Fronteras Desk News

Measurements Of Border Security Remain Opaque
As it stands, immigration reform hinges on a secure border. But measurements to evaluate overall conditions and security are as opaque as ever.
Mar. 22, 2013
A Decade After Wars Start, Iraqi Refugees Are Transforming A California Town
Since the start of the Iraq War, more than 11,000 Iraqis have arrived in the city of El Cajon, east of San Diego.
Mar. 22, 2013
More Meningitis Cases In SoCal May Be Linked To Tijuana Outbreak
More meningitis cases in Southern California that occurred last November and December may also be connected to the Tijuana outbreak.
Mar. 22, 2013
Federal Arrest Warrants Can Be Eye-Opening
It’s been obvious for some time that law enforcement will monitor social media accounts for signs of illegal activity or criminals. But I didn’t expect that the feds would be running random undercover operations on Facebook.
Mar. 22, 2013
Mexico May Drop As Top 10 Tourist Spot, But International Perception Continues To Grow
Mexico faces the threat of falling off the list of Top 10 tourist destinations, measured by the World Tourism Industry. But international perception of the country continues to grow.
Mar. 21, 2013
Minimum Wage Increase Could Be Bittersweet For Latinos
One in five Latinos earns minimum wage, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While a higher minimum wage means more income for their families, it may also stifle job creation.
Mar. 21, 2013
Bearing Witness In Guatemala
The long-awaited trial of a Guatemalan dictator finally starts.
Mar. 21, 2013
Border Crossing Stories Play Big Role In Immigrant Family Histories
Most American families have some kind of immigration lore — think Ellis Island, the Oregon Trail and slave ships. At dinner tables across the Northwest, some Mexican-American families tell their own vivid tales.
Mar. 20, 2013
Tijuana Sewage Spill Closes Border Beaches
Several beaches along the Tijuana-San Diego border are closed due to a sewage spill, however the extent remains unknown.
Mar. 20, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul Shifts To The Left On Immigration Reform
Senator Rand Paul is dramatically softening his stance on immigration reform. Paul told the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday there could be a place in America for undocumented workers.
Mar. 20, 2013
ICE Head Answers More Questions On Detainee Release
In his testimony, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement gave details about one of the immigrants released in Arizona who had a criminal record.
Mar. 19, 2013
Border Author Wins PEN/Faulkner Literary Award
Benjamin Alire Sáenz's book, "Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club," is a collection of seven short stories that all relate to a legendary bar in the Mexican border city of Juárez. The book tells of the struggles of border life through tales of love, drug addiction and coming of age.
Mar. 19, 2013
Tijuana Library Honored With Prestigious Architecture Award
A modern library in Tijuana has won a prestigious architecture award.
Mar. 19, 2013
Undocumented Immigrant Deaths Spike At Border
Crossing the border may be more dangerous than ever before.
Mar. 19, 2013
Former Guatemalan Strongman Stands Trial For Genocide
An historic trial begins March 19 in Guatemala. For the first time ever, a former head of state faces the charge of genocide in his own country’s court system.
Mar. 19, 2013
Department Of Labor Nominee Left His Mark In Arizona
Thomas Perez's aggressive leadership of the DOJ's Civil Rights Division includes a civil lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Mar. 18, 2013
Study Aims For Fuller Picture of Cross-Border Arms Trafficking
University of San Diego researchers say the problem of cross-border arms trafficking is worse than previously thought, but their findings come with caveats.
Mar. 18, 2013
Supreme Court To Decide On Arizona Voter ID Law
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday surrounding the controversial Arizona Voter ID law.
Mar. 18, 2013
Mexico - Aztec Tiger On The Rise?
A debate is raging in the U.S. media about whether or not Mexico is on the rise.
Mar. 18, 2013
Republican Party Seeks To Appeal To Immigrants, Gays, Minorities, Women, Youth
A 100 page report released by the Republican National committee unveiled proposals to open the base to individuals alienated in the past, including immigrants, minorities, younger voters and gays.
Mar. 18, 2013

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