Fronteras Desk News

The woman was being held at the Eloy Detention Center - owned by the Corrections Corporation of America - where she was seeking asylum. The ACLU says the victim was assaulted by a detention officer.
Dec. 9, 2011
While admitting allowing high-powered weapons to enter Mexico was a mistake, Attorney General Eric Holder refused to resign and asked Congress to help his agency by enacting new gun regulations.
Dec. 9, 2011
Political pressure on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign keeps growing. This after national media outlets began reporting on his office’s mishandling of more than 400 sex-crime investigations, beginning in 2005.
Dec. 9, 2011
More than a dozen people were arrested at the Salt River Project’s offices in Tempe, Ariz. The protesters want the utility to close its coal-fired power plant in Northern Arizona.
Dec. 9, 2011
A new report from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General concluded that $69 million of taxpayers' money for border fence construction has been wasted.
Dec. 9, 2011
The man was assaulting an agent and a police dog near Sells on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation Tuesday night when he was killed, officials said.
Dec. 8, 2011
A California program seeks to improve the health of local residents by putting fresh foods in people’s paths. Officials hope the program may go national, making cilantro and pomegranates common at the corner store.
Dec. 8, 2011
The Town of Guadalupe will consider a resolution Thursday night calling for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's resignation. They join a call by other elected officials after it was revealed his office mishandled more than 400 sex-crime investigations.
Dec. 8, 2011
The nation's largest study focusing on Hispanic health has been launched in San Diego, Chicago, Miami, and the Bronx.
Dec. 8, 2011
The term is used in anti-immigrant rhetoric, but the dictionary's definition did not indicate that. That has now changed.
Dec. 7, 2011
Café Con Leche Republicans want GOP presidential candidates who are evoking Ronald Reagan's values to embrace and not demonize immigrants.
Dec. 7, 2011
Ever since Arizona's controversial SB 1070 became law, other states and cities have tried to copy it. But few have defied both state and federal laws like Escondido in enforcing immigration laws.
Dec. 7, 2011
After sailing through the U.S. House of Representatives, a bill that proponents called a small, but significant step toward immigration reform has met a roadblock in the Senate.
Dec. 6, 2011
 Emails Indicate Justice Dept. Tried To Conceal Gun Walking Operations
Sen. Chuck Grassley's office released the correspondence about the ATF led Operations Fast & Furious and Wide Receiver. Some of the emails suggest the Department of Justice wanted to minimize the amount of information about the gun walking programs that would be made public.
Dec. 6, 2011
We asked you to tell us about life in your community. What we heard painted a positive picture - take a look.
Dec. 5, 2011
Many boats have been damaged crossing the shallow stretch of the waterway on the Arizona-California border.
Dec. 5, 2011
As "Occupy" activists continue to protest economic inequality in the United States, some are asking what the next logical step is for the movement. Share your thoughts.
Dec. 5, 2011
Environmentalists are fired up after reports the decision by the director of the National Park Service to block the plan was influenced by Coca-Cola, a major donor to the Grand Canyon foundation.
Dec. 5, 2011
The changes in the regulations should make it easier to lease lands on reservations and help tribes build new housing and develop businesses.
Dec. 5, 2011
The Mexican border town of Naco hopes an image makeover can turn around its fortunes. It is calling itself the gateway to Río Sonora and the place to initiate travels to the rural areas of Sonora.
Dec. 5, 2011

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