Fronteras Desk News

A new military general is in charge in the border city of Tijuana. Gilberto Laderos Briseño is replacing the general many credit with helping rescue the city from drug violence.
Dec. 6, 2010
The opening of a three-mile stretch of highway 905 today is the first step toward improving the flow of goods across the Mexican border. Residents of Otay Mesa also hope it will make it a little easier for them to do business.
Dec. 2, 2010
Immigration judges are letting more illegal migrants stay in the country. Government records show that the Obama Administration is focusing its deportation efforts on those who have been convicted of crimes.
Dec. 1, 2010
In an effort to get drugs off the streets, the Drug Enforcement Agency is seizing record numbers of marijuana plants on public lands in San Diego County.
Nov. 30, 2010
Immigration judges are letting more illegal migrants stay in the country. Government records show that the Obama Administration is focusing its deportation efforts on those who have been convicted of crimes.
Nov. 29, 2010
Handmade Mexican wreaths and a Mexican fruit punch will get confiscated at the border if you decide to do some holiday shopping in Mexico. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is warning cross-border travelers to be careful of what they buy.
Nov. 29, 2010
U.S. federal authorities are going door to door in San Diego warning warehouse owners near the U.S. Mexico border to watch out for tunnelers.
Nov. 29, 2010
Evangelical pastors along the U.S.-Mexico border are increasingly building their Latino church services. They're focusing on youth ministry, women in the church and popular culture, and rapidly reinventing a traditionally Catholic community.
Nov. 29, 2010
El Centro has the unfortunate reputation for having the highest unemployment rate in the U.S. -- and it's been that way for a long time.
Nov. 29, 2010
The federal government's electronic border fence has been plagued with problems from the beginning. Now, the program is nearly in tatters, and some security experts believe last week's short renewal of the fence contract is the government buying itself time before backing out of the ambitious project.
Nov. 28, 2010
"Secure Communities" is an immigration enforcement program which runs fingerprints obtained by local police through a national database. But across the country, questions about it remain.
Nov. 26, 2010
Despite its proximity to deadly Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the Texas city of El Paso has been ranked as the safest U.S. city among those with populations of 500,000 or greater.
Nov. 22, 2010
The lawyer for a federal agent who shot a Mexican national last Tuesday says the victim had threatened him with a rock.
Nov. 19, 2010
The days of one of Tijuana’s top crime fighters may be numbered. Though Tijuana’s Police Chief has survived assassination plots, he may fall victim to Mexican politics. A collaboration between KPBS and Tijuanapress.com.
Nov. 19, 2010
The group he was with – at least twenty migrants and two smugglers, known as "coyotes" – reportedly left him there.
Nov. 19, 2010
Witnesses told investigators the agent shot the man while he was down on the ground. The agent's lawyer denied the claim.
Nov. 19, 2010
The U.S. State Department has ordered its consular employees to use only armored cars when driving in the Mexican state of Sonora.
Nov. 18, 2010
At 27 percent, Yuma County's unemployment rate is the second worst in the country, just behind neighboring Imperial County, California.
Nov. 18, 2010
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, established Project Gunrunner in 2006 to stem the flow of illegal weapons from the U.S. to Mexico. But a recent review reveals significant weaknesses with the program.
Nov. 18, 2010
A federal agent on horse patrol in a remote area near the Nogales border Tuesday morning, shot a Mexican national in the abdomen. The Border Patrol has given no information saying that the case is under investigation by the FBI.
Nov. 17, 2010

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