Fronteras Desk News

Gunwalking Report Shows Homeland Security Knew Of Operation
The report shows agents in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives tried to keep rival agents in Homeland Security from discovering they were letting guns into Mexico.
Mar. 26, 2013
Hatch Valley Farms Fight For Water, Survival
Lately there's nothing grand about the Rio Grande. Persistent drought across the Southwest has sucked the river dry.
Mar. 25, 2013
Activists Launch Grassroots Immigration Reform Push
Even as members of Congress return home from Washington for a recess, the immigration debate is continuing back in their home districts.
Mar. 25, 2013
Rio Grande Del Norte Now A National Monument
The Rio Grande del Norte is an impressive expanse of more than 200,000 acres below the Colorado state line.
Mar. 25, 2013
Obamas Re-Election Group To Campaign For Immigration Reform
Organizing For Action, the successful group behind President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, will release thousands of multimedia stories of undocumented Americans.
Mar. 25, 2013
Sandra Day OConnor Describes Childhood In A Border Town
Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor grew up in a rural Arizona town on a working ranch. Before her judicial career, she spent her childhood riding horses and raising cattle.
Mar. 25, 2013
Report: One Third Of Homeland Security IT Projects Falling Short Of Schedule, Cost
Approximately one-third of the Department of Homeland Security’s major IT projects are not meeting costs or schedule commitments, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office.
Mar. 25, 2013
Interpreters Career Rises, Then Falls, Amidst Tehran-Washington Standoff
A San Diego man who makes a living interpreting for others may now be facing a forced career change.
Mar. 25, 2013
New Classes Target Students Who Struggle To Master English
San Diego Unified School District is piloting classes for students who have spent years in U.S. schools without mastering English.
Mar. 25, 2013
Best Of The Border (3/17-3/22)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Mar. 23, 2013
Judge Hears Arguments On Arizona’s License Ban For Young Immigrants
Plaintiffs challenging the state policy say it is discriminating against young immigrants who benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama administration program.
Mar. 22, 2013
Tax Bill Shows Need For Legislative Reform
As New Mexico House Speaker Ken Martinez put an end to the 2013 regular legislative session on Saturday, a number of journalists and others took to Twitter to express their shock at what had just happened.
Mar. 22, 2013
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