Border & Immigration

Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon (@RepMattSalmon) says he likes all of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks so far, and he thinks Trump sent a strong message to China by speaking with Taiwan’s president.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

Update: ICE response - ICE officials say the release of nearly 500 immigrants from the South Texas Family Residential Center was part of normal operations and not related to a Friday court ruling. "ICE is currently reviewing the court’s ruling on the matter of the operating license for the South Texas Family Residential Center. Operational activities continue without interruption at this time." - ICE Public Information Officer Nina Pruneda.

Wendy Rigby / Texas Public Radio

On Fronteras:  Brownsville Zika Case, Police Diversity Training, Breaking Bread With Refugees

·         This week on Fronteras:   

·         A Brownsville woman contracts Zika locally - that steps up mosquito testing and killing.

·         Nine of 10 teachers report the election has had a negative effect on students.

·         How diversity training gives police vital cultural information for their encounters with Latinos, African Americans and immigrants.

·         The U.S. charter school model is going global in Pakistan to improve student achievement.

·         The powerful effect of breaking bread with refugees.

President-elect Donald Trump pledged to immediately end President Barack Obama’s executive orders, which includes Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. The controversial action, issued in 2012, established protections against deportation for immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.

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