What are your questions on immigration in West Texas?

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the first temporary shelter for migrant children opened in Tornillo, Texas last week. Reporters at the station have been following this story on the ground to provide the most up to date information about what’s happening in West Texas.

On June 17, 2017, Protesters in Tornillo rallied against family separation. (Sally Beauvais / Marfa Public Radio)

Here is the station’s reporting from the past week:

As immigration policy rapidly unfolds, we’ll continue to investigate what happens to the children and adults affected by these directives. But we also want your questions related to immigration on the Texas-Mexico border. As the ramifications of the zero-tolerance policy continue to ripple through Tornillo and the rest of the state, what questions do you have about the separated families or migration along our border?

You could ask things like:

  • How is the current situation different from what took place under the Obama Administration?
  • What kind of legal aid are children and parents receiving?
  • Which agencies are in charge?

Please ask questions that might have answers rooted in facts. The most productive questions are those that ask for explanation of policy or agency accountability.

Here’s how it works:

  • Tell us what you’re curious about.
  • We’ll investigate the most pertinent questions. (We may reach out for more information or clarification from you.)
  • You’ll find answers to some of the questions on the radio, and in stories posted to our website.

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