Border & Immigration

Will Mederski

 

This week on Fronteras:   

 

·         The U.S. Border Patrol enlists Trans-Pecos Pipeline workers to help catch drug smugglers.

 

·         The Department of Homeland Security is accepting bids to build President Trump’s proposed U.S. –Mexico Border Wall.

Reynaldo Leaños, Jr.

  This week on Fronteras:   

 

·         The Trump administration’s deportation policies reportedly have some unauthorized immigrants fleeing the country to avoid arrest.

 

·         Undocumented parents worried about deportation take action to protect their children in case that happens.

 

·         The ACLU in San Diego files suit against the federal government for detaining immigrants for months without a hearing.

 

·         A look at what happened when Alabama passed a tough immigration law.

Along a barren dirt road, Border Patrol agents spot a mother and son, carrying nothing as they walk along the river's edge. The sun beats down on them as the patrol car pulls up.

"Where are you from?" Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Marlene Castro asks the mother. "How much did you pay to get here?"

From Texas Standard:

After less then two months in office, the Trump administration can point to at least one statistic that may indicate the president is succeeding in his goal of stemming the tide immigration. From January to February, apprehensions at the Mexican border with the U.S. decreased by 40 percent.

  

This week on Fronteras:   

 

·         The president’s crack down on undocumented immigrants targets a Houston taco truck owner who was living the American dream.

 

·         Critics of the new travel ban that cuts the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. say it sends the wrong message.

 

·         Marchers in support of President Trump draw protesters.

 

·         Mexico’s Consul General warns Texas has a lot to lose if President Trump revamps NAFTA.

 

·         How dismantling NAFTA would impact avocado sales.

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