The week's top stories from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk.
- By John Rosman
- May 25, 2013
A federal judge ruled Friday that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.
- May 24, 2013
I'd like to think I inspired a few women when I drove through the Mexican countryside solo.
Schools in Indian Country are starting to feel the effects of across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration. For the Navajo Nation that means larger class sizes, putting off building repairs and fewer buses — which is a big deal where children travel up to 70 miles to get to school.
A new image of Baja California has emerged: The state has evolved from being best known for dismembered bodies to being hailed as a culinary epicenter with a vibrant art and music scene.
Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.
U.S. Border Patrol agents are safe from sequestration budget cuts, but will face reductions to overtime pay under a budget plan introduced by the Department of Homeland Security.
Two provisions in the Senate immigration bill would make it easier for foreigners over the age of 55 to spend time in the U.S. One provision specifically helps Canadian snowbirds visit the States longer.
Immigration is expected to account for more of the nation's growth than births on United States soil by 2038.
The former federal prosecutor for Arizona who resigned after a gunwalking scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious may now face ethical violations.
A beauty pageant held at Tijuana's La Mesa penitentiary offered participants an opportunity to rebuild self-esteem lost in prison.
The union representing officers who process immigration applications declared its opposition Monday to the Senate immigration reform bill.
The Sundance Film Institute says four Native American filmmakers will be on the Mescalero Apache reservation in Southern New Mexico this week. The visit is the first stage of development for Native writers and directors hoping to release independent films in the coming years.
For one glorious moment, real world geopolitics was forgotten. Paso Lajitas, Mexico and Lajitas, Texas were again united — not cut off from one another as they’ve been in a post-Sept. 11 world.
The San Diego-Tijuana region will soon have its first binational youth orchestra. Heightened border security and concerns about violence in Mexico can complicate such initiatives, but organizers say it’s worth the effort.