Border & Immigration

Matthew Bowler / KPBS

  

This week on Fronteras: 

·         The founder of the advocacy group Border Angels goes missing in Mexico for more than four days and survives.

·         Our southern neighbor considers boycotting U.S. corn because it feels the Trump Administration is anti-Mexico.

·         How Republicans crossed the lines in the long battle over redistricting in Texas.

·         Voices from Mega Corazón – quite possibly the largest poetry event in the world.

From Texas Standard:

Immigration is at the forefront of political discourse in Texas according to the Texas Lyceum Poll, an independent opinion poll that is conducted each year to gather the opinions of Texans on major policy issues facing the state.

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This week on Fronteras:   

 

·         Mexican politicians fleeing corruption charges are finding refuge in Texas.

 

·         Haitians denied entry into the U.S.  since last fall remain stranded in Tijuana.

 

·         A Fort Worth high school principal aims to improve his diverse students’ academic achievements.

 

·         Setting the record straight on the contribution of Tejanos to Texas history.

Norma Martinez

The 1836 siege at the Alamo is probably the most famous battle in Texas history.  But a mostly-forgotten battle that took place 23 years before is arguably the cornerstone of all that followed, including the fall of the Alamo and the bloody Battle of Medina.  A recent event aimed to raise awareness of a missing piece of the Texas history puzzle.

From Texas Standard:

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said just yesterday that it is "unlikely" that a wall along the United States' southern border will be built in full. That’s different from the Trump administration's original proposed plans to build a continuous 30-foot wall, regardless of the terrain and other potential obstacles.

 

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