Fronteras Desk News

Pining For The Southwest
The Southwest was in me, and it wasn’t going away. Kind of a shock for a Northern California kid, raised on oceans, redwood trees and traffic.
May. 27, 2013
Best Of The Border (5/19-5/25)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
May. 25, 2013
Federal Judge Rules Against Arpaios Agency On Racial Profiling Issue
A federal judge ruled Friday that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.
May. 24, 2013
Deportation Rates Highest In Arizona, New Mexico
Immigrant detention centers in New Mexico and Arizona have the highest percentage of deportations in the country.
May. 23, 2013
Highlights From The State Of The Border Report
A report on the state of the U.S.-Mexico border calls for more strategic efforts to improve border security, and more emphasis on making trade and travel more efficient.
May. 23, 2013
Inspiring Women To A Life Of Adventure
I'd like to think I inspired a few women when I drove through the Mexican countryside solo.
May. 23, 2013
Report: Immigration Prosecutions On Dramatic Rise
In 2012, more than 80,000 immigrants were convicted of illegal entry and reentry into the United States, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.
May. 23, 2013
Money Even Tighter As Indian Country Schools Face Sequestration
Schools in Indian Country are starting to feel the effects of across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration. For the Navajo Nation that means larger class sizes, putting off building repairs and fewer buses — which is a big deal where children travel up to 70 miles to get to school.
May. 23, 2013
Pro Immigrant Groups Applaud Immigration Bill Progress
The news that the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday was well received by grassroots groups pushing for reform.
May. 22, 2013
Million Dollar Makeover? Behind Bajas New Image
A new image of Baja California has emerged: The state has evolved from being best known for dismembered bodies to being hailed as a culinary epicenter with a vibrant art and music scene.
May. 22, 2013
Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill
Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.
May. 21, 2013
Rep. Barber Contests Border Patrol Overtime Cuts
U.S. Border Patrol agents are safe from sequestration budget cuts, but will face reductions to overtime pay under a budget plan introduced by the Department of Homeland Security.
May. 21, 2013
Foreign Retirees Could Benefit From Immigration Bill
Two provisions in the Senate immigration bill would make it easier for foreigners over the age of 55 to spend time in the U.S. One provision specifically helps Canadian snowbirds visit the States longer.
May. 21, 2013
Census: Immigration Will Be Main Driver Of U.S. Population Growth
Immigration is expected to account for more of the nation's growth than births on United States soil by 2038.
May. 21, 2013
Former Arizona Prosecutor Leaked Gunwalking To Media
The former federal prosecutor for Arizona who resigned after a gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious may now face ethical violations.
May. 21, 2013
Tijuana Beauty Pageant Offers Prisoners Hope
A beauty pageant held at Tijuana's La Mesa penitentiary offered participants an opportunity to rebuild self-esteem lost in prison.
May. 21, 2013
Forecast: If Vote Was Today, Immigration Reform Would Fail House
According to one academic, if voted upon today, the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill would fail by 15 votes in the House. But this academic is using his data with the hope of changing the bill's fate.
May. 21, 2013
More Immigration Officers Oppose Senate Reform Bill
The union representing officers who process immigration applications declared its opposition Monday to the Senate immigration reform bill.
May. 21, 2013
Sundance Film Fellows Travel To Mescalero Apache Reservation
The Sundance Film Institute says four Native American filmmakers will be on the Mescalero Apache reservation in Southern New Mexico this week. The visit is the first stage of development for Native writers and directors hoping to release independent films in the coming years.
May. 20, 2013
Two Border Villages Reunite For One Day
For one glorious moment, real world geopolitics was forgotten. Paso Lajitas, Mexico and Lajitas, Texas were again united — not cut off from one another as they’ve been in a post-Sept. 11 world.
May. 20, 2013