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Executive Action On Immigration, Mexican Murders, And A "Richest-Poor" Neighborhood on Fronteras

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A child peers through a window facing a City Heights alley, Oct. 21, 2014

On Fronteras:

-- President Obama has kept his promise. He took executive action on the nation’s immigration laws. We get reaction from San Antonio, Texas.

-- Anguish is mounting over the Mexican government’s response to the collective murders of 43 college students. The protests aren’t letting up and there’s a sense that this incident has started a movement that is going to stick.

-- We’ll hear how one school district in north Texas is educating a growing number of immigrant children, whose primary language isn’t English.

-City Heights could be San Diego’s “richest-poor” neighborhood. There’s been decades of philanthropic investment there. Two foundations have spent more than a quarter of a billion dollars in City Heights since 2000. So what's become of all that money? Are its residents better off?

San Antonio Reacts to President’s Action on Immigration

President Obama’s executive actions on immigration were met with a mixed response. TPR’s Joey Palacios reports even those protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — or DACA — in San Antonio, felt the new policies did not go far enough.

Going From Spanish (or Urdu or Arabic) to English

Immigration is transforming Texas, especially its big city suburbs. Take the Grapevine-Colleyville school district in north Texas, which, over the past decade, has seen its overall student population shrink, while the number of non-white students has doubled. That’s where we’ll start the second part of our series, “Generation One.” As part of KERA’s American Graduate initiative, Stella Chavez visits the changing suburb to see how schools are responding.

For photos, an interactive map and more related to this story click here
 

San Diego’s “Richest-Poor” Neighborhood, Two Decades Later

City Heights could be called San Diego's richest-poor neighborhood. Since 2000, two foundations alone have invested more than a quarter of a billion dollars in the area. In a two-part series, Speak City Heights reporter, Megan Burks, asks what's become of all of that money and are the area’s residents better off because of it?

 

'Owning Change in Their Community': San Diego’s “Richest-Poor” Neighborhood, Part Two

Two foundations have spent a quarter of a billion in City Heights in San Diego County, California, with no statistical gains to show for it. We look at the hidden change in San Diego's richest-poor neighborhood.
For Fronteras, Megan Burks reports.

Typically Patriotic Revolution Day, (Dia de la Revolución) This Year Platform for Protest

On Thursday, Mexico marked the 104th anniversary of the Mexican revolution. This year, the day was transformed into a platform for nationwide protests and strikes. Anguish is mounting over the government’s response, or lack of it, to the murders of 43 college students two months ago.

A mayor in central Mexico, his wife, and the police, are accused in the crime. But why is Mexico in so much turmoil now, when so much previous bloodshed has faded from the headlines? Marfa Public Radio's, Lorne Matalon, has the story from Chihuahua.
 

Crystal Chavez was Texas Public Radio’s Morning Edition host for three years, until January 2015.