Border & Immigration

Mose Buchele / KUT

This week on Fronteras:

--Deadly flooding as nearly non-stop rain sets a new record in Texas, sweeping away lives and homes. Residents want help.

--State Climatologist John Nielson-Gammon explains the stormy weather.

--Along the border in West Texas: Building a winged wetland paradise.

--Some Texas high school seniors face graduation limbo trying to pass STAAR tests.

-- New Mexico raises a new crop of successful, young farmers.

Record Texas Rain Spawns Deadly Floods

Fewer immigrants are crossing the Southwestern border and entering the U.S. illegally now than at any other time in at least 20 years. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo about what’s behind the trend.

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

This week on Fronteras:

— Solving a migrant identity puzzle: A critical detail helps investigators put the pieces together.

— An Indian immigrant makes history in a Dallas suburb where voters elected him to the school board.

— In New Mexico, a place where people speak the same language is key for Asian immigrants needing services.

— Mexican students are fighting graffiti with inspirational messages.

— A new exhibit takes visitors on in-depth exploration of Tejano history

Oscar’s Story:  Solving An Identity Puzzle

Six months ago, when President Obama announced sweeping and polarizing executive actions on immigration, immigrant families all over the country were watching his rare prime-time address.

But those actions have now fallen out of the headlines and the highest-profile changes are on hold.