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Fronteras is a Texas Public Radio program that explores the changing culture and demographics of the American Southwest. From Texas to New Mexico and California, Fronteras provides insight into life along the U.S.- Mexico border. Our stories examine unique regional issues affecting lifestyle, politics, economics, and the environmental landscape.

Kris Arciaga




This week on Fronteras: 


·         Mexicans living in the U.S. who send money to relatives back home worry about President Trump’s threats to tax those remittances as a way to pay for his planned border wall.


·         Austin schools educate students on how to respond if they encounter Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents.


·         A New Mexico Dakota pipeline protester doesn’t feel defeated following a court ruling okaying construction.


Sanctuary Cities, Immigration, The Border On Film

Feb 10, 2017
Ryan Poppe


This week on FRONTERAS:   


·         The Texas Senate passes a bill that would cut funding to sanctuary cities.


·         Travis County explores alternative funding to replace $1.5 million dollars cut due to immigration policy.


·         In Washington, Republicans move to reduce the number of green cards given out each year.


·      U.S. energy companies want to do business with Mexico’s troubled energy company Pemex, but reform is needed first.


·    Viewing the U.S.-Mexico border through the art of cinema at a film festival hosted in both countries.


Ryan Poppe / Texas Public Radio



This week on Fronteras: 


·         Texas Governor Greg Abbott makes good on his promise to cut government funding to sanctuary cities.


·         President Trump’s immigration freeze motivates protesters to rally nationwide and in Texas.


·         The nation’s first Latino Poet Laureate shares his thoughts on the president’s proposed border wall.


·         Repeal of Obamacare could affect programs that care for people who don’t have health insurance. .


·         A North Texas volunteer program that helps families save money during tax season.

Associated Press

This week on Fronteras:   


·         President Trump takes action to build his promised border wall.   While there is some congressional opposition, those who patrol the border support it.  We hear from both sides.


·         Governor Abbott’s threat to remove a Texas Sheriff who won’t detain immigrants without a warrant rallies her supporters.


·         Although repealing the Affordable Care Act is on the president’s agenda, there’s still time to sign up through January 31st.



The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear the case involving the Texas Voter I.D. Law.


Travis Bubenik/KRTS


Border Landowners Wonder Where Wall Will Be Built

Businessman Donald Trump is now the 45th President of the United States.  This week, Fronteras looks at how the Trump Administration could affect Texans and immigrants.  A major Trump campaign promise  –  building a border wall.  It’s still not clear yet where the wall will be built or if it will actually be a physical barrier along the entire border. Marfa Public Radio’s Travis Bubenik reports landowners there want to know if the wall will cut through their property.

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