Border & Immigration

Christopher Connelly / KERA News

This week on Fronteras:  

  •  Fort Worth citizens opposed to SB4 – the new sanctuary cities law – turn out by the hundreds to protest against it.
  • In San Diego, refugees claim resettlement workers told them to falsify rent applications.
  •   Americans who own maquilas, factories in Mexico, welcome the prospect of positive change for NAFTA.
  •  Eleven immigrants become U.S. citizens at Fort Davis historic site in West Texas.
  •  A daughter reflects on growing up with her artist father, Juan O’Gorman, a master of mosaics and murals.


Sierra Club

President Trump’s proposed border wall may be coming sooner than expected to Texas. Environmental activists in the Rio Grande Valley say they've learned the federal government selected the Santa Ana National Refuge as one of the first sites for construction.

Joey Palacios / TPR

  This week on Fronteras: 


  • Horror unfolds as immigrants seeking a new life die overcome by extreme heat in the back of a trailer truck in San Antonio.  The Mexican government steps in to help the survivors.
  •  Human smuggling and human trafficking are two very different crimes.
  •   A look at how horses are effectively helping agents patrol the border in the Rio Grande Valley.
  •  A veteran activist serving two causes creates a show merging gay rights and Chicano history.  
  •  Using once segregated public swimming pools at a place for integrated audiences to enjoy dance performance art.


Norma Martinez

Dan Guerrero is an activist, a producer, and a performer.  His one-man show “Gaytino: Made in America” is a journey through his life, Chicano history, and gay activism.   TPR’s Norma Martinez had a chance to talk with the 76-year-old actor and his journey as a Latino LGBT activist. 

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

The tragic heat deaths of 10 people being illegally transported from Laredo to San Antonio prompted compassion and political gamesmanship from Texas politicos.