Immigration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mario R. Ortiz, district director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has been working for the agency for 30 years. In that time, he’s heard countless stories of inspiration from the immigrants he’s encountered while processing their applications for green cards or citizenship.

Ortiz was particularly touched by a noncitizen he was not able to help.

Norma Martinez / Texas Public Radio

This week on Fronteras we look at issues of legal immigration, and a new art exhibit that pays tribute to Latino culture.

  • Representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services talk about evolving immigration law and how it affects the application process for legal entry into the U.S. (0:00).
  • Artist Analy Diego’s new exhibit “Latino Faces” is a pop-art tribute to the contribution of Latinos around the world (16:27).


Mallory Falk

A Colombian undocumented immigrant, living in the U.S. for 20 years has spent the last 10 months living with a Franciscan community in New Mexico.  On this episode of Fronteras, we look at the difficulty of living under the persistent threat of deportation (0:00).

Then we explore immigration laws in the U.S. and how it evolves from administration to administration — from the detention of families to the denial of bail to certain detainees (12:33).


Ryan Poppe

Officials with the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund say including a question about citizenship on the 2020 census will result in less federal funds for Texas. The group is considering a federal lawsuit regarding the recent change.

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A 47-year-old man pleaded guilty for his involvement in the deaths of immigrants found in a trailer in a San Antonio Walmart parking lot last year.

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