Fronteras Desk News

DHS is beginning a trial program next month that will change the way many Mexican nationals are sent back to their home country after they are deported or caught crossing the border illegally.
Sep. 11, 2012
Mexican federal police captured one of the four fugitives wanted for the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Sep. 10, 2012
In a report released this week, scientists found more than 740,000 homes in western states are at high risk for wildfire damage.
Sep. 10, 2012
A recent report from a left-leaning think tank looks at the potential impact on state economies of legalizing or deporting undocumented workers. But unsurprisingly, not everyone agrees with the findings.
Sep. 10, 2012
In the early 1990s, President Bill Clinton promised that the North American Free Trade Agreement would create such great jobs in Mexico that Mexicans wouldn’t need to illegally immigrate here. But in the two decades since, the number of people living here illegally has nearly quadrupled.
Sep. 10, 2012
A growing number of undocumented immigrants are turning to civil disobedience to protest immigration enforcement. Two Phoenix protesters arrested last March refused to plead guilty, but a judge ruled against them.
Sep. 7, 2012
If you can prove your own identity through a series of questions, you may not need an ID to fly.
Sep. 7, 2012
Federal regulators say more local power generation could have prevented last September's blackout.
Sep. 7, 2012
It has been nearly a week since a Tijuana woman's disappearance and social media is helping search for answers. Magaly Salazar, 23, a former psychology student at Cesun University in Tijuana, has not been seen since Saturday afternoon.
Sep. 7, 2012
Contestants must butcher sheep, make fry bread and speak their native language. It started in 1952 to attract tourists to the Navajo Nation Fair. But more recently the tribe saw it as an incentive to young women to learn the Navajo language, traditions and culture. The Navajo Nation will crown this year’s winner Sept. 8.
Sep. 7, 2012
A federal civil rights investigation found tens of thousands of English Language Learners in Arizona were misclassified as proficient in English by a state test. A new settlement requires school districts to identify those students and offer additional reading and writing help.
Sep. 6, 2012
A key part of Arizona's controversial immigration law, SB 1070, will soon take effect. A coalition of civil rights groups wanted the provision blocked, but a federal judge denied their request Wednesday.
Sep. 5, 2012
The office will issue the school documents students need to qualify for the government's work permit and deportation reprieve program.
Sep. 4, 2012
The North American Free Trade Agreement was signed by the leaders of Mexico, the U.S. and Canada 20 years ago, strengthening our business ties, disrupting labor and changing the nature of our supermarkets.
Sep. 4, 2012
Eduardo Arellano-Felix will face federal prosecution for his alleged role in running Tijuana's most powerful drug cartel.
Aug. 31, 2012
At the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney and others left immigration policy out of their speeches. But a few leaders there criticized their party's rhetoric on the issue.
Aug. 31, 2012
American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rates of suicide compared to any other ethnic group in the United States. And in many tribes it's considered taboo to even talk about the problem. A recent workshop in Flagstaff hopes to address that.
Aug. 31, 2012
While reporting a story about suicide among Native Americans, I attended a suicide prevention workshop. In almost every suicide, friends and family say there were cries for help they missed, dismissed or avoided. Here are some of the signs.
Aug. 31, 2012
Republican Rep. Lamar Smith has accused the Department of Homeland Security of "cooking the books" on deportation statistics.
Aug. 31, 2012
President Barack Obama will visit Army base Fort Bliss on Friday, exactly two years since his last visit when he highlighted the draw down of troops out of Afghanistan.
Aug. 30, 2012

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