Fronteras Desk News

Residents Release Data From Checkpoint Monitoring
Some residents in the border town of Arivaca, Ariz., have claimed a local Border Patrol checkpoint does not make the community safer, but subjects people, especially Latinos, to unnecessary harassment.
Mar. 26, 2018
An Arizona federal judge upheld the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision Nov. 5 to remove the Sonoran Desert bald eagle from the endangered species list.
Mar. 26, 2018
The Navajo presidential election has been postponed again. And come inauguration day Jan. 13 there won’t be a new president.
Mar. 26, 2018
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday a program to help Native American youth. More than one-third live in poverty and about two-thirds graduate from high school.
Mar. 26, 2018
Starting Monday, Arizona must allow young immigrants known as DREAMers the right to apply for driver’s licenses.
Mar. 26, 2018
The ruling is the latest legal blow to efforts by Arizona and Maricopa County to discourage illegal immigration.
Mar. 26, 2018
Border Drones: CBP Rejects Critical Audit As Congress Debates Funding Bill
Funding for the Department of Homeland Security, the parent agency of Customs and Border Protection, expires Feb. 27. The agency's independent watchdog says the $62 million cost of the border drone program is not justified. Drone program managers say the findings show a "fundamental lack of understanding " of the program.
Mar. 26, 2018
A federal judge has ruled in a civil lawsuit that a former Border Patrol agent’s shooting of a Mexican man was unjustified. The judge ordered the federal government to pay the man almost half a million dollars in damages.
Mar. 26, 2018
A helicopter airlifted 20 Northern Arizona University students and staff who were stranded in snow near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon Tuesday afternoon.
Mar. 26, 2018
People who had been living in a homeless camp in downtown Tucson had to move out or face arrest on Friday. The camp is part of an ongoing debate between the city, federal courts and activists over the regulation of where and how homeless people should be able to live in the city.
Mar. 26, 2018
Navajo Nation Imposes Junk Food Tax
Starting April 1, the Navajo Nation will be the first in the country to impose a tax on chips, cookies, soda and all junk food.
Mar. 26, 2018
DACA Recipients, Supporters Prepare For Next Steps
Almost 28,000 young immigrants in Arizona work and live in the U.S. legally because of a federal program known as DACA. In the moments after Jeff Sessions announced DACA would end there was silence. Then there were tears.
Sep. 5, 2017
Trump
The Trump administration has announced plans to hire 5,000 additional Customs and Border Protection agents as part of a border security push. Michel Marizco of KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk is covering the story, and he joins me.
Mar. 7, 2017
Outside Party Spending Light In Formerly Hotly Contested CD2 Race
The last time Congressional District 2 went to the voters, current Congresswoman Martha McSally won by 161 votes. It was so close that it ended in a recount and was the last House vote in the entire country. Two years before, some 2,500 votes cost McSally her bid against then-Congressman Ron Barber.
Oct. 28, 2016

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