Fronteras Desk News

Remains Of McStay Family Found, Sheriff Calls It Homicide
Human remains buried in the desert near Victorville, Calif. have been identified as those of the McStay family, who had been missing from their Fallbrook, Calif. home since February 2010.
Nov. 15, 2013
Do Indians Make Better Cowboys Than Cowboys?
The Indian National Finals Rodeo just wrapped up in Las Vegas. During the event, spectators enjoyed the usual rodeo competitions: barrel racing, steer wrestling and bull riding. But what's different about this event is it’s an Indian-only rodeo, which means in addition to the bulls, cows and Indian cowboys, the whole family is there.
Nov. 15, 2013
First County In Country To Ban Fracking Sued
A small, economically depressed county in northern New Mexico banned hydraulic fracturing back in April. Now they have been sued by three landowners and the state's petroleum association.
Nov. 15, 2013
A Kangaroo In Texas
A kangaroo kept as an exotic pet in the Permian Basin of Texas escapes, chase ensues; 911 calls initially doubted by dispatchers.
Nov. 14, 2013
Whooping Cough Cases Prompt Officials To Push Vaccinations
After 32 whooping cough cases were discovered at a high school in Albuquerque, officials began urging parents to get their teens a booster shot to stop the spread of the illness.
Nov. 14, 2013
Undocumented Writer’s New Film Screens At San Diego Asian Film Festival
Award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas' new film 'Documented' chronicles his announcement that he is living in the country illegally and his long-distance relationship with his mom.
Nov. 14, 2013
Immigration Prosecutions See Sharp Increase In New Mexico
New data from the Justice Department show that New Mexico has the fastest rate of growth in immigration prosecutions in the nation.
Nov. 14, 2013
McDonald Observatory In Texas Retrofits Historic Telescope
One of the nation's scientific institutions celebrates its 75th anniversary by inviting the public to gain knowledge about stars, and about themselves.
Nov. 14, 2013
Arizona Copper Land Swap Hits Setback
A bill that would swap land sacred to an Arizona tribe to create the largest copper mine in the country hit another setback Wednesday. A vote was expected Wednesday afternoon but the bill was pulled off the floor.
Nov. 13, 2013
Judge Approves Demolition Of Univision Building
Demolition of the building that housed the first Spanish-language television station in the U.S. is moving forward. A judge in San Antonio dissolved a restraining order that had been protecting the building.
Nov. 13, 2013
San Antonio-To-Monterrey High Speed Rail In Planning Stage
A high speed rail connection is in its early planning stages between San Antonio and Monterrey Mexico. If built, the rail line would connect two border trade hubs.
Nov. 13, 2013
Immigration Reform Is Dead. Long Live Immigration Reform!
In June, the Senate passed S. 744 which would provide around 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. a path to citizenship. As of Wednesday, it's dead.
Nov. 13, 2013
Law & Order: Indian Country
This week, the Tribal Law and Order Commission has released recommendations on how to curb violence in Indian Country.
Nov. 13, 2013
Protesters Arrested Over Attorney Generals College Lawsuit
The protesters were demonstrating against a lawsuit the Arizona Attorney General has filed against the state's largest network of community colleges.
Nov. 12, 2013
Texas Silver Mine, Largest Taxpayer In Border County, Shuts Down
A mine at Shafter, Texas, has shut down leaving only non-essential employees working to maintain the mine until a hoped-for reopening. This is hampering budget planning in one of the border's poorest counties.
Nov. 12, 2013
Human Trafficking Evolves
A recent study claims that nearly 30 million people on the planet live in slavery­ a practice that relies on the trafficking of human beings. The majority of victims are found in places like India, Thailand and Russia. Human trafficking is also a growing problem in the Southwestern United States, and the black market trade is expanding in New Mexico.
Nov. 12, 2013
ACLU Challenges Police Use Of Papers Please
The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging how local police are enforcing the so-called "show me your papers" or "papers please" provision of Arizona's immigration enforcement law.
Nov. 12, 2013
Study: State, Local Immigration Enforcement Doesnt Drive Self-Deportation
A new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research finds local-federal cooperation on immigration enforcement compelled more immigrants to voluntarily leave the U.S.
Nov. 12, 2013
Border Agents Get Jail Time For Force-Feeding Pot To Smugglers
Two Border Patrol agents will serve jail time for violating the civil rights of smugglers by forcing them to eat marijuana leaves and flee shoeless into the Tucson desert.
Nov. 12, 2013
Investigation Into Factory Explosion In Juárez Ongoing
Authorities in the Mexican border city of Juárez are finalizing their investigation into the cause of a deadly explosion at a candy factory last month.
Nov. 11, 2013

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