Fronteras

Fridays at 12 noon 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.

  

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.

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.

 

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