Border & Immigration

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez / KUT

  

This week on Fronteras: 

  •  Across the U.S., the Latino high school dropout rate is lower than it’s ever been.
  •  Reparations and restoration of a stolen totem pole located at the University of New Mexico.
  •  Cultural appropriation or appreciation?  The story behind the writings of Amado Muro.

 

Norma Martinez

INTRO:  A voting registration campaign is underway for Hispanic Heritage Month.  It’s being driven by the Texas Victory Project – an organization that advocates for the working poor – and other local and national organizations.   The goal is to register 1000 voters statewide to increase turnout in the 2018 primary and general election.  TPR’s Norma Martinez had a chance to talk with Claudia Sanchez and Arnoldo Alonzo – political director and state director of the Texas Victory Project – about their efforts. 

Norma Martinez

  

This week on Fronteras: 

  •  A major push to register Hispanics to vote finds many  of them struggle to make ends meet in their everyday lives.
  •  Border Land Act would protect owners from Trump Administration land grabs for border wall.
  •  President Trump’s decision to lower the number of refugees welcomed in the U.S. threatens the viability of resettlement agencies.
  •  A major toymaker wants to cash in on a pricey Hispanic rite of passage with the Quinceañera Barbie.

 

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon / KUT

 

This week on Fronteras: 

 

  •  The latest ruling on SB4 is raising concerns over the safety of immigrants who get detained by Texas law officers.
  • In Mexico, both politicians and thieves are being blamed for a billion dollars in oil thefts that’s hampering U.S. investments.
  •  An exploration of the mix that is Tejano music with Texas legend Sunny Ozuna.

 

John Burnett/NPR

This week on Fronteras: 

  •  Border patrol agents arrest two undocumented parents in a South Texas hospital where their son needed emergency surgery.
  •  The element of fear is preventing undocumented families from getting the healthcare they need.
  •  A national refugee resettlement agency makes changes after an investigation shows families in San Diego were encouraged to falsify their rental applications.
  •  A vacant, historic theater in San Antonio that means a lot to Latinos may get a rebirth.

 

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