Top Stories: Fort Worth Charity Takes In Separated Migrant Children | KERA News

Top Stories: Fort Worth Charity Takes In Separated Migrant Children

Jun 20, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth says it's sheltering and assisting migrant children separated from their parents at the Texas-Mexico border.

KXAS-TV reports the children range from elementary to middle school age. Catholic Charities has not said how many children it's hosting, when they arrived, or if there would be any more. Fort Worth Congressman and Democrat Marc Veasey commented Tuesday on the impact of the Trump separation.

“Kids need to be with their mom and dad,” Veasey said. “The separation anxiety that must be happening, it has to be just awful, especially for the young children that don’t understand that you are going to be reconnected with your family.” 

Dallas County could eventually host some of the immigrant children. County Judge Clay Jenkins Tuesday said federal officials had given him the go-ahead to identify buildings in Dallas for possible use as shelters.

Other stories this morning:

  • A new study out of SMU shows that empathetic people; those who are generally more sensitive to the feelings of others; receive more pleasure from listening to music; and their brains show increased activity in areas associated with social interactions. Zachary Wallmark, assistant professor of musicology, leads the study at SMU and he talks with KERA's Justin Martin about their findings.

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