Immigration

Martin do Nascimento / KUT News

This week on Fronteras:

  • Border Patrol agents go through extremes on the job, ranging from extreme boredom to high-stress situations. 0:00
  • Some immigrant laborers who responded to Harvey don’t get paid.  4:05

  • Bi-partisan support in Texas for new DREAM Act legislation to protect recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program from deportation.  5:43

  • A study on discrimination shows many Latinos weren’t encouraged to pursue higher education. 8:20

  • A  binational study of heart disease is looking at how it affects people of Mexican ancestry. 13:23


Jack Morgan / Texas Public Radio

Under recent changes by the Trump administration, the future of immigration policy in the United States is becoming more complicated, perplexing many, including citizens, residents with temporary legal status and those seeking to enter the country.    


Valery Pozo still gets angry thinking about it. It was about a decade ago, and the immigrant communities in her hometown, Salt Lake City, were on edge because of recent immigration enforcement raids in the area. Pozo's mother, an immigrant from Peru, was on the sidelines at her son's soccer game when another parent asked whether she was "illegal."

"To me, that was clearly a racist question and a racist assumption," Pozo recalled.

But her mother saw it as a harmless comment, despite Pozo's best efforts to convince her that it was something bigger.

From Texas Standard.

The story of an undocumented 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy detained by Border Patrol agents after she underwent gallbladder surgery in Corpus Cristi this week has sparked outrage among immigration rights activists – and, frankly, way beyond.

A front page piece by the editorial board of the McAllen Monitor reads “Detainment of disabled child by Border Patrol should ‘shock us’ all.” Here’s the story.

David Martin Davies

There is anxious anticipation in the immigrant community that President Donald Trump may soon repeal DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy – and anger over the possible loss of DACA is being felt in the streets.

"Get out of the street!," shouted a San Antonio Police Bike Patrol Officer to a group of about 100 protesters who carried signs and banners in support of the nation's immigrants.

There were some tense minutes as immigrant rights activists and San Antonio Police bike patrol officers faced off Friday afternoon.

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