Fronteras Desk News

Iconic Smokestacks Demolished In El Paso
A pair of smokestacks that dominated the skyline between the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez are no more.
Apr. 13, 2013
Best Of The Border (4/7-4/12)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Apr. 13, 2013
This Story Contains Sensitive Language: Who Do Disclaimers Protect?
For the last several days I’ve been reporting on a Paris auction house that sold sacred Hopi items Friday. The tribe tried to stop the sale, saying they were stolen and belonged on its reservation. In order to explain why the tribe did not want the items sold, I had to tell people what they were. But the tribe didn't want the media using certain words or images.
Apr. 13, 2013
Cross-Border Gas Pipeline Freezing Up
Mexico has signed a deal to build a 625-mile long natural gas pipeline leading up to the U.S. border. But the project is meeting resistance on the U.S. side.
Apr. 13, 2013
Photo Gallery: Re-Opening The Border At Boquillas
Four senior U.S. Border Patrol agents crossed the Rio Grande — without their weapons — to meet their Mexican counterparts Wednesday.
Apr. 12, 2013
Phoenix And Mexico Leaders Discuss Key Port Expansion
Landlocked Arizona has long envisioned improvements to the port in Guaymas, Sonora as a step toward boosting the state's international trade. Plans to expand the port now seem to be moving forward.
Apr. 12, 2013
Is The Most Important Website In Mexico Stealing Work From Mexican Journalists?
The narrative is a fascinating one, complete with drama and danger and a lone figure standing up for the truth. And now, that blog writer has written a book. This book is so dangerous, states her publisher that, “it’s a certainty she will be horribly murdered.” But just how much of it is true?
Apr. 12, 2013
Is The New Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill Setting DHS Up For Failure?
On Wednesday, a glimpse of the anticipated immigration reform bill emerged. But for border security is a 90 percent effective rate too high?
Apr. 11, 2013
Phoenix Trade Mission Begins In Mexico City
City and business leaders arrived in Mexico City Wednesday afternoon. One priority of the trade mission is repairing Arizona's reputation there in the aftermath of state laws, like SB1070, seen as strongly anti-immigrant.
Apr. 11, 2013
Paris Judge To Decide Legality Of Hopi Artifact Sale
Northern Arizona tribes are following news of a Paris auction house that wants to put 70 artifacts sacred to the Hopi people up for sale. A hearing Thursday will determine the legality of the sale.
Apr. 10, 2013
Presidents Budget Requests Border Expansion Funding
Nearly $300 million of the federal budget would go to expand border crossings in San Diego and Laredo, Texas.
Apr. 10, 2013
West Texas Border Crossing Re-Opens After 11 Years
The U.S.-Mexico border crossing at Boquillas, in the Big Bend National Park in West Texas, officially re-opened Wednesday morning.
Apr. 10, 2013
Different Perspectives From The Thousands Marching In Washington D.C. For Immigration Reform
See different perspectives from the thousands of activists are descending on Washington D.C. to march for immigration reform and people weighing on social media.
Apr. 10, 2013
Labor Unions Have A Big Stake In Immigration Reform
Unions hope legalization for 11 million immigrants without authorization will make organizing those immigrants easier.
Apr. 10, 2013
Los Diablos: Mexican Firefighters In The US
They are known as Los Diablos, or the devils. Twenty years ago, they told rangers in Big Bend National Park that if U.S. authorities allowed them to help fire fires in the Park, they would work “like the devil.” Since then they’ve been true to their word, many times over.
Apr. 10, 2013
Texas Congressmen Introduce Border Security Bill
The Border Security Results Act of 2013 would require Homeland Security to develop and implement a border security plan within 180 days of its passage and report periodically to Congress.
Apr. 9, 2013
USC Researchers Calculate Value Of Faster Border Crossing
Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a model to predict how adding customs and border agents at U.S. Ports of Entry would affect the economy.
Apr. 9, 2013
Border Agent Tried On Excessive Force Charges
The trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of choking a border crosser began today in San Diego. It comes at a time when border agents are under increased scrutiny for the use of excessive force against migrants.
Apr. 9, 2013
Grand Canyon Mules To Stop Delivering Packages
It’s a long way from the rim of the Grand Canyon down to the bottom where the Colorado River flows. Since the 1920s mules have delivered mail and care packages to the boatmen and backpackers at Phantom Ranch, a small outpost on the floor of the canyon. But now the company that runs the mule train says it’s too much of a burden.
Apr. 9, 2013
Addressing Why Migrants Leave Their Home Countries
As we debate immigration reform, shouldn't we address what drives people from their home countries?
Apr. 9, 2013

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