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"southwest cay" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:23 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"To reunite the youngest migrant children with their families now less than a week away. Separating families was one thing. But could the government put them back together? It wasn't clear. There was ever a plan for that. It was a massive logistical challenge. We're talking about thousands of children and shelters across the country. Parents locked up thousands of miles away. How is this going to happen? There are reports of mass confusion surrounding this process. Joining us now is Alex as the health and Human Services Secretary mister secretary. Thank you for your time this morning, there does seem to be a lot of confusion on this matter. What can you tell us this morning declare some of that up absolute thank you first off. There's absolutely no confusion on our part. We have the kids and we are working to comply with the court's order. And what that involves the government says everything's fine. But with a deadline of July tenth just a few days away. We call Sandy's mom yield up. Ula has no idea. What's going to happen next? Tells me there's a lot of confusion. She's had trouble reaching sandy in detention. And now she has to hand over documents proving she is related to the grandkids. Ilda doesn't know when or if sandy will see the kids again, and if they're all back together. How would they get to Ilda on the? ESE? Okay. A day before the deadline. The Trump administration admits it's not gonna make it maybe only half the youngest children will be reunited with their parents. San his kids are at a shelter for migrant children in Phoenix, Arizona. It's run by a Texas based company called southwest key. So I call up the company. Hi, this is Jeff. Hey, just a reporter calling from the Texas Tribune. How are you fine? That's Jeff Eller a spokesman for southwest cay, many of the kids separated at the border are staying at southwest key shelters, whether selfless keys in the loop about the plan for redefining these kids. You know in south with their time. We're watching the courts the same way you are waiting to hear on the next steps from the office of rescue. Okay. So does that mean that you haven't heard any plans to stick with them? I just said we're hurrying to here on next steps from the office of refugee resettlement. I would imagine that you all what is like to get some information about how those people be transported. That's just what I'm trying to figure out. We're waiting as nothing more than were waiting on direction from the office of refugee resettlement without mentioning Sandy's name. I tell him about her case, I've just learned that she's been moved to detention center near her kids in Phoenix. We actually know one mother who's been transferred to in Arizona's her youngest child is in the Phoenix office. I ask Jeff if he thinks they're going to be reunited, but it gives me the same response. We're waiting to hear on next steps really office of refugee resettlement. Okay. So is it fair to say that that means you have not received any direction so far? That's what I want. I I'm not doing down that path. We're waiting to hear. I want to know how this is going to play out for sandy. Tomorrow's.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

08:16 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Chad benson. Be breaking downpour after wick. All right. And you know, the president's going to be talking about immigration. Exactly, I doubt a wall to wall. Emmigration has been a cornerstone of this administration. And it was last year where the president decided to separate these families Obama did it sorry, okay? At the porter and a a lot of those children that were separated from their parents came right here to the valley, multiple private organizations that housed these. Children's separated from the payer among them are these facilities owned and operated by south west key. I think one of the biggest contractors, and they're the ones that a lot of these you know, these migrant youth that came into the country alone or separated from their parents. They were housed and what we're finding out now. While ago. Yes that southwest key facility in Glendale, the one going to there was a guy who was working there. Twenty five years old levian Pacheco who was sentenced yesterday to nineteen years in prison. Levian Pacheco was convicted of abusing at least seven teenage boys between two thousand sixteen and twenty seventeen on more than one occasion by was in charge of watching over the miners while they waited possible deportation. His sentencing increased after they learned he exposed some of his victims to HIV shelters were known to house migrant children waiting to be deported to facilities shut their doors after missing a deadline regarding employee background checks. So there was there were more than one, right? There were more than one allegations and instances of misconduct or abuse in facilities. Now, I remember this one this is the one where the guy potentially. Allegedly exposed chil- child victims to HIV he's HIV positive HIV positive, and he had an if you've got children in the car keep that in mind here folks, but that he had sexual contact with these boys, and there was also sexual abuse contact and abuse to different things, degree wise. They're both horror ethic. Yeah. But there are three instances of sexual abuse. And he's HIV positive nineteen years does the punishment fit the crime is that enough nineteen years in prison and a lifetime supervised release. And again, he would he want to see there's enough different degrees of sexual assault or abuse. Well, ones assault as far as the law as far as the loss concerned, you you may not make a distinction. No, I don't but as far as the laws concerned there were different levels. If you will. But it does seem like it's not a slap on the wrist nineteen years in prison nineteen years in prison going in for being a child molester child-abuser sexual assault on children still it's going to be a tough nineteen years. Okay. It still seems like. An easy low sentence. And why is there any as you heard in that report right there once they found out that he's HIV positive it increased his sentence. Okay. And it's kind of like an aggravated circumstances. Extenuating aggravating thought that I had about this. So. Southwest cay. We find out after the Arizona department of health services went in and started investigating because they have eleven shelters in Arizona if found three or five employee records it sampled. So we got all these employees. We're gonna pick out five of them three of those five were non compliant with fingerprinting requirements. They also found out that they were there were inefficiencies in background check records. And I'm wondering this, okay. Did southwest key. Not take those requirements. Seriously, fingerprints, background checks were they lax and allowing predators. Because that's what this monster is. He's a predator argued drawn to this job as an opportunity to take advantage of children. And. Did southwest cay just kind of become lax on these requirements because I mean, if something happens to a CAD, I mean, who's who's gonna come after us their their parents are in Mexico, and we're going to be depressed. The vulnerable population. Some of the most vulnerable children out there where they don't have. Let's say a parent or. Engaged advocate on their behalf. Right. Because even if these children are released a lot of them are released to a relative or a friend who is undocumented as well person's gonna come forward as part of the settlement with southwest cay had to close a shelter in downtown Phoenix, which was their biggest one in our state. They also had to give up a license for facility and young town and the federal government shutdown because that staff physically abused three mine there were dimmer multiple incident. I I admit that I couldn't keep them all straight. So how about this? So what's next in the wake of this monster being sentenced to nineteen years because he is HIV positive and he sexually abused boys. Repeatedly at this facility. We have a separate that would strengthen background check requirements for facilities like southwest key. And give Arizona department of health services authority to expect inspect them unannounced. Against that. I was gonna say and that wasn't happening already. Right. Maybe that's the bigger issue. Right. That we were allowing. Predators sexual predators. This was this was their opening because we know we know enough facility wasn't doing what they're supposed to do to protect these children. And that people like this predator would have been drawn to this knowing I can I can get through the gaps in the system. I don't I don't wanna hear about what your philosophy or thoughts are on immigration. I know it's a hot button issue in this country, especially right here in Arizona. These are children who've already been separated them have already been taken away from their their parents, which the judges some of company. Minor came by themselves. Choice. But that does not mean, you're subject to sexual abuse and sexual assault and rape as a function of that when you are in the care of the state. This southwest cay was a. Contracting facility by the government to houses children. And and listen, I'm sure they hundreds of thousands of kids over a period of time this that and the other. But boy, we certainly heard a bunch of stories where it strikes me. They just didn't have their protocols. They didn't have their background checks in a row and the more and more. These people slip through the cracks. Yeah. I think we're judged by by how we protect our most vulnerable germ. So if there is any opposition to this Senate proposal. I wonder who it is. Because all I'm going to be judging you, and I'm putting who's against protecting children from sexual abuse. Yeah. Where what's your please? Make that argument. Now. Go ahead. I wanted to who you have at it. Yeah. The these kids today need to be more sexually abused. That's what they really need. Please tell us about that. Millennials the millennial generation getting cancer different cancers as well younger and younger. Why cancer not just something new affects old people anymore know why what's fueling the cancer epidemic. Amongst the millennials. We'll talk about it right after Bob McClay gets us all cut up with our top stories..

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"southwest cay" Discussed on KNST AM 790

KNST AM 790

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on KNST AM 790

"Years. This is Fox News. Going to the Matt I'm Jason Kam, Padania K N S T news, a fight between the southern Arizona high school wrestler and a coach from an opposing school is now under investigation video shows two wrestlers going at it and a teenager from saffir hitting the other in the neck, and then getting disqualified seconds later, the D queued wrestler can be seen tackling the coach from the other team and then chaos Rupp's. Officials from amphitheater public schools say that they are reviewing their code of conduct to determine proper disciplinary action over one hundred volunteers wanna help out at a Tucson shelter for migrants about one hundred and twenty of them got training over the weekend at Benedictine monastery that has been converted to help them seekers a former worker to migrant shelter in Arizona is going to prison for nineteen years for sexually abusing teenage boys. Their twenty five year old lady on Pacheco worked at the southwest cay shelter in Mesa when the abuse took place back in two thousand sixteen in two thousand seventeen the Justice department said Friday that the sentence will be followed by a lifetime of supervised. Release the judge increased project co sentence because he expose the children to H I V, meanwhile, Scottsdale police are looking for a man who stole Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley's golf bag at the waste management. Phoenix open. Police say that the theft happened Wednesday afternoon suspect is only been described as a man who is white and in his. Twenties. I'm Jason camp. Adonia Cayenne SPAM seven ninety Tucson's. Most stimulating talk. Please consider supporting Joe.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on Reveal

"Hi, this is Jeff. Hey, just my need to reporters calling from the Texas Tribune. And how are you fun? That's Jeff Eller a spokesman for southwest cay many of the kids separated at the border are staying at southwest key shelters. Mine precisions whether selfless keys in the loop about the plan where we find these kids, you know in south shelters with with time. We're watching the court the same way you are and waiting to hear on the next steps from the office of refugees. Settle. Okay. So does that mean that you haven't heard any plans from I just said we're hurrying to here on next steps from the office of refugee resell. I would not you all what is like some information about how those people be transported. That's just what I'm trying to figure out. We're waiting as I got nothing more than we're waiting on direction from the office of refugee resettlement without mentioning Sandy's name. I tell him about her case, I've just learned that she's been moved to a detention center near her kids in Phoenix. We actually know of one mother who's been transferred to Harry's Ona's attention better her youngest child is in the Phoenix thirty I asked Jess if he thinks they're going to be reunited, but it gives me the same response where waiting this year on next steps really officers refugee resettlement. Okay. Is it fair to say that means you have not received any direction so far? That's what I. I I'm not doing down that path. We're waiting to hear I wanna know how this is going to play out for sandy. Tomorrow's the deadline will she get her baby son back. What about her other three kids? I decided to stay put so I can call my sources worked the phones to find out whatever I can my colleague on CD as Cortes heads to Phoenix to try and track down, sandy..

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"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

04:45 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Been walked on a crash. This red got pushed off to the right and mortgages. The wreck on Thomas on top of the Pima freeway that collision has cleared but not these Thunderbird east of twenty eighth street crash there and another one at fifty nine th avenue and Sweetwater. This traffic report brought to you by age as fine foods, visit AJ's fine foods through November six to enjoy twenty-five percent of artisan cheese, and your wine purchase of six or more, seven fifty milliliter bottles bottles AJ's fine foods for the love of perfect pairings. We'll do right times coming up Detroit. Aunt KTAR news. We're staying sunny and dry through the end of the week high pressure builds in warming us up to Phoenix reaches a high of eighty six today, we'll climb to eighty eight on Friday and ninety on Saturday by Sunday. We could reach ninety one degrees. I'm ABC team meteorologist Irish Maceo at seven two to sixty degrees in Africa, Dale. The latest this morning on the four week old baby boy found dead in his mom's Chandler apartment. Detectives at Tyler says the nineteen year old mother originally reported her son was kidnapped from park yesterday. She was contacted at the park by patrol my understanding, she called nine one one from the par- Tyler said, the boy was found dead inside the apartment near Dobson and Paco's not long after the call place now working to figure out how and when the baby died Zeka is getting closer over the past two weeks. There's been an increase in cases of Zeke virus just across the border in Sonora. Mexico. Sonora is the state that borders Arizona, and we know a lot of individuals travel there, and we wanna remind pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant not to travel to affected areas. Dr Rebecca sunshine with America county health department says if you do travel to places affected by Zeka where Beskitas repellent pants and long sleeved shirts KTAR is on immigration two of the shelters for immigrant. Children are being shut down the Arizona. Southwest cay facilities are surrendering their licenses as part of the settlement with our state health department. In a statement, the Amazon or department of health services says they've entered into an agreement with southwest cay. Those conditions means southwest key won't admit any more children into their facilities without the approval of the department of health. They also we'll have a third party evaluate the facilities and pay seventy three thousand dollars in penalties. The department says they will continue to monitor southwest keep oscilloscopes in order to protect vulnerable. Children. Ashley flood KTAR news ata ours. Legal analyst Monica Lindstrom explains. The settlement appears to allow southwest key to continue to operate to an extent, but it must still comply with the licensing requirements, including giving information regarding the background checks. Kasa Phoenix in hacienda. Del solar the two centres closing after southwest key. Missed a deadline to produce background checks. More than two thousand employees. The deadline was set after reports of children being abused. Arizona votes less than two weeks away from election day. Republican Senate candidate Martha mcsally is focusing on the economy and jobs. Like Sally getting a tour of the universal technical institute in Avondale yesterday. And hearing about the need employers have for more technicians and areas such as outta motives and welding job all the employers in our roundtable. We'll talk to you about that for sure they are in desperate need for technicians. It's not just technician jobs that are being left unfilled. The Labor Department recently reported there are seven million job openings nationwide mcsally said that coupled with a low unemployment rates are signs. The economy is booming, which she says is top of mind for voters. They wanna be able to work hard provide for their families and get ahead result a Psotino Kate. T A R news Senate candidate Kirstin cinema says she'll work across the Senate aisle to come up with healthcare solutions. Just like she doesn't the house yesterday this year. I worked with congresswoman Kristi Nome from South Dakota, Republican, and she and I successfully delayed the implementation of the health insurance tax that would add up to four hundred dollars or more per family for small business as for Medicare for all cinema says she does not support the idea rather she wants practical proposals to get all Arezzo affordable coverage. Well, this Saturday is a big sailing day for women at lake pleasant only women can compete in the Ruth bills Cup. Regatta one group of blind. Buccaneers will be using the race to train for something even bigger one group of buccaneers in the race racer special. They're blind. So we have four of our blind. Blindster foundation for blind children CEO Mark Ashton says the race is part of the training for a group of girls and boys will be saving themselves on a grand trip starting November tenth. We'll take twelve. Blindster. Teach them how to crew sail boat and sail around the Virgin Islands. Ashton says experiences like this prepared the kids for life challenges like one a potential employer doubts their abilities. All that line buccaneer. Say is have you ever sailed.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:05 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"We're staying sunny and dry through the end of the week high pressure builds in warming us up to Phoenix reaches. A high of eighty six today will climb to eighty eight on Friday and ninety on Saturday by Sunday. We could reach ninety one degrees. I'm ABC team meteorologist Irish Mateo and at five oh two. It's sixty degrees in paradise valley. A four week old baby boy found dead and Chandler police are back on the case this morning. Detectives Tyler says the nineteen year old mom originally reported her son was kidnapped from Chandler park yesterday. She was contacted at the park by patrol my understanding, she called nine one one from the park Tyler says, the boy was found dead inside his mom's apartment near Dobson and Paco's not long after that. Call police are now working to figure out how and win the baby died Zeka is getting closer over the past two weeks. There has been an increase in cases of bazooka virus just across the border in Sonora. Mexico. Sonora is the state that borders Arizona, and we know a lot of individuals travel there, and we wanna remind pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant not to travel to affected areas. Dr Rebecca sunshine with America county health department says if you do travel to places affected by Zeka, where mosquito repellent pants and long. Sleeved shirts KTAR is on immigration two of the Zona shelters for immigrant. Children are being shut down the Arizona southwest. Keep Associes are surrendering their licenses as part of a settlement with the department of health services. In a statement, the Amazon or department of health services says they've entered into an agreement with southwest cay. Those conditions mean southwest key won't admit any more children into their facilities without the approval of the department of health. They also will have a third party evaluate the facilities and pay seventy three thousand dollars in penalties. The department says they will continue to monitor southwest keep facilities in order to protect vulnerable. Children. Ashley, flood KTAR news KTAR's legal analyst, Monica Lindstrom, says the settlement appears to allow southwest key to continue to operate to an extent, but it must still comply with the licensing.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on Reveal

Reveal

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on Reveal

"Company called southwest cay. So I call up a company. Hi sister. Hey, just might need a reporter calling from the Texas Tribune and how are you fun? That's Jeff Eller a spokesman for south west cay. Many of the kids separated at the border are staying at southwest key shelters. My interest is weather selfless keys. When about the plan where we find these kids, you know, in south shelters time, we're watching the court the same way you are and way to here on the next steps from the office of refugees. So. Okay. So does that mean that you haven't heard any plans from? I just said, we're worrying here on next steps from the office of refugee resell. I would not all what is like some information about how those people be transported. That's just what I'm trying to figure out. We're waiting as I got nothing more than were waiting on direction from the office of refugee resettlement without mentioning Sandy's name. I tell him about her case. I've just learned that she's been moved to a detention center near her kids. In Phoenix, we actually know of one mother who's been transferred to Harry's Ona's better. Her youngest child is in the Phoenix thirty. I ask Jess, if he thinks they're going to be reunited. But it gives me the same response where waiting this year on next steps for officers. Refugee resettlement. Okay. Is it fair to say that means you have not received any direction so far? That's what I. I, I, I'm not doing down that path. We're waiting to hear. I wanna know how this is going to play out for sandy, tomorrow's the deadline. Will she get her baby son back? What about her other three kids? I decided to stay put so I can call my sources, worked the phones to find out whatever I can. My colleague on CD as Cortes heads to Phoenix to try and track down sandy..

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"southwest cay" Discussed on 550 KFYI

550 KFYI

05:25 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on 550 KFYI

"By Senator Ford and nationwide vision, and you also need to tune in for a very important announcement right at the opening of this show tomorrow that's tomorrow at four PM going to have a very special announcement for you. We have this this this is turning into a debacle. This is turning into exactly what it was in one thousand nine hundred ninety one with the nomination hearings for for Clarence Thomas. Anita hill was thrown into the mix last minute. I ended up being a spectacle. We are now repeating it. And the reason why we are repeating it is because the Republicans are letting this happen. It's amazing because you know, when we're talking about what was happening with the hill. This the sexual harassment. The pubic hair on a coke can. A head. Have you seen the movie long Dong, Phil? That's what it was. Now. This is like sexual assault. So we have to have a trial. We have to have an investigation. We to bring lawyers to ask questions. That's crazy. Former Scalia law Kirk out there. Is saying that this whole thing could be over next week before we even have all of the circus activity. There's a defender of president Donald Trump's a supreme court nominee Brett Cavanaugh. And he believes it won't be long until the embattled judge is exonerated of wrongdoing and confirmed to was post. Cavanaugh has of course, categorically denied all of these charges that Christina blassie Ford has brought against him. He's denied it unquestionably denied it. But you have a guy out there. His name is Ed Wieland, Ed Wieland. And he's been tweeting up. A storm is the president of the conservative think tank the ethics and public policy center, and he is well respected in DC and conservative circus circles, he said by one week from today, I expect that judge Cavanaugh will have been clearly vindicated on this matter specifically, I expect that compelling evidence will show his category. Oh denial to be truthful. There will be no cloud over him. Then he tweeted sexual assault is a terrible thing. It's victims suffer grievously. It's pre precisely because sexual assault is so terrible. That is deeply unjust. When someone is mistakenly even good faith mistakenly accused of having committed it, everyone should rejoice. When the mistake is found. Oh. And the sooner the mistake is discovered. The better at wheeling tweet it or what is he implying is he implying that Christine Ford have may have mistakenly mistaken cavenaugh for somebody else. And of course, Senator hatch recently suggested a tutor dismay of some that. This might be a case where four might be mixed up quote mixed up. So my goodness. This is pretty amazing. So we have somebody out there will sounds like from his tweet from the Twitter machine that he has some insight information on a missed blassie Ford's accusation. And that this could be this could be mistaken identity. Meaning somebody probably did put his hands on. But but but it wasn't judge Gavin. Aw. We're gonna change gears here for a moment. The big story here. Locally is southwest. Cay southwest. Key is been is been warned by the state. They're licensed might be in jeopardy. Southwest. Cay are these facilities that are housing immigrant children? The illegal children's says remember that picture back in the shit say it was taken back the Obama administration. But it was used to accused Trump of caging immigrant children. Remember that picture? Well, I'll tell you what at four thirty five. We are going to have a conversation with the man who I put that picture on his Facebook page when he was talking about when you were talking about the migrant children coming across the border. And how they were being treated and we're going to tie it into southwest cay will do that at four thirty five twenty.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

04:49 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"News station. KTAR news on ninety two three FM Bruce Saint chiefs and Pamela Hughes. You know, there's been a situation that has been developing here in the valley for a couple of months, this is involving migrant children and the shelters that they're placed in south west key is a facility whose name you may have become familiar with their about thirteen of those shelters ran by that organization here in our state and recently, one of their former employees pled guilty to sexually assaulting several children at one of the facilities, and that individual also HIV positive now that incidents took place prior to the zero tolerance policy that the Trump administration had set. It's important distinction. Jeff mon- because after the zero tolerance policy went into place and families we're being separated. These shelters became quite busy. They had a lot of kids that were being put in them. And what we're finding out right now is that. Southwest cay has not done the background checks the fingerprint clearances necessary for supervisors and employees at their facilities. They were given a deadline to meet that requirement to have all employees background checked. And they missed the deadline. State health department says southwest cay failed to provide appropriate background checks of employs Anna's moving to revoke their licence. The governor order view of all southwest key facilities earlier this summer. Southwest tells KTAR apologizes for missing the September fourteenth deadline to go through the clearance of more than two thousand employees and they requested a meeting with the department of health services leadership as soon as possible, but a meeting and horses Jim cross KTAR senior reporter. But a meeting for what I mean, it just sounds to me like, I shouldn't interpret it this way. I'm sure, but it just sounded me in that statement like they were more upset about getting caught than about. What had transpired? Well. The meeting may. Be about whether or not they're going to appeal because they've got thirty days to appeal to a hearing or enter into settlement talks with the state is that what this is about. There's a lot of questions here that just have not gotten answers, Jeff among them. Are they going to file to appeal? I want to know as well. How long did they have to meet that September fourteenth deadline a week a month a couple of months because they have an estimated two thousand Arizona employees a random check of their Tucson facility staffers found eight employees did not have the required background check. So it's unlikely that one hundred percent of those thousand employees passed a background check were they in the process of all the background checks meeting. Hey, listen. We did the fingerprints. We filled out all the paperwork. We sent it off. And we haven't gotten the results back yet. Or did. They just totally. Disregard this deadline said we don't care. It didn't move forward because these are people that are responsible for that the wellbeing of children there are expectations in standards for which we've set in the states. Well, let me let me pose a question to if you are aware how much communication was going on between the state and south west key. And weren't they notified isn't there some way that and again, I'm gonna put this on south west key that they get to the state before this deadline hits. And said, look, we're having some problems here. We're not gonna make this deadline. Well, you know, what they've had problems for quite some time because the guy who pled guilty couple of weeks ago, I believe that had been kind of making its way through the court system for quite some time again that whole situation took place prior to these zero tolerance policy. He was never background checked. So we know that a while ago. The issue had presented itself. That these people had not been background checked. And I wanna point out to folks because I don't assume everybody understands how this happens southwest cay gets money from the federal government, and I don't know. The state, but but but they're regulated by the state of which they're operating follow state law. Government organizations that are dealing with children schools are a great example of it. If you're going to be alone with a child at school, you have to have a fingerprint clearance, my sister's an education, if I were going to be somebody who was going to be on my daughter's campus regularly as a as a volunteer or something I would have to have clearance..

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"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

07:18 min | 1 year ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Here in studio with us right now is KTAR senior. Reporter Jim cross who has been following the development of this story. All morning a story that has been developing for quite some time. Good morning, Jim, Pamela. Good morning. Well, you know, southwest key is something that we've talked quite about here. A quite a bit about here on KTAR. But I'm not going to assume that our listeners are all that familiar with it. They they have some thirteen shelters here in the state. They started to get under tremendous amount of scrutiny in the wake of the president zero tolerance policy down on the border. This is where children were being separated from their families. And we needed to put those children somewhere. A lot of those kids came here to Zona and there have been several accusations against workers within these facilities of abuse. Most likely there have been a lot of serious allegations about sexual abuse. One just to stand out. One was convicted former worker was convicted on seven cow. Counts of sexually abusing teenage boys nother worker was accused of sexually abusing a fourteen year old girl at the center again, as you pointed out this all started after the separation of children from their parents at the border. The children are being held at southwest key centers around the state of Arizona, some of them now in order to work with children if you are at a facility, whether it be a school that gets funding from the government or whether you're at a facility like this gets funding from the government, there are certain checks and balances that go into place. I know that you've had educators in your family jam. I know that you've had indicators in your family, Jeff educators in my family, all of our family members and had to go through a fingerprint clearance in order to work with kids. And that is what the state is looking at right now, it appears that this the shelters the southwest cay shelters missed a very important deadline explained that to me Jim deadline was September fourteenth. Which they've now apologized for a statement. They sent us about three or four sentences long south was key apologized for not getting everything done as far as the backgrounds by the fourteenth of September. And they have now requested a meeting as soon as possible with the leadership of the department of health services. From the sound of Jim there are some things they could probably do in the interim before a meeting when I heard the response. I thought what do you need a meeting for you know, what needs to be cleaned up cleaned it up right and characters the director for the state health services. Didn't totally take them out with us she'd thirty thirty days to appeal this which should from reading what I just read. I think they have every intention of doing that. So she's at least giving them the opportunity to get things squared away to meet the state requirements and stay in business on this. We okay, so the may appeal, but what's so astonishing to me about all of this is we as a state in south west key is a facility has both known for an extended period of time that they have not been following the letter of the law in getting their employees background check. Because there wasn't individual who was arrested pre zero tolerance policy who pled guilty to sexually assaulting some children. He was also HIV positive, and it was during that whole investigation that we found out that southwest cay has been failing to follow proper protocol and background check in finger clearance. These people were talking about children here. This isn't hard to. Do. So southwest key is given an opportunity to make it. Right. But I don't know if they should do. We know what would happen to these kids, Jim if they lose the appeal, or if they don't appeal we have been attempting to contact the feds on this and are still waiting to hear back on what the plan would be right now that it's completely up in the air as far as we know we're waiting on a federal response to see what happens with his children, but this has been on the radar as Pamela mentioned for years years, and specifically in the last few months since this came to a head with the border separations, the governor back in June address this and you could almost see a blueprint being laid out when he spoke to KTAR because he said the state is going to take a look at this state is going to keep a close eye on this. The key is protecting these children making they're making sure they're safe. So even back in June. You kind of see the Genesis of this. We've got some audio from that interview a couple of months ago. This is governor Doug Ducey he's now at speaking directly to what has happened in the last twenty four hours with southwest key. This was a couple of months ago, but it is still pertinent to the discussion. We're having take a listen if there is a complaint that that happens with a child inside a state facility or a non federal facility, it's the state's role and responsibility to investigate it. Do we know how long Jim that southwest key was given to have all of their employees background check before the deadline of September fourteenth approach. Do you know what period of time that was that I'm unclear on? All right because you know, if they were given a substantial amount of time to cross their t's dot their is. And they're showing an absolutely. Flagrante inability to do. So they don't want to do what I'm reading from all of this. It's like, we're giving you a warning we're giving you a warning. We're give we know this is going on. We know this is going on. And they've chosen not to do anything about it. That's why I say, I don't know what a meeting is necessary for they've been worn. So many times they know exactly what what the problem is. It was pretty clear from the clip panel just played their of the governor back in June. Yeah. And they were pretty well. Right. And we've heard these stories about abuse going on in these shelters. This isn't new this has been going on that story's been out there for a couple of months. Well, southwest cay. Again, a facility they've got thirteen shelters here in the state of Arizona, the house migrant children they've just gotten a letter, I guess you can say in a notice of intent to revoke the licences of all of their shelters here in the state. They don't just operate in Arizona. I know they operate in Texas as well as a handful of other states, they've got thirty days to either appeal the action to a hearing office or enter settlement talks with the state KTAR. Jim cross has been over it all morning, and we'll continue to follow this story for you. As we try to figure out. What is the next step? What happens with these kids? And how do we protect them? I mean, I don't care. What issue you're what side of the issue? You are with immigration. These are children, and we have a responsibility and an. An obligation to protect them. Thank you so much Jamshir. All right. Hey coming up next. You've probably gotten those scam phone calls from numbers. They look a little similar to your own phone number. Newsflash. It's about to get worse. Hey, you know, what the lead brought to you by Berge Ford off the US sixty Mesa drive online at birchford dot com. Let's get an update on all the headlines now from KTAR's Bob McClay..

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"southwest cay" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:48 min | 2 years ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Let one's house and we went to his office at the southwest cay headquarters in addition to the migrant shelters south west he continues to do. Juvenile Justice work they run after school programs summer camps, and even a charter, school east Austin college prep their. Headquarters which, are in east Austin looked like a large corporate office. Building and inside Kwan's? Office there's a mosaic rendering of Martin Luther King junior there's a plaque of his doctoral degree. From Harvard and there's a poster with a quote from, the revolutionary out You. Know this is one of my favorite sayings of. Harare who said that at the risk of seeming ridiculous the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love And I'd, like to think that that's who we are and what we try to do we sat down for our interview and that's when one told us that several months ago he noticed that something was changing at the shelters that he was running for migrant children for the last you would have a number of kids increasing. On a, regular basis, anywhere from twenty five to fifty gets all of a sudden you begin to see. More seventy five to, one hundred kids a day coming in he said he actually I? Heard about, the, zero tolerance. Policy of separating children and parents on the news and so, you know Dr staff and are we getting these unaccompanied, minor kids been separate say said yes we. Are and then the difference too was that there were smaller kids many smaller kids once as he gathered. His senior staff and so. We have, to make a decision and in the end we felt somebody's gotta take care of these kids and. These we don't take them somebody else got take him Could be a private for profit company that does it. And his team had, to make a choice were they going to shelter these kids who, were taken, from, their parents. Or were they going to say no and as a result, risk losing their contract with our that happens to make, up eighty five percent of their budget so. We just geared up our staff to begin to serve a lot more younger kids and I think we. Did a good job but People, see you as this evil pressure for having done that very evil person for having taken these kids that had been separated from their families and. I think for some people they just can't get over that that that's, a decision that we made I asked. If he grasped the moral dilemma of that decision the moral dilemma bean if I collaborate with the US government in. This policy than I'm in one way or another implicated in the policy as opposed to, saying I will have nothing to do with, that I, think that's the problem and I think that It may. Be part of what I, fail? To realize in the beginning right But the decision wasn't that easy because the decision was really all we've been doing, for twenty years was gonna end for us and we'll we'll willing, to end that the way he saw it he had to comply with the government or get, out of the business of, sheltering kids. Altogether despite his role in housing the children one says that he. Is not in favour of zero tolerance policy I think everybody in this country Pass come to understand that this. Is policies terrible traumatic for kids It's just a, very, difficult policy too It was a very difficult proc- create. A lot of problems. In this way it doesn't exist anymore And my hope is that that's the. Way it's gonna stay After the Trump..

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"southwest cay" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

05:06 min | 2 years ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"Traffic giving us a call to tell us about this one six eighty four on the northbound side just before you get to eighty four in the left lane says a car. Is turned over on its side when he gave us. A call, just a couple of minutes ago he said. That, authorities were not on scene just yet he said it's probably going to be a mass in yeah I'm seeing the traffic start to back up there, a little bit of rubber necking delays as you head on the southbound side of six eighty four but the actual. Crash once again on six eighty four, in the northbound side just before you get to eighty four the delays aren't too bad right now but look for that, to build before they get that all cleaned up as far as the roads in. The five boroughs we do have some issues going on as far as. Construction at the crossings today I'm finding out now, exactly what that delay. Is on the Queensboro bridge if you're on the lower level. Headed to queens there's can construction there that's blocking the ramp to northern boulevard all weekend Long so that's going to be a mess this weekend take that upper deck if it's a possibility for you queens midtown tunnel one to shut. Down the other taking two way traffic but the good. News is, our Lower East river crossings looking okay right. Now, as far as the Brooklyn Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges our next traffic update coming up in less than ten minutes on WCBS all right let's check out, the weather forecast with meteorologist Bill Deger the last of the rain will be working through the area over the next. Few hours flash flood watch in effect, until noon today with some heavy showers around during the morning and early afternoon hours watch for ponding on streets and flooding, in portrait Jerry is later this afternoon Clouds'll for son is we try out high. Eighty four warm and muggy tonight low seventy four some fog late and. Then tomorrow and Monday Partly to mostly sunny very, warm and humid eighty. Nine tomorrow and up to ninety one on Monday And checking the. Temperatures right now we got seventy four degrees and dairy and. At. Seventy seven and this concept this cat at seventy three seventy six degrees for Newark airport Seventy-six with light rain right now in central. Park w. CBS news time six fifty a former youth care worker. Now accused of sexually abusing teenage boys at a facility for immigrant youth he's facing eleven charges accused of molesting the eight unaccompanied immigrant boys that he was supposed to be taken care of new report by propublica highlighting these agley allegations the abuse took. Place over about a year. At a shelter run by south west key near Phoenix, Don daler revealing how the organizations faced, other incidents of alleged abuse southwest key is, the largest organization the, US government contracts to house immigrant children it has eight shelters in Arizona alone It's now coming under intense scrutiny for repeated incidents of sexual abuse happening, to young immigrant children in their care at. Several shelters one on, the boys decided to speak up about what had happened. To him and then it was kind of a snowfall where another void the roommate spoke up had it also happened to him Michael Gray Bill is. One of the propublica reporters who uncovered the details of abuse at the southwest cay shelter living a Pacheco who. Is HIV positive was indicted for engaging in sexual acts with at least. Eight boys between August. Twenty sixteen and July twenty seventeen at CASA cook cappelli and Mesa Arizona all the children were between fifteen and seventeen years old it's very. Common for victims of abuse to not come forward to be afraid to come forward and especially in, this population there is this fear that if you come forward and. Report or abuse it might affect. Her immigration case on Tuesday another southwest key. Worker Fernando Negrete was arrested and later Fired after allegedly molesting a fourteen year old immigrant girl. At a facility in Phoenix in a statement southwest key said we educate every minor in our care of their right to be. Free from abuse any employee accused of abuses immediately suspended and law enforcement called, I think the best way to describe them is to be more like a summer camp. Following backlash over the Trump. Administration's child separation policy officials defended the use of the detention facilities as safe spaces these shelters were never intended to be long-term group homes and we've, heard from various officials various psychologists that the longer the kids are in the shelter the more time there is for inappropriate, relationships, develop, the department, of. Health and human services told us they have removed all. Kids from the CASA cappella shelter and that any allegation of abuse or neglect is taken seriously. And appropriate action is taken, the check goes attorney did not respond to our requests for comment but, in an Email to the Associated Press said. We are looking forward. To defending Mr. Pacheco in court He has pleaded not guilty and will be in court later this month and south, west case spokesman did say particular was immediately suspended and police were. Called right after allegations surfaced WCBS CBS news time six, fifty three at Walgreens we believe everyone counts and that includes your everyday choices today when you. Buy participating products.

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HIV-positive shelter worker sexually abused 8 immigrant boys, authorities say

Mike Slater

02:28 min | 2 years ago

HIV-positive shelter worker sexually abused 8 immigrant boys, authorities say

"Virginia where the twelve year old Chinese national seen walking off with an, unknown woman, at Reagan national airport, has been found. Latest details from CBS news Rena nine frozen, considered dinging Ma to be in extreme danger after she went missing at Reagan national. Airport the twelve year old girl was visiting the US from China and was with a tour group at the. Time said that she. Appeared to walk off with an Asian woman who had approached try. To restroom that set off a search for her and now the National Center for missing and exploited children say that she has been found safe police say the girl was found in the New York City's Queensboro former. Worker for an Arizona immigrant shelter is charged with eleven sex offenses after he was accused of molesting boys in, his care alleged abuse took place over about a year at the, shelter run by. South west key the largest organization the US government contracts to house immigrant children CBS. News Don daler reports Michael Gray Bill is one of the propublica reporters who uncovered the details. Of abuse at the southwest cay shelter levian Pacheco who is HIV positive was indicted for engaging in. Sexual acts with at least eight boys between August two thousand sixteen and July twenty seventeen at CASA cook, cappelli and Mesa Arizona all the children were between fifteen and seventeen years old. It's very common, for victims of abuse to not come forward To be afraid. To come forward, and especially in this population there is this fear. That if you come forward and report abuse. It might affect her immigration case on Tuesday another southwest key worker Fernando Negroponte. Was arrested and later fired after. Allegedly molesting a fourteen year old immigrant girl at a. Facility in Phoenix. Don daler CBS news New York and eighty eighty nine year, old, man is being treated for head trauma sustained in. A rollover crash in paradise hills early this morning we're told he was. Going eastbound on Parkside avenue lost control and rolled is vehicle several times he was trapped inside the car for. Awhile before, crews could pull him out there's no word on his condition local SDG crews reach out to fire ravaged northern California this is deadly wildfires continue to, burn, destroy, enforce evacuations, in. Northern California SD genie sending cruise and utility trucks to. Mendocino county news eight commander shot ski tells us how the Crews will be helping loaded.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

03:06 min | 2 years ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on KTRH

"Family high, but might be enough to give us some thunderstorms Saturday, Sunday and Monday early next week. It is dry until then or temps tonight down to seventy three degrees, sunny and warm ninety four tomorrow sunshine, Friday, high of ninety. Five. I'm Scott Lawrimore at the Weather Channel and he had a chance to get outside today. Pull it is really pleasant. Go ahead. Bought your head out the door. It's ninety in Galveston Ninety-three not bad thirty, three percent humidity right now at the KTAR h top tax. Defenders twenty four hour weather center. We'll keep that KTAR h news time is three o one. Our top story. Houston police have named a suspect in last month's assassination of fame cardiologists Mark house, connect in the Texas med center. Chief art also betas says a tipster led investigators to the home of sixty five year old. Joseph Pappas one of the tips included the fact that the suspect's mother was a patient of the doctor and died during surgery over twenty years. Ago so it, appears that this may be a twenty year old grudge, in that something path is still. On the loose and considered armed and dangerous anyone with information on his, whereabouts is urged to call nine one, one, new Houston Astro. Reliever. Roberto SUNA isn't in court today he's going to go before a judge on September fifth. That's the next court date. On a. Domestic violence charge his attorney in. Toronto says that he's working with the court, on a peace bond in that would avoid a trial Houston. City officials say a detention center. For migrant children planned in an east side neighborhood does not. Have the proper. Permits to open mayors openly criticized such a facility opening in Houston now members of, h FD health and public works. Departments say southwest keys current certificates aren't sufficient we requested clarification for south west keys on June. Twenty second of their intended use we indicated that we believed that what we were hearing and what we understood that their intended use did not Match the issue certificate of occupancy southwest cay says there. Is no timetable for getting the permits or how long it's going to take to open if they are approved KTAR age news time is three. Oh three we had a good jobs report today let's check on, your money with. KTAR age. Money man passion good afternoon Pat. Well good afternoon to you Nikki stocks closing the. Day, mixed the Dow industrials finishing the day down by eighty. One points closing at twenty five thousand three thirty three s. and p. five hundred was little changed the tech heavy, NASDAQ though was, the star of the show up thirty five points one half of one percent that gain over the NASDAQ thanks in large part to shares of iphone maker apple the. Stock, up nearly six percent after posting profits that pleased. Investors by the, way that is a. New all time high for apple and no big surprises. From the Federal Reserve as. They wrapped up their two day meeting on fed monetary policy markets are pricing in an almost one hundred percent Chance of a rate hike in September a roughly seventy percent chance of a another rate hike in December oil down.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on KTRH

"Of their intended use we indicated that we believed that what we were hearing what we understood that their intended use did not match the issue certificate of occupancy southwest cay says there is no timetable for getting new permits or how long it's gonna take to open if they are approved police believe a boyfriend jeffrey andre mcdonald killed rebecca sir heinrich that's the theory the sheriff's office is working on is they bring murder charges against the man that she was dating for the past month just after midnight harris county deputies found forty six year old mcdonald in the middle of the road at lockwood eras county suicide commander crystal santa ball says that he has been charged with murder Under the influence of some type. Of drug so therefore they transporting him over to the hospital to be checked out once he gets she'll be interviewed extensively, about this. And, we'll try to tame from him what took place. To had been, dating for about a month. A woman's body was found in greens by you. Yesterday pending an autopsy police, waiting to see if it was sir Hinrichs body all, of the suspects could be identified and the good Samaritan murder case of twenty-eight-year-old mois. Is era who, was shot and killed Friday while protecting eighteen being robbed eras county sheriff Ed Gonzales says. One fifteen year old is in custody and, more charges against others are, expected, this. Afternoon one has been arrested a juvenile we feel there's another one that's pending that we're looking to possibly arrest another juvenile and then they're still others the. Suspects are believed to be teen Hispanic males it is life in prison for a woman convicted, of the brutal fatal. Shooting, of her ex boyfriend downside to southwest Houston Jim Verona.

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Amid damp sales, Starbucks to shut 150 cafes in US

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

04:17 min | 2 years ago

Amid damp sales, Starbucks to shut 150 cafes in US

"Any promises to be four looking prepare relevant policies and use all kinds of monetary tools the pboc has already injected sixty two billion dollars into the economy so far in june the most in any month since december of two thousand sixteen in hong kong i'm yvonne man bloomberg daybreak asia the long running joke about a starbucks on every corner in the united states may soon come to an end more on that from bloomberg's denise pellegrini starbucks announcing it's closing one hundred and fifty company operated stores in densely penetrated us markets next fiscal year that's three times the number at historically shuts down annually starbucks switching the focus to rural suburban unless caffeinated urban neighborhoods instead and the coffee chain also says it expects comparable sales to rise just one percent this year that's way below the two point nine percent analysts were expecting and would be the worst performance in about nine years meantime bloomberg intelligence says china offers a lot of potential for the coffee chain but trade wars are currently casting a shadow over those long term prospects denise pellegrini bloomberg daybreak asia and starbucks shares fell about two percent in light trading another stock retracting this hour is oracle had beaten eggs and revenue estimates and what he might be tempted to think is a sign of traction for its cloud push but oracle is forecasting profit for the current quarter the falls short of wall street distance that maybe signaling that it's struggling to pivot to the cloud oracle shares fell almost four percent might trading already is five and a half minutes here past the hour it's time for global news nited states has pulled out of the un human rights council boomberg ted baxter has global news from our bloomberg nine sixty san francisco newsroom ed yeah right brian secretary of state mike pompeo says it is hypocritical and it does not work amir look around the world today demonstrates that the council has failed in its stated objectives its membership includes a thorough tarian governments with unambiguous important human rights records such as china cuba and venezuela now bloomberg's nick wadham says this has been in the works but now it happened at a time when the council has criticized the us for the separation of families at the border nick says the us will lose cloud to fight for better human rights globally us membership on the body is generally seen as a symbolic measure that allows the us to keep up its role as a leader in human rights fear so the decision tobacco will be damaging for that meanwhile donald trump is doubling down on explaining why the children need to be separated from their parents and when you prosecute the parents coming in illegally which should happen you have to take the children away now we don't have to prosecute them but then we're not prosecuting him for coming in illegally that's not good and he also says you'll begin going after the government's from where the migrants come he has met with a house committee today working on a bill and he hopes to have something done as do the members meanwhile republicans are starting to separate themselves from him and come up with their own solutions this is mitch mcconnell the senate majority leader address issue i think we've got a problem we need to fix it everybody agrees you need to fix it and we're going to work on that one of the solutions is a move the families to the head of the line and then put them facilities where they are together until their processed and bloomberg news is reporting the trump administration plans to pay southwest cay programs inc four hundred fifty eight million dollars this year to pay for the immigrant children china's president xi jinping has told kim jong un he hopes north in us can fully implement the singapore agreement she citing the reports that cam pledged to work toward denuclearization in exchange for us security guarantees state broadcaster cctv reports she told kim that he hopes negotiations are on track and that the situation will continue to move in the direction of peace and stability global news twenty four hours a day on air and a tech talk on twitter powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries in san francisco i'm ed baxter this is bloomberg brian thank you very much eight minutes past the hour we're joined by stephen ns head of trading at asia pacific or for the.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

Marketplace All-in-One

03:36 min | 2 years ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One

"There is no sign at all the white house is backing down or considering changing its new immigration policies at a speech today at the national federation of independent businesses president trump kept up his hardline defense of his new policy but whether things change or not the current state of play is the daily reality for a lot of people living and working along the boards just amplified quite a bit marketplace's into euler has been to brownsville texas the past couple of days right on the border hey hey kai first of all what are you seeing down there just as you walk around so i got into town a couple of days ago like you said and immediately went to the detention center that everybody's sort of talking about the converted walmart that was turned into a house for fifteen hundred immigrants detainee children but when you walk around brownsville i it's interesting because the people here they're a little bit intimidated by how many people are coming into their town from out of town to sort of look at what's going on because they sort of tell you that that they're used to this and this is sort of a part of the life here at the border i mean you can literally walk ten minutes from downtown brownsville and be in mexico they sort of i think the escalation of the policies is one thing but for them this is everyday life yeah when you say used to this you mean having a detention facility in the middle of town interestingly enough yeah i mean they this this company south west key was actually started here in brownsville it was sort of a nonprofit it used to house about fifty kids when they didn't have anywhere to go and they have sort of turned into a nonprofit behemoth that deals with more than a billion dollars annually the twentyseven they run twentyseven immigrant children shelters in texas arizona california but they also do youth justice in wellness programs and and i did get an email from the folks at southwest cay just a minute ago and they said they wanted to be clear they're not running a detention center that's the federal government what they're providing is healthcare for the kids who were separated from their parents or who came to the border alone so they're sort of making that distinction between look the federal government is paying us to do this and we're just providing a service fair enough and worth a note the folks who work at the southwest kief facilities there are they locals right i mean they're just folks in brownsville who brownsville who have a job right that's exactly right and i actually spoke with been niece who's a city commissioner and he he had something interesting sort of take on these detention centers because he talked about sort of the necessity of them he understands that they're providing jobs for the people here in brownsville and wouldn't have it any other way it we were lose twelve hundred workers i i mean i don't know what the exact impact would be but you know it would be it would be bad so brownsville doesn't really want to do anything to flex muscles against the government you know you can only work within your authority he also told me that that it's interesting for for for people in brownsville who were very very sort of family oriented to be to be hearing about things that are happening at these local detention centers from from national media they they say that it's sort of off pudding for them because they know that it is they have friends that have jobs they're marketplace's into euler down and brownsville texas private industry side of that immigration story andy thanks you got a thank you.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on AM Joy

AM Joy

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on AM Joy

"It it's it was a walmart but is it is this a government contractor is a private company no and that doesn't surprise me joined the majority of ice detention centers are also run by a private contractors private prisons essentially the facilities where the children are run by the department of health and human services and contract it out to nonprofit so the owner of that building is a company called southwest cay there nonprofit organization one thing i do want to say though about this whole idea that this is a deterrence to people coming into the united states legally the us government has tried this before in nineteen ninety four there was an official border patrol policy called prevention through deterrence during the clinton administration and built the first round of walls fencing around urban areas and in the document it said we think people are either gonna stop coming or end up going in more dangerous ways where they risk their lives well guess what people didn't stop coming they went the more dangerous ways and the number of people dying trying to cross into the united states and ended up going up what are you going to happen now people are not going to declare silom because they're scared of being separated from their children so instead of declaring asylum walking across the border between these ports of entry you're gonna have migrants that run from the border patrol with little kids and places like erbakan arizona or auto zone or around the fell forty as check checkpoint in southwest in southern texas people are going to see an increase in people dying trying to get into the united states not decrease in people trying to enter the just going to try to do it a different way it is an inhumane way to stop people from trying to come into the united states dawson we've that mighty lennon copy thank you much shakeup silver off thank you very much for your excellent reporting this week you've been invaluable as a resource tells what's down there thank you very much and up next using religion to justify separating kids their parents it is very biblical to enforce the law that is actually repeated a number of times throughout the bible i would cite you to the apostle paul and his clear and wise command romans thirteen to obey the.

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"southwest cay" Discussed on 550 KFYI

550 KFYI

01:48 min | 2 years ago

"southwest cay" Discussed on 550 KFYI

"On if they are because of animosity towards the president at least there's being light shone on this terrible issue which is still going on and this is not a partisan political issue this is we're talking about little kids oftentimes and their safety and and and i think reuniting them with their their families making sure that if they came from guatemala or wherever el salvador get them back to their families that's where they belong this story actually broke in twenty fourteen and i am going to put on my blog i'm going to repulse a story that appeared in the air is on a daily independent as some pictures actually of me at southwest cay it's amazing to me it's amazing to me we they have whistle blowers was southwest ki ay may claims in a matter of fact i was told of unhealthy conditions at twenty fourteen and i reported it to the state and i will never forget because i followed the story up i thought the story up and they acted all interested and then one day they just were cold call blooded cold as ice as a totally dismissed me now all of a sudden you know this all happened under the obama administration so the subject was nearly untouchable now that president trump is in office cnn the los angeles times and arrested a mainstream media clown crew now all of a sudden they care representative thorpe was absolutely correct head pot grass say speaking of hypocrisy robert deniro of course he was in the news a couple of days for what he did he had his his moment a dropping the f bomb on national tv today president trump responded in a.

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