Hernán Rozemberg

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Staff member of Fronteras Changing America Desk; an unprecedented, multimedia collaboration among seven public radio stations. Fronteras stories deal with the complex and controversial southwestern border with Mexico, including security, immigration, drugs and weapons smuggling.

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 "HOLIDAY ON ICE" is the title of hearings before the House Judiciary this on Capital Hill.  Texas Congressman Lamar Smith wants to draw attention to new guidelines on detention facilities operated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement-ICE.  The new guidelines provide for a more humane and less prison like detention.  Smith is among critics who say ICE is going too easy on undocumented immigrants. 

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What does the real estate market have to do with the Mexican drug war? A whole lot, South Texas realtors say. The mere perception of violence spilling north of the border is leaving bountiful land by the Rio Grande sitting idle. No one wants to buy it. From the Fronteras Changing Americas Desk, Hernán Rozemberg reports.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up a case out of Texas that puts affirmative action back in the national spotlight. 

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Is it worth 300-thousand dollars to make your SUV battle-ready? To many professionals living and working along the Mexico border, the answer is yes. As Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernán Rozemberg reports, a Texas company has a growing list of high-profile clients who are spending big bucks armoring themselves against the violence of Mexico’s bloody drug war.

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A former Border Patrol agent is now serving more than two years in prison for beating up an undocumented immigrant who was smuggling drugs. As Hernán Rozemberg reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the agent’s supporters say it’s the latest case of federal prosecutors in South Texas going after the Border Patrol for doing its job.

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No announcement has been made yet, but government officials say the deployment of National Guard soldiers at the US-Mexico border is about to change significantly. Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernán Rozemberg reports.

 

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President Obama supports expanding a program that allows certain foreigners to come to the US without a visa. But as Hernan Rozemberg reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, a new congressional report concludes that may not be such a good idea.

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A national conservative Hispanic group is calling for Texas Governor Rick Perry to drop out of the presidential race. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Hernán Rozemberg has more.

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Is Old Dixie rising again in the South? That’s what critics of a proposal for a new specialty license plate are saying in Texas. The plate features a Confederate flag and is meant to honor Southern soldiers. But as Hernán Rozemberg of the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports, the idea has sparked a major controversy in the Lone Star State.

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The U.S. Border Patrol for decades has conducted immigration checks in transportation centers like bus stations and airports. But as Hernán Rozemberg from the Fronteras Changing America Desk reports, the agency is now quietly rolling back the program.

Undocumented immigrant convicts in Texas prisons are applying for parole so they can be deported home under a new state law. Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernan Rozemberg reports.

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Undocumented immigrant convicts in Texas prisons are applying for parole so they can be deported home under a new state law.  Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernán Rozemberg reports.

 

 

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Foreign-owned manufacturing factories along the border in Mexico have been hailed as an economic blessing. But there’s another side to that story.

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American-owned manufacturing plants in Mexican border cities, called maquiladoras, have been around for more than four decades. Business has not been great in recent years with low wage jobs shifting over to Asia and the U.S. recession devastating sales. But now many maquiladoras that survived this downturn are on the rebound, adding new jobs all along the U.S. Mexican border. The Fronteras Changing America Desk launches a new series that looks at what's working for the maquiladoras, and why. Hernan Rozemberg begins, with a little history.

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A native of Mexico and long-time naturalized U.S. citizen was confirmed as a new federal judge in South Texas. Hernan Rozemberg reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

 

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The Homeland Security Department will roll out a new system to track down people who overstay their temporary legal visas. Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernán Rozemberg explains it's been a decade in the making.
 

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The 9-11 terrorists entered the country legally. But the attacks forever changed public attitudes toward our nation's borders and in many cases, toward immigrants. Border security became a rallying cry. Now, a decade after the Twin Towers fell, U-S borders are much more protected. But as Hernán Rozemberg reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, experts believe they can never be absolutely secured.

 

Albuquerque, NM –

Newly-released numbers from the 2010 Census in Texas show a skyrocketing influx of Central American immigrants over the last decade. And as Hern n Rozemberg reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, the typical household is not so typical anymore.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico –

Newly-released stats from the 2010 Census in Texas show a skyrocketing influx of Central American immigrants over the last decade. And the typical household is not so typical anymore. Fronteras Desk reporter Hern n Rozemberg explains.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico –

Texas is turning into a hotbed for Hispanic conservative activism. There's an expanding grass-roots effort to diversify the mostly Anglo Tea Party ranks in the state. As Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Hernan Rozemberg reports.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico –

A Texas judge has reversed a recently enacted law giving the state power to deny or limit driver's licenses to LEGAL immigrants. From our Fronteras Desk, Hernan Rozemberg reports.

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South Texas & San Diego, CA – With every new report of an outbreak of drug war-related violence in Northern Mexico, comes the fear that the shootouts, the assassinations and kidnappings will spread into the U.S. But when does a crime along the border become an example of spillover violence? And when is it just... a crime?

Sullivan City, TX – The southernmost tip of Texas is the 120-mile-wide Rio Grande Valley. This region is home to a string of small towns perched on the edge of Mexican states like Tamaulipas, where drug cartels have taken over entire cities. These cartels are expanding their reach north of the border, trapping many U.S. public officials in a web of corruption.