Fronteras Desk News

Officials also say human trafficking has become an integral part of organized crime over the last several years, leading in part to the increase in smuggling.
Jan. 16, 2012
A participant in one of the U.S.' "Trusted Traveler" programs was caught this week trying to cross the border with $1 million worth of methamphetamine hidden in his car.
Jan. 13, 2012
Some of the original artists who painted the Chicano Park murals in the 1970s are painting there once again as part of an unprecedented renovation project to preserve the murals.
Jan. 13, 2012
While more wanted criminals were caught reentering the country through California, ports of entry in other states along the Southwest saw a drop.
Jan. 12, 2012
The vote came as the district risked losing millions in funds. The board opted to create a comprehensive studies program that covers more than just Mexican-American studies in the future.
Jan. 11, 2012
This week, the Tucson Unified School District board voted to end its Mexican-American studies program so as not to lose millions in funding from the state of Arizona. We want to hear your reaction to the decision.
Jan. 11, 2012
Latino students are the largest minority group in the Southwest and the fastest-growing nationally. Federal data shows they consistently perform poorly on state tests and have lower graduation rates than whites. This is especially true for a growing population known as: "English Language Learners."
Jan. 11, 2012
The Obama Administration says the 20-year moratorium on new minerals exploration will protect water supplies from contamination. Some Republicans say the move will cost jobs.
Jan. 10, 2012
A man who owns a sportfishing business in Mexico says Dorado and other species are being caught and imported into the U.S. illegally.
Jan. 10, 2012
One change is that more people are talking about mental health. But at the same time, Arizona’s budget cuts have eliminated support for about 12,000 people suffering from mental illness.
Jan. 9, 2012
Critics say no other U.S. Attorney’s office in the country prosecutes as many border agents as San Antonio. Prosecutors answer they are unfairly targeted for doing their job.
Jan. 9, 2012
San Diego's fledgling Algae Biotechnology industry is employing nearly twice as many people as two years ago.
Jan. 6, 2012
Keith Little, a Navajo Code Talker passionate about preserving the tribe’s legacy and who was working to create a museum dedicated to the unique group, died at age 87.
Jan. 6, 2012
The Interior Secretary is expected to issue a "record of decision" document that will implement a 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.
Jan. 6, 2012
These notarios can charge several thousand dollars for work visas, green cards or citizenship applications. Sometimes it works. Most of the time, it doesn’t.
Jan. 6, 2012
State parks across the Southwest are offering less amenities or closing due to budget cuts. Some states are coping better than others.
Jan. 5, 2012
The Texas Highway Patrol will launch in March the first of six 34-foot-long patrol boats on the Rio Grande. The $3.5 million effort comes through a combination of federal homeland security grants and state funds.
Jan. 5, 2012
CBP has always run patrols at transportation hubs. Lately, it’s been criticized by immigrant rights groups who accuse it of trying to enforce immigration laws far from the border and on people who never left the U.S.
Jan. 4, 2012
In a 29-page letter Sheriff Joe Arpaio authorized, the agency pledged its continued cooperation with federal investigators, but asked for transparency.
Jan. 4, 2012
Mexican drug cartel kingpin Benjamin Arellano-Felix pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court in San Diego to racketeering and conspiracy to launder money. He admitted to ordering the kidnappings and murders of informants and witnesses.
Jan. 4, 2012

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