Fronteras Desk News

The U.S. Department of Justice has found widespread civil rights abuses and racial profiling in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. What is your reaction? What's your opinion of Sheriff Joe Arpaio?
Dec. 16, 2011
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s deputies will not be able to question inmates about their immigration status and will have restricted access to Secure Communities, which allows police to share fingerprints with immigration authorities.
Dec. 16, 2011
Drug seizures and related arrests at the border are on the rise. Customs and Border Protection claims this shows tighter border enforcement is working. But a leaked CBP memo concludes otherwise.
Dec. 16, 2011
The Grand Canyon and other national parks can now stop selling disposable water bottles. The director had prevented the ban from taking effect after conversations with Coca Cola.
Dec. 15, 2011
Today the city of San Diego rescinded a permit allowing advertisers to paint over a vintage sign on the side of the California Theater in downtown San Diego. A public outcry to save the sign is the reason.
Dec. 15, 2011
UPDATED: With reaction from ex-law enforcement and Latino community leaders. The accusations include: Racial profiling, discrimination and heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged complaints.
Dec. 15, 2011
American Shohn Huckabee said he saw corruption and abuse in a Mexican prison. Free and back in the U.S., he is sharing his story to call attention to problems in Mexico's judicial system.
Dec. 15, 2011
The study shows the number of people sentenced to die has dropped sharply. It shows that more states are eliminating capital punishment and opting to lock-up convicted killers for life.
Dec. 15, 2011
San Diego Coastkeeper has released a report showing most of San Diego County's water quality is ranked as "fair."
Dec. 14, 2011
Court papers unsealed this week accuse a defendant of laundering cash cocaine trafficked by the Zetas for Colombian drug cartels. The defendant allegedly charged 8 to 14 percent to launder the cash.
Dec. 14, 2011
A new study of some of the country's biggest housing markets suggests the neighborhoods of the future will look a lot different from today's suburbs.
Dec. 14, 2011
Border security hawks, say now is not the time to pull back the soldiers. Some border experts argee that soldiers are not properly trained, double as border agents and were only meant as a temporary back-up.
Dec. 14, 2011
The numbers have been dropping since their height in 2000 when migrants tried to illegally cross the border 1.6 million times. Officials credit their policies. Critics wonder if the numbers are manipulated.
Dec. 14, 2011
The U.S .Environmental Protection Agency plans to announce strict air pollution standards this Friday.
Dec. 14, 2011
The bill would correct a loophole in the law that prevents ultralight pilots who smuggle drugs from receiving the same penalties as other drug traffickers.
Dec. 13, 2011
Some political observers say the debate over states' rights and immigration reform is likely to shape the discourse in upcoming campaigns.
Dec. 13, 2011
A national poll shows Latinos are unhappy with both political parties and may not vote next year. The survey asked registered Hispanic voters about their attitudes toward candidates and the 2012 election.
Dec. 13, 2011
A federal agency in charge of protecting the U.S.-Mexico border gives citizens a chance to track smugglers and more.
Dec. 13, 2011
Arizona officials argue they are responsible for stopping illegal immigrants when they enter the state. Officials from Washington D.C. contend enforcing immigration laws is the federal government's responsibility.
Dec. 12, 2011
A vintage ad for a Tijuana racetrack has occupied the side of the derelict California Theater in downtown San Diego since the 60s. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it may disappear to make way for a beer advertisement.
Dec. 12, 2011

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