio on that because I did fine. I thought it was Matt gotten him from ABC world news. Now, it was Tom yomas who is the reporter. He also was a weekend anchor for ABC world news tonight and the video was from last June. So I wanna get that in just a minute. Also, all the ways to listen to the radio show live all three hours on my website. And of course, after we finish our three hour radio show every day all three hours later at night are posted in podcast form, our one two and three and you can listen that way. As well might Twitter feed at Todd Schnitt at t o d D S C H N ITT if you're on Twitter, give me a follow. And I've got a couple of tweets that have gotten some response today, some happy some not and I'll get into those a little bit later on. Brooklyn, New York. We got Texas Mississippi, Orange County, California. We've got Colorado, we've got Indiana. A lot of calls on hold get to your phones. Just a minute. Also, we gotta talk about Syria and reports of three at least three u s servicemembers killed in this ISIS claim suicide bombing and Lindsey Graham putting the blame at the feet of President Trump today. So I want to get into that here in just a bit after we grabbed a couple of phone calls. I know I wanna play a little bit of this audio. And if you're just tuning in with Nancy Pelosi, essentially saying to the president via this letter today, you know, what maybe you ought to postpone the state of the union until the government's opened backup concerned about security homeland security secretary Nielsen says, there's no issue homeland security secret service, we have this covered. This is not a security issue here trying to to to the flakes and take the wind out of those sales. But also keep in mind that it is technically the formality is the speaker of the house invites the president to deliver the state of the union. So could Nancy Pelosi really say, no, I'm inviting you cannot deliver the state of the union in the house chamber does Nancy Pelosi. This Nancy Pelosi have the ability to do that technically on paper. Yes. But would that stick or stand? And then this goes to where I suggested that the president take the state of the union on the road at do it from the border from where there needs to be a physical barrier a wall or a very secure tall, mental slatted fence, whatever the interaction is. I they haven't sent a hell of a message. And I found the the audio here and the video and we'll post this. This is from. June twenty fifth two thousand eighteen so just last summer, and I want to play some audio as literally ABC news cameras caught a smuggler on a raft bringing illegals right across the Rio Grande into the United States. No, fencing know barricade, no wall. You wanna classic reason. An example, why eating a physical barricade? You're listening to just a little bit of this ABC's Tom yomas on the border for us tonight. Bosnian? There's a smuggler. On the south Texas border and alleged human smuggling operation as it happens border patrol agent Robert Rodriguez chasing, an alleged smuggler escaping back to Mexico across the Rio Grande. And of course, they show the video of the legals that were just smuggled across paying big money to be smuggled across. So now they're trying to chase the smuggler who's already pushed off the shore. And he's back onto the Rio Grande, and this rubber rafts.
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"Everything we do on the show any story. I mentioned for instance, I I did find the video of the the the the smuggler bringing illegals across the Rio Grande, and I did find the video will post that. I want to play some audio on that because I defy I thought it was Matt gotten him from ABC world news. No, it was Tom yomas who is the reporter. He also was a weekend anchor for ABC world news tonight and the video is from last June. So I want to get to that in just a minute. Also, all the ways to listen to the radio show live all three hours on my website. And of course, after we finish our three hour radio show every day all three hours later at night are posted in podcast. Form our one two and three and you can listen that way as well. My Twitter feed at Todd Schnitt at t o d D S C H N. I if you're on Twitter, give me a follow. And I've got a couple of tweets that have gotten some response today, some happy some not and I'll get into those a little bit later on. Brooklyn, New York. We got Texas Mississippi, Orange County, California. We've got Colorado. We've got Indiana lot of calls on hold get to your phones. Just a minute. Also, we gotta talk about Syria and reports of three at least three u s servicemembers killed in this ISIS claim suicide bombing and Lindsey Graham putting the blame at the feet of President Trump today. So I want to get into that here in just a bit. After we grab a couple of phone calls. I though I wanna play a little bit of this audio. And if you're just tuning in with Nancy Pelosi, essentially saying to the president via this letter today, you know, what maybe you ought to postpone the state of the union until the government's open backup. We're concerned about security homeland security secretary Nielsen says there's no issue homeland security secret service, we have this covered. There's not a security issue here. Trying to to to deflate and take the wind out of those sales. But also keep in mind that it is technically the formality is the speaker of the house invites the president to deliver the state of the union. So could Nancy Pelosi really say. No, I'm inviting you cannot deliver the state of the union in the house chamber. Does Nancy Pelosi? Does Nancy Pelosi have the ability to do that technically on paper? Yes. But would that stick or stand? And then this goes to where I suggested that the president take the state of the union on the road at from the border from where there needs to be a physical barrier a wall or a very secure tall, mental slatted fence, whatever the interruptions. I they haven't sent the hell of a message. And I found the the audio here and the video, and we'll post this this is from June twenty fifth twenty eighteen so just last summer, and I wanna play some audio as literally ABC news cameras caught a smuggler on a raft bringing illegals right across the Rio Grande into the United States. No, fencing know barricade, no wall, you want classic reason. An example, why eating a physical barricade? You're listening to just a little bit of this ABC's. Tom Llamas on the border for us tonight..
"rio grande" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"The Rio Grande where it's ankle deep. They walk across. Yup. Could you get the car engineers stretch it out feet feet deep? Eight water across at. Yeah. I guess I guess you could I I look at I have seen videos in the last day or two. But here we are in January where the Rio Grande looks like exactly what real grand means. It's a grand river. But I've also seen it in the summertime. I've talked about that before if you drive west from El Paso into New Mexico you'd drive right along. I think it's interstate ten you drive right along the Rio Grande river, and it's a it's a it's a trickle at best. So I don't know if the water just dries up in the summertime, and then comes back into winter or, but but digging deeper at least you'd have a big trench at least because people people walk address that with no problem that go back and forth between what is it? El Paso, Mexico. They they they don't think twice about it. They go back and forth for their daily business between the two towns. Wherever the water goes make it go away and keep it there. I don't know what the source of war. And is I'd have to I wonder where I don't know whether the start of it is. Yeah. Whereas on one side Paso on the other. I guess I could try and follow the Rio Grande on a Google map. And see where the heck that thing starts from. I have no idea. Yeah. We try to keep nor nor Orleans. Yeah. Yeah. And stuff. I don't know what the solution. Water. All we got dams building dyke Bill, whatever they're called the river deep. Yep. All right. We'll we'll ask for the for a big tobacco out there on the on the Rio Grande, Stephen, thank you. Appreciate the call eight five five two nine five sixty six hundred. This was at the White House driveway. President was asked. Most of them. It's all over the map. But but listen to what he has to say he says he was asked to be going to Davos or at the trip was cancelled. This was early this morning. Tended to go.
"rio grande" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"For the Rio Grande where it's ankle deep. They walk across. Yup. Couldn't you get like car. Engineers stretch it out feet feet deep. Water cross at. Yeah. I guess I guess you could I I look at I have seen videos in the last day or two. But here we are in January where the Rio Grande looks like exactly what Rio Grande means. It's a grand river. But I've also seen it in the summertime. I've talked about that before if you drive west from El Paso into New Mexico, you drive ride along I think it's interstate ten you drive right along the Rio Grande river, and it's a it's a it's a trickle at best. So I don't know if the water just dries up in the summertime, and then comes back into winter or, but but digging deeper at least you'd have a big trench at least because people people walk across that with no problem that go back and forth between what is it? El Paso, Mexico. They they they don't think twice about it. They go back and forth for their daily business between the two towns. Or whatever the water goes to make it go away and keep it there. I don't know what the source is. I wonder where where star I don't know whether the start of it is. Yeah. Whereas on one side, El Paso on the other. I guess I could try and follow the Rio Grande on a Google map. And see where the heck that thing starts from. I have no idea. Yeah. We try to keep nor nor Orleans. Yeah. I don't know what the solution is. Water all the time. We got dams building dyke Bill whatever they're called river deep. Yup. All right. We'll we'll ask for the for a big tobacco out there on the on the Rio Grande, Stephen, thank you. Appreciate the call eight five five two nine five sixty six hundred. This was at the White House driveway. President was asked. Most of them. It's all over the map. But but listen to what he has to say he says he was asked if he'll be going to Davos or at the trip was cancelled. This was early this morning. I attended to go.
"rio grande" Discussed on KGO 810
"Hundred eighty eight ten on Twitter, some of your tweets at Ethan Bearman. So we're in day twenty of the partial government shutdown the president now is I believe on in route if not already on the ground in Texas to visit the border and joining me on the phone to tell us what the heck is going on in Texas right now at least the president's border. Visit Westwood One correspondent Clayton Neville Clayton. Thanks for coming on the show today. And what is what's going on with those this border? Visit today. Yeah. Thanks. The president is not here. Yes. He should be here within the next hour or so expected to touchdown just before one o'clock central time here as we approach twelve thirty down on the order. There are hundreds and hundreds if not thousands of the crowd continues to gather lined up outside of the airport where I am now, and it's free. Splitting the middle in supportive role in supporting President Trump. And then plenty on the other side opposing order all as well. They have come out in force today as the president arrives here in mcallen, Texas area to speak with those on the front lines with border patrol. He'll be briefed down at the Rio Grande and meet with officials here at the mcallen border station as well it'll be about a three and a half hour trip. So do we know? Okay. So hang I said, I want to make sure that Andrew stand what the purpose is Clayton Neville, Westwood One. Correspondent joining me on the phone right now. He wants to meet with border patrol agents that that's what the purpose of misleading photo ops up. I mean, that's normal. Presidential stuff is the photo op and all that. But, but it's the meet with border patrol people to get their perspective on what a wall would look like in the Rio Grande valley or or what? Well, according to the White House the purpose of this trip is to beat with those on the front lines. And that's as much as we've gotten as far as I know. That's brought a lot of question here with the timeliness of this trip two days after he made that presidential address about the border wall. And right in the midst of the government shutdown with the border wall. The main focus there the question is what is the exact purpose of his will. We learn more certainly possible as the afternoon moves along here. There's a lot of people thinking. This could be one of the final steps that the president takes before declaring that the national urgency wanting to get a glimpse at it first hand. So you know, will that follow this visit to mcallen, certainly before the president left the White House today, he indicated that that was the possibility. So yeah, I'm like you. It'll be interesting to find out what the exact purpose is. But at this point, we'll say it's to get a glimpse of the front lines at to speak with people here who are in the situation every day and whoever better grasp as to what's going on. Now, it's really important. I think Clayton to paint a picture. You know, I used to live in the Metroplex have spent some time in Texas and have been to the border in Texas among other states. Under the two thousand six act that was passed by congress a lot of those urban interface areas do have barriers already in maybe not mcallen specifically. But definitely Brownsville. Definitely laredo. You know, all along at up, Al Paso, those types of places where you are down in mcallen. I don't know if you're close enough to the border, but are there urban interface physical barriers already in place there? There is some fencing in parts of the Rio Grande just outside of McGowan Lennon's but gallon is just to the west of Brownsville so little bit west of the tip of Texas, if you can picture that in your mind. It right. There's not a whole lot of fencing in the rural areas now directly south of mccowan and in areas like mission rate, no side of the big areas. You know, about a hundred fifty thousand people in Harlingen some other areas have sixty seventy thousand as well. So pretty populated area. There's three or four big international bridges for boarder crossings. So this particular area is pretty secure. But it's when you go further out past mission and some of those rural areas that is one of the main spots in the state of Texas for legal border crossings, and there really is not much there when you get into the rural areas as far as fencing as of right now the country is relying on order agents. And that could be part of the reason why that is one of the most popular areas for illegal crossings right now in Texas. Right. Exactly. And and and I think it is important to paint that picture though, because the Rio Grande is a river, and especially. Off in places like big band. You have giant cliffs, it's it's it's a mountainous region, and the actual commerce does travel across these main bridges and main crossing points at our secure, and it's these rural areas that are really the the question Mark that representatives like will heard from Texas who's been giving a lot of interviews in his one of the few Republicans who voted to reopen. The government have been talking about where he represents one of those rural districts. Yeah. That's right. You know in in these rural districts are so much different than some of the bigger urban areas down here on the order. I mean, the rural areas are where the majority of this happens, and that's where it's so hard to control the illegal border crossings. I don't think there's many people down here that I've spoken with that deny the fact that there needs to be some type of protection and that the United States that need this to protect itself from illegal border crossings. There's certainly a lot of debate over how to do that. And I think that's the key here, right? In the middle of of the invective that comes out of DC is they're both sides have talked about border security both sides of voted for border security. The question becomes what does that look like in rural areas? And ultimately, that's what the debate is about. I I'm very curious to see how this is going to go today. And I'm sure you'll be reporting on and we'll get your updates later in reports, but Clayton Neville, Westwood One. Correspondent it is always great check in with you. And thanks for calling in from the border in Texas. All right. Appreciate it. Thanks so much Clayton. And ultimately, that's the key point. Here is rural Texas the urban interface areas already have fences and walls and whatnot where it is appropriate. That was done ten twelve years ago. Now, all of that has not even been finished yet from the two thousand six act. It's the rural areas and people like Representative will heard I heard an interview with him earlier today. Said in the rural areas, it's nonsensical. According to border agents to build large physical barriers, but they need technology. This is a Republican by the way, who represents the largest stretch over two hundred miles of border area in Texas is the Representative and he's Republican who represents the largest stretch in congress, and he's saying reopened the government. It's not all a wall. It's not even all offense use technology get border agents. And by the way, Democrats will get behind that and have been behind that. It's when you start saying, I need a wall and immigrants are horrible. We're crossing the Mark. Now, you're demonizing the other and you make it a moral question when you do that. Boy. All right. So if you'd like to talk about that more, I would love it. Otherwise, I wanna I wanna tell you well, oracle arena too. Because I do not understand. Why people are so upset not arena. It's oracle park. Excuse me. We're not talking about Oko, we're oracle park now instead of AT and T park people are flipping a lid because the name change for money of a ballpark. And I'm curious if you're upset about it and why four one five eight hundred eighty eight.
"rio grande" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"By the way, it's it's it's like all the AP stuff has to be filtered through Mexico City by a p and then eventually a few of these little morsels of information. You should know how bad it is in Mexico. Eventually given to the rip and read news people across our nation. Check this out. Suspected drug cartel assailants left a threatening. And gruesome message outside the offices of a of a newspaper in the capital of Tamil leap. Save Tom elite the state that's the Mexican state right across my river right across the Rio Grande river the natural barrier. The natural separation God provided between Texas and Mexico. The real Bravo. The Rio Grande river as Tom aletha state down there, and the capital city is Victoria, which is a few hours away from us could just go south so employees at that newspaper, and that Victoria, Mexico Tamaulipas state on Friday, they found a styrofoam cooler outside the building. What's before cramps Christmas? Well, you never know. Maybe some nice people dropped up some tamales or maybe some fans of the newspaper dropped off. Some I don't know maybe some Molly or or some maneuver or something like that. To celebrate the holiday season because after all it's December twenty I know my friends see this. This is reality, you know, in Mexico this year two thousand eighteen. They have killed at least eighteen nineteen journalists in Mexico. People just doing their job reporting on political corruption. How some politicians many of them almost all of them are in bed with the cartels. And it's the cartels who run the show just south of the river. There was a handwritten sign that was left with this styrofoam cooler threatening journalists that that newspaper Expresso newspapers that Victoria, the capital of the state. And on that sign that said quote for newspapers allied with millions of dollar agreements with million dollar agreements with governor Francisco Garcia Cabeza vaca. Whereas I lovingly refer to him as governor Cao head anyone aligned with million dollar agreements where the governor in Tamale was say, they are not going to save you and here is proof. Yeah. Inside a styrofoam cooler the head of someone. I don't know if it's a journalist. But yeah, that's what they served up at that express newspaper in Victoria, Mexico. Wasn't the first time that newspaper in the capital of that state was targeted in back in two thousand twelve there was an explosive device in a car was detonated outside that same office. No one injured, but hey, they're trying to send a message. And that's why they're suppressing the media suppressing the press, and the, you know, the mainstream what you would think as mainstream journalism in Mexico. Yeah. It's it's woman upstream, the very few of them and eighteen and nineteen journalists trying to report truth south of the border the truth that you are not getting north of the river. From New York from Washington DC. They're desperately trying to to broadcast that to the world and eighteen nineteen. Journalists have died in Mexico trying to do that this past year. I don't know who that was that that had served up in that styrofoam cooler outside the newspaper answer that because I have no idea it doesn't say here. But just an example of what takes place, it's commonplace. It's daily firefights south of the border. It happens all the time. And it's. As.
"rio grande" Discussed on X96
"That kind of stuff on the first drive up little family out. Yeah. Real grand is now open you can drive down Rio Grande. So you would come down a third third south down Broadway. And that's how you get to north so third south to Rio Grande, and then you come up Rio Grande, and then you'll one way one way you can't you can't come from second south by the gateway come down third south, and you go tell you hit the the Rio Grande station, and oh you can now park, by the way at the. The restaurant parking parking over there. There's more parking over at the gateway you wanna get out of your car and really better if you parked at the gateway across the street, but since the guy who used to own the what's the what's the grand cafe Rio Grande cafe he sold it. And the the owners they now are not so angry about people parking in the marketing ADA, one eight one nine seventy three hundred and again, your donation this hour matched by an anonymous sponsor and the Huntsman foundation. So you're ten becomes twenty fifty becomes one hundred. Do you want me to just quickly tell you about Muhammad's birthday? Or should we say that for later? We got a couple of minutes. I think it's great that. We celebrate the birthday of Mohammad they're Muslims all over the world doing it. Richie called me last night. And I said we're just getting ready to go into Bombay house. I don't have time to talk to you. That's what my eleven year old wanted Indian food for his birthday dinner. So she wanted to give mono to all the patrons at the restaurants better. I think I don't know. If you ate at Bombay house last night about about what seven o'clock, you might wanna get checked. So that's what he wanted. I worked they wanted to go to Bombay house. So we went there. And then he wanted to go see once upon a dead pool because he has heard the legends of dead pool for so long, and he has asked multiple times if he could watch the movie, and I said Carey says absolutely not when he went to the movie did you make him turn off his racer. Silence. Your eraser that was the thing. He he wanted for his eleventh birthday at a phone. And so we did the thing that they did on. Bob's burgers. Which is all right? We'll see if you can keep this racer and not lose it for a month. And you have to be able to produce the eraser will like we'll just randomly say. Where's your racer? And it's got to be either on you. Or you know, where it is carried her any carry the eraser to bomb bay house set it on the table. I said Mohammad Noah racers at the table. You know, our role we have conversations at dinner. So so we eat dinner there. And then we go to once upon a dead pool. And it's it's PG thirteen, but it's still deadpool. Yeah. It's still cry. Now, it's it's barely they. They left as much in as possible. Just if you have sensitive kids, maybe they shouldn't because there's still there's still some stuff. Exact he didn't sleep at all last night. No, he loved it. He said he said that is my new favorite. He he is all in for deadpool. I mean, he likes deadpool's a superhero. Yeah. We and and and he's a funny kid and deadpool, I think that's the comedy aspect of. It is later is a deadpool comic that he can read is there. Yes, it's Spiderman and deadpool they have a team up comic that's monthly and Marvel's rule with Spiderman is is that he does not appear in anything that is not necessarily be kid friendly. I will have to get that. I I didn't see the second one is Monica back around and marina, marina back around. Yeah. So is that his new girlfriend? Yeah. He was dating her in the I mean Mohammed. Yeah. I I don't know. Maybe he was more into deadpool. All right. So so now, it's only it's very very limited release. It's leaving soon. Yeah. So if you have kids like mine, and they're not so sensitive. What did he think Abreu rubies? That's where you should go. See it. I think you have it another day or two. I think when Friday when all the new movies today is the last day for it. So anyway, I'll see you DVD on fine. Let's see, oh, we gotta take a break. Coming up round one of your Boehner's. Big boy news here are your candidates for Boehner's round one. Or do you want to do traffic? I know we're good. Okay. Boehner candidate number one. It's a tradition you need a Christmas wreath you take a Christmas wreath Boehner candidate number two Rudy. America's lawyer is now America's liar and Boehner candidate number three. I think we have to bake them with gender identity. All right. All that. And more on the way after these do you have traffic Gina? I can give you a spot of traffic. We've got a crash northbound fifty six hundred west at thirty first south in Salt Lake. We've got a crash southbound I fifteen at the v south on.
"rio grande" Discussed on KTRH
"Rio Grande valley as it moves inland and is gonna make our rivers swell coming out of the hill country and industrial worker from Dayton has been identified as the single fatality from Tuesday's bus crash near freeport twenty nine year old Aaron green died when the bus carrying Zachary industrial workers rolled over several times and highway thirty six a lottery player in San Antonio three million dollars richer hitting the Megaplier in last night's mega millions drawing. More of these stories right now, a KTAR H dot com. Coming up here at the bottom of the hour. I live in south east Houston. Your forecast is at the bottom of the hour by seven forty KTAR h seventy. In december. Your NewsRadio seven forty KTAR age ides coming up. We got gotta poll, by the way, KTAR dot com on the KENDALL Jenner story in her hair checkout her here is she is she guilty of cultural misappropriation, I see the look of the Gibson. You know, it just means that some of the pins kinda got loose. You know, some of the tweets that followed it up. Just Ri well, we have a couple of tweets there too. You can take the poll whether or not you think that hairstyle I've gotten rained on my hair looks like that my wife's dry. You know, if you don't blow your hair dry, it'll do that looks just like you got caught in a humid Texas days. What it looks like Elizabeth has curl your hair than I do. But I've got just enough. Check it out KTAR H dot com. All right. Seven twenty five now time to talk to you about. S T A wealth management. They do a program. Madan KTAR CC, twelve noon. You can check it out today. AM nine fifty a great show. You really is. I mean, they've they've found a way to make talking about investing really really interesting even for people who don't have a lot of money invested a lot of things you can learn from listening to that show. The thing. I like about it is it's not a big sales pitch and not trying to sell you anything. If you're gonna end up doing business with them. It's because you're gonna think they're pretty doggone smart at what they do. The also do seminars were they come to a variety of Houston area communities, and you can check them out at their website is TA wealthed dot com. See if they've got one coming to your neighborhood soon. And you can sign up for their newsletter. Which is another way you can get great information for the folks at TA wealth. It's the wealth bunny hour today, twelve noon on KTAR see in check them out at S, T, A wealth dot com. Seven.
"rio grande" Discussed on Examining Politics
"Building the wall was one of President Trump's biggest campaign promises. So what's the status and what does the administration doing to reunite families separated at the border immigration reporter, Anna jeered Elliot's here now, and let's talk about the current migration crisis. This isn't new. This doesn't new. This is the third migration crisis in four years and customs and border protection department of homeland security. They're very aware of it and the difference this time is they're not treating it as a border problem, treating it as a regional problem. So they're working with the root issue, which is why people are fleeing Central America to get to the US. So besides the humanitarian crisis, we're also looking at a big drug issue. I'm talking about that a little bit. We are so last year in fiscal year twenty seventeen. We saw more than two million pounds throw eggs seized at the border. That's just what was sees plenty more, you know, surely got in. The issue with that is you had a million pounds of marijuana coming in marijuana for a lot less than say heroin or fennel. You had just a few thousand pounds of each coming in. So the border patrol and customs and border protection, they secure air sea and between the ports of entry. They're finding now that cartels or more interested in getting those higher priced smaller items across the border then say, you know, millions of pounds of marijuana recently took a trip down to the Rio Grande valley in south Texas told me about that trip and what's the status of that were ball? We've been hearing so much. We got to see firsthand at the Rio Grande valley border the they're putting in dozens more gates, which essentially you're on the river. You've got ports of entry bridges going through, and then there's there's only dirt roads down there for three hours drove around. We didn't get on a pave road the entire time, but these. Roads take you down to the riverside. So if someone is able to, you know, jump in the river swim across to very dangerous river, but they make it across. All they have to do is just walk up the shore on that dirt road and enter the US. So what these gates do is make it impossible for someone to just come up walk through and it only allows border patrol vehicles to go down there. Lastly, you got to meet the head of border patrol the first female to lead that role. What did you learn from her? So I sat down with her Carla provos for an hour and she talked about her history. She's been in border patrol for decades back when it was a very different situation. Technology was in being used, and she talked about as a woman, they have less than twenty percent of women in the force, and it's been like that for twenty years. So she's working to get more women in the agency, but also obviously qualified people and not just changing it more for diversity. But it's an issue the border patrol continues to face. They're losing more people than they're hiring. And so we talked about how she wants to change that. We talked about the public appearance border patrol law enforcement nationally is really a fighting uphill battle trying to overcome the public image. And certainly federal agents like border patrol agents also are part of that, especially with what they do with immigration right now. So talks about her vision for border patrol as its leader and and as a woman, what that means, you know, in the metoo era, what she's experienced during that man. Thanks so much more of Anna's reporting. Check out this week's Washington Examiner magazine join us next time for more sampling..
"rio grande" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"The the muslim migrants who came into germany and now the now you have a criminal gangs there was did you see there was a machete brawl in germany over the weekend in a some small town all these rival gangs of muslim migrants socalled and they're they're all they're all fleeing violence in the mideast and they're bringing their violence to germany in these these these these people that are marching north through mexico to the rio grande they're fleeing violence in central america they're bringing it right up north here to us i'm sure they're all good catholics howie cure what they are i don't want them here they can be good catholic somewhere else hundreds of central americans children women and men most of them from honduras have boldly crossed immigration checkpoints way how is it bowl to cross if they're not doing anything if they're just sitting there standing there watching you it's not bold and police in a desperate sometimes chaotic march towards the united states despite there being in mexico without authorization no one has made any effort to stop them i mean isn't this real when you come right down to it isn't this an act of war by mexico i mean they're they're facilitating an invasion of the united states by by shiftless uneducated nonenglishspeaking disease ridden people these people are not going to be a benefit i mean most immigrants illegal immigrants anyway are are become wards of the state this is good you know we're finally getting the economy off its back after eight years of obama actually twelve years you want to go back to the second bush administration and so we're finally cutting down the welfare rolls and we're being invaded by all these people from the third world who are just gonna come over here and go on welfare i'm sure all the kids will be here just in time to start school in the fall.
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"Paul guessing from the rio grande a foundation as our in studio gas aghast so we would when you look at this again four cents on every ten dollars but when you look at the totality of this raise from five point eight one two five to seven point eight now we're talking about pretty significant money but let's just let's just say that you're you've been okay with all the the tax increases up to this point so you know what is four cents on ten dollars okay so you're going to be uh forty cents on a hundred dollars but when you start talking about paul all the money that that people spend every year while andrey let's just let's just take someone who says all right i spend ten thousand dollars per year well now you look at a three hundred seventy five bucks a year right i mean you're you're starting to creep up there with you know with with pretty significant tax increases your got it thirty seven dollars yet the and businesses look at these things when they choose where they are going to do business and it's not just the consumers go into their local fastfood joy entered a local grocery store within extolled pay do do pay taxes on certain items purchased at the store even grocery wei's but they uh you're you're just increasing and increasing the amount paid on services and businesses that do business here in our city and they are going to continue to look elsewhere beyond albuquerque up the hill to rio rancho in possibly out of the state in mexico paul guessing joining us here on news radio kkob he'll be headed over to the city council meeting that begins at five o'clock tonight um public comment is is available tonight i mean that's gone white where you're therefore yup we're going to organize people we have him showing up and we're gonna tell the city council why they shouldn't be raising taxes i would encourage anyone who is interested within my sound of my voice to go ahead and show up downtown here at city council and do the same it should be interesting to see the reaction of these folks when we get a bunch of people up there saying dealt raise tax night we need i.
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"Show to talk about a black lives matter memorial day celebration in new york city that build itself is for black people only dirt in as a member of the black lives matter movement was asked to defend the decision at the throughout the sixminute interview mock the idea that somehow event organizers were being racist for excluding people of other races from attending oh eu white people are angry because you couldn't use your white privilege car along and in the black lives matter all with morial bay fell outrage sin durden has now been fired as an adjunct professor from essex county college the schools president empty the justified the decision saying is college firmly we reject any conduct that applies that all students are not welcome to participate statement continued that the collagen braces diversity inclusion and unity kyw news time one fifty two time for traffic and transit on the two i bring good news on this report northeast extension southbound the accident it lansdale has being cleared all lanes are open again they're still pretty good backup behind it but it is swiftly easing up so that's the good news now bad news is in new jersey we still i'll have led a three mile jeev up all the atlantic city expressway eastbound approaching the garden state parkway an accident blocking the right and center lanes are there still working an overturned vehicle accident on the garden state parkway northbound there's just north of rio grande that's exit six near cape may it slow in both directions fortytwo northbound you're jammed approaching fifty five fifty five north is jamming there to on the schuylkill east you're slow from from city avenue the vine expressway westbound sites low vine to gerard suited to belmont contra hug an antidote to go to major delays getting into delaware you're jammed permits.