Fronteras Desk News

ACLU Opposes Anonymity For Border Agents Accused Of Abuse
Government says accused border agents' names should remain secret in court, but the ACLU disagrees.
Jun. 12, 2013
Street Dealers Fuel Spike In Violence In Tijuana
Tijuana newspapers have reported a recent spike in violent crime in the city. Street-level dealers are behind much of the violence, experts say.
Jun. 12, 2013
Immigration Bill Offers Few Changes To Border Patrol Use Of Force
There are calls for a re-evaluation of the U.S. Border Patrol’s use of force. Investigations into these cases are hidden from public view and can drag on for years.
Jun. 12, 2013
Fate Of Voting Rights Act Weighs Heavily In Texas
There are several history-making decisions expected to be handed down from the U.S. Supreme Court in June. One could effectively wipe out the Voting Rights Act. In Texas, minority voters fear a possible loss of legal protection, while states' rights activists are eager for a change.
Jun. 12, 2013
Billboard Attacks Arizona Senator For Immigration Bill Support
The effort behind the new sign represents the most public pushback Republican Sen. Jeff Flake has received on the immigration bill he helped to draft.
Jun. 11, 2013
Texas Fighting Drug Cartel Activity Across The State
Texas state law enforcement is beefing up its efforts to fight Mexican drug cartels away from the border and in the state’s larger cities.
Jun. 11, 2013
New Mexico Ranks Highest For Childhood Hunger
The report, authored by Feeding America, ranked New Mexico first for child hunger, followed by Arizona in third place, Nevada in eighth, Texas in ninth place, and California tenth.
Jun. 10, 2013
Reuniting Children With Deported Parents Brings Extra Scrutiny
Child dependency cases involving deported parents and U.S.-citizen children present extra challenges for the families, and for the child welfare system.
Jun. 10, 2013
Deported Parents Face Hurdles To Reunite With U.S. Citizen Children
Some 5,000 children of deported parents end up in foster care. Deported parents often face daunting barriers to reuniting with their children. The Senate immigration reform bill might offer relief to some of these families.
Jun. 10, 2013
Latest On The Water Wars
Ongoing drought in this region means increasing conflicts over a scarce resource.
Jun. 10, 2013
Immigration News Of Note
News to note on the comprehensive immigration reform front.
Jun. 10, 2013
Best Of the Border (6/3-6/7)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Jun. 8, 2013
New Mexico Border Zone Expanded For Mexican Travelers
The Department of Homeland Security approved New Mexico's request to extend its border commercial zone Friday.
Jun. 7, 2013
Proposal Would Lift Restrictions On Endangered Gray Wolves
The Obama administration proposed lifting protections for gray wolves Friday. The announcement comes almost four decades after federal officials listed them as endangered.
Jun. 7, 2013
Another Spanish-Speaking Dust Up in New Mexico
A Whole Foods Market store in the state's largest city is coming under fire for suspending two employees who said they complained about not being allowed to speak Spanish at work.
Jun. 7, 2013
Mexican Photojournalist Granted US Asylum
In a rare move, the U.S. government has granted asylum to a photojournalist from Mexico.
Jun. 7, 2013
Former Mexican President Says He Would Grow Pot
Vicente Fox says legalized and regulated marijuana could address national security and economic problems.
Jun. 6, 2013
Senate To Start Debate On Immigration Reform
Senate leadership hope the bipartisan immigration reform bill will pass by the end of the month.
Jun. 6, 2013
Mexico Day Care Fire Now A Criminal Investigation
Federal investigators are reopening the case of a day care fire that killed 49 children four years ago in the Mexican state of Sonora.
Jun. 6, 2013
Three Southwestern States See 40 Percent Of Heat Deaths
About 650 Americans die each year of heat exposure according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said that number has remained steady over the last decade.
Jun. 6, 2013

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