Immigration

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.

NPR

 

·         GOP Candidates Face Off On Immigration

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·         Polls Show Sanders With Solid Lead In Texas

·         Study Says Voter ID Laws Reduce Minority Turnout

·         Student Diversity Leads To Diverse Food In Schools

·         Rio Grande Bosque Trail Is Wheelchair Friendly

·         Literacy Campaign Gives Bilingual Books To New Moms

From Texas Standard:

The Executive Office for Immigration Review, an office of the U.S. Department of Justice, is responsible for deciding immigration cases. But these days, the decisions are taking longer and longer.

Ivan Pierre Aguirre / Texas Tribune

This week on Fronteras: 

--Pope Francis travels a migrant’s path in Mexico, ending up in Ciudad Juarez, a city where some have felt hopeless.  

--In New Mexico, Native Americans finally are regaining some of their conquered ancestral lands.

--Texas Republicans are worried about winning their share of the Latino presidential primary vote on Super Tuesday.

-- A San Diego program serves as a catalyst, encouraging immigrant parents to finish their education.

--Racial slurs prompt Texas A&M officials to apologize to some Dallas students.

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