Fronteras Desk News

Union: Border Patrol Won
The U.S. Border Patrol is hiring, and it's aggressively recruiting new agents. But some within the agency are warning that the hiring process is still too slow to keep up with the number of people leaving the agency.
Jan. 9, 2018
Salvadorans In Arizona To Lose Temporary Protected Status
A Tucson man says death awaits him if he returns to El Salvador when he's no longer eligible to stay in the United States under Temporary Protected Status.
Jan. 9, 2018
President Trump: Give Private Broadband Companies Access To Public Lands
President Donald Trump signed an executive order to increase broadband access in rural America. The order directs the Interior Department to allow private high-speed broadband companies to build equipment on public lands.
Jan. 9, 2018
Marijuana Laws: Some New, Some Old
The murky rules regarding marijuana enforcement that emerged last week from the Trump administration created uncertainty in a fast growing legal industry that emerged on the U.S. market less than a decade ago.
Jan. 8, 2018
 SkyBridge Project In Mesa Will Boost Mexico-U.S. Trade
Customs officials from Mexico and the U.S. will do simultaneous inspections to shipments at the Mesa airport. The main goal is to facilitate trade between both countries.
Jan. 6, 2018
Mining Company Swaps Land To Save Apache Leap, Not Oak Flat
The federal government has finalized plans to swap land with a southern Arizona copper mine to protect a historic site near Superior. Twelve tribes worked with the Forest Service and a mining company to save Apache Leap.
Jan. 5, 2018
Tougher Federal Rules Create Turmoil For Medical Marijuana Growers
The Trump Administration walked back a hands-off policy to marijuana laws that, until now, allowed states like Arizona to license it for medical use.
Jan. 5, 2018
Arizona And Sonora Partner For Space Missions
Forty-five years ago, NASA used part of the Sonora desert in Mexico to prepare expeditions to the Moon. Now, a new venture to Mars might just start there.
Jan. 4, 2018
Amtrak Discontinues Stop In Williams, Arizona
Starting in 2018 Amtrak will no longer stop in Williams. The junction existed to shuttle people to the Grand Canyon Railway and its hotel.
Jan. 2, 2018
Police: Arizona Family Most Likely Died Of CO Poisoning
An Arizona family of four staying in a northern Arizona cabin was found dead on New Year’s Day. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Department believes the family died of possible carbon monoxide poisoning.
Jan. 2, 2018
Former Sonora Treasurer Seeks Political Asylum In Arizona
A former government official from the neighboring state of Sonora, Mexico, arrested last spring in Scottsdale, is now seeking asylum in the United States from political persecution.
Jan. 2, 2018
Why Arizona Colleges Are Stepping Up Their Work In Mexico
Universities across the Southwest are stepping up the work they do with counterparts in Mexico. They’re looking for ways to send more exchange students and to do more scientific research together.
Jan. 2, 2018
Scottsdale Will Collaborate In Sonora’s Largest Music Festival
The state of Sonora is about to celebrate the 34th edition of its largest music festival, expecting more than 120,000 attendants. This year, Scottsdale is among the guest cities.
Jan. 1, 2018
Alleged Mastermind Behind Journalist’s Murder Gets Arrested
Mexican authorities arrested the alleged mastermind behind the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, shot last March.
Dec. 26, 2017
Mexico’s New Internal Security Law Divides Opinions
Mexico has a new law to facilitate its military’s actions against organized crime. However, its detractors fear the new law would allow the militarization of the country.
Dec. 23, 2017
Judge Rules Border Patrol Must Furnish Detainees With Blankets, Bed Mats
A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. Border Patrol to provide blankets and mats to migrants detained in holding cells in Arizona.
Dec. 23, 2017
U.S. Officials: Federal Prison Populations Show Need for Border Wall, Immigration Reform
The Trump Administration released a report Thursday outlining how many immigrants it currently has detained in the U.S. federal prison systems.
Dec. 21, 2017
Flake Promised Chance To Bring DACA Bill To Senate Floor
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (Rep.) backed the tax reform bill partly in exchange for a chance to work on legislation that permanently protects DACA recipients, and now he says Republican leadership has promised to let him bring a bill to the Senate floor in January.
Dec. 21, 2017
Sonora Prepares For Seasonal Visitors
Sonora, like the rest of the Mexican states, is implementing a special program to protect road travelers throughout this holiday season.
Dec. 20, 2017
College Lecture Offers Peek Into Mexico
In a presentation to international business students at an elite Mexico City university, Mexico's top trade negotiator gave an overview of the country's strategy in talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Dec. 20, 2017