Fronteras
3:40 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Management Shakeup Following Border Patrol Use-Of-Force Scrutiny

Fronteras: U.S. Customs and Border Protection is undergoing a shakeup following intense scrutiny over the Border Patrol’s use of force. Waves of unaccompanied Latino minors continue to make their way to Texas. What happens after they get here? The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund is suing Texas, claiming the state has violated the civil rights of English language learners.

Management Shake-Up at Customs and Border Protection Following Use of Force Controversies

The U.S. Border Patrol has been under fire for its use of force along the Southwest border and a lack of transparency in the agency’s investigations. Now some changes are underway for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The internal affairs chief was fired. KPBS Border reporter Jill Replogle joins Fronteras host Crystal Chavez to tell us more.

Legal Organizations, Communities Rally To Help Minors Navigate U.S. Immigration

What happens to all of the unaccompanied Latino minors crossing the border into Texas once they’re here? Local agencies are stepping in to help with the children’s care. In San Antonio, Eileen Pace reports a legal immigration assistance center has re-focused its mission to help during this crisis.

FBI Launches Criminal Probe Of Veterans Affairs As V.A. Oversight Bills Pass In Congress

This week the FBI announced a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs the day after a bipartisan bill passed the House in Washington calling for more oversight of the VA. The FBI launched its probe a day after three VA facilities in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas were tarred with failing grades in the agency’s own audit. The story from Marfa Public Radio 's Lorne Matalon.

LULAC Sues Texas, Claiming the State has Violated the Civil Rights of English Language Learners

The Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational fund has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on  behalf of the League of United Latin-American Citizens. It alleges the state of Texas isn’t doing enough to advance English language learner students in Texas Schools. Ryan Poppe reports from Austin.

African-American Breast Cancer Survivors Turn Knowledge Into Power

Although African American women are less likely than white women to get breast cancer, they are more likely to die of the disease. That’s in part because they tend to develop breast cancer at a younger age and in more advanced forms.

As part of KERA’s breakthroughs initiative, Lauren Silverman reports on a group of North Texas breast cancer survivors who get together to talk about new research, offer encouragement, and share their journeys.

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