Border & Immigration

From Texas Standard:

There have been a lot of non-Texans talking about the southern border lately. Presidential hopefuls, public officials and others seem to all have opinions on what's wrong with border security and how to fix it.

Take, for instance, talk-show host Sean Hannity. "[We need] virtual fences, virtual surveillance – impenetrable border," he says.

 


Ryan E. Poppe

 

Gov. Greg Abbott is threatening to withhold law enforcement money from counties that don’t inform federal immigration officials about undocumented immigrants.  

 

Gov. Abbott has come out vehemently against Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s policy on holding undocumented immigrants.  She refuses to hold them an additional 48 hours after they’ve finished serving time for minor criminal offenses.

 

Richard Morgan / Fronteras

Should San Antonio become a “Sanctuary City?” Dallas, Houston and Austin are already considered sanctuary cities and there’s a movement growing in San Antonio to push for policy changes that would give the Alamo City that designation. And that’s something Governor Greg Abbott would oppose. He and other Republican leaders are calling for a law to ban sanctuary cities in Texas.

Lorne Matalon / Marfa Public Radio

This week on Fronteras:  

--Residents in Mexico’s Juarez Valley blame the government for vicious attacks on citizens. They claim the goal is to drive them from their properties which are rich in oil.   

-- In Dallas, the sheriff is defending her policy on not detaining immigrants.


-- People who move to the United States from other countries are called immigrants, so why do Americans who move abroad resist that designation?

-- A look at altars being created to honor the dead.

Donald Trump was the only GOP candidate specifically criticized by a group of Latino Republicans who want an end to anti-immigrant rhetoric in the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has called for deporting all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and building “a great wall” on the border with Mexico.

Alfonso Aguilar is director of American Principles Project’s Latino Partnership and leader of the Latino Republican group, which met yesterday ahead of the third GOP debate tonight. He also served as chief of the U.S. Office of Citizenship under George W. Bush.

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