In the final part of our ongoing series, we turn to the maguiladora workers. Many have enjoyed a higher standard of living thanks to the factory jobs. But a maquila advocacy group claims many have been subjected to years of exploitation.
The complaint accuses the defendant, who apparently lived in Texas, of traveling several times into Mexico to meet with an undercover informant working for the DEA. The informant posed as a member of a Mexican drug cartel.
The Navajo Generating Station, targeted for closure by environmentalists, faces a lease renewal and new, expensive EPA requirements. Many Navajos want it to stay, as they rely on the power plant and the coal mine that feeds it for jobs.
As the federal government expands the number of lanes to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, there were less officers to staff the ports of entry. One study put the loss of productivity at millions of dollars per minute.
The Department of Labor opened an investigation this summer into many of the largest home builders who led the real estate boom in the Southwest. Last month, the IRS joined them. At issue is the way home builders pay their workers and their taxes.
Though competition from Asia lingers and their success will always go up and down according to the ebb and flow of the U.S. economy, maquiladoras are holding steady. As part of a continuing series, some predict they will continue to grow next year.
He is accused of distributing weapons to three men, who then sold them and shared the profits with Bickle. The defense argued it would have been impossible for Bickle to bring the weapons into the United States undetected.
A study by the University of Arizona's James E. Rogers College of Law finds that even though the majority of SB 1070's provisions were never enacted, it cause some migrants to move out of Arizona and they often left their children behind to finish school in the U.S.