Fronteras Desk News

Hualapai Corporation Files For Bankruptcy
The Hualapai tribal corporation that managed the Grand Canyon Skywalk filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. This comes after a federal judge upheld a $28 million judgement in favor of the Skywalk developer.
Mar. 5, 2013
Texas Bill To Outlaw Personal Drone Use
A Texas lawmaker is introducing a bill to prevent hobbyists form flying drones in the Lone Star sky.
Mar. 5, 2013
Program Offers A Look At Front Line Of Border Security, Immigration Reform
The immigration debate has morphed into two points of contention — the pathway to citizenship and border security. A program offers are rare glimpse of both.
Mar. 5, 2013
Arizona Loses Appeal On Day Laborer Provision
Arizona lost an appeal in the Ninth Circuit about whether the state can enforce a contested section of of SB 1070.
Mar. 4, 2013
Mexican Journalist Killed In Ojinaga
Police in the Mexican border city of Ojinaga are investigating the death of a local journalist who ran an online news site.
Mar. 4, 2013
CBP: Border Patrol Raises Not Tied To Sequestration
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency released a statement Monday that said raises given to 12 agents in charge were planned in 2008.
Mar. 4, 2013
Forbes Magazine Takes El Chapo Off The Worlds Most Influential List
After four years, Forbes Magazine removed Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán from its list of the world's most powerful men.
Mar. 4, 2013
Drones Reboot For Homeland; Intercepting Calls, Tracking Smartphones
Predator drones used abroad are getting rebooted for the homeland and border. Some of the modifications include intercepting phone calls and using GPS in smartphones to locate individuals.
Mar. 4, 2013
Documentary Profiles Tijuana Actor/Immigrant Smuggler
A documentary playing Monday night in San Diego spotlights a Tijuana man with a pair of unusual professions centered around one of the border city’s biggest underground industries.
Mar. 4, 2013
Why Is The West So Great For Ultramarathons?
Ultrarunning — any race longer than the marathon distance of 26.2 miles — is a global sport, but several of the most popular races take place in the Western United States.
Mar. 4, 2013
Best Of The Border (2/24-3/1)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Mar. 2, 2013
Flawed Evidence In MS-13 Conspiracy Case?
Alex Sanchez was the first former gang member granted political asylum in an immigration case. But for the last three years he has been implicated in a complicated, high-profile criminal case.
Mar. 2, 2013
Not Your Everyday Deportation Case
An immigration judge in Miami is deciding if the former Minister of Defense for El Salvador can be deported from the U.S. on the grounds that he violated human rights in his home country.
Mar. 2, 2013
Border Patrol Bosses Quietly Getting Raises Before Sequestration
Sequester cuts that began Friday threaten to reduce Border Patrol staffing, but the agency’s union says that just days before the cuts, Border Patrol managers were quietly given raises.
Mar. 1, 2013
Documents Show Thousands Of Detained Immigrants Released
Homeland Security Department released more than 2,000 detained immigrants facing deportation. They plan to release 3,000 more during March, according to the Associated Press.
Mar. 1, 2013
Navajo Nation, Feds Take On Overwhelming Violent Crime
The Navajo Nation is one of the most violent reservations in the country. According to FBI reports, in the last five years more rapes were reported on the Navajo Nation than in San Diego, Detroit and several other more populous U.S. cities.
Mar. 1, 2013
Is Tijuana The New Tech Mecca?
As far as tech expos go, this was no CES, but some at Tech Expo at the BIT Center really believe the border city has a future as an innovation mecca.
Mar. 1, 2013
Crossing The Border For Coffee
One of my favorite things about being a reporter is discovering the unexpected.
Mar. 1, 2013
Mexico May Allow More Private Investment In Oil Industry
Mexico may be reforming its closely guarded oil industry laws by allowing more private investment.
Feb. 28, 2013
House Sends Enhanced VAWA To President For Signature
The House approved the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization on Thursday with added protections for American Indian, undocumented and LGBT communities. The Republican version was rejected.
Feb. 28, 2013

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