Fronteras Desk News

Mexico Says Its Immigration Crackdown Is A Success
Top Mexican officials say they cut undocumented migration to the United States by 56% since May, as part of an effort to avert the threat of tariffs under a deal the two countries will review on Tuesday.
Sep. 6, 2019
Churches, AZ Patriots Seek Court Approval Of Settlement
A coalition of Valley churches and members of a far-right Arizona group have reached a deal to settle a federal lawsuit filed in June, and the sides are now seeking court-approval.
Sep. 6, 2019
Why People Are Migrating From Honduras
"Tracing The Migrant Journey" put reporters on the ground in four countries to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S. The journey began in Honduras. Honduras is a country where, for the poorest and most vulnerable, it seems everyone has tried to migrate.
Sep. 6, 2019
Southwest Key Hopes To Reopen Shelter In Youngtown
Southwest Key Programs hopes to reopen the last of two Arizona shelters that closed about a year ago. The Texas-based nonprofit has received hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding during the fiscal year that ends in September.
Sep. 5, 2019
Border Basketball Art Installation Removed By Feds
As a part of his Gold Nets project, New York-based artist Jeremy John Kaplan installed about 30 gold-dyed nets across Nogales, Sonora, in August. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesperson said it could be used to aid smuggling.
Sep. 5, 2019
Homeland Security To Begin Testing New Drone
The federal Homeland Security Department will begin testing a small drone to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border. The department recently awarded a San Diego company Planck Aerosystems $200,000 to begin testing its small drone design along the border.
Sep. 5, 2019
In San Luis, Asylum Seekers From Around The World
KJZZ's Fronteras reporting team joined migrants as they traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S. This multi-part series put reporters on the ground in four countries to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S. In San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, the asylum wait list has over 1,100 people. Other border cities have as many, or many more.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sep. 4, 2019
Deal Reached In Lawsuit Between Churches And Far-Right Arizona Groups
A coalition of Valley churches filed a federal lawsuit in June that accused far-right Arizona groups of harassment and making threats as faith leaders helped migrant families dropped off by federal authorities.
Sep. 4, 2019
AG Mark Brnovich Joins Push To Dissolve DACA
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has joined 11 other state attorneys general in a bid to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created under President Barack Obama.
Sep. 4, 2019
ASU Scientists Looking For Answers In Mysterious Ancient City
Many archaeologists consider the first big city in the Americas to be Teotihuacán — a city that existed more than 2,000 years ago in Central Mexico. And a team of scientists working out of a little-known Arizona State University lab have long been looking for those answers.
For Phoenix Artist, Ancient Mexican City Teotihuacan Inspires Creativity
Sep. 4, 2019
Lawsuit Against More Fast-Track Deportations Scheduled
Groups fighting to block the expansion of fast-track deportations are due in court days after federal immigration authorities could start applying the practice.
Sep. 3, 2019
AMLO: Investigation To Reopen Into 2009 Daycare Fire
This June marked the 10-year anniversary of a fire in a Sonoran daycare that killed 49 children and injured more than 100 others. Now, Mexico’s president is promising to take action on behalf of the victims and their families.
Sep. 3, 2019
Advocates: Abuse Of Mexico Migrants Likely To Increase
A network of shelters for migrants in Mexico says the violation of human rights of migrants in that country has become more prevalent.
Sep. 3, 2019
Highway South Of Arizona-Mexico Border Delayed Again
Mexico’s federal government has pushed back the completion of a major highway project that will connect the twin border cities of Nogales with an important corridor 400 miles to the south, at least the fourth time the project has been postponed.
Sep. 3, 2019
Organized Crime Infiltrates 5 Police Departments In Sonora
The military and navy will take over the leadership of police in five towns, including Hermosillo, the capital of Arizona’s neighboring state of Sonora, and the port of Guaymas, Defense Secretary Luis Sandoval said in a news conference on Monday.
Sep. 3, 2019
On International Day Of The Disappeared, Hermosillo Marches Through Downpour
Friday was International Day of the Disappeared, which honors missing people around the world. There are more than 2,000 disappeared people in Sonora, and roughly 40,000 nationwide.
Sep. 3, 2019
AMLO’s First State Of The Union Highlights Migration, Trade
The Mexican president delivered his first State of the Union speech on Sunday not at the Congress, but in a ceremony among state secretaries, businessmen and governors from his party. Migration and the U.S. were among the key topics.
Sep. 2, 2019
Sonorans Encouraged To Apply For Young Entrepreneurs Fellowship
The U.S. Consul in Hermosillo is encouraging young entrepreneurs in Sonora, Mexico, to apply for a leadership program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Entrepreneurs ages 25-35 from Latin America, the Caribbean and now Canada can apply for the U.S. State Department’s Young Leaders in America Initiative.
Aug. 30, 2019
Policies Deepen Divide At Mexico-Guatemala Border
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations but also between Mexico and Guatemala. President Trump’s threat on taxing Mexican goods unless migration stopped is having an effect on Mexico’s border with Guatemala. Here, not only migration is changing but also trade.
Aug. 30, 2019
New App Can Immediately Connect Migrants With Their Lawyer
A pair of immigration attorneys from Texas have come up with an app that tells them if a client has been pulled over by local police, or federal agents have shown up with a warrant. Now the legal team hopes to convince attorneys in Arizona to buy their product.
Aug. 30, 2019