Fronteras Desk News

U.S. Ambassador In Mexico Wants To Modernize Border
Christopher Landau, the recently appointed U.S. ambassador in Mexico, met with a community of American expats in Mexico City on Saturday. And he told them he wants to be remembered as the ambassador who modernized the border.
Sep. 29, 2019
Letter From ICE Bosses Says Misinformation Can Lead To Violence
Leaders at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent an open letter to the public this month warning that misinformation from activists and politicians can lead to violence. The letter cites recent incidents in Tacoma, Washington, and San Antonio, Texas, where people opened fire on ICE facilities.
Sep. 27, 2019
Judge Blocks New Rules On Migrant Child Detention
A federal judge in California has shot down the Trump administration's new rules that allow for prolonged detention of migrant children. The judge said the rules go against a long-standing court agreement known as the Flores settlement.
Sep. 27, 2019
Mexico’s President Pushes For Controversial Amnesty Law Project
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is pushing for what he calls an amnesty law to benefit, for instance, some alleged drug traffickers. But his government also is imprisoning them for certain minor offenses.
Sep. 27, 2019
In Mexico, Thousands Commemorate Anniversary Of Disappeared Students
Thousands marched in downtown Mexico City on Thursday to commemorate the disappearance of 43 college students who were traveling by bus in southern Mexico before vanishing. Demonstrators marched onto Mexico City's central square.
Sep. 27, 2019
Trump Administration Proposes Setting Refugee Cap At 18,000
The Trump administration aims to resettle no more than 18,000 refugees throughout the United States in the new fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.
Sep. 26, 2019
Sonoran Researchers Seek Wildlife-Friendly Highway Crossings
Every year, thousands of animals are crushed trying to cross a highway just south of the U.S.-Mexico border in Sonora. It’s a major impediment to jaguars, ocelots and black bears whose survival depends on free movement through borderlands. Some researchers are working to create wildlife crossings that could mitigate the dangers of the road.
Special Report: Protecting The Northern Jaguar
Sep. 26, 2019
Asylum Ban Exception Sought For Some Migrants Waiting At Ports
Immigrant rights groups want a federal judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing the so-called asylum ban on migrants waiting to seek protection at a port of entry. The effort is part of an ongoing class-action lawsuit in California.
Sep. 26, 2019
Heavy Rains Slam Sonoran Beach Destinations
Sonoran beach towns popular with Arizona visitors were slammed by rain over the past couple days. Bahia de Kino, an hour west of Hermosillo, received more than two-and-a-half inches of rain in recent days, bringing major flooding and forcing road closures.
Sep. 26, 2019
Abortion Now Legal In 2 Mexican States
Lawmakers in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca decriminalized abortion on Wednesday, making it the second state in the country to do so. Lawmakers approved the measure in a 24-10 vote in a crowded chamber where activists in favor and against the legislation shouted and interrupted debate on multiple occasions, according to local media reports.
Sep. 26, 2019
Border Crossers Near Yuma Can Be Sent West For Remain In Mexico Program
The Border Patrol says migrants who enter the United States near Yuma can be sent to a Mexican city roughly 50 miles to the west while they wait for their asylum case to move forward.
Sep. 25, 2019
Mexican President Dismisses Climate Emergency, Bets On Refineries
Teen activist Greta Thunberg is demanding world leaders take action against global warming and pollution, and the Mexican president is no exception.
Sep. 25, 2019
U.S. Senate Nixes Emergency Border Declaration
The U.S. Senate passed a measure Wednesday blocking President Donald Trump from using emergency declaration powers to use money intended for military bases to pay for building a border fence.
Sep. 25, 2019
Museums Photos Receive American Treasure Status
The photographic collection at the Arizona State Museum has images in it that date back as long as cameras have been around. Many of them are photographs of Native Americans taken mostly by archaeologists and anthropologists from as early as the late 1800s.
Sep. 25, 2019
Without Aid, Fishermen Return To Vaquita’s Habitat
It’s shrimp fishing season in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. And fishermen in communities near the habitat of a small, endangered porpoise say they are returning to the water despite being banned from the area. They say the government is no longer paying compensation meant to help them survive without fishing.
Sep. 25, 2019
DHS Declares End Of Catch and Release Of Migrant Families
Except in rare cases, the acting secretary of Homeland Security said Monday that the agency will end a practice that caused thousands of migrant families to be released in Arizona over the past year. But the group that led a push to open an overnight shelter in Phoenix says it has not been told that federal officials will stop dropping migrants off.
Sep. 24, 2019
Concerns In Mexico As Public Education Laws Change
The 2013 education reform in Mexico that limited the power of unions and established an evaluation system for teachers is disappearing. The president says changes will empower educators, but critics worry about the lack of clarity and possible violations of the constitution.
Sep. 24, 2019
The Future Of The Border Wall In Arizona
Arizona's shared border with Mexico has become the proving grounds for the Trump administration's push to build new border fences. Proponents say the fence is needed to keep out asylum seekers and illicit smuggling in the U.S. border region. Locally, the border is also criticized for the long-lasting effects it will have on the Sonoran desert's ecosystems.
Sep. 24, 2019
Native American Voters In Arizona Prep For 2020
Native American tribes in Arizona are working on boosting turnout in next year's pivotal federal and state elections. The effort involves talking to county officials about election infrastructure and educating people on how to cast a ballot.
Sep. 24, 2019
Faster Border Crossings Mean Cleaner Air In Nogales
Air quality significantly improved in the towns of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, after some tractor trailers began moving faster through border inspections.
Sep. 24, 2019

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