Fronteras Desk News

The Search For Tolerance: An Arizona Town Tries To Create A New Legacy
More than a decade ago, a racist gang emerged in a Phoenix suburb. Since then, the town has been trying to teach tolerance in the high schools.
Jul. 23, 2012
Arpaio To Testify As Racial Profiling Trial Resumes
After the first day of trial on Thursday, the class action case resumes on July 24. Plaintiffs say they expect to call Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the stand that day.
Jul. 20, 2012
California Parks Director Resigns Amid Scandal
For several years California authorities have threatened to close state parks because of budget cuts, and park supporters have frantically raised money to keep them open. But news came out on Friday that the ostensibly-broke parks system has for years been sitting on a multimillion dollar surplus.
Jul. 20, 2012
ACLU: Emails Show Racial Bias Behind SB 1070
Civil rights advocates released thousands of pages of emails this week they say show racial bias was behind Arizona's tough immigration law.
Jul. 20, 2012
Three Bills Aim At Preventing Wildfires
At last check there were 21 fires burning in the western United States, charring more than 360,000 acres.
Jul. 20, 2012
Tijuanas Xolos Club Seeks To Curb Beer Showers At Games
Tijuana's Xolos soccer team plays its first game of the season on Friday. And this year, fans may stay dry.
Jul. 20, 2012
Report Shows Federal Justice System Is All About Immigration
Prosecution of immigration crimes has become an increasingly greater proportion of the federal justice system’s workload over the last decade, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Jul. 20, 2012
Napolitano Fields Congressional Questions On New Deportation Rules
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified before a House committee, defending the Obama administration's deferred action policy.
Jul. 19, 2012
Innocence Projects Crop Up In Latin America
A pair of San Diego law professors recently helped launch the Latin American Innocence Network, with the goal of helping activist-lawyers in the region free prisoners wrongfully convicted of crimes.
Jul. 19, 2012
A Drug Trend That Could Resonate South of the Border
Will the rise of prescription drug abuse help end Mexico's drug war?
Jul. 19, 2012
The View From Here
Because of my geographic location, I often have the opportunity to go to the Grand Canyon to cover a story. But I don't always have time to enjoy it.
Jul. 19, 2012
Sheriff Joe Arpaios Tactics Go On Trial
A trial in Phoenix that will examine whether Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is discriminating against Latino drivers starts July 19. The case could have broader implications for the ways state police engage in immigration enforcement.
Jul. 18, 2012
Romney Ad Highlights Ties To Mexico
A new campaign ad for Mitt Romney features his Spanish-speaking son. The spot highlights Romney’s family ties to Mexico.
Jul. 18, 2012
Civil Rights Groups File To Block Show Me Your Papers
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the heart of Arizona's immigration law could take effect. But civil rights groups who are challenging the law in a separate lawsuit have asked a federal judge to block the provision from being implemented.
Jul. 18, 2012
Behind The Drone Series
How did a single story on unmanned aerial systems become a four-part series?
Jul. 18, 2012
Whose Land Is This, Anyway?
You can't live on public wilderness land ... and I can't figure out who controls the land.
Jul. 18, 2012
Agua Prieta Elects Female Mayor
It was a historic election season in Mexico. Here's an update on a race we followed during our series "The Border and the Mexican Ballot."
Jul. 18, 2012
Former Navy SEAL Sentenced For Gun Trafficking
A former Navy SEAL is headed to prison for more than 17 years. He was sentenced Tuesday for his role in an illegal gun trafficking operation.
Jul. 17, 2012
GAO: Oversight Lacking In Foreign Student Exchange Program
A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds that federal immigration officials are doing a poor job of overseeing schools certified to enroll foreign exchange students.
Jul. 17, 2012
Senate Grills HSBC Bank On Cartel Cash
A U.S. Senate subcommittee released a report Tuesday blasting the major bank HSBC for allowing itself to be used for laundering money by Mexican drug cartels.
Jul. 17, 2012

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