Border & Immigration

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This week on Fronteras:   

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This week on Fronteras:  

Shelley Kofler / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio International Airport’s hope of being a gateway for travel to Mexico is diminishing.  This month the city-managed airport reported a 21 percent drop in passengers flying between the Alamo City and Mexico, and that is frustrating some travelers. 

It's easy to believe in a definitive American immigration story. So much of this country's mythos is built on that idea. ("Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free ...") It foretells a fairy tale ending where parents have worked hard, sacrificed much, and settled their children into the new country. The family has assimilated, and the life that came before is a distant memory.

But it's more complicated than that. The telling of immigration stories exposes a rich array of experiences: loss, longing, duality, triumph and contradiction.

From Texas Standard:

With compounding reports of Donald Trump’s alleged sexual abuse of women, it’s easy to forget his earlier outrageous claims. Case in point – the border wall.

The San Antonio Express-News spent the last month exploring just how real a border wall could be and reporter Jason Buch, who worked on the project, says wall rhetoric doesn’t often match reality.

 


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