Fronteras Desk News

When Is An Illegal Immigrant No Longer Illegal?
The Associated Press has dropped the term "illegal immigrant," and so have we.
Apr. 2, 2013
Border Patrol Postpones Staff Furloughs
The agency had warned of long border waits and fewer agents on the ground, but those haven't come to pass.
Apr. 2, 2013
Associated Press To No Longer Use Illegal Immigrant
In a blog post the Associated Press announced the organization would no longer use the term "illegal immigrant."
Apr. 2, 2013
Yearly Batch Of H-1B Visas Could Be Gone In Five Days
H-1B visas are are given out on a yearly on a first-come, first-served basis. This year employers might snatch up all the visas in as few as five days.
Apr. 2, 2013
At Cesar Chavez Day March, Labors New Stance On Immigration
Hundreds of union supporters marked Cesar Chavez Day by marching in downtown San Diego on Monday. Labor's evolving stance on immigration was on display.
Apr. 2, 2013
Appeals Court To Hear Arizona SB 1070 Harboring-And-Transporting Provision
The Ninth Circuit is hearing oral arguments over a section of Arizona’s SB 1070 law that makes knowingly transporting and harboring undocumented immigrants a state crime.
Apr. 2, 2013
Drone Industry Boosters Pilot Controversial Local Growth Plan
When it comes to the controversial unmanned aircraft known as drones, business is booming. That could mean scores of new jobs for San Diego, but privacy defenders say courting the drone industry could cost us our civil liberties.
Apr. 2, 2013
Mexicos Cartels Traveling Beyond Border, Into American Heartland
Mexican drug cartels are sending operatives beyond the border and into the American heartland.
Apr. 1, 2013
How The Media And Its Sources Are Perceived
Future sources: Please know this reporter is going to do her best to be fair and accurate. Also know I am limited to four minutes to tell this complex story. Most people don’t have the patience or attention span to listen to anything longer.
Apr. 1, 2013
Tiny Town To Defy Arizona, Ratify Gay Civil Unions
The tiny town of Bisbee, Ariz., is expected to pass a resolution recognizing gay civil unions Tuesday night. The city council’s proposed ordinance is designed to circumvent Arizona’s constitutional law which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Mar. 30, 2013
Best Of The Border (3/24-3/29)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Mar. 30, 2013
Federal Judge Sides With Arizona On ELL Instruction
A court ruling on Friday means Arizona is no longer out of compliance with federal law in its instruction of English Language Learners.
Mar. 29, 2013
New Mexico Catholics Begin Annual Chimayo Pilgrimage
An annual Good Friday pilgrimage is underway in Northern New Mexico. About 50,000 people are expected to visit El Santuario de Chimayo.
Mar. 29, 2013
Drug War Itself Had Minimal Impact On Americans Visiting Mexico
Did the wave cartel violence during 2007-2011 impact the number of Americans visiting Mexico? Of course, but not as much as you would think.
Mar. 29, 2013
Concerns About Peña Nietos New Security Strategy
Civic groups are voicing concern about the Mexican president's plan to create a new paramilitary force to combat violence.
Mar. 29, 2013
Growing Population Of Muslims Calling Tijuana Home
Mexico is a predominantly Catholic country, but the border city of Tijuana has always hosted a more diverse population of worshipers. In the last few years, one of the largest religions in the world has begun making inroads and building a presence there.
Mar. 28, 2013
Drought Continues To Intensify Across The Southwest
Climatologists say drought will likely intensify across the southwestern United States through the spring, and expand into parts of California and eastern Texas.
Mar. 28, 2013
Vigilantes Overtake Mexican Town
Tierra Colorada, a small Mexican town on the highway between Mexico City and Acapulco, has been overtaken by hundreds of armed vigilantes.
Mar. 28, 2013
Doing Justice To Federal Court Reporting
A seemingly small new development at the federal district courthouse in Phoenix makes it a lot tougher for broadcast media to cover stories there.
Mar. 28, 2013
Semana Santa Means Retail Pilgrimage To The US
This week is Semana Santa – or Holy Week. It’s a big week in Mexico, when schools cancel classes and businesses take a holiday. And it’s a big week for retailers in the Southwest, because Mexican shoppers cross the border in droves.
Mar. 28, 2013

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