Border & Immigration

Al Ortiz

  

This week on Fronteras:  

 

 

  •  Harris County votes to stay out of the SB4 lawsuit despite vocal citizen protests.
  •  An Iraqi national who came here for a better life and helped the U.S. military during the war faces deportation in New Mexico.
  •   An exhibit in San Diego highlights items precious to refugees who fled their war torn nations.
  •  San Antonians get a new look at a huge rediscovered mosaic by a Mexican artist that had not been in plain sight until recently.

 

DANIEL SALINAS / LAS CRUCES HIGH SCHOOL

This week on Fronteras: 

  • Residents along the U.S.-Mexico border have water that is not fit for drinking or even washing clothes.
  •   Many pregnant rural New Mexicans live more than 60 miles away from a safe place to deliver their babies.
  •   In Austin, U-T students play a vital role in helping refugee children make their transition to America.
  • The state of Texas wants to move the sanctuary cities lawsuit from San Antonio federal court to Austin.
  • Experiencing the art of Mexican fine dining.  It’s a pricey new trend

Joey Palacios / TPR

  

This week on Fronteras:

  •  SB4, the state’s new sanctuary cities law, has its day in court.
  • The Trump Administration’s curbs on immigration prompt Mexico to implement programs to help its unauthorized residents living in America.
  •  Legislation is pending to help deported veterans who put their lives on the line fighting for the U.S.
  •  A lawsuit in New Mexico aims to ensure all children of color get a leg up on learning.
  • In Houston, the largest exhibit of modern Mexican art to be seen in the U.S. in 70 decades is on display.
  • An update on the Arbol de la Vida art project that tells community stories about Mission San Francisco de la Espada.

 

From Texas Standard:

Senate Bill 4, known as the “show me your papers” law to its opponents, currently faces a challenge in a San Antonio federal court. If the law takes effect, police in Texas will be able to ask people they stop about their immigration status.

Jean Guerrero KPBS

This week on Fronteras: 

  • An inside look at drug smuggling tunnels on the U.S.-Mexico border.
  •   The Bexar County sheriff has questions about how to enforce SB4 – the state’s new sanctuary cities law.
  • West Texas ranchers take an innovative approach to financing their cattle operations.
  • Some Texas students are crossing ocean borders because of their goalball skills.
  • Commentary on the racial nuances behind America’s number one hit song “Despacito". 

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