is a reporting fellow at the Texas Tribune. She is a senior at Emerson College, where she studies journalism and Latin American/Latinx studies. Before that, she received her associates degree in Mass Communication from Miami Dade College. Riane has worked as an investigative reporter for Northwestern's Medill Justice Project, where she wrote about a Miami man who spent 12 years in prison for a murder he claimed he didn't commit. She speaks Spanish and was an intern for NPR affiliate WLRN in South Florida, where she covered the safety commissions created in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting.
In the wake of shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, the president and Congress are discussing laws blocking access to firearms for people considered an imminent threat. But here in Texas, bills that would do that have made little traction. Full Story
The Office of Refugee Resettlement's director told CBS News that thousands of unaccompanied migrant children could be held longer — some past their 18th birthdays — because they don't have U.S. sponsors. Full Story
The emergency shelter in Carrizo Springs has already drawn protests, but the company that runs it says it's providing a better environment for migrants than overcrowded Border Patrol facilities. Full Story
More than a year after President Donald Trump ended the policy that led to widespread family separations, migrant advocates say the government continues separating children from parents for questionable reasons. Full Story
The Homeland Security Department's Office of Inspector General visited five Border Patrol facilities in South Texas last month and found "dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention of children and adults." Full Story
As migrants continue arriving at the Texas-Mexico border, drownings have spiked in recent weeks, with nine people dying in El Paso-area canals this month alone. Border Patrol and soldiers have rescued others. Full Story
The attorney said running water is so bad that mothers save any bottled water they can to mix baby formula. The stories she heard from people in the shelter echo tales at other facilities, where people say conditions are substandard. Full Story