Ruxandra Guidi

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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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Fronteras
11:06 am
Wed January 11, 2012

ICE Creates Deportation Rights Hotline

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Federal immigration officials have been criticized for deporting people who were American citizens, or who were victims of crimes. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, one agency is now trying to avoid making any new mistakes.

Fronteras
10:57 am
Wed January 11, 2012

Survey: Hispanics Disapprove of Obama Administration Deportations

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More than half of U.S. Latinos say they disapprove of the way the Obama administration has handled deportations. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has more on the latest survey of Hispanic public opinion.

Fronteras
10:53 am
Wed January 11, 2012

English Learners Struggle in CA Schools

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California has the country's largest Hispanic student population and ranks at the bottom for reading and math achievement among Latino children. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, experts are beginning to call for an overhaul of the school system.

Fronteras
3:50 pm
Mon December 26, 2011

Report: Rising Number of Young Hispanics in Trouble in San Diego

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A new report by the San Diego Association of Governments, or SANDAG, finds that the number of youth in juvenile hall in San Diego County is on the rise, and made up primarily of Hispanics.  From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has the story.

Fronteras
9:13 am
Fri December 9, 2011

Report: Border Fence A Waste of Money

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A new report from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General says 69 million dollars of taxpayers' money meant for border fence construction has been wasted. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has the story.

Fronteras
9:51 am
Wed December 7, 2011

California City Defies State and Federal Immigration Laws

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Ever since Arizona's controversial S-B-10-70 became law last year, other states and cities have tried to follow its example. But as Ruxandra Guidi reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, few cities have defied both state and federal immigration laws like the city of Escondido, California.

Fronteras
4:10 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

Wildfire Programs Could See Cuts Under Senate Proposal

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There's a proposal in a U.S. Senate committee to cut funding for a program which helps reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in places like New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Texas. Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

Fronteras
10:19 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Could Cutting Border Enforcement Help Reduce the Deficit?

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The congressional Super-Committee has failed to settle on a bipartisan proposal to cut the nation's deficit by 1.5 trillion dollars. But as Ruxandra Guidi reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, some advocates for immigration reform have been calling for cuts to border enforcement.

Fronteras
9:29 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Border Investments Clean Up California River

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California's New River was once the most polluted in the country. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, government officials now say it's much cleaner because of greater investment in border environmental issues.

Fronteras
9:34 am
Wed November 16, 2011

Report: Young Immigrants Assimilating

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A new bipartisan study examines the latest Census data and finds that immigrants to the U.S., especially young immigrants, are assimilating well. Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

Fronteras
9:44 am
Fri November 11, 2011

Families of Disappeared in Mexico Call for Justice

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Almost 500 people have gone missing in Tijuana and the wider Baja California region in the last 5 years.  Some of these disappearances are kidnappings by local criminals for ransom.  Others are believed to be carried out by the drug cartels.  

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Fronteras
10:08 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Report: Children of Deported End Up in Foster Care

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A new report on this year's record number of deportations finds a growing number of children of deported immigrants are ending up in foster care in the U.S.  From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

Fronteras
9:56 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Napolitano Scrutinized By Congress Over New Deportation Measures

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The Department of Homeland Security is under scrutiny in Congress over recent changes to immigration enforcement, including deportations. From our Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

Public Affairs
5:04 pm
Mon October 17, 2011

Recession Results in Lower Birth Rates, Especially Latinos

New research finds that birth rates are down across the country, but especially in states hard hit by the recession and the housing crisis. As Ruxandra Guidi reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Latinos experienced the largest birth rate drop of any group.

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Fronteras
9:31 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Brown Signs Two Bills Into Law To Benefit Undocumented Immigrants

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Over the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills important to undocumented immigrants. The bills are also expected to impact the state's economy. From our Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

Fronteras
10:41 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Children Abducted By Parents Often End Up in MX

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International child abductions are on the rise, according to the U.S. State Department and Mexico is the number one destination. As Ruxandra Guidi reports for the Fronteras Changing America Desk, 65% of all cases of American children being taken away by one parent end up south of the border.

Fronteras
10:12 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Latinos Would Lose Most From Medicare and Social Security Cuts

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Elderly Latinos in Southwestern states would have the most to lose from potential cuts to Medicare and Social Security benefits. From our Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has more.

Fronteras
2:20 pm
Wed October 5, 2011

Maquiladora Series: Aerospace

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Southern California was once a critical manufacturing center for the defense and aerospace industry. But as costs have gone up, much of that production has moved across the border to Tijuana. According to the Mexican government, the amount of aerospace parts that Mexico manufactures and exports has grown more than 15 times in the last 10 years. That output is expected to double again by 2015. In this second story in our series on the maquiladora industry, Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk.

KUNM Local
3:41 pm
Wed September 28, 2011

US Supreme Court to Clarify Deportation Rules

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In the latest twist to Washington's immigration debate, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to clarify some deportation rules. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

 

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KUNM Local
6:39 pm
Fri September 16, 2011

Changing Business of Human Smuggling

The Tijuana-San Diego area was for decades one of the busiest human smuggling crossings along the southwest border. In the nineties, more than fifteen-hundred people were smuggled through there each week. But rising violence and increased border security have drastically changed the illegal business. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, it's also changed the role of those who look to help immigrants on both sides of the border.

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Fronteras
6:41 pm
Thu September 8, 2011

Retirement Redefined: Pension Crises

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KUNM Local
12:48 pm
Mon August 22, 2011

Hate Crimes Against Latinos in CA Grow

Albuquerque, NM –

Hate crimes against Latinos in California have grown by almost 50 percent between 2009 and 2010. Meanwhile, as Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, attacks against other groups continue to go down.

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KUNM Local
6:43 pm
Fri August 12, 2011

Immigrants And Public Assistance

Albuquerque, New Mexico –

During an era of budget cuts and stricter immigration enforcement, many immigrants wonder whether getting public assistance can affect their ability to stay in the US. From our Fronteras Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

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Fronteras
4:20 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Fronteras Mentally Ill Immigration Detainees Lost In System

Albuquerque, New Mexico –

There are almost 40-thousand people in immigration detention around the country on any given day and about 15 percent suffer from mental illness-that's the same percentage seen in the wider prison population. However, unlike in federal or state prisons, there's little oversight or regulation of medical treatment in immigrant detention facilities. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, that's led to some people being lost in the system.

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KUNM Local
3:06 pm
Mon June 20, 2011

Changes in How Undocumented Criminals Treated by ICE

San Diego, CA – In response to criticism, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced a series of reforms to its Secure Communities program, intended to get rid of immigrants who are dangerous criminals.

From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.
 

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KUNM Local
10:56 am
Fri June 17, 2011

40th Anniversary of the U.S. War on Drugs

San Diego, CA – Forty years ago today, President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs." Today, drug policy represents one of the most contested issues in the U.S. and in Mexico. From the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.
 

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KUNM Local
11:18 am
Tue June 14, 2011

New Report Shows Immigrants Transferred To Remote Jails

San Diego, CA – On any given day, there are about 37,000 immigrants in detention throughout the U.S. Before they get deported, many are often transferred to remote jails. From our the Fronteras Changing America Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

 

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KUNM Local
3:54 pm
Mon June 6, 2011

Former Tijuana Mayor Arrested

Tijuana, Mexico – From the Fronteras Desk, changing America Ruxandra Guidi has the story.

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KUNM Local
8:24 pm
Fri May 27, 2011

Border Program Faces Budget Cuts

May 27, 2011 – The Obama administration insists that the border is "more secure than ever," but budgets for border-related crime are getting cut. From our Fronteras Desk, Ruxandra Guidi has our story.

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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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