Border & Immigration

Photo credit: Brandon Quester / inewsource

This week on Fronteras:

  • A look at the history of U.S. efforts to contain immigration and drug smuggling with barriers on our southern border with Mexico. (0:00)
  • Latinos say they continue to experience discrimination when trying to buy houses or rent homes. (4:28)
  • In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Film Festival presents a more realistic view of Native American stories. (8:56)
  • As San Antonio’s Tricentennial approaches, people are digging into their Spanish roots. (12:51)

Norma Martinez / Jo Anne Gonzales Murphy

San Antonio is on the verge of celebrating its tricentennial — 300 years since the Presidio de Bexar, the Villa de Bexar, and the Mission Valero were settled by soldiers, civilians and priests.

A lot of South Texans can trace their ancestry back to 1718 and beyond.  For those who can’t, a nonprofit is making it easier to follow their family tree.

Martin do Nascimento / KUT

This week on Fronteras:

  • A new study examines how Latinos feel the effects of racial discrimination. (0:00)
  • The same study shows Latinos born in the U.S. tend to see discrimination differently than those who migrated. (3:44)
  • A Dallas suburban school district is encouraging parents to learn English with their children.  (8:22)
  • Telling stories of immigration in just six words.  (13:50)
  • Selena gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  (17:03)
  • Remembering the man who made it possible for you to buy nachos at concession stands.  (18:03)

Gabriel Wer

This week on Fronteras: 

  • Corruption in Guatemala threatens to derail U.S. efforts to discourage migration – efforts that citizens support.  [0:00]
  • San Antonio prepares arguments against SB4 for appeals court.  [5:09]
  • The story of a Houston Dreamer finding it hard to dream while coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the end of DACA.  [6:30]
  • Why the work of an American artist is on display at a museum in Tijuana for the first time in 15 years. [11:25]
  • A look into the life of conjunto accordion queen Eva Ybarra.  [15:35]

Jean Guerrero

This week on Fronteras:  

  • Text messages lead to charges for sex tourism with minors across the border.
  • Undocumented parents are having “the talk” with their children about possible deportation.
  •  30-foot high wall prototypes go up on San Diego-Mexico border
  • In New Mexico, generating new business on the Navajo Nation.
  • A longstanding Mexican tradition: Dia De Los Muertas – celebrating the dead – through art.