Monday, July 01, 2019

ON THE BORDER - The Effect of Political Instability

The real problem is Trump wanting loyalists, who will do his bidding, no matter what baggage they carry.  Another 'temporary' appointment Trump uses to avoid Concessional oversight.

"How political instability is making U.S. immigration situation worse" PBS NewsHour 6/25/2019


SUMMARY:  The U.S.-Mexico border continues to drive political turmoil.  After reports of miserable conditions for detained migrant children, John Sanders, acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, resigned.  Meanwhile, Congress is scrambling to reach a border funding deal.  Lisa Desjardins talks to reporter Bob Moore of the digital news organization El Paso Matters [El Paso Community Foundation] about the problem's origins.

"How conditions in U.S. detention centers can affect children’s health" PBS NewsHour 6/26/2019


SUMMARY:  The plight of migrant children held in U.S. detention centers continues to generate controversy.  As Congress battles over emergency funding for care and resources at the border, medical professionals warn that even brief exposure to the current conditions could be damaging to children’s health.  William Brangham reports and talks to pediatrician Julie Linton, who has visited some of the facilities.

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