Border & Immigration

Kris Arciaga

 

 

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Mexicans living in the U.S. who send money to relatives back home worry about President Trump’s threats to tax those remittances as a way to pay for his planned border wall.

 

·         Austin schools educate students on how to respond if they encounter Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents.

 

·         A New Mexico Dakota pipeline protester doesn’t feel defeated following a court ruling okaying construction.

 

Sanctuary Cities, Immigration, The Border On Film

Feb 10, 2017
Ryan Poppe

  

This week on FRONTERAS:   

 

·         The Texas Senate passes a bill that would cut funding to sanctuary cities.

 

·         Travis County explores alternative funding to replace $1.5 million dollars cut due to immigration policy.

 

·         In Washington, Republicans move to reduce the number of green cards given out each year.

 

·      U.S. energy companies want to do business with Mexico’s troubled energy company Pemex, but reform is needed first.

  

·    Viewing the U.S.-Mexico border through the art of cinema at a film festival hosted in both countries.

 

From Texas Standard:

We’re only a few weeks into the Trump administration and the president has come out swinging when it comes to both illegal and legal immigration. He’s signed executive orders – one that paves the way for a wall along the United States-Mexico border and another that placed a travel ban on immigrants from certain countries.

In line with Trump’s restrictive policies on immigration into the country, two U.S. senators filed a bill Tuesday that seeks to reduce immigration further.

Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio

 

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Texas Governor Greg Abbott makes good on his promise to cut government funding to sanctuary cities.

 

·         President Trump’s immigration freeze motivates protesters to rally nationwide and in Texas.

 

·         The nation’s first Latino Poet Laureate shares his thoughts on the president’s proposed border wall.

 

·         Repeal of Obamacare could affect programs that care for people who don’t have health insurance. .

 

·         A North Texas volunteer program that helps families save money during tax season.

From Texas Standard:

The 10th Amendment, the Tea Party and sanctuary cities are three things that one wouldn’t imagine having much in common. But they do – perhaps now more than ever.

A few years ago conservatives pointed to the 10th Amendment, which safeguards states’ rights, as a bulwark against orders from the Obama administration.

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