Border & Immigration

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As last Friday’s panel discussion on migration across the U.S.-Mexico border was beginning, volunteers at the Institute of Texan Cultures were hard at work bringing in extra chairs to accommodate an overflow crowd.

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This week on Fronteras:   

·         Texas threatens to leave the federal refugee resettlement program.

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The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population is about 11-point 1 million people, and it has been stable since the end of the Great Recession.

More than 850 people were accidentally granted U.S. citizenship despite being from countries with a history of immigration fraud or that raised national security concerns.

All 858 people had been previously ordered removed from the country. The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General says bad fingerprint records are to blame.

NPR's Brian Naylor reports:

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