Children As Young As Three Have Been Ordered To Appear In Border Immigration Courts

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune

By Rhonda FanningJune 29, 2018 6:49 am,

Time for the week that was in Texas politics with Alana Rocha, multimedia reporter for The Texas Tribune.

Children as young as three years of age have been ordered to appear in immigration court, as the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border evolves to meet the goal of ending family separations.

“They’re not entitled to an attorney,” Rocha says “they’re giving them lists of legal aid services, like a toddler knows how to navigate that list.”

A poll conducted by the University of Texas and the Texas Tribune finds that the number one issue for Texas voters is the economy.  Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey says the results put Texas in line with the rest of the nation, in terms of what people are worried about. The poll says the biggest problem facing the state is immigration and border security.

On Saturday, voters in the 27th congressional district will choose a replacement for disgraced former Congressman Blake Farenthold. The special election hasn’t garnered much voter interest, Rocha says. Nine candidates are on the ballot. If no candidate receives above 50 percent of the vote, there will be a runoff net month.

Listen to the full interview in the audio player above.