June 17, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Obvious Criminality

Maria and Julio discuss the latest House committee hearing on the January 6 attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol. They also get into a commemorative coin that’s been circulating, which shows Border Patrol agents chasing Haitian migrants on horseback, and they reflect on the 10 year anniversary of DACA. Finally, they unpack the special election in South Texas, where Republican Mayra Flores won the congressional seat.

ITT Staff Picks:

  • “If the coins are connected to Border Patrol agents, they could become the latest example of what immigrant advocates have said is a prevalence of offensive humor within the ranks, after Facebook posts making fun of dead migrants and lawmakers surfaced in 2019,” reports Hamed Aleaziz for the LA Times.

  • Rommel H. Ojeda at Documented spoke to Dreamers who share that they are in a state of anxiety because of DACA’s uncertainty, and that the program is not enough.

  • Mayra Flores’ win in South Texas’ 34th congressional district shows how Republicans have been working to flip the region, reports Patrick Svitek for The Texas Tribune.

Photo credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File