Fronteras: A Changing America http://krwg.org en Vicious Gang, Barrio Azteca, Gets Its Start In El Paso http://krwg.org/post/vicious-gang-barrio-azteca-gets-its-start-el-paso Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>During our road trip along the U.S./Mexico border, we took a walk along the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. You can look right into Mexico and the heart of Ciudad Juarez across the river. Monique Ortiz Uribe brought us here. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:06:00 +0000 editor 62633 at http://krwg.org A Conversation With Poet Levi Romero http://krwg.org/post/conversation-poet-levi-romero <p>Poet Levi Romero’s latest work can be found in <em>Sagrado: A Photopoetics across the Chicano Homeland </em>published by UNM Press.&nbsp; <em>Sagrado&nbsp;</em>is a collection of essays, poems, and images that takes the reader on a journey across the Chicana/o southwest U.S., authored by Spencer&nbsp;Herrera, with photographs by Robert Kaiser and poetry by Romero.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:46:17 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 53720 at http://krwg.org A Conversation With Poet Levi Romero NMSU Borderlands Center For Educational Studies http://krwg.org/post/nmsu-borderlands-center-educational-studies <p>Michelle Valverde&#39;s O&#39;Donnell Hall office is filled with a medley of items reflecting her community outreach work at NMSU. There&#39;s the laminated paper wheel she has used in workshops, explaining to parents the components of equal opportunity to learn. Then there&#39;s the colorful pictures drawn by children she&#39;s worked with. Books and other reference materials fill the shelves. Boxes containing more teaching materials are lined up against one wall.<br /> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:00:00 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 51795 at http://krwg.org Best Of The Border (10/7 - 10/11) http://krwg.org/post/best-border-107-1011 <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/9104/shutdown-means-windfall-few-arizona-tribes?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org"><strong></strong></a><p><a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/9104/shutdown-means-windfall-few-arizona-tribes?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org"><strong>Shutdown Means A Windfall For A Few Arizona Tribes</strong></a><p>American Indian Tribes are feeling the impacts - both positive and negative - of the government shutdown Sat, 12 Oct 2013 13:39:00 +0000 Crystal Chavez 51713 at http://krwg.org Best Of The Border (10/7 - 10/11) Activists In Tucson Halt Deportation Hearings With Protest http://krwg.org/post/activists-tucson-halt-deportation-hearings-protest TUCSON, Ariz. - At least 12 activists were arrested Friday morning in Tucson after they chained themselves to buses full of people awaiting a deportation hearing. The effort shut down the government's deportation hearings for the day.<p>The buses en route to the federal courthouse carried 70 immigrants who had crossed the border illegally. They were caught up in a daily mass deportation program called Operation Streamline.<p>Protesters stopped the buses after the vehicles turned off the highway. Then the activists chained themselves to the front tires. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:40:00 +0000 editor 51690 at http://krwg.org Activists In Tucson Halt Deportation Hearings With Protest Big Brothers, Big Sisters of SW. N.M. - Dr. Katherine Souza http://krwg.org/post/big-brothers-big-sisters-sw-nm-dr-katherine-souza <p>http://youtu.be/axoKCT4ajKM</p><p><strong><span id="title">Big Brothers, Big Sisters of SW. N.M. - Dr. Katherine Souza</span></strong></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:54:06 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 51664 at http://krwg.org The Shutdown News Isn't All Bad For A Few American Indian Tribes http://krwg.org/post/shutdown-news-isnt-all-bad-few-american-indian-tribes Grand Canyon National Park is closed for the government shutdown, but tourists determined to see it can take in views from reservation land. The Hualapai Tribe owns Grand Canyon West, where visitors can venture onto a Plexiglas horseshoe walkway that stretches out over the chasm below.<p>On the east side of the Grand Canyon, visitors are flocking to the Navajo Nation, where Nita Rodriguez gives a tour.<p>She takes a dozen dusty travelers through a narrow opening in a wall of red Navajo sandstone. They step inside what's known as a slot canyon in the middle of the Arizona desert. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 06:58:00 +0000 editor 51614 at http://krwg.org The Shutdown News Isn't All Bad For A Few American Indian Tribes Shutdown Sends Border Patrol Trainees Home, May Cause Staffing Difficulties http://krwg.org/post/shutdown-sends-border-patrol-trainees-home-may-cause-staffing-difficulties SAN ANTONIO - The training of new Border Patrol agents is at a standstill due to the federal government shutdown.<p>As a stalemated Congress delays voting on funding the government, many of the offices as the Border Patrol Training Facility in Artesia, N.M., are closed due to furloughs. The training of new Border Patrol agents has ceased. About 350 trainees have been sent home and will not return until the shutdown is over.<p>Shawn Moran is the vice president of The National Border Patrol Council, an agents' union. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:34:00 +0000 editor 51599 at http://krwg.org Albuquerque Voters To Decide Fate Of Proposed Abortion Ban http://krwg.org/post/albuquerque-voters-decide-fate-proposed-abortion-ban ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - At about 12:30 in the morning, Barbara Bacon starts her car. She's heading downtown, to Albuquerque's Greyhound bus terminal.<p>"The people I'm picking up tonight are coming from Louisiana, by bus. It's a woman coming with her young daughter." Bacon said.<p>She explains that the women have traveled to Albuquerque for an abortion procedure. But that's about all she knows.<p>"They just basically tell us the name and when to pick them up and that's about it. And I don't ask questions. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:36:00 +0000 editor 51578 at http://krwg.org Albuquerque Voters To Decide Fate Of Proposed Abortion Ban Shutdown Means A Windfall For A Few Arizona Tribes http://krwg.org/post/shutdown-means-windfall-few-arizona-tribes PAGE, Ariz. - American Indian Tribes are feeling the impacts - both positive and <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.doi.gov/shutdown/index.cfm?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">negative</a> - of the government shutdown.<p>Some have seen cuts to food distribution, child care and financial assistance for poor families. South Dakota tribes hit hard by last week's blizzard could use some heat assistance. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:35:00 +0000 editor 51574 at http://krwg.org Shutdown Means A Windfall For A Few Arizona Tribes Exemption To ACA Could Leave Many Native Americans Uninsured http://krwg.org/post/exemption-aca-could-leave-many-native-americans-uninsured ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - In June, Deleana Other Bull was laid off. She lost her insurance, and turned to the <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.ihs.gov/index.cfm?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">Indian Health Service</a> for her needs.<p><strong>"</strong>I recently had a miscarriage, and it was very devastating for me," said Other Bull. "Going and following up and making sure that everything is okay. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:32:00 +0000 editor 51569 at http://krwg.org Exemption To ACA Could Leave Many Native Americans Uninsured Contention Over How Immigrants Apply For Driver's Cards In Nevada http://krwg.org/post/contention-over-how-immigrants-apply-drivers-cards-nevada LAS VEGAS - Nevada is one of several states to recently <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://fronterasdesk.org/content/9021/states-expand-driving-privileges-immigrants-arizona-bucks-trend?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">pass a law</a> that will authorize undocumented immigrants to drive. The most contentious issue at a public hearing Wednesday remains whether or not people should be required to pay for the translation of application documents.<p>Nevada's law requires applicants to use a translator when necessary. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:31:00 +0000 Kate Sheehy 51515 at http://krwg.org Contention Over How Immigrants Apply For Driver's Cards In Nevada Mexican Federal Police Officers Used Patrol Cars To Carry Out Kidnappings http://krwg.org/post/mexican-federal-police-officers-used-patrol-cars-carry-out-kidnappings Thirteen federal police officers recently arrested in Mexico on kidnapping and murder charges used their patrol cars to carry out the crimes, the Mexican Federal Attorney General's Office <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.elimparcial.com/EdicionEnLinea/Notas/Nacional/09102013/762429-Usaban-federales-patrullas-para-secuestrar-Seido.html?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">said Wednesday</a>.<p>The 13 were part of a group of 18 that <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/08/world/americas/mexico-acapulco-po Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:34:00 +0000 Michel Marizco 51503 at http://krwg.org ACLU Wants CBP's Roving Patrols Investigated In Arizona http://krwg.org/post/aclu-wants-cbps-roving-patrols-investigated-arizona The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Homeland Security Department's office of inspector general to investigate Border Patrol roving patrols in southern Arizona. The ACLU will file its letter Thursday to the DHS Office of Inspector General, the Justice Department and the DOJ Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.<p>The move comes on the heels of a settlement over the roving patrols that was reached in Washington state two weeks ago. Customs and Border Protection, the umbrella agency which manages the Border Patrol, did not admit to wrongdoing in that case. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:31:00 +0000 editor 51487 at http://krwg.org Arizona Loses Appeal To Reinstate Section Of SB 1070 http://krwg.org/post/arizona-loses-appeal-reinstate-section-sb-1070 PHOENIX -- The state of Arizona <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://fronterasdesk.org/content/appeals-court-hear-arizona-sb-1070-harboring-and-transporting-provision?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">has lost an appeal </a>to reinstate a portion of its 2010 immigration enforcement law, S.B. 1070.<p>This decision, however, came down to the ineloquent way Arizona's legislature worded the statute.<p>The statute, which was created as part of S.B. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:31:00 +0000 editor 51417 at http://krwg.org Arizona Loses Appeal To Reinstate Section Of SB 1070 Native Americans At Higher Risk For Flu Complications http://krwg.org/post/native-americans-higher-risk-flu-complications Health Departments in the Southwest are <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluactivitysurv.htm?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">beginning to see some of the first flu cases of the season</a>. Officials warn there are many populations at higher risk for health complications for the flu.<p><a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5848a1.htm?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">One high-risk group is Native Americans</a>. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:31:00 +0000 editor 51418 at http://krwg.org Native Americans At Higher Risk For Flu Complications Immigration Reform Advocates Escalate Tactics http://krwg.org/post/immigration-reform-advocates-escalate-tactics PHOENIX -- In spite of the federal government shutdown, thousands are gathering on the National Mall in Washington on Tuesday to push Congress to act on immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally.<p>The rally and march, called Camino Americano: March for Dignity and Respect, follows marches <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/9090/march-immigrant-rights-draws-crowd-downtown-phoenix?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">held in more than 100 U.S. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:34:00 +0000 editor 51403 at http://krwg.org Arizona Versus Texas For Border Trade? Not Even A Contest http://krwg.org/post/arizona-versus-texas-border-trade-not-even-contest SAN ANTONIO - While the U.S. Federal Government remains shut down, border trade with Mexico is not. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:30:00 +0000 editor 51393 at http://krwg.org "Anay's Will to Learn" - Elaine Hampton‪ ‬ http://krwg.org/post/anays-will-learn-elaine-hampton <p>http://youtu.be/pp9tdBLiFCg<br /><span id="title">&quot;Anay&#39;s Will to Learn&quot; - Elaine Hampton‪ ‬</span></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:43:12 +0000 KRWG News And Partners 51311 at http://krwg.org Best Of The Border (9/30 - 10/4) http://krwg.org/post/best-border-930-104 <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/9082/tourists-find-ways-around-national-parks-shutdown?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org"><strong>Tourists Find Ways Around National Parks Shutdown</strong></a><p>If you wanted to check a Grand Canyon hike off your bucket list this week, you're out of luck because of the federal government shutdown. The same goes with Yosemite, Carlsbad Caverns, Big Bend and other national parks across the country.<p>"I'm retired. I don't know whether I'd be able to back get out here again. Sat, 05 Oct 2013 13:21:00 +0000 Crystal Chavez 51227 at http://krwg.org Best Of The Border (9/30 - 10/4) Forget The Government Shutdown, It's National Taco Day http://krwg.org/post/forget-government-shutdown-its-national-taco-day Forget the government shutdown for second, it's National Taco Day!<p>For a nation caught in a divisive debate over its immigration policies, the United States is eager to embrace cultures outside its heavily guarded borders.<p>The taco also has its own American food chain. This year, Taco Bell introduced its latest taco mutation, the waffle taco. That's a waffle folded in half with egg and bacon, substitute salsa for syrup.<p>It comes as no surprise that when the fast-food chain decided to open in Mexico, it failed. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:19:00 +0000 Mónica Ortiz Uribe 51195 at http://krwg.org Forget The Government Shutdown, It's National Taco Day Push For Immigration Reform Continues On The Border http://krwg.org/post/push-immigration-reform-continues-border The debate over immigration reform may have slowed down in Washington, but across the country advocates are pushing to keep the momentum alive.<p>On Saturday, activists in favor of comprehensive immigration reform are staging marches and rallies in more than 130 cities nationwide. This will include the participation of numerous border communities, where the effects of immigration policy tend to be more pronounced.<p>In Las Cruces, N.M., a parade of families will march from city hall to the office of Republican Congressman Steve Pearce. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 17:16:00 +0000 editor 51171 at http://krwg.org Push For Immigration Reform Continues On The Border Furloughed Employees Deliver Furlough Notice To Ted Cruz http://krwg.org/post/furloughed-employees-deliver-furlough-notice-ted-cruz SAN ANTONIO - With no end in sight to the federal government shutdown, a group of out-of-work federal employees in San Antonio is delivering its own furlough notice to Texas Senator Ted Cruz.<p>Angry federal workers at Port San Antonio, a decommissioned Air Force Base, say they're fed up being government pawns.<p>"We just came off our sequester in mid-September and we got the sucker punch of being sent home again Tuesday. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:48:00 +0000 Joey Palacios 51172 at http://krwg.org Furloughed Employees Deliver Furlough Notice To Ted Cruz California Grants Licenses To Immigrants Living In US Illegally http://krwg.org/post/california-grants-licenses-immigrants-living-us-illegally SAN DIEGO - Gov. Jerry Brown <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.kpbs.org/news/2013/sep/30/brown-has-two-more-weeks-sign-profile-legislation/?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">has signed</a> into a law a bill that will allow immigrants living in the United States illegally to get driver's licenses.<p><a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://legiscan.com/CA/bill/AB60/2013?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">AB 60</a> makes California the tenth state plus D.C. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:14:00 +0000 editor 51125 at http://krwg.org Shutdown Might Not Shut Out Immigration Legislation http://krwg.org/post/shutdown-might-not-shut-out-immigration-legislation LAS VEGAS - Despite the government shutdown, there is an effort underway in Congress to push immigration reform legislation back into the spotlight.<p>Immigrant rights activists are calling on politicians to keep immigration reform from being swept under the rug. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 23:14:00 +0000 Kate Sheehy 51126 at http://krwg.org Asylum Application Surge And The Shutdown http://krwg.org/post/asylum-application-surge-and-shutdown Asylum requests at the border are on track to more than double this year, with many of those requests coming from <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/non-mexican-migrants-increasing-border?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">Central American immigrants</a> crossing in South Texas.<p>Fronteras Desk <a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.fronterasdesk.org/content/rise-asylum-seekers-border-prompts-congressional-inquiry%20%20?utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org">reported Thu, 03 Oct 2013 22:15:00 +0000 Alisa Barba 51118 at http://krwg.org Asylum Application Surge And The Shutdown Federal Public Defenders Working Without Pay To Manage Caseload http://krwg.org/post/federal-public-defenders-working-without-pay-manage-caseload ALPINE, Texas - Federal public defenders in the district of West Texas say they will work without pay should the government shutdown continue beyond the next week. Defenders provide free legal council to those who otherwise would not be able to afford it.<p>Texas' Western District spans 700 miles of the border and is the size of the entire United Kingdom. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:15:00 +0000 editor 51090 at http://krwg.org Unleashing Boy Scouts To Counter Drug Cartels http://krwg.org/post/unleashing-boy-scouts-counter-drug-cartels Under the agreement known as the "Merida Initiative," the United States has given the Mexican government billions of dollars to fight drug cartels. The program has been criticized as violent, reactionary and ineffective in its attempts to stem the flood of drugs across the border or stop the violence that's plagued Mexico for nearly a decade.<p>Though that approach continues, the U.S. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:15:00 +0000 Adrian Florido 51091 at http://krwg.org Extension Of Iraqi Visa Program Overcomes Washington Partisanship http://krwg.org/post/extension-iraqi-visa-program-overcomes-washington-partisanship In the midst of federal government paralysis, the<em><a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/iraqis-who-worked-as-interpreters-for-us-may-be-casualties-of-visa-program-suspension/2013/10/02/48a99b44-2b9b-11e3-97a3-ff2758228523_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines&utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org"> Washington Post</a></em> hailed a "rare moment of bipartisan cooperation" when the House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved a bill to extend the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa Program. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 18:15:00 +0000 Alisa Barba 51092 at http://krwg.org Extension Of Iraqi Visa Program Overcomes Washington Partisanship Construction On Border Crossing Continues Despite Government Shutdown http://krwg.org/post/construction-border-crossing-continues-despite-government-shutdown SAN DIEGO - Construction will continue on the ongoing expansion of the San Ysidro border crossing between Tijuana and San Diego despite the temporary United States government shutdown.<p><a class="publish2_link" target="_blank" href="http://www.sddt.com/news/article.cfm?SourceCode=20131001czj&_t=San+Ysidro+border+crossing+construction+continues#.Ukxpt7xQ35R&utm_source=publish2&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=www.kjzz.org"><em>The Daily Transcript</em> reports</a> the project's first phase, to expand the number of customs booths available to process cars crossing into San Diego, has already re Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:13:00 +0000 editor 51021 at http://krwg.org Construction On Border Crossing Continues Despite Government Shutdown