Austin's Morning News

Blog > Austin's Morning News > Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis

Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis

Nearly a year before President Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Tex., and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children.

Thirty Border Patrol agents were assigned in August 2013 to drive the children to off-site showers, wash their clothes and make them sandwiches. As soon as those children were placed in temporary shelters, more arrived. An average of 66 were apprehended each day on the border and more than 24,000 cycled through Texas patrol stations in 2013. In a 41-page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) raised alarms about the federal government’s capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-aides-were-warned-of-brewing-border-crisis/2014/07/19/8b5d2282-0d1b-11e4-b8e5-d0de80767fc2_story.html

Austin's Morning News

LISTEN AND DISCUSS: Is it okay for a company to discriminate against male employees, or applicants, if it's best...
First, here’s Mr. Dean on Bill Maher’s Real Time (HBO): “There’s a lot of anger in this country, and the people...
PENNSYLVANIA (WITI) — A one-month-old baby is in the ICU after 1/4 of her face was chewed off by a group of...
OAK GROVE, Mo. -- A parent of an Oak Grove High School student is upset over a fee the school is charging her, and...
An out-of-control student got into a violent confrontation with his teacher after his phone was confiscated during...