Immigration and border security have dominated the headlines this week in New Mexico and across the nation. Latino USA’s Maria Hinojosa has been covering these issues for many years and she says this is one of the most horrible, beautiful times to be a journalist. The founder of The Futuro Media Group spoke with KUNM's Megan Kamerick. 

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The investigative arm of Congress has released a report saying that the United States military's efforts on the Mexican border have not been managed efficiently. Fronteras Changing America Desk correspondent Michel Marizco reports that's despite the millions of dollars spent.

9-11 Changed Border Security in US

Sep 12, 2011
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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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Everyday life has changed since 9-11. One of the most obvious signs of that might be in the front flap of your wallet. Most state driver's licenses have changed dramatically. Some of the 9-11 hijackers had driver's licenses and state IDs which were illegally obtained. They used them to board the planes they ultimately crashed. As Jude Joffe-Block reports from the Fronteras Changing America Desk, that discovery galvanized state officials and federal lawmakers to make licenses more secure.