Border & Immigration

Ryan Poppe

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Lawsuits fly after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs the sanctuary cities law.

 

·         Border town of El Cenizo gains national attention in LULAC's sanctuary cities lawsuit.

 

·         How Arizona’s “show me your papers” law compares to one passed in Texas.

 

·         The threat of tighter border security is a big issue in the Mexico presidential election campaign.

  

·         Telling the stories of Hispanic immigrants succeeding as professionals in the U.S.  

 

Immigrants coming to the United States have diverse, personal stories to share about their life-changing travels, and those stories are often lost with time. 

Ana María González is an immigrant from Mexico. She is a language professor at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin.   González began gathering the immigrant stories of her colleagues, and published them in 2013 in a bilingual anthology called “Déjame que te cuente,” “Let Me Tell You.”  She has since published two more volumes. 

TPR’s Norma Martinez had a chance to talk with Gonzalez about this ever-growing collection of stories, and about her own immigrant story.


Sgt. Aaron Berogan/U.S. Army

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         Immigrants serving in the U.S. military are no longer being fast tracked to citizenship.

  

·         Gentrification threatens the homes of Latino and African American residents in  a long standing Dallas neighborhood.

 

·         Creating superheroes to fight issues in Native American communities.

 

·         A massive Arbol de la Vida will showcase stories about San Antonio’s missions.

 

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

  

This week on Fronteras: 

 

·         How the ICE detainer system works when police arrest an undocumented immigrant.

 

·         “Caravan Against Fear” activists along the border have a specific message for the Trump administration.

 

·         NAFTA Re-negotiation Crucial For Texas

 

·         A Santa Fe newspaper sues the Governor saying she blacklisted it.

 

·         In Dallas, an exhibit showcasing 50 years of Mexican artworks is attracting large numbers of first generation Latino families

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.

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