Immigration

KUT Public Radio

More than 2,000 undocumented women and children being held in "deplorable" conditions at federal immigration detention centers are supposed to be released under a recent federal judge's order. But how long that takes and what happens to them next remains unclear, attorneys say.

David Martin Davies / TPR News

The United States' broken immigration system and how to deal with it continues to make headlines. The tragic death earlier this month of a san francisco woman at the hands of a man in the country who had with a criminal past who had been in police custody but not held for the Department of Homeland Security for deportation.

Michel Marizco / Fronteras

New policies and new data are coming to the immigration debate ahead of the 2016 presidential election. What big change is the number of people and the type of person coming from Mexico. According to Rogelio Saenz at the University of Texas San Antonio the number has dropped by 67 percent within 10 years.  And the type of Mexican National coming is different as well, with the more educated coming to the U.S.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

On Fronteras: Laredo Residents Give Donald Trump A Mixed Review

This week on Fronteras…

--Protesters met Donald Trump at the border in Laredo but the GOP presidential candidate insisted he’ll win the hearts and votes of Latinos.

--In New Mexico, faith leaders are objecting to proposed changes that would make it harder to get food stamps.

--Tijuana's mayor recently sent hundreds of homeless migrants into drug rehabilitation, but not everyone who was rounded up was homeless.

 

   On Fronteras:

·        Jade Helm military exercises began in seven states, with government skeptics concerned about the intent of the training.  At training sites near Bastrop, Texas, residents there are divided over whether the troops are involved in activities that threaten civil liberties. 

·        A spokesperson for the Special Operations Command says the military is working hard to counter fears that Jade Helm troops are planning to detain citizens or implement some kind of martial law.

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