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Highly Skilled Immigrant Spouses Can Soon Work In US

Feb 24, 2015

San Jose, Calif. — When Neha Mahajan’s husband got a job transfer from New Delhi to New Jersey, she was excited to come along. But the thrill faded when the television reporter realized there was no way she could get a job in the United States because immigration rules barred her from working.

Over six years, she became deeply frustrated. That changed Tuesday when the Obama administration announced a visa rule revision that will let spouses of some highly skilled immigrants apply to work in the United States starting this year.

Richmond, Va. — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry touted his record to Virginia Republicans on Tuesday as someone who favors low taxes and a more aggressive foreign policy. The potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate was the headliner of a Republican Party of Virginia fundraiser in Richmond, where he railed against what he said was an out-of-touch federal bureaucracy and a weak-kneed president.


This week on Fronteras: 

Immigration-  A Texas Judge freezes President Obama’s immigration protection plan that was supposed to start this week. The Obama administration says it will appeal but 26 states are fighting it. We’ll examine who’s against it and which immigrants are affected and how.  At the Mexican Consulate in Dallas, residents affected by the hold say they’re worried.

Children in Detention-  Attorneys claim immigrant children held in detention centers are not getting basic protections.

Mentally Ill Inmates-  In New Mexico, a look at efforts to help mentally ill inmates find the treatment they need when they get out of prison.  One mother tried to get help for her son, but it came too late.

We talk we the director of CineFestival, the nation’s longest running Chicano film festival.

SAN ANTONIO — A carjacking suspect has been arrested following a San Antonio rampage that left two pedestrians dead and several vehicles damaged. San Antonio police on Thursday didn’t immediately release the suspect’s name.

A man carjacked a woman’s vehicle Wednesday night. Sgt. Javier Salazar said the woman was struck in the head with a bottle as she gave up her car. “That victim did the right thing,” Salazar said. “She got out. She let him have the car.”