Fronteras Desk News

Three Texas Notaries Posing as Immigration Attorneys Shut Down
Three businesses posing as law firms along the Texas-Mexico border have been shut down for falsely claiming they could provide immigration services. The firms were taking advantage of Spanish speakers' understanding of the word “notario.”
May. 30, 2013
Tweeting A Trip Across The Border
Fronteras Desk reporter Mónica Ortiz Uribe spent Thursday first at a maquiladora in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, and then accompanying a commercial truck driver through the border crossing into El Paso, Texas. She tweeted about the journey.
May. 30, 2013
Immigrants Are Paying Our Medicare Bills
If you're growing old and depending on Medicare, you have someone to thank for keeping the system afloat: Immigrants, including those who entered the country illegally.
May. 30, 2013
How Do You Build A Tourism Co-Op In Boquillas, Mexico?
Reporter Lorne Matalon talks with a Solimar International, a company that has been awarded $100,000 to answer that question.
May. 30, 2013
California Legislature Pushing Bills To Protect Immigrant Rights
There have been a recent handful of bills introduced into the state legislature advocating the rights of immigrants without proper documentation.
May. 30, 2013
Texas Back To Rehash Redistricting, Latino Voting Rights
With Republicans on one side and civil rights groups on the other, Texas is arguing redistricting again in Federal Court. The results could shake up the state’s 36 congressional seats.
May. 30, 2013
Retiring In Costa Rica: The Dream And The Reality
As would-be expats search for adventure and cheap living in their golden years, they need to know about the harsh realities of retiring abroad.
May. 30, 2013
Star Wars Being Dubbed Into Navajo Language
“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” will premier this summer, dubbed into Navajo. It’s the first time a major motion picture has been translated into a Native American language. The project may provide an important tool for Navajo families wishing to learn and preserve the language.
May. 30, 2013
Civil Rights Groups Claim Arizona Abortion Law Discriminatory
An Arizona law that criminalizes abortions based on sex or gender preference is the target of a new lawsuit. Civil rights groups say it discriminates against black and Asian women.
May. 29, 2013
Former Chivas USA Coaches Claim Discrimination For Not Being Latino
Two former coaches for the Chivas USA Youth Academy soccer program have filed a lawsuit against a Major League Soccer club, alleging they were fired for not being Latino.
May. 29, 2013
Immigration Proposal Shortens Wait For Filipino World War II Veterans Children
Lines are long for adult children of U.S. citizens being sponsored for immigrant visas.
May. 29, 2013
Colorado River Stakeholders Call For Action
As Lakes Mead and Powell reach record low capacities, and demand exceeds supply, water agency officials are calling for action.
May. 29, 2013
Why Immigration Reform May Die In The House
A rising tide of Latino voters is supposed to ensure the passage of immigration reform. But a recent analysis shows that most Republican House members serve in districts that are distinctly less diverse than the nation.
May. 29, 2013
Arizona Mom Held On Narco Charges In Mexico
A hearing opened Tuesday in a Mexican court in Nogales in the case of an Arizona woman accused of smuggling 13 pounds of marijuana through a Mexican Army checkpoint.
May. 29, 2013
Phoenix Man Faces Challenge Of Retiring Abroad
Thousands of Americans are spending their Golden Years in Costa Rica. One Phoenix man risks his entire life savings to retire in paradise.
May. 29, 2013
Study: Revitalize Tijuana Tourist District For Locals
An upcoming report recommends Tijuana revitalize it's tourist district — for locals.
May. 28, 2013
Texas Has A $2 Billion Water Plan
With Governor Rick Perry’s signature, Texas faces one more hurdle before drawing $2 billion from its Rainy Day Fund to improve water infrastructure for the drought stricken state, a public vote.
May. 28, 2013
Expensive X Marks The Spot In Juarez
The latest art installation in the Mexican border city of Juárez is a nearly 20-story tall sculpture in the shape of a giant "X". Despite its controversial construction costs, the inauguration for the new monument was well attended.
May. 28, 2013
Increase In CBP Officers Could Reduce Border Wait Times
U.S. Customs and Border Protection could be getting a much-needed influx of officers as the House Appropriations Committee approves the Homeland Security Budget.
May. 28, 2013
Top Water Officials Meet In San Diego Over Drought-Stricken Colorado River
As the Colorado River drought continues to worsen, federal officials are meeting in San Diego Tuesday to address water conservation by the seven western states that rely on the waterway for survival.
May. 28, 2013

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