A federal judge stopped the most controversial parts of Arizona's 2010 immigration law from going into effect. But supporters say that hasn't prevented the law from achieving one of its stated goals: Thousands of people who were living in Arizona illegally have left.
Jossie is one of them.
"A lot of time when the police was driving behind me, start shaking my body, stop breathing," says the mother of two teenagers, who now lives in Albuquerque, N.M.
Jossie is still afraid of getting deported, so we agreed not to use her last name.
The terms "Latino" and "Hispanic" are often used interchangeably. In fact, we, at the Fronteras Desk, have done so in our reporting. But we recently embarked on an investigative journey to figure out what those terms really mean, and which term most accurately describes the population we often assume it does.
She would have been the youngest person to have hiked the entire length of the Grand Canyon - about a thousand miles off trail. Ioana Hociota, 24, was close to her goal when she stepped on the wrong rock and died in a hiking accident.
These four individuals have all been arrested by Nevada police agencies in the last 12 months on charges relating to practicing medicine without a license. Clockwise: Juan Alberto Ruan-Rivera, Edgar Orozco-Abundis, Carmen Olfidia Torres-Sanchez and Ruben
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Shops known as botanicas sell natural medicine, herbs, candles and religious items. Some shops stick to those items, while others have been known to offer back-room medical procedures and medicines without a prescription.
After an illegal cosmetic surgery left a Las Vegas woman dead last year, Nevada state officials have begun to take action against the practice of unlicensed medicine within the state’s growing immigrant population.
Last spring, two supposed doctors from Colombia visited Las Vegas and began performing cosmetic procedures. A 42-year old woman named Elena Caro, who herself was from Colombia, went to them on April 9, 2011 for a buttocks lift.
For years, the United States has issued travel warnings for visitors to Mexico, but now a group of lawmakers want one issued for southern Arizona. That has officials along the Arizona border upset. They say a state travel warning will scare tourists away.
At the new Mob Museum in Las Vegas you can listen to wiretaps, practice FBI-style surveillance and spray pretend bullets from a Tommy gun. The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement tells the story of how the mob helped create Las Vegas and influenced the rest of the country.
Inside the museum’s elevator, a cop on a video monitor greets you by reading you your Miranda Rights.
LAS VEGAS — For the last year, gardener Juan Romulo was unemployed and stood outside of Las Vegas nurseries, waiting for any kind of day labor work that would come his way. Then, when a landscaping firm hired him in February, he joined the ranks of a growing number of Americans going back to work.
His new job is hard work, and the pay is barely above minimum wage, but for Romulo, it is a relief to have a steady paycheck again to feed his family.
Arizona’s GOP primary on Tuesday will once again focus national attention on the Latino vote in this part of the country. One prominent Latina who has gotten much attention in the past year is Republican Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico. She’s a rising star in the Republican Party, and the GOP hopes she’ll draw in more of that critical Latino vote. But some Hispanic voters accuse her of pushing anti-immigrant agenda.