Fronteras Desk News

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
Juárez Resurrection
Perhaps at any other bar, the inability to find an empty chair might be reason to turn around and take your crew elsewhere. But at the Kentucky Club on Saturday night, this was reason to celebrate.
Apr. 3, 2013
Homicides In Juarez Spike, But Still Below Drug War High
During the month of March, 45 homicides were reported in Ciudad Juarez. The deaths mark a spike, and growing concern during a relatively calm period for the border city.
Apr. 3, 2013
Arizona Town OKs Gay Civil Unions
The town of Bisbee, Ariz., voted Tuesday night to become the first city in the state to allow civil unions for gay couples.
Apr. 3, 2013
Navajo Nation Lacks Funding To Complete Jails
The Navajo Nation has one of the highest crime rates of any Indian reservation in the country. One of the critical issues it faces right now is lack of funding for much-needed new jails.
Apr. 3, 2013
Arizona Harboring Law Debated In Appeals Court
During today's oral argument over a provision of Arizona's SB 1070 law, one of the judges criticized the way the law was written as "nonsense."
Apr. 2, 2013

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