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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.



·         GOP Candidates Face Off On Immigration

·         What’s Motivating Texas Republicans To Vote

·         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.