Fronteras Desk News

Three Years After SB 1070, Political Climate Sees Change
Three years ago, Arizona SB 1070 was signed into law. The bill is one of the strictest state immigration enforcement laws in the country. But in that time, the political climate for immigration has dramatically shifted.
Apr. 23, 2013
Senate Immigration Bill Calls For A Drone-Patrolled Border
The major immigration reform bill introduced last week by a bipartisan group of senators would earmark $6.5 billion to beef up border security. And it specifically calls for more drones to keep a watch on the southern border. But the border drones have yet to prove their worth.
Apr. 23, 2013
Number Of Mexican Asylum Grantees At 22-Year High
Mexicans are being granted asylum in the United States at historical rates due to the drug war. That’s not to imply the numbers of Mexicans receiving asylum are high, though.
Apr. 22, 2013
Five Migrants Dead In Vehicle Rollover
The Department of Public Safety and the Guatemala Consulate in Phoenix are still investigating the deaths of five people who died in a crash Saturday in southeastern Arizona.
Apr. 22, 2013
Senate Commission Hears From High Tech Sector On Immigration
Lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from immigration reform proponents in the agriculture and technology industries Monday in Washington.
Apr. 22, 2013
DHS Hopes To Explore Border Crossing Fee
The Department of Homeland Security wants to study establishing a crossing fee along the Southwest and Northern borders.
Apr. 22, 2013
Quitting Coal Cuts Carbon, But Costs Customers
Los Angeles plans to go coal free by 2025 to reduce carbon emissions. The city currently gets 40 percent of its energy from coal-fired power plants in Arizona and Utah. So while great for Earth Day, quitting coal will have ripple effects on the region, not to mention ratepayers.
Apr. 22, 2013
Best Of The Border (4/14-4/19)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Apr. 20, 2013
Medicaid Expands Choices For Native Americans In New Mexico
Around 25,000 Native Americans in New Mexico will become eligible for Medicaid when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect next year. The change translates to more money for the Indian Health Service. But Medicaid expansion will also force Native health providers to deal with something they’ve never faced before: competition from non-tribal health programs.
Apr. 20, 2013
Border Agents Found Guilty Of Force-Feeding Marijuana To Smugglers
A federal grand jury in Tucson found two U.S. Border Patrol agents guilty of violating the civil rights of four drug smugglers they arrested in the desert.
Apr. 19, 2013
Experts Discuss Immigration Reform At ASU Panel
Panelists discussed the points of tension in the Gang of Eight's compromise.
Apr. 19, 2013
Border Patrol Agent Acquitted of Abuse Charges
Agent Luis Fonseca had been accused of beating and choking an immigrant at a Border Patrol station.
Apr. 19, 2013
LGBT Couples Not Satisfied With Immigration Bill
Binational LGBT spouses had hoped to gain immigration rights, but senators excluded them from their bill.
Apr. 19, 2013
Senate Hearings Begin On Immigration Reform Proposal
The Senate Judiciary Committee met Friday morning to review the proposed immigration reform bill.
Apr. 19, 2013
Critics Use Boston Marathon Attack To Condemn Immigration Reform
As the manhunt for the second Boston Marathon attack suspect continues, the debate on immigration reform gets more heated.
Apr. 19, 2013
A Revolving Door For Deported Children
Under the Obama administration, more than 400,000 people were deported from the United States in 2012. The majority were adults, many with criminal records, but minors are sometimes caught up in this enforcement dragnet.
Apr. 19, 2013
American Children In Mexico Face Educational Challenges
In the last two years, more than 205,000 parents of American citizen children were deported from the United States. That means a new influx of American kids are now living – and learning – in Mexico.
Apr. 19, 2013
Phoenix Sports Teams Look To Mexico For Fans
Professional sports teams in Phoenix are hoping to win over fans across the border. The effort ties into a bigger strategy to boost Mexican tourism to Arizona.
Apr. 18, 2013
Mexico And China: An Emerging Economic Relationship
On the heels of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to China, there might be potential for the two countries to forge an economic relationship of collaboration and competition.
Apr. 18, 2013
New Mexico Umpire Resigns After English-Only Call
The New Mexico umpire who allegedly threatened to eject high school baseball players for speaking Spanish has resigned.
Apr. 18, 2013

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