Fronteras Desk News

Immigrant Advocacy Group Files Suit Against U.S. Immigration Courts
"What we’re challenging are stops where the applicant really has caused no delay," said an immigration lawyer with the group.
Dec. 23, 2011
CBP Commissioner Resigns
President Obama appointed Commissioner Alan Bersin in 2010 after the Senate blocked his confirmation.
Dec. 23, 2011
Park Service Rehabilitating Old Border Smuggler Trails
The agency plans to return land scarred from smuggling to natural desert. "It's a tough job in a very large area that is remote and difficult to access," said a botanist on the project.
Dec. 23, 2011
Auditors Find CBP Inspectors Lacking in Training
Federal auditor: "We just don’t want to get ourselves into a situation where dangerous individuals and cargoes can make into a port of entry without being detected.”
Dec. 23, 2011
California Condors To Be Released In Baja, California
California condors may soon fly over Baja, California, as part of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's conservation efforts.
Dec. 23, 2011
Restaurant Owner Fined $400,000 For Employing Undocumented Workers
The owner of a popular San Diego restaurant and catering business is the latest employer to be sentenced for hiring undocumented workers.
Dec. 22, 2011
Police: Bones Found in Sea Those of Fugitive Murder Suspect
Skeletal remains found last month in the ocean off the coast of La Jolla are those of a 28-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a self-employed cabbie two months ago.
Dec. 22, 2011
Four Nevada Men Await Sentencing in $4.4 Million Unemployment Fraud Scheme
The scheme involved intercepting unemployment benefits paid out to almost 600 different people. Such cases of multi-million dollar fraud are rare in the unemployment benefit system.
Dec. 20, 2011
Study Illuminates Dearth Of Lawyers In Immigration Courts
Less than half of all immigrants facing deportation proceedings have legal representation, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Dec. 20, 2011
Lost Boy of Sudan Achieves American Dreams
Lopez Lomong came to the United States with two dreams: to compete in the Olympics, and to graduate from college.
Dec. 19, 2011
What was 2011 a good year for?
2011 has been a challenging year in many ways, with the economy causing uncertainty and struggle. But as the year draws to a close and it's time to assess, we want to look at the glass as half-full.
Dec. 19, 2011
Young Doctor Is First Latino To Run For Congress In Coachella Valley
Dr. Raul Ruiz grew up in a trailer park in this poor district in Southern California’s interior. The son of Mexican farm workers, he studied medicine at Harvard and then returned to his community to focus on the health problems of a poor, Latino population.
Dec. 19, 2011
AZ Latino Politicians React to Feds Report on Sheriff Arpaios Office
Latino elected officials are reacting to report of civil rights abuse within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Critics say the Justice Department’s announcement vindicates what they’ve said about the sheriff’s office for years.
Dec. 16, 2011
Share your thoughts on Sheriff Joe
The U.S. Department of Justice has found widespread civil rights abuses and racial profiling in the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. What is your reaction? What's your opinion of Sheriff Joe Arpaio?
Dec. 16, 2011
Arpaio Stripped Of Power To Enforce Immigration Laws
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s deputies will not be able to question inmates about their immigration status and will have restricted access to Secure Communities, which allows police to share fingerprints with immigration authorities.
Dec. 16, 2011
Despite More Drug Seizures & Arrests, Narcotics Still Flow Over Border
Drug seizures and related arrests at the border are on the rise. Customs and Border Protection claims this shows tighter border enforcement is working. But a leaked CBP memo concludes otherwise.
Dec. 16, 2011
Grand Canyon & Other Parks Can Ban Plastic Bottles
The Grand Canyon and other national parks can now stop selling disposable water bottles. The director had prevented the ban from taking effect after conversations with Coca Cola.
Dec. 15, 2011
City Decision On Caliente Sign Reconsidered
Today the city of San Diego rescinded a permit allowing advertisers to paint over a vintage sign on the side of the California Theater in downtown San Diego. A public outcry to save the sign is the reason.
Dec. 15, 2011
Feds: Arizonas Sheriff Arpaio Violated Civil Rights In Immigration Enforcement
UPDATED: With reaction from ex-law enforcement and Latino community leaders. The accusations include: Racial profiling, discrimination and heavy-handed immigration patrols based on racially charged complaints.
Dec. 15, 2011
American Imprisoned In Mexico Is Home For The Holidays
American Shohn Huckabee said he saw corruption and abuse in a Mexican prison. Free and back in the U.S., he is sharing his story to call attention to problems in Mexico's judicial system.
Dec. 15, 2011

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