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The Source: Getting Our Border Facts Straight

David Martin Davies
TPR News

A lot has been said about the humanitarian crisis on the border, and a lot of it has been false. 

Kids fleeing the violence of their home countries numbering over 57,000 in the past 10 months have sparked a national conversation about the country's immigration system. Teasing truth from fiction is the only way to have a meaningful understanding of what is happening to our south.

We explore some of the big claims that have proved false thus far:


  • Linda Brandmiller, an immigration lawyer with ASI.
  • Guillermo Contreras, reporter with the San Antonio Express-News
  • W. Gardner Selby, editor with Politifact in Austin.
  • Rachel Pearson, sixth-year MD/PhD student at the University of Texas Medical Branch and Institute for the Medical Humanities.
  • Dr. Thomas Mayes, head of pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

*The Source airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM.  Audio from this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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