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San Antonio high school seniors committed to attending Texas A&M-San Antonio cheer on their mascot during a dance off on College Signing Day May 3, 2019.
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More than a thousand high school seniors from across San Antonio pledged to continue their education after graduation Friday.


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Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht and other lawmakers are calling for reform on the selection process for judges on many of the state's courts. 


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According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, at least 68.5 million people worldwide are displaced from home due to war or persecution. Many choose to seek asylum by applying for protection in another country. What does this legal process look like? 


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Erica Schommer is an immigration lawyer and clinical assistant professor at St. Mary’s School of Law. She has practiced law with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, and has worked on various human rights issues in Mexico, Guatemala, and Costa Rica.

Schommer says immigrants who are victims of crime often have a better chance of achieving legal status in the U.S. The Violence Against Women Act, for example, allows abused women to petition for legalization.  


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A Colombian undocumented immigrant, living in the U.S. for 20 years has spent the last 10 months living with a Franciscan community in New Mexico.  On this episode of Fronteras, we look at the difficulty of living under the persistent threat of deportation (0:00).

Then we explore immigration laws in the U.S. and how it evolves from administration to administration — from the detention of families to the denial of bail to certain detainees (12:33).


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The U.S. Air Force Band of the West and the St. Mary’s University Wind Ensemble are teaming up on Monday for a double-sized, side-by-side concert featuring the best of both ensembles, and the premiere of a new piece of music by Anthony Barfield.

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Threats of a nuclear incident with North Korea continue to haunt the United States and key countries around the world.


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Winter weather conditions delayed or canceled flights and services, shut down museums, libraries and movie theaters, and closed academic and government institutions throughout the San Antonio region Tuesday.

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The U.S. government recently withdrew visas for North Korean envoys planning to visit the States, halting any hopes for informal talks between the two countries. 

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At St. Mary’s University devout Catholics joined Americans from around the nation in watching Pope Francis address a joint session of Congress. St. Mary’s is one of three Catholic universities in San Antonio, where Catholics are by far the largest religious group. In Bexar County more than 30 percent of residents identify as Catholic. 

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