How Kansas City's Mexican Immigrants Are Responding To New Administration

With the new administration's immigration orders and the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall, tensions have been on the rise. To get a sense of how Kansas City's Mexican immigrant communities are feeling right now, we check in with a DACA student, the head consul of Mexico in Kansas City, and an immigration lawyer.


  • Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi, head consul, Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City

  • Jessica Piedra, immigration lawyer, admin of KC Metro Immigration Alliance

  • Lisandra Garcia, DACA student, pre-law at KCK Community College

  • Michael Barrera​, economic prosperity manager, The Libre Institute

  • Sam Zeff, KCUR education reporter