Fronteras Desk News

Reimbursement Deadline Nears For Groups That Helped Migrant Families
Monday night is the deadline for Arizona nonprofits and churches to apply for reimbursement of money they spent to host migrant families dropped off by federal authorities.
Sep. 13, 2019
Florence Project Heartbroken By SCOTUS Asylum Decision
An Arizona nonprofit that gives free legal help to detained migrants said President Trump’s so-called third-country asylum ban puts lives in danger.
Sep. 13, 2019
In Mexico, Confusion About U.S. Asylum Rule
Mexico’s top diplomat says he disagrees with a U.S. Supreme Court order that will prevent most migrants from applying for asylum. The measure will likely block thousands from around the world who are waiting in Mexican border towns for an opportunity to legally enter the U.S.
Sep. 13, 2019
Havasupai Work To Bridge Digital Divide In Grand Canyon
The most isolated Native American Tribe in the continental United States is finally expanding its broadband internet. And it hasn’t been easy. But if the Havasupai Tribe can install reliable high speed internet at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, they may bridge the digital divide for other tribes.
Sep. 12, 2019
Sinema Blasts Military Funds Used For Border Buildup
Arizona’s Democratic senator criticized the trump administration for taking pentagon funding away to pay for new border fence projects along the southwest boundary.
Sep. 12, 2019
Mexico Wants U.S. To ‘Do Much More’ To Stop Firearms Trafficking
The United States has been pushing Mexico to do more to tighten controls on migration to the southwest border. Now, Mexican officials say it’s time for the U.S. to staunch the flow of firearms across the border into Mexico.
Sep. 12, 2019
Amid Solar Uncertainty, Paths Remain For Mexican Renewables
In Hermosillo, Sonora, Zuma Energia’s half-a-million-panel, 162-megawatt solar power plant generates enough energy to power over 200,000 Mexican homes. This project — and many like it — was the fruit of long-term energy auctions. But early this year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador canceled the fourth round of those auctions.
Sep. 12, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: The U.S. Races To Build A New Border
Thousands gather south of the Arizona border awaiting their turn to enter the country and request asylum, but still others look for areas along the border where they can step onto U.S. soil. Now the U.S. government is rushing to build dozens of miles of new border fence. It was a campaign promise in far-flung Washington, D.C., four years ago. It’s happening now in Arizona.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sep. 12, 2019
Fire Prevention Efforts Caused Flagstaff Wildfire
The Forest Service says a Flagstaff wildfire was caused by an excavator striking rock during efforts to prevent fires. The Museum Fire burned 1,961 acres in July and cost $9 million to control.
Sep. 12, 2019
Walmart, Produce Importers Worry About Draft Mexican Tomato Deal
The 30-day review period for the draft deal ends this month. That deal — which the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican growers initialed in August — would raise the floor price of tomatoes, as well as limit the ability of buyers to be compensated for damaged loads.
Sep. 11, 2019
Couple Sentenced For Smuggling Rifles Into Mexico
A Tucson couple accused of smuggling more than a dozen rifles into Mexico was sentenced to federal prison.
Sep. 11, 2019
Sonora’s Police Shortage Causes Concern In Mexico
Neighboring Sonora, Mexico has seen increasing rates of violence in recent months. At the same time, local police forces are facing a shortage of officers.
Sep. 11, 2019
U.S. Pushes Mexico To Step Up Immigration Crackdown
The Trump administration sought to increase pressure on Mexico to stop people migrating before they reach the southwest border on Tuesday, showing White House officials' increasing demands, even as Mexico cracks down on through migration.
Sep. 11, 2019
1st Vaquita Sighting In 2019; As Many As 6 Spotted
An international group of scientists and conservationists spotted several vaquita marina porpoises in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez in recent weeks. It’s the first recorded sighting of the critically endangered marine mammal so far this year.
Sep. 10, 2019
Sinema, McSally Urge Senate To Fund San Luis Port Improvements
The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved a bill with nearly $250 million in funding for improvements. Both of Arizona’s senators are urging their fellow lawmakers to fund improvements at a major San Luis Port of Entry.
Sep. 10, 2019
Enforcement Pushes Asylum Seekers To Stay In Mexico
As the United States and Mexico enforce harsher immigration policies for migrants trying to reach the U.S. border, a growing number of asylum seekers asking for refuge in Mexico instead of continuing their journey north.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Sep. 10, 2019
Mexican Authorities Meet With Rio Sonora Mining Spill Victims
Five years ago, Mexico’s largest mining company spilled nearly 11 million gallons of toxic waste into two Sonoran rivers affecting thousands living downstream from the mine. Mexican authorities recently met with one of the affected communities as part of promised efforts to give residents a voice in mining issues.
Sep. 9, 2019
Public Health Care Concerns In Mexico As Government Cuts Expenses
Public health services in Mexico are being reduced as part of the government's strategy to chop expenses, bringing concerns on medicine shortenings, less medical personnel and job losses in public health facilities.
Sep. 9, 2019
Apprehensions At US-Mexico Border Plummet
Migration through the U.S.-Mexico border plummeted last month to little more than half what it was during the height of apprehensions this past spring.
Sep. 9, 2019
Mexico Interrupts Services Outside Its Largest Immigrant Station
Mexican authorities interrupted services for migrants outside the country's largest migrant center for at least three days last week, saying some migrants had become violent.
Sep. 6, 2019