Under the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is slated to have $500 million slashed from its budget. Border authorities warn this is already making for longer waits at international airports and land crossings. Our Fronteras Desk reporter Jill Replogle went out to take the pulse on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Native American Vendors Fill New Mexico's State Capitol
Across America, state capitol buildings are known as "the people's house." They're supposed to be open to everyone, but some are more open than others. Mónica Ortiz Uribe visited the state capitol in New Mexico during the last week of the legislative session and sent us an audio postcard.
Since he became the first former gang member granted political asylum in the United States, many have followed the activism and work of gang interventionist and Homies Unidos founder Alex Sanchez. But for the last three years, many have followed him for a different reason—his implication in a complicated, high-profile criminal case. From the Fronteras Desk, Erin Siegal has more.
Cisneros Recognized For Work in Building U.S.-Mexico Ties
The name Henry Cisneros is synonymous with leadership, neighborhood revitalization, and advocate for the Latino community. Later this month the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs will present Cisneros with the 2013 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for his dedication to strengthening economic and cultural ties between the U.S and Mexico. Mr. Cisneros recently spoke to Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Loyd.