Fronteras

Fridays at 12 noon, Saturdays at 6 a.m., and Sundays at 9 p.m.

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.

Will Mederski

 

This week on Fronteras:   

 

·         The U.S. Border Patrol enlists Trans-Pecos Pipeline workers to help catch drug smugglers.

 

·         The Department of Homeland Security is accepting bids to build President Trump’s proposed U.S. –Mexico Border Wall.

Reynaldo Leaños, Jr.

  This week on Fronteras:   

 

·         The Trump administration’s deportation policies reportedly have some unauthorized immigrants fleeing the country to avoid arrest.

 

·         Undocumented parents worried about deportation take action to protect their children in case that happens.

 

·         The ACLU in San Diego files suit against the federal government for detaining immigrants for months without a hearing.

 

·         A look at what happened when Alabama passed a tough immigration law.

  

This week on Fronteras:   

 

·         The president’s crack down on undocumented immigrants targets a Houston taco truck owner who was living the American dream.

 

·         Critics of the new travel ban that cuts the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. say it sends the wrong message.

 

·         Marchers in support of President Trump draw protesters.

 

·         Mexico’s Consul General warns Texas has a lot to lose if President Trump revamps NAFTA.

 

·         How dismantling NAFTA would impact avocado sales.

Photo by Katie Schoolov / KPBS

This week on Fronteras:  

·         Refugees continue to resettle in the U.S.  but struggle to find affordable places to live.

 

·         Ill El Salvadoran woman removed from hospital gets released from Alvarado detention center.

 

·         New Mexico is reassessing how it tests students. Some parents want to see a change.

 

·         Los Vaqueros Rio Grande carry on a 45 year tradition – riding horses from the Mexican border to the Houston Stock Show in honor of Hispanic heritage. 

 

·         Winning on and off the court.  A girls basketball coach scores points with her diverse team of students outside the rim.

 

Lorne Matalon

This week on Fronteras:

  • Mexico may be rethinking its cooperation with the U.S. on security issues due to President Trump's economic threats.
  • Sent home because of the president's travel ban, an Iranian national studying in California finds comfort in the show of support she received.
  • The travel ban is also affecting foreign-born physicians who practice in the U.S.
  • Young immigrants who currently have deportation relief worry that it won't last long.

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