WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
7 Aug 2014 | Podcast | News

Children, Families, and Danger at the Texas-Mexico Border

WOLA Senior Associate Adam Isacson joined Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) on an August 3-4 visit to the U.S.-Mexico border at McAllen, Texas and Reynosa, Mexico. More than 42,000 unaccompanied Central American children have crossed the border in this region since October.

With numerous audio samples, Adam talks about the humanitarian crisis and the ways that authorities and citizens have responded to it. But this part of the border faces other humanitarian challenges, too. The podcast visits a migrant shelter on the Mexican side of the border, and talks to activists working to prevent dozens of migrants from dying of dehydration on the U.S. side of the border each year.

Download 07-08-2014 (14.86 MB)

Duration: 25:54 m – Filetype: mp3 – Bitrate: 80 KBPS – Frequency: 44100 HZ

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