Fronteras Desk News

Both Sides Find Things To Like, Hate About Immigration Bill
Immigrant rights activists and business groups say the bill is a good first step, but they'll still lobby for changes.
Apr. 18, 2013
Immigration Reform Waits In Bostons Shadow
Immigration reform is temporarily sidelined due to the Boston Marathon tragedy. But it's on deck to be the next big political debate.
Apr. 17, 2013
Prolific Joshua Tree Bloom Could Signal Warming Climate
This year’s prolific Joshua tree bloom is sending tourists out in droves to see the trees. But the phenomenon could be a sign of the trees’ precarious future.
Apr. 17, 2013
Full Text: Gang Of Eights Immigration Bill
The hotly debated blockbuster bill to overhaul our nation's immigration system is finally here. Read it in full.
Apr. 17, 2013
Guest Worker Programs Have A Long History In U.S.
One of the oldest and certainly the largest guest worker program in United States history was that of the Braceros. Nearly 5 million Mexican laborers worked in U.S. fields over the course of two decades.
Apr. 17, 2013
Colorado River Named Most Endangered
An environmental group voted the Colorado River as America’s most endangered river. Conservationists say it is over-managed.
Apr. 17, 2013
Proposed Immigration Bill Calls For Enforcement Expansions
One of the immigration reform measures being pushed by the Senate’s Gang of Eight would triple the number of immigrant prosecutions in Southern Arizona.
Apr. 16, 2013
Feds Have Long Way To Go To Clean Up Navajo Uranium Sites
The federal government is five years into cleaning up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. The Environmental Protection Agency met with Navajo leaders Tuesday to discuss the plan for the next five years. They still have a long way to go.
Apr. 16, 2013
15 Companies That Profit From Border Security
Immigration reform supporters come to the cause for a variety of reasons, but one of the most commonly emphasized is the need to strengthen the country's borders. From ABC-Univision.
Apr. 16, 2013
Gang Of Eights New Pathways To Citizenship
The hotly anticipated bill to overhaul our nation's immigration system is expected to be presented Tuesday by a bipartisan group of senators. We show with an interactive map what that might look like.
Apr. 16, 2013
Children Left Behind: Deported Parents, American Kids
Hundreds, if not thousands, of deported parents are trying to reunite with children left behind in the United States. In 2011, some 1,500 children in Southern California were removed from detained or deported parents and placed in state care.
Apr. 16, 2013
Phoenixs Wish List For Relations With Mexico
A list of some of the top priorities that came up in Phoenix's trade mission to Mexico City last week.
Apr. 16, 2013
Wests Largest Coal Plant Faces Challenges
The Navajo Council started its spring session this week in Window Rock. The tribal leaders will vote on whether to extend its lease with a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona.
Apr. 15, 2013
As Drug War Grows Bloodier, Mexican Government Shifts Focus
At what cost has Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto shifted the international conversation from drug war to economics?
Apr. 15, 2013
Arizonas Image Still A Challenge In Mexico
The mayor of Phoenix says he learned from tourism experts in Mexico that Arizona's immigration law is still costing the city Mexican tourists.
Apr. 15, 2013
Recycling Cuts Down Mexican Used Tire Dumps
Recycling efforts are helping reduce health and safety risks posed by tire dumps located in Mexican border cities.
Apr. 15, 2013
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

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