Tlaxiaco is a small Mexican city that's in the spotlight for being the hometown of Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated star of “Roma.” It’s also home to a rare binational radio program that airs both in Fresno, California, and Tlaxiaco, connecting residents to family members who have migrated north.
Tlaxiaco has been inundated with international attention in recent months because it’s the hometown of Yalitza Aparicio, the star of the movie Roma, who emerged from obscurity to become an Oscar nominee. But Tlaxiaco is already well known in Fresno, California, and other cities throughout the US because of decades of migration from this region of Mexico. Those ties are fortified by La Hora Mixteca, or The Mixtec Hour, a bi-national radio program.
The Border Community Alliance takes hundreds of Americans each year to see what’s really on the other side of the border. The Arizona-based nonprofit offers multiple travel itineraries, including overnight tours and day-trips, all of them meant to counteract fears about the border region.
A court injunction and presidential order last year were supposed to end the practice. But Border Patrol is still deciding to separate hundreds of families as new reports and Congressional hearings shed light on the controversial practice.
A motel and a monastery are among pop-up shelters that have opened in the last six months in Arizona to house a rising number of migrants from Central America entering the United States to seek asylum.
Mohammad Abdullahi, one of the main characters in the film "The Infiltrators," speaks with The World's host Marco Werman about his advocacy on behalf of undocumented immigrants, while also being one himself.
In last three months, ICE has released some 107,000 migrant parents and children in Texas, Arizona and California, many without next steps in place. Shelters, churches and volunteers have stepped in to help these families get to their next destinations. Most are trying to join relatives and friends elsewhere.