Fronteras Desk News

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
Mexican Government Authorizes Additional River Flow For U.S.
The Mexican government has agreed to release additional water into the Rio Grande from its tributaries outside of a 79-year-old water rights treaty in response to a difficult drought.
Apr. 8, 2013
Immigration Reform Activists Head To Washington
Pro-immigration reform activists will gather at the capitol this week, as proposed legislation is anticipated.
Apr. 8, 2013
Judge Hears Arguments In DACA Lawsuit Filed By ICE Agents
A federal judge in Dallas heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit filed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents over Obama's deferred deportation policy for DREAMers.
Apr. 8, 2013
Pancho The Rabbit: An Allegory For Children About Crossing The Dangerous Border
"Pancho the Rabbit And The Coyote" is an allegorical picture book, intended to teach young readers — ages 6 to 9 years old— about the hardships and danger migrants face crossing the border.
Apr. 8, 2013
A Fleeting Glimpse Of A Speedy Crossing At San Ysidro
This weekend offered a coveted rarity for commuters crossing the world’s busiest land border crossing — a brief transit.
Apr. 8, 2013
For Award-Winning Author, The Border Is More Than A Headline
In the Mexican border city of Juárez a few blocks south of the international bridge, sits an old Prohibition-era bar. It's called the Kentucky Club, a legendary spot beloved by border dwellers on both sides.
Apr. 8, 2013
Best Of The Border (3/31-4/5)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Apr. 6, 2013
Will Unauthorized Immigrants Get Federal Health Benefits After Reform?
What a potential immigration reform means for health care reform.
Apr. 6, 2013
Napolitano Sees Positive Signs Of A Healthy Border
Napolitano said illegal immigration arrests are down 80 percent from their height in 2000. Drug seizures along the border are up more than 70 percent, and firearm seizures up nearly 200 percent.
Apr. 5, 2013
New Rules For ICE In Immigration Raids
A federal judge ruled this week that immigration agents conducting a raid must announce themselves in the language of the intended targets.
Apr. 5, 2013
Texas Looks At Mexican Drug Cartels For Connection To District Attorney Murders
A double funeral took place Friday morning in Texas for Kauffman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia. There are few clues in the shocking assault, but some are wondering if there’s a connection to the Mexican drug cartels.
Apr. 5, 2013
What Term Do You Use?
What term do you use to define an immigrant living in the United States illegally?
Apr. 5, 2013
New Drone Radar Reveals Border Patrol Gotaways In High Numbers
Center for Investigative Reporting finds the U.S. Border Patrol has caught a fraction of the border crossers spotted by a sophisticated sensor mounted on unmanned spy aircraft and flown over remote stretches of desert. This revelation casts doubts on claims that the area is more secure than ever
Apr. 5, 2013
Juárez Journalist Honored With Daniel Pearl Award
Mexican journalist Sandra Rodríguez Nieto will receive this year's Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism, in a ceremony this summer.
Apr. 4, 2013
Washington State: We Can Send Different Nuclear Waste To New Mexico
The U.S. Department of Energy says its wants to send 3 million gallons of radioactive tank waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to a storage site in New Mexico. That’s 3 million gallons out of a total of 56 million gallons of some of the most toxic stuff on earth.
Apr. 4, 2013
New Mexico: Well Decide If We Want Washingtons Nuclear Waste
WIPP has been prohibited from receiving Hanford Nuclear Reservation tank waste for nearly a decade. Now, New Mexicans are debating whether to reverse course and accept some of the waste.
Apr. 4, 2013
Federal Program Helps Divert Smugglers From Criminal Life
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego runs a program that gives low-level migrant smugglers a chance to get straight with the law, before they get a record.
Apr. 4, 2013
Hopi Outraged Over Auction Of Religious Items
A Paris auction house plans to sell 70 sacred Native American artifacts. The northern Arizona Hopi Tribe is outraged and wants them back.
Apr. 3, 2013
Arizona Lawmaker Reviving Plans For Controversial Border Fence
Arizona State Sen. Steve Smith says in the coming weeks a plan to build Arizona’s controversial border fence will be unveiled.
Apr. 3, 2013

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