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Judge Rejects Mexican Tomato Growers’ Request For Relief
A U.S. judge has ruled against Mexican tomato growers who were looking for relief from new duties.
Jun. 7, 2019
In The Midst Of Tariff Tensions, Mexico Faces Immigration Crisis
Mexico reached an agreement with the U.S. to avoid tariffs, but is feeling the pressure on its Southern border: an increasing volume of people crossing from Central America is becoming harder to manage.
Jun. 7, 2019
Yuma Migrant Farm Labor Contractors Hit With Lifetime Ban, Fine
A federal judge has come down on a father and son in Yuma who hire temporary foreign farmworkers.
Jun. 7, 2019
Jury Begins Deliberations In Border Aid Worker Trial
Both sides in the federal trial of a humanitarian aid worker arrested along Arizona’s border with Mexico wrapped up their arguments in Tucson Thursday.
Jun. 7, 2019
In Mexico, Exporters Already Adjusting To Threats of U.S. Tariffs
Exporters in Mexico are holding their breath as President Donald Trump has threatened to implement tariffs on Mexican imports as early as Monday.
Jun. 7, 2019
Migrant Aid Groups Drop Out, Shelter Space Unused As Temps Rise
An organization that recruits churches and volunteers to take in migrant families dropped off by federal authorities says capacity is dropping, and shelter space is going unused, as local temperatures hit triple digits.
Jun. 6, 2019
Decade After Tragic Day Care Fire, Sonoran Family Finds Help In Scottsdale
Wednesday marked the 10-year anniversary of the tragic ABC Daycare fire in Hermosillo, Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south.
Jun. 6, 2019
High-Profile Migrant Activists Arrested in Mexico
Irineo Mujica, the head of the migrant aid group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, was arrested just across the Arizona border in Sonoyta, Sonora, on Wednesday afternoon.
Jun. 6, 2019
Nonprofits Ask Phoenix To Address Migrant Families
For months, federal authorities have been releasing migrant families in Phoenix and other cities. Volunteers and faith-based groups have stepped up to provide shelter, food and other services, but Sarah Eary issued a warning during Tuesday’s council meeting.
Jun. 5, 2019
U.S.-Mexico To Continue Trade, Immigration Talks Thursday
The two countries failed to reach an agreement Wednesday, prolonging the possibility of tariffs on Mexican imports beginning next week.
Jun. 5, 2019
Controversial Mexican Religious Leader Arrested In U.S.
The leader of a Mexican-based church with presence in many American cities, including Phoenix, was arrested Tuesday in the United States on 26 charges, including child rape.
Jun. 5, 2019
Feds Cut Services To Unaccompanied Migrant Kids In Shelters
The Office of Refugee Resettlement, which oversees government-funded shelters in Arizona, is slashing education, legal aid and recreation for migrant kids.
Jun. 5, 2019
In Mexico, Deportations Triple As New Caravan Arrives
Mexican government officials are in Washington, D.C., after President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, unless Mexico stops the migration from Central America. Meanwhile, at the Mexico-Guatemala border, a new caravan arrived.
Jun. 5, 2019
Congress Considers 2 Bills That Would Ban Mining Near Grand Canyon, Chaco
Leaders from northern Arizona and northern New Mexico spoke out at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the extraction industry’s impacts to the Grand Canyon and Chaco Canyon regions.
Jun. 5, 2019
Churches Sue Patriot Movement AZ, AZ Patriots
A new lawsuit against two far-right Arizona groups alleges that they threaten and harass people who help migrants dropped off at churches by federal authorities.
Jun. 4, 2019
Mexico-U.S. Tariff Tension Is Opportunity For States
A Mexican delegation of high-ranking officials is still in Washington preparing to dialogue with the U.S. government. Their plan is to avoid the enactment of President Donald Trump’s threat to impose tariffs to Mexican goods. As tensions linger, an opportunity for border states arises.
Jun. 4, 2019
From Both Sides of US-Mexico Border, An Attempt To Stop Trump’s Tariffs
Top Mexican officials and members of congress are trying to keep President Donald Trump from carrying out a threat to impose tariffs on Mexican imports.
Jun. 4, 2019
3 Navajo Code Talkers Die In A Month
Navajo Code Talker William Tully Brown died Monday, making him the third Navajo Code Talker to pass in the last month. He was 96.
Jun. 4, 2019
Cool Spring Means Rush Of Mexican Grapes Before Threatened Tariffs
The late season surge comes after tomato duties and another 5-percent of threatened tariffs on all Mexican imports.
Jun. 3, 2019
Sonoran Flea Markets Give New Life To Used Arizona Goods
Mexico-bound pickups weighed down by unwieldy piles of tools, furniture and appliances are a common sight on Arizona’s highways. It's a tough business, but many Sonorans have made a living for themselves buying used goods in Arizona and reselling them back home at vast open-air markets called tianguis.
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