Fronteras Desk News

Flagstaff’s in an affordable housing jam. There are few places to build in a town surrounded by national forest. But the city’s also bordered by the Navajo Nation, which has a housing shortage of its own. A new Flagstaff housing program is putting many of these people in their own homes.
Feb. 21, 2018
A few years ago, a region in the neighboring Mexican state of Sonora suffered serious damages to its economy after an environmental catastrophe. But now that area has a plan to move forward.
Feb. 21, 2018
The campaign to become Mexico’s next president is in full swing. Voters will head to the polls this summer and there’s an effort to get Mexicans living in the United States to take part in the election back home.
Feb. 20, 2018
About 10,000 people are expected at Phoenix Startup Week, an event full of conferences, networking and workshops for entrepreneurs. Five of the visiting startups are from Mexico
Feb. 19, 2018
The National Park Service wants to change an iconic destination at the Grand Canyon to honor Native American heritage.
Feb. 19, 2018
The president of the Border Patrol union told a House committee recently that agents are not destroying humanitarian aid left in the desert for immigrants who cross the border illegally. Activists have disseminated video of agents doing exactly that.
Feb. 16, 2018
DACA recipients are at the center of the debate over immigration reform, and some "Dreamers" have described the back-and-forth fight between Democrats, Republicans and President Donald Trump as exhausting.
Feb. 15, 2018
The senior minister of a north Phoenix church said he did not follow the normal vetting process when he recently offered sanctuary to an undocumented Mexican man with a son fighting cancer.
Feb. 14, 2018
For more than 50 years, historians have been uncertain whether the body of the famed Basque explorer for the Spanish Crown was actually who everyone assumed it to be. A single clerical error led to a centuries old mystery in northern Mexico.
Feb. 14, 2018
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit seeking access to a Border Patrol checkpoint near Arivaca should not have been thrown out, and the plaintiffs will now get another shot to prove they’re entitled to be close enough to the checkpoint to see what happens.
Feb. 13, 2018
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has decided to postpone the deportation of an undocumented Mexican man whose son is fighting cancer.
Feb. 13, 2018
Arizona representatives will travel to Hermosillo as part of their continuing trade partnerships and to foster new alliances, as some new players could be added to the so-called 'megaregion'.
Feb. 12, 2018
For some, artists are just imaginative people. But others see more than that. And one group wants to make them part of the growing trend of doing business with Mexico.
Feb. 12, 2018
Arrests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement jumped by nearly a third last year, after the Trump administration broadened enforcement guidelines.
Feb. 9, 2018
In Tucson’s Barrio Viejo, or old neighborhood, evidence of the city’s Mexican heritage is everywhere. Visitors come from all over to eat tacos, to admire adobe architecture, and if they know where to go, they can make a wish too at El Tiradito.
Feb. 9, 2018
A former supervisor for U.S. Customs and Border Protection faces sentencing in April for buying guns in Arizona and illegally taking them to California.
Feb. 8, 2018
An FBI report into the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has determined that the deceased agent was not attacked prior to his death in Texas.
Feb. 8, 2018
The trade deficit has widened for the U.S., partially because of increased American demand for imports.
Feb. 6, 2018
An extension of the United Nations calculated more people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally died last year than in previous years. This in spite of the fact that immigrant apprehensions along the border are on the decline.
Feb. 6, 2018
If the Navajo Nation needs to issue an Amber Alert when a child goes missing, it’s able to do that now. Its Amber Alert System is now operating in test mode.
Feb. 5, 2018

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