Fronteras Desk News

Immigration Least of Farmer
An estimated 80,000 farms in California and many more along the border rely on undocumented workers to keep labor costs down. But for many farm owners, the nation's current debate over immigration is the least of their concerns.
Nov. 8, 2010
Foreign-Born Gain More Jobs During Slow Recovery
The most recent employment data show that 151,000 jobs were added in the U.S. in October. But immigrant workers are having an easier time landing jobs than native-born Americans.
Nov. 6, 2010
Smugglers Transported Marijuana Through Tunnel On Motorized Cart
The Mexican army allowed reporters into the drug smuggling tunnel Thursday afternoon that connects a Tijuana warehouse with one in San Diego. The smugglers used a motorized cart to transport the drugs to San Diego. KPBS Border Reporter Amy Isackson got a ride.
Nov. 5, 2010
US And Mexican Authorities Find Tunnel, Seize 30 Tons Of Marijuana
U.S. and Mexican authorities have found a drug smuggling tunnel that runs from Tijuana to San Diego. It isn’t the most sophisticated or the longest tunnel discovered, but is significant for the amount of marijuana authorities seized.
Nov. 4, 2010
Border Tunnel Discovered
United States and Mexican authorities have discovered a drug-smuggling tunnel and 20 tons of marijuana at a warehouse in Otay Mesa, California.
Nov. 3, 2010
Clashes Over Police Checkpoints And Deportations Increasing In Escondido
Over the weekend, federal immigration agents working with local police in Escondido arrested two undocumented immigrants with past criminal convictions. The driver's license checkpoints and deportations--and the protests against them--are escalating in the community.
Nov. 1, 2010
Controversial Mailer In Escondido Makes Immigration A Local Issue
The mayoral race in the city of Escondido is shaping up to be as much about undocumented immigration as about other local issues. This is not a new phenomenon for the North County city.
Oct. 25, 2010
Record 105 Ton Marijuana Seizure In Tijuana
Tijuana police seized a record 105 tons of marijuana they say was headed for sale in the United States. It’s one of the biggest pot busts in all of Mexico in recent years.
Oct. 18, 2010
The head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, visited the San Ysidro Port of Entry Monday. The tour was part of the Obama Administration's effort to be seen as tough on border security.
Oct. 18, 2010
Study Reveals Crime in California Drops As Immigration Increases
In the last two decades, California's immigrant population has seen its fastest growth ever. A new study is linking this demographic trend with a drastic a drop in crime rates.
Oct. 18, 2010
When It Comes To Latinos, Election Is Both About Youth And Tradition
With midterm elections less than two weeks away, efforts to get the coveted Latino vote are ramping up. Democrats are hoping for a loyal turnout, while Republicans are appealing to the disenchanted.
Oct. 15, 2010
Prop. 19 Won
Supporters of Proposition 19 to legalize marijuana in California say Mexico's drug war has failed and its time for a new approach. Even so, they say Prop 19 is not a quick solution.
Oct. 14, 2010
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Pa' Bailar Tijuana is trying to get people to dance on the streets on October 21st. On the U.S. side of the public performance, people will be gathering at the Plaza Las Americas Outlet Mall at 6:00 pm. The idea is to celebrate Tijuana, despite the ongoing stigma of violence that has affected the border city for years.
Oct. 13, 2010
Study Says Prop. 19 Unlikely To Affect Drug Groups
A new study by the Rand Corporation says Proposition 19, that would legalize marijuana in California, would pinch Mexican drug smugglers' pocketbooks. But Proposition 19 would not pack the wallop backers advertise.
Oct. 13, 2010
US, Mexican Authorities Say Prop. 19 Won
Supporters of Proposition 19, that would legalize marijuana in California, argue that regulating the drug will end violence associated with Mexican drug cartels. Officials on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border doubt that because marijuana is just one of many drugs that cartels smuggle.
Oct. 11, 2010
Latinos Are Majority In Escondido, But Feel Targeted By Police
Residents of Escondido say local police have a measures in place that targets undocumented people. Driver's license checkpoints and gang patrols are silencing many in the community.
Oct. 8, 2010
Tijuana Group Embarks On $5 Million Image Makeover
Can Al Gore, Larry King and the founder of Twitter help Tijuana improve its image? That’s the hope of businessmen behind a two-week long $5 million PR effort that starts in Tijuana Thursday.
Oct. 7, 2010
Hearings Begin On Proposed Power Line From Mexico To San Diego
The first of three public hearings starts Tuesday evening in Jacumba to discuss a proposed power line from Mexico to southeast San Diego County. The line would bring wind energy across the border.
Oct. 5, 2010
Farm Jobs Big In San Diego, But Not Among Americans
Despite the high unemployment, Americans in San Diego aren't taking farm jobs. The United Farm Workers' Take Our Jobs Campaign has been trying to change that.
Oct. 1, 2010
Twitter And Facebook Can Save Lives During A Disaster
San Diego State University professors held an exercise to explore how popular social media sites can help during the next disaster.
Sep. 24, 2010

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