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As the number of young Hispanics born in this country has grown over the past 14 years, so too their proficiency in English as fewer said they speak Spanish at home, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

Shelby Knowles / The Texas Tribune

Democrats and civil libertarians are applauding a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on a Texas case, Evenwel v. Abbott, that challenged the way voting districts are drawn. 

It’s a ruling that may bolster the growing influence of Latino voters.

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.

Many Americans are familiar with Brown v. Board of Education, the court case that ended legal segregation in public schools nationally. Less well-known is Mendez v. Westminster. Nearly seven years before the Brown ruling, Mendez ended legally-sanctioned segregation of Latino students.

Today, on the 70th anniversary of that decision, Brigid Kelly of NPR’s Code Switch team reports on a project that is introducing a new generation to the history and the legacy of that case.