Fronteras Desk News

Arizona-Mexico Tensions Begin To Thaw
There are signs that relations between Arizona and Mexico are on the mend. That’s after Arizona’s immigration enforcement law provoked deep tensions a few years ago.
Nov. 27, 2013
The High Cost of A Liquor License In New Mexico
New Mexico has some of the most expensive liquor licenses in the country. Recently, a retail license typically used to sell alcohol at a store, sold for nearly $1 million. The laws that regulate the availability of these licenses take a toll on the state's economy.
Nov. 27, 2013
Carlsbad Cave Discovery
Cavers have discovered an unmapped cave at Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Nov. 27, 2013
New Law Allowing Development Threatens Budding Industry
Baja California's budding wine industry is fighting against new land use regulations that they say would ruin the valley's rural charm and compromise its scarce water supply.
Nov. 27, 2013
Border Business Leaders Challenge Mexican Sales Tax Hike
Tijuana's business community is spearheading an effort to legally challenge the planned sales tax hike for the border region.
Nov. 27, 2013
San Ysidro Border Rush Had Been Planned For Week
Authorities say more than 100 people had crossed into the U.S. west of the San Ysidro border checkpoint and became unruly when a border agent tried to stop them and then fired pepper balls. Deportees in Tijuana said plans to rush the border had been in the works for a week.
Nov. 26, 2013
Border Bishops Collaborate on Letter
Catholic Bishops on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border are releasing a letter to their parishes and elected officials to address what they call the human tragedies of the current immigration system.
Nov. 26, 2013
Teen Assassin Set Free In Mexico
Edgar Jimenez Lugo, the teenager who admitted to killing four people for a drug cartel, is out of Mexican custody.
Nov. 26, 2013
New Report Details Problems In Nevada ICE Detention
A law clinic at the University of Nevada Las Vegas released a report last week raising concerns about an immigration detention center in the Las Vegas metro area.
Nov. 25, 2013
Border Fence Construction Begins Near Historic Site
The construction of new stretch of fencing along the U.S./Mexico border in El Paso is causing concerns among some locals. They say it could interfere with a historically significant site.
Nov. 25, 2013
Faced With Border Patrol DUIs, Agency Schedules Intervention
Border Patrol schedules mandatory alcohol training for agents.
Nov. 25, 2013
Poll: Most Americans Want Immigration Reform
New poll from the non-partisan Public Religion Research Institute, shows that 63 percent of Americans support a pathway to citizenship.
Nov. 25, 2013
Best Of The Border (11/18-11/22)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Nov. 23, 2013
House Members Question Military Enlistment Bans For Applicants With Undocumented Dependents
Members of Congress are seeking answers from military leaders following reports of enlistment policies that ban U.S. citizens if they have dependents in the country illegally.
Nov. 22, 2013
Lack Of National Uniformity In ELL Instruction A Challenge
There’s one area of education that is always ripe for controversy in Arizona, and that’s how to teach English Language Learners. Each state varies tremendously in how it handles these students, but that can be a problem as states move toward more common standards.
Nov. 22, 2013
Cartel Leaders Son Arrested At Arizona Border
Serafin Zambada Ortiz is the son of Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, one of the godfathers of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel.
Nov. 22, 2013
Navajo Families To Finally See Rebuilding Funds
About 8,000 Navajo families under a decades-long development freeze may finally see some money to rebuild their homes next month. But the tribe said it’s not nearly enough.
Nov. 22, 2013
Squatters Built Tijuana, But They Still Frustrate City Planners
Squatter settlements largely shaped Tijuana's explosive growth in recent decades. But how did these settlements evolve into fully-functioning neighborhoods?
Nov. 21, 2013
Navajo Casinos Stimulate Economy — At A Cost
It’s been five years since the Navajo Nation opened its first casino. For two decades the tribe resisted the lure of the quick money maker. They feared the social ills that tend to come with gaming — compulsive gambling, alcoholism, crime and loss of culture.
Nov. 21, 2013
Del Rio Opposes Shipping Water To San Antonio
A city along the Texas border is fighting to keep water within its county lines from being shipped to San Antonio. The fight pits the big city against its small town neighbors. if a proposed plan goes through, the mayor of Del Rio is threatening legal action.
Nov. 21, 2013

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