Border & Immigration

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

This week on Fronteras:

  • A new study examines how Latinos feel the effects of racial discrimination. (0:00)
  • The same study shows Latinos born in the U.S. tend to see discrimination differently than those who migrated. (3:44)
  • A Dallas suburban school district is encouraging parents to learn English with their children.  (8:22)
  • Telling stories of immigration in just six words.  (13:50)
  • Selena gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  (17:03)
  • Remembering the man who made it possible for you to buy nachos at concession stands.  (18:03)

Gabriel Wer

This week on Fronteras: 

  • Corruption in Guatemala threatens to derail U.S. efforts to discourage migration – efforts that citizens support.  [0:00]
  • San Antonio prepares arguments against SB4 for appeals court.  [5:09]
  • The story of a Houston Dreamer finding it hard to dream while coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the end of DACA.  [6:30]
  • Why the work of an American artist is on display at a museum in Tijuana for the first time in 15 years. [11:25]
  • A look into the life of conjunto accordion queen Eva Ybarra.  [15:35]

Jean Guerrero

This week on Fronteras:  

  • Text messages lead to charges for sex tourism with minors across the border.
  • Undocumented parents are having “the talk” with their children about possible deportation.
  •  30-foot high wall prototypes go up on San Diego-Mexico border
  • In New Mexico, generating new business on the Navajo Nation.
  • A longstanding Mexican tradition: Dia De Los Muertas – celebrating the dead – through art.



This week on Fronteras: 


  • Respecting and teaching the role of Tejanos in Texas history.
  •  The Texas Attorney General claims the state’s changes to the Voter ID law should end the court battle but critics don’t agree.
  •  Food for thought:  Dining with DACA recipients to gain insight that could help shape new legislation to protect them.
  •  San Diego initiates a program to welcome immigrants to its city.
  •  Why was it imperative to honor a Tejano music icon with a Google doodle?


Norma Martinez

Tejanos are historically known as the early Spanish settlers who lived in what is now Texas back in the 1600s.  Tejanos also played a role in the fight for Texas independence.  Today, Tejanos are considered the descendants of the early Spanish settlers and the indigenous Mexican population.  Though Tejanos have had a constant presence in the region for centuries, their role in Texas history isn’t as celebrated as other figures in Texas history, including the heroes of the Alamo – Travis, Crockett, and Bowie being the most famous. 

In 2016, a forgotten remnant of Tejano history was literally unearthed in San Antonio.  TPR's Norma Martinez had a chance to talk with Rudi Rodriguez, president and founder of, about the discovery.