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.

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.

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.

 

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

  

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