Border & Immigration

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This week on Fronteras:

  • A farmworker searches for migrants who go missing while crossing the border.
  • The demand for Mayan interpreters in the U.S. is on the rise (4:27).
  • The emotional health of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients who face losing their special status in March (10:42).

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

In September 2017, President Trump announced that protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would end for thousands of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., who were brought into the country illegally with their parents.

Trump gave Congress six months to extend protections to these young immigrants, but no solution appears to be on the horizon. So how is this heightened threat of deportation affecting their mental health?

Luz Garcini, postdoctoral fellow at Rice University’s Department of Psychology, has been studying the psychological stresses of rescinding DACA on the undocumented community.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Motel 6 on Wednesday, alleging motel employees gave private information about thousands of guests to U.S. immigration authorities.

Elma Gonzalez

This week on Fronteras:

  • A look back on the effects of the Trump administration’s U.S.-Mexico border policies in 2017.
  • How a San Antonio artist is transforming a busy neighborhood intersection with a sculpture that has meaning for its residents (8:41).
  • An American Indian author and illustrator takes children on an adventure in his new book (14:24).
  • Latina superheroes serve as role models to inspire young girls (18.27).