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Bexar County Democrats say they’re fighting a bill in Austin that would allow police to ask about a person’s immigration status.

Right now San Antonio Police are not required to inquire about an individual's citizenship, but officers are not prohibited from doing so, either.

Manuel Medina, the Bexar County Democratic Chair, is calling Senate Bill 185 by Sen. Charles Perry, a Lubbock Republican, the “Show Me Your Papers Legislation.”

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This Week on Fronteras:

·       Mexican police score a big arrest in the bloody drug war along the border

·       A Texas county refuses to take federal drug cases coming from border patrol checkpoints.

·       In one New Mexico community water from the Rio Grande has long been important for sustaining crops and religious ceremonies. Now residents say it’s polluted.

·       Crossing the U.S.-Mexico border turned out tragically for one young man who has been in a coma for 15 years.

With funding for the Department of Homeland Security set to run out on Friday, President Obama was in South Florida yesterday for a televised town hall-style meeting on immigration reform.

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti talks to Enrique Acevedo, anchor and correspondent at Univision, about the issue that’s at the heart over this fight over funding DHS: the president’s executive actions on immigration. Acevedo also discusses how all of this is playing out among Latinos.

As the courts brace for battle over halting deportations, where’s the outrage over the other unilateral immigration action? Plus, the Texas tax cuts of 2015 — will they happen, who’ll keep their money and why? Also, youngsters step up to school the rest of us on the trouble with coeducation in Texas. And after the thaw, tips on getting your hands dirty. All that and more on the Texas Standard.

Highly Skilled Immigrant Spouses Can Soon Work In US

Feb 24, 2015

San Jose, Calif. — When Neha Mahajan’s husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill faded when the television reporter realized there was no way she could get a job in the United States because immigration rules barred her from working.

Over six years, she became deeply frustrated. That changed Tuesday when the Obama administration announced a visa rule revision that will let spouses of some highly skilled immigrants apply to work in the United States starting this year.

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