Fronteras Desk News

Perhaps as a sign of the recovering economy, more U.S. employers are again looking to add highly educated, professional foreign workers to their payrolls.
Apr. 20, 2012
The point of so-called self-deportation laws is to make a place so difficult for unauthorized immigrants that they leave -- or “self-deport” -- on their own. Arizona has passed several laws and initiatives in this vein over the last 10 years, but the data show that in spite of them, many unauthorized immigrants have found a way to stay.
Apr. 20, 2012
The high school drop out rate for American Indians is almost twice the national average. Educators in Flagstaff have tried to turn that trend around. And they’ve had some success at a place you wouldn’t suspect -- the Coconino County Juvenile Detention Center.
Apr. 19, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments April 25 in a controversial immigration case - Arizona's SB 1070. Supporters say the law has achieved one of its goals: Thousands of illegal immigrants have left on their own.
Apr. 19, 2012
We all know that the fastest growing minority group in this country is Hispanic, right? Or is it Latino? Is there a difference? Fronteras Desk reporters set out to determine what those terms really mean to the people they are supposed to describe, and which one is most accurate.
Apr. 18, 2012
Texas officials are crying foul over the decision by a binational commission to release water from the Rio Grande to Mexico.
Apr. 18, 2012
At Spanish Landing Park just across from Lindbergh Field, you may have noticed mysterious wooden beams rising from behind the trees. It’s not a new playground or another waterfront art installation. It’s a unique construction project dating back 500 years.
Apr. 18, 2012
Bulldozers took to the building six weeks after Walmart announced it would convert it into one of its stores.
Apr. 18, 2012
After languishing in storage for a quarter-century, colorful artwork from a historic Barrio Logan brewery will soon be uncrated and seen again. This is the second in a two-part series reported together with Voice of San Diego.
Apr. 17, 2012
The woman who founded the first American Indian-controlled school died last week. Ruth Roessel and her late husband Robert also started the first college on the Navajo Nation in 1968.
Apr. 16, 2012
Agents spotted the boat two miles off the coast of Ocean Beach and swarmed it when made landfall.
Apr. 16, 2012
A brewery built in Barrio Logan after Prohibition contained bright murals and colorful windows, furniture and even ceiling beams. The property is now a parking lot, and the art's been sitting in storage for more than two decades. This is the first of a two-part series reported together with Voice of San Diego.
Apr. 16, 2012
A past LULAC state director will have to pay back the Latino clients he scammed.
Apr. 13, 2012
The four-state advocacy campaign, Nuestro Rio, is using music to mobilize Latinos around water conservation in the Southwest.
Apr. 13, 2012
DPS is being criticized for quietly contracting out part of the border security work to a private group — with questionable results.
Apr. 13, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the Phoenix-area Maricopa Community College District, the nation's largest, for discriminating on the basis of national origin.
Apr. 12, 2012
The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to 41 American Indian tribes to settle a long-standing dispute. The tribes argue federal agencies mismanaged their assets and natural resources.
Apr. 12, 2012
President Obama wants to have the world's largest share of college graduates by 2020. For that to happen, Latinos need to start earning more degrees. A new report details best practices for closing the college-completion gap, some of which have been banned in Arizona.
Apr. 12, 2012
Protesters set off a smoke bomb during the school board meeting.
Apr. 11, 2012
Reporter Mónica Ortiz Uribe wanted to look at a typical family of Latino voters -- so she interviewed her own.
Apr. 11, 2012

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