Border & Immigration

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Border Landowners Wonder Where Wall Will Be Built

Businessman Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States.  This week, Fronteras looks at how the Trump Administration could affect Texans and immigrants.  A major Trump campaign promise  –  building a border wall.  It’s still not clear yet where the wall will be built or if it will actually be a physical barrier along the entire border. Marfa Public Radio’s Travis Bubenik reports landowners there want to know if the wall will cut through their property.

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From Texas Standard:

In the past year, Texas has seen a surge of Cuban immigrants crossing the border, hoping to take part in what’s known as the U.S. “wet foot/dry foot” policy – worried the policy would soon disappear with the government’s normalization of ties with Cuba.

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This week on Fronteras:   


·         Protests over the high price of gasoline continue in Mexico.


·         In Fort Worth, the police chief is under scrutiny after the video of a white Fort Worth police officer arresting a black woman and her daughters went viral.


·         The Dallas Public Library warms up its policy regarding the homeless.


·         A Houston internship program connects teenagers with real world skills.


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