Is there a greater terrorist threat along the Canadian border than from the border we share with Mexico? Some analysts think so, as reported in The Texas Standard. The U.S. may underestimate the terrorist threat along the lesser-patrolled Canadian border, which has 6,000 agents assigned. By contrast, there are 18,000 patrol agents for the Mexican border, even… Read More »
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Pope Francis praised a Texas nun who helps immigrants. Sister Norma Pimentel runs an immigrant welcome center near the Mexico border, in McAllen, Texas. Her group provides immigrant families with showers, clothes, and medical and counseling services. Read the story as reported by The Texas Standard.
Immigration prisons routinely violate federal laws such as the Prison Rape Elimination Act. The Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for detaining non-citizens, regularly violates their civil and constitutional rights in immigration prisons, known as “detention centers,” according to a fact-finding study by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent bipartisan independent federal agency. … Read More »