Fronteras Desk News

TRUST Act Passes California Legislature
The bill now awaits the governor's signature, and would limit local law enforcement's ability to hand arrested undocumented immigrants over to federal agents.
Aug. 24, 2012
Mixed Messages On Licenses For Deferred Action
A roundup of what states have been saying on whether immigrants who qualify for deferred action can get driver's licenses.
Aug. 24, 2012
Mexican Entrepreneurs Expand North Of The Border
Mexico’s economy is growing at more than twice the annual rate of that of the U.S. right now. Couple that with the high volume of wealthy Mexicans moving to the U.S. to escape the incessant drug war and the growing purchasing power of the U.S. Latino community — it all makes for great timing for Mexican businesses looking to expand into the U.S market.
Aug. 24, 2012
ICE Agents Removed From San Diego Sheriffs Offices
San Diego County Sheriff says when he found out, he ordered federal immigration agents out of North County offices.
Aug. 23, 2012
Wallow Fire Starters Get Two Days in Jail
Two cousins who admitted starting the largest wildfire in Arizona’s history were sentenced Wednesday to 48 hours in jail, five years probation and 200 hours of community service.
Aug. 23, 2012
Pain On Both Sides Of Drug War
The border between the United States and Mexico is not a containment line that neatly isolates individual issues on one side or the other.
Aug. 23, 2012
GOP Platform Backs Both Self Deportation And Guest Workers
The immigration plank of the Republican Party platform, according to media outlets that reviewed the document, reflects two different attitudes within the party.
Aug. 23, 2012
The Start Of A Steady Climb In Food Prices?
The ongoing drought in the U.S. and Mexico is causing grain prices to rise and it's having a ripple effect on food prices. Some in Tijuana say they are beginning to feel the increases.
Aug. 22, 2012
Federal Judge Ponders “Show Me Your Papers” Again
Whether a key provision of Arizona’s immigration law can go forward was debated in federal court Tuesday, despite an earlier U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said it could take effect.
Aug. 21, 2012
Caravan For Peace Hits El Paso
Poet Javier Sicilia will go before the El Paso City Council on Wednesday to propose stricter regulation of gun sales.
Aug. 21, 2012
Fasting During Practice
How do Muslim athletes cope with the pressures of practice and the requirements of Ramadan?
Aug. 21, 2012
SB 1070 Back In Court
Civil rights advocates are seeking a new preliminary injunction to prevent the heart of Arizona’s controversial immigration law from taking effect.
Aug. 20, 2012
Latino College Enrollment Is Surging
Analysis of Census data finds Latinos now make up the largest ethnic minority group on four-year college campuses.
Aug. 20, 2012
On Heat And Hot Drinks
Does drinking something hot during the summer help you stay cool?
Aug. 20, 2012
Former El Paso County Commissioner Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges
Former El Paso County Commissioner Willie Gandara Jr. has pleaded guilty to storing and distributing hundreds of pounds of marijuana.
Aug. 18, 2012
Judge Orders Voter Registration Change In Arizona
The order represents a victory for the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund and other voting groups, which have been challenging the state's voter registration requirements since 2006.
Aug. 18, 2012
Legal Debate Prompted By Arizona Ban On Deferred Action Licenses
Attorneys say Arizona’s bar on driver’s licenses for immigrants who qualify for a new deportation relief initiative may not be legal.
Aug. 17, 2012
Immigrant Advocacy Group Surprises Many By Declining To Help DREAMers
Catholic Charities of San Antonio has offered immigrants low-cost legal help for more than three decades. But a decision was made to forego helping so-called “DREAMers” seeking to benefit from a new federal program.
Aug. 17, 2012
Former Border Patrol Union Head Indicted
The retired president of a large Border Patrol union was indicted Thursday on federal charges. Prosecutors say he used hundreds of thousands of dollars in union dues for personal use.
Aug. 17, 2012
How Will An Anti-Corruption Authority Operate In Mexico?
It’s entirely possible, of course, that Mexico’s leading party is starting with a clean slate after losing two elections to the conservative PAN.
Aug. 17, 2012

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