John Burnett http://www.kunc.org en Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol http://www.kunc.org/post/amid-wave-child-immigrants-reports-abuse-border-patrol Some of the immigrant children crossing the border say they are being subjected to abusive and inhumane treatment in U.S. Border Patrol stations in South Texas. This includes frigid holding rooms, sleep deprivation, verbal and psychological abuse, inadequate food and water, denial of medical care, and worse.<p>Dozens of children have come forward to make complaints against Customs and Border Protection officers. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 John Burnett 59045 at http://www.kunc.org Amid Wave Of Child Immigrants, Reports Of Abuse By Border Patrol For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can http://www.kunc.org/post/kids-immigration-court-legal-counsel-catch-catch-can The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings.<p>The <a href="https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/children-shouldnt-be-left-alone-immigration-court">class-action lawsuit</a> was filed on behalf of eight immigrants — ages 10 to 17 — who the ACLU says have not been able to find a lawyer. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:07:00 +0000 John Burnett 58732 at http://www.kunc.org For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch As Catch Can Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts http://www.kunc.org/post/influx-children-creates-new-strain-beleaguered-immigration-courts President Obama said over the weekend that he is seeking to fast-track deportations of unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America who cross into the United States.<p>More than 52,000 have been caught in South Texas since October, and hundreds more arrive daily, overwhelming Border Patrol stations and overflowing temporary shelters.<p>But once they get here, what happens? Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 John Burnett 58467 at http://www.kunc.org Influx Of Children Creates New Strain On Beleaguered Immigration Courts Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle http://www.kunc.org/post/meet-newest-american-running-mate-rifle <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOoXJI4vBns</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3P2b8cJNdQw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTjkgE6OTGY</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:38:00 +0000 John Burnett 58391 at http://www.kunc.org Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle From A Stream To A Flood: Migrant Kids Overwhelm U.S. Border Agents http://www.kunc.org/post/stream-flood-migrant-kids-overwhelm-us-border-agents Like a marathoner at the end of a grueling race, 16-year-old Jorge Romero sits on the grass, exhausted. A county constable has detained him about a hundred yards from the Rio Grande.<p>For a month, Romero traveled from El Salvador through Mexico to Texas, avoiding predatory police and gangs, warding off mosquitoes and hunger.<p>Migrants like Romero are creating a humanitarian crisis for federal border authorities. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:29:00 +0000 John Burnett 58030 at http://www.kunc.org From A Stream To A Flood: Migrant Kids Overwhelm U.S. Border Agents