Immigration

The fate of one of President Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration goes before the Supreme Court on Monday. The action would grant temporary, quasi-legal status and work permits to as many as 4 million parents who entered the U.S. illegally prior to 2010. The president's order applies only to parents of children who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.

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This week on Fronteras: 

·         The money being spent to secure the U.S.-Mexico border

·         The need for advanced Emergency Medical Technicians in rural border areas

·         How 9-1-1-calls for help are being answered in Santa Fe

·         Students in San Diego and Mexico City work together on videos targeting media violence.

·         SCOTUS ruling protects the rights of non-voters

·         The tornado survivor who lost her home by mistake gains notoriety.

·         A special ceremony celebrating citizenship for kids in San Diego.

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 This week on Fronteras: 

·         Two South Texas congressmen say it’s time to change the U.S. policy of fast-tracking Cuban immigrants for citizenship.

·      Latino immigrants are seeking citizenship so they can vote for the next U.S. president.

·        In Houston, a call for a federal investigation into Super Tuesday voting delays.

·       Bus Rapid Transit in Bogotá, Colombia is a cost efficient system attracting the interest of some southwestern cities.

Fronteras Program- March 4, 2016   

    · In New Mexico, some people have to choose between medicine and food.  But a new program is helping them avoid that tough choice.

    ·  Mi Familia Vota says immigrant bashing by candidates is inspiring more Latinos to become citizens so they can vote in November.

    · The oil industry downturn is rustling up a new type of criminal in South Texas.

    · Journalist and documentary producer Jose Antonio Vargas discusses race, immigration, and politics.

From Texas Standard:

Cold War animosity has thawed between the United States and Cuba, and President Barack Obama has planned a March 21 trip to the Havana to further positive ties between the two countries.

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