Fronteras Desk News

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
Best Of The Border (3/10-3/15)
The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
Mar. 16, 2013
New Mexico Microbreweries Could Benefit From Tax Bill
In New Mexico, more beer might mean a better economy. That's the thinking of some state lawmakers who are pushing for a tax break for local brewers.
Mar. 14, 2013
Native American Artisans Add Touch Of Culture To New Mexico Capitol
At New Mexico's state capitol in Santa Fe, the chaotic process of lawmaking is sometimes interrupted by the scent of Native American fry bread. It's one of few, if not the only, state capitol to allow area artists and food vendors to sell their goods throughout the building.
Mar. 14, 2013
ICE Reveals Detainee Release Numbers
The top official for Immigration and Customs Enforcement said his agency released more than 2,000 immigrants from detention in recent weeks because of budget constraints. The figure was higher than ICE had originally reported at the start of the controversy.
Mar. 14, 2013
Election Of Pope Francis Draws Excitement And Praise In Southern California
The election of Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio as the first pope from Latin America drew excitement and praise in Southern California
Mar. 14, 2013
Monarch Butterfly Migration Symbolic Of Cross Border Relationship
The number of monarch butterflies completing their famous migration to central Mexico is dramatically shrinking. Can the U.S. and Mexico work together to change it?
Mar. 14, 2013
Companies Search For Ways To Mine Uranium Outside Grand Canyon National Park
Northern Arizona has four times more uranium than any other deposit in the United States. But as of 2012, new uranium mining claims are banned on land surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. The uranium riches still have mining companies looking for a way in.
Mar. 14, 2013
Lawsuits Allege Abuses By Immigration Authorities
On Wednesday immigrant advocacy groups announced a slew of lawsuits alleging abuses by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
Mar. 13, 2013