Border & Immigration

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In the past year, Texas has seen a surge of Cuban immigrants crossing the border, hoping to take part in what’s known as the U.S. “wet foot/dry foot” policy – worried the policy would soon disappear with the government’s normalization of ties with Cuba.

Jean Guerrero

  

This week on Fronteras:   

 

·         Protests over the high price of gasoline continue in Mexico.

 

·         In Fort Worth, the police chief is under scrutiny after the video of a white Fort Worth police officer arresting a black woman and her daughters went viral.

 

·         The Dallas Public Library warms up its policy regarding the homeless.

 

·         A Houston internship program connects teenagers with real world skills.

 

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White House Says Kidnapped Houston Photojournalist Alive A Houston family whose son, a photojournalist was kidnapped in Syria nearly four and half years ago, gets word from the White House that it’s confident their son is alive. Debra and Marc Tice were briefed recently by James O’Brien, the Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, fueling optimism that their son, Austin Tice, will eventually be released. They told Houston Public Media’s Ed Mayberry that they’ve never had any doubt that Austin is alive and will eventually return safely. And in this conversation, they say they’re heartened that the U.S. government also seems to have the same assessment. The Story

 

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This week on Fronteras:   

  • How detaining Central American women and children helped generate big business for the corporate prison industry.
  • A high profile police arrest case in Texas spurs a criminal justice reform bill.
  • Now that Texas has pulled out of the federal refugee resettlement program, San Antonio has the largest student run clinic reaching out to help.
  • 150 years ago, a man was born who helped shape Fort Worth. William Madison McDonald was a banker, a politician, and a leader in the city’s African American community and Texas’ first black millionaire. 

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