Hernán Rozemberg

Reporter

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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Fronteras
10:15 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Kinder, Gentler Immigrant Detention in Texas?

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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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Fronteras
9:48 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Mexican Drug War Leaves Land by the Rio Grande Sitting Idle

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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.

Fronteras
10:11 am
Fri February 24, 2012

US Supreme Court to Hear Texas Univ. Affirmative Action Case

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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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Fronteras
10:59 am
Wed February 1, 2012

Border Professionals Armor Cars

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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.

Fronteras
10:17 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Border Patrol On Trial

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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.

Fronteras
10:11 am
Wed December 14, 2011

National Guard Pull Back at the Border

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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.

 

Fronteras
9:28 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Visa Waiver Security Questioned

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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.

Fronteras
9:14 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Hispanics Oppose Perry

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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.

Fronteras
10:34 am
Wed November 9, 2011

Texas Considers Confederate License Plate

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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.

Fronteras
9:46 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Border Patrol Pulls Agents from Transportation Hubs

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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.

Public Affairs
5:01 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Texas Law Lets Undocumented Convicts Apply for Parole, Deportation

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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Fronteras
3:00 pm
Fri October 14, 2011

Texas Law Lets Undocumented Convicts Apply for Parole, Deportation

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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.

 

 

Fronteras
9:28 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Maquiladora Series: Poor Working Conditions

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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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Fronteras
2:57 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Maquiladora Series: Piedras Negras Success Story

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Fronteras
2:15 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Maquiladora Series: History

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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.

Fronteras
1:49 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

New Federal Judge in Texas is Native of Mexico, Now US Citizen

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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.

 

Fronteras
6:39 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

New Immigrant Tracking System

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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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Fronteras
6:40 pm
Mon September 12, 2011

9-11 Changed Border Security in US

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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.

 

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KUNM Local
12:58 pm
Fri August 19, 2011

Influx of Central American Immigrants in TX

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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KUNM Local
6:43 pm
Fri August 12, 2011

Census Shows More Immigrants From Central America In Texas

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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KUNM Local
6:43 pm
Fri August 5, 2011

Tea Party Courts Conservative Hispanics In Texas

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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KUNM Local
6:44 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Texas Judge Reverses Drivers License Policy

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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KUNM Local
9:57 am
Fri May 27, 2011

The Drug War At Home: Spillover Violence

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?

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KUNM Local
12:20 pm
Tue May 24, 2011

The Drug War At Home: Valley of Corruption

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.

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