Border & Immigration

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This Week on Fronteras:

 

  • Tribal leaders and conservationists unite against President Trump’s proposed border wall.
  •  A Houston area family struggles three months after immigration officers deported the father.
  •  Breaking down language barriers teaching math.
  •  Bilingual “chat bots” text healthy tips to stop smoking and lose weight.
  •  A South Texas, barrio-friendly twist on NPR’s popular satire, A Prairie Home Companion.

Associated Press

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Another journalist is killed in Mexico. .

 

·         Mexico’s trade with the U.S. in electricity is booming.

 

·         President Trump’s revised travel ban fight may be headed to the nation’s highest court.

 

·         Houston looks to launch a major league rugby team next year.

 

·         Experiencing Cuba through the eyes of four university student guitarists who performed there.

Ryan Poppe

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Lawsuits fly after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs the sanctuary cities law.

 

·         Border town of El Cenizo gains national attention in LULAC's sanctuary cities lawsuit.

 

·         How Arizona’s “show me your papers” law compares to one passed in Texas.

 

·         The threat of tighter border security is a big issue in the Mexico presidential election campaign.

  

·         Telling the stories of Hispanic immigrants succeeding as professionals in the U.S.  

 

Immigrants coming to the United States have diverse, personal stories to share about their life-changing travels, and those stories are often lost with time. 

Ana María González is an immigrant from Mexico. She is a language professor at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.   González began gathering the immigrant stories of her colleagues, and published them in 2013 in a bilingual anthology called “Déjame que te cuente,” “Let Me Tell You.”  She has since published two more volumes. 

TPR’s Norma Martinez had a chance to talk with Gonzalez about this ever-growing collection of stories, and about her own immigrant story.

Sgt. Aaron Berogan/U.S. Army

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Immigrants serving in the U.S. military are no longer being fast tracked to citizenship.

  

·         Gentrification threatens the homes of Latino and African American residents in  a long standing Dallas neighborhood.

 

·         Creating superheroes to fight issues in Native American communities.

 

·         A massive Arbol de la Vida will showcase stories about San Antonio’s missions.

 

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