The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 granted amnesty to some 3 million illegal immigrants already in the country. One of those who benefited was Rosaura Piñera, great-grandmother of Fronteras reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe.
Millions of undocumented immigrants live a shadow existence in the United States. Many came from Mexico but there are many undocumented Mexicans living in their own country as well. One man is helping Mexico’s undocumented people attain their civic rights and dignity.
Voters in the violence-plagued border city of Juarez are hopful that a change at the top in Mexico will result in a reduction in drug crime on their doorstep. Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from Juarez.
Both Democrats and Republicans are unveiling new strategies to appeal to Latino voters in the presidential election. Latinos are a diverse voting group, with varying priorities and concerns. Monica Ortiz Uribe of the public radio collaboration Fronteras found a great example of that when she interviewed her own family members.
Tired of staying in their homes for fear of becoming a victim of the drug violence, the people of Ciudad Juarez are triggering the revival of business for the city’s once dormant nightclubs and restaurants.
Julian Leyzaola, the new police chief in Ciudad Juárez vows to control crime in Mexico’s most violent city.