Fronteras Desk News

Cities Targeted By ICE Last Weekend Saw Minimal Activity
The White House said last week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, would detain 2,000 people Sunday ordered removed by immigration courts. But the 10 cities targeted — including Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City — saw minimal activity by immigration agents.
Jul. 15, 2019
Immigrant Advocates Warn Against Possible Trump Migration Deal With Guatemala
Dozens of human rights groups and migrant advocates signed a letter Friday warning a possible agreement to designate Guatemala as a safe country for U.S. asylum seekers could put thousand of migrants in danger.
Jul. 12, 2019
School District OKs  Lease For Asylum Welcome Center
The Phoenix Elementary School District governing board has given approval for a New York-based nonprofit agency to lease one of its buildings for humanitarian aid.
Jul. 12, 2019
Sulfuric Acid Leak In Mexico’s Sea Of Cortez A ‘Wake-Up Call’
Mexico’s largest mining company spilled sulfuric acid into the Sea of Cortez in Guaymas, Sonora, on Tuesday. Officials say the spill was minor, but it has caused concern because of the company’s legacy of environmental damage.
UNESCO: Vaquita Porpoise Habitat ‘In Danger’
Jul. 11, 2019
WATCH: House Committee Hearing On Migrant Conditions
After an inspector general report found "dangerous overcrowding" at Border Patrol facilities, the House oversight committee is holding a hearing about conditions for detained migrants. Watch the hearing live beginning at 7 a.m.
Jul. 11, 2019
WATCH: Trump Speaks On Census, Citizenship
President Donald Trump spoke from the White House on Thursday about his administration's push to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
Jul. 11, 2019
ICE Immigration Raids May Be Coming This Weekend
The New York Times reports Immigration and Customs Enforcement will begin detaining people who have been ordered deported starting Sunday.
Jul. 11, 2019
Report: Border Patrol Agents Punished, Sexually Assaulted Children At Yuma Center
A federal immigration agent is under investigation for sexual assault at a southern Arizona border detention facility. According to a report by NBC News, the agent groped a Honduran child in custody in Yuma.
Jul. 11, 2019
As Fewer Refugees Come To AZ, The Congolese Community Grows
The 1,107 Congolese refugees who have come to Arizona since October 2017 are the most from any one country in that time. Still, they are a fraction of about 7,500 people the United Nations said were forced to flee violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June.
Jul. 10, 2019
Tucson Organization Brings Migrant Guide Project To Sonora
The leader of a Tucson-based organization is visiting Sonora, Mexico, this week to share a guide designed to help migrants on their journey through Mexico and into the United States. One of the biggest dangers for migrants traveling through Mexico is a lack of information, said the Rev. Robin Hoover, president of Migrant Status Inc.
Some U.S. Asylum Seekers Find Work In Northern Mexico
Jul. 10, 2019
Mexico Secretary Of Finance Quits, Criticizes His Government
On Tuesday, just seven months after taking oath, Mexico’s president was surprised by the resignation of the finance secretary, who slammed the administration on his way out.
Jul. 9, 2019
AMLO Responds to US Steel, Tomato Tariffs
During his Tuesday morning press conference, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he had “confidence that we’ll be able to confront this new challenge.”
Jul. 9, 2019
Mexican Federal Police Officers Upset With New National Guard
Just a few weeks ago, the Mexican National guard began to operate not only against organized crime but also detaining undocumented immigrants. But experts and members of the Federal Police are concerned with the guard’s protocols and duties.
Jul. 9, 2019
Sonora Cracks Down On Illegal Chocolate Cars
In Mexico, millions of people drive cars that come from the United States. Many of those cars haven’t been properly imported. Now, state and local officials in neighboring Sonora, Mexico are seizing some of these irregular cars.
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Jul. 9, 2019
Phoenix To Temporarily Close Mexico Trade Offices
The Phoenix City Council has voted to temporarily close the city’s offices in Mexico, which connect companies on both sides of the border looking to expand, while the contract to run the offices is being reviewed.
Jul. 8, 2019
Some U.S. Asylum Seekers Find Work In Northern Mexico
Mexico’s top diplomatic official says hundreds of Central American migrants who have been sent to Mexico to await the outcome of their U.S. asylum claims have secured jobs in factories near the border.
Jul. 8, 2019
AZ Business Welcomes Possible Completion Of Sonoran Highway
For now the third time, Mexico’s president has announced an end date for the construction of a major roadway through the northern state of Sonora, though previous predictions have proven wrong.
Jul. 8, 2019
Pima County Intends To House Asylum Seekers At Old Youth Detention Center
Pima County wants to use an empty juvenile detention center to house Central American asylum seekers dropped off in Tucson by federal immigration agents.
Jul. 8, 2019
How A School District Stepped Up To Help Migrants
Almost four months ago, local aid groups called on governments to provide a facility to help house migrant families being released by ICE in Phoenix. None stepped forward. But now a centralized overnight shelter could open as soon as this week.
Jul. 8, 2019
Remittances To Mexico Break Monthly Record In May
Remittances to Mexico, one of the main largest sectors of the country's economy, in May hit their highest level for any individual month on record, according to new figures released by the country's central bank.
Jul. 5, 2019

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