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American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Texas law enforcement official Sarah Cortez & retired US Border Patrol Agent Hipolito Acosta on Our Lost Border: Life amid the Narco-Violence.
About the Guests
Sarah Cortez has been in law enforcement since 1993. She began her career as a police officer with the University of Houston Police Department & then went to work at Harris County, Precinct Four. She is currently a reserve deputy with the Harris County. Sarah Cortez is the author of How to Undress a Cop: Poems and Cold Blue Steel, and a coauthor/editor of Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery and You Don't Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens and an editor/contributor to Our Lost Border: Life Amid the Narco-Violence.
Hipolito Acosta “served with the US Navy & then began a distinguished career as a US Border Patrol Agent. During the next 29 years he served in a variety of positions ranging from a criminal investigator in the INS to OIC of the US Dept of Justice in domestic & foreign postings. Most recently, Hipolito Acosta served as District Director of the Office of US Citizenship & Immigration Services. Hipolito Acosta managed the reorganization of hundreds of employees of the legacy I&NS office into the new model established under the Department of Homeland Security. Hipolito Acosta is the author of The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico's Deadly Crime Cartels.
According to the book description of Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence, “In their introduction, editors Sarah Cortez and Sergio Troncoso write that this anthology was "born of a vision to bear witness to how this violence has shattered life on the border, to remember the past, but also to point to the possibilities of a better future."
Today I'll be discussing the death of a man that was on police custody. Was the beating this man took justified? Why did the police restrain him then continue to beat him like they did?
I'll be discusiing that and much more on todays show.
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TBA Chairman Ignacio Urrabazo, President and CEO of Commerce Bank, Laredo, discusses border banking issues with TBA's General Counsel John Heasley. They discuss TBA's Non-Resident Alien lawsuit against Treasury, compliance challenges and opportunities available to banks doing business on the Texas-Mexico border. Brien O'Connor of Texas Bankers Insurance Agency answers the insurance question of the week.
Guest: George Rodriguez joins me for a chat about border tunnels and drivers' licenses for illegal immigrants.
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Please join Ruthie this Thursday September 26th, 2013 8-10 pm CST with GUESTS: Jim Gibson and Charles Gilbert of the Texas Border Volunteers This is a "MUST" Tune In Show...........
They will share with us the ALARMING new stats from their recent Watch. The number of illegal entries into the US is rising sharply. The border is still unsecured.
Illegal immigration levels rising in US now that recession is over: study New York Daily News The number of immigrants crossing into the U.S. illegally appears to be rising again after a big drop during the recession. About 11.7 million undocumented immigrants were in the U.S. last year, up from 11.5 million in 2011, according to estimates ...
Bridie Johnson LMSW, a co -writer for one of the first VOWA victims of women’s act & VOCA victim of crimes act grants for Saginaw Counties DART Domestic Abuse Response Team joins CWT4R on Wednesday night. Bridie has been working and assisting social agencies for over 18 years conducting LGBTI inclusive research in Michigan to assess bi laws for policies the educate shelters on LGBTI issues. She trained three LBGTI centers on DV and SA assessments and understanding that DV can happen in same sex relationships and that gender is not an indicator. CWT4R welcomes Yurianna Reyes, the Domestic Violence Community Educator for Mujeres Latinas en Acción. Yurianna has been working in the Domestic Violence Program of MLEA since August 2012, wand her position allows her to reach out to the community through presentations and group counseling. It is time to talk abo
October is domestic violence abuse awareness month and we have another inspirational story from a thriving survivor. Join us in our chat with Author Valerie Miller as she share with us her horrific physical, emotional and sexual abuse which began at age 21. Valerie silently endured abuse at the hands of her husband for seven years and almost lost her life. By the time she broke free, she was barely funcationing, low self-esteem, hurt, pain and the shame, Valerie knew she had to survive for herself and her children. She share her story not for sympathy but for young girls, women and men will be encouraged to "speak out and get out" for there is life after abuse. Her recently published book "Violence To Victory; Breaking The Chains of Domestic Violence Abuse is a must read. Purchase your copy at Amazon.com
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and this week on The Weekly Pulse with Ambro, the topic is all about how to prevent domestic violence. Host Ambrosha Angel breaks it down and discusses this important topic, how and why it happens, and what is being done about it. This is one show that will surely have you talking the next day. Taking your calls on this important topic! We want to hear from YOU!
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