Fronteras Desk News

Mexican Steel Imports Drop After Trump’s Tariffs
In May, the Trump administration announced a 25 percent tariff on steel imported from several countries including Mexico, one of five main suppliers to the U.S. The Mexican steelers are starting to hurt… and it may reach American pockets soon.
Aug. 6, 2018
Chinese Firm Wins Sonoran Solar Contract
JA Solar Holdings will provide the solar modules to the Puerto Libertad project, which is expected to generate up to 963 gigawatt hours, enough to power nearly 600,000 Mexican homes.
Aug. 6, 2018
Aid Workers Accuse Feds Of Targeting Work On Border
A Tucson-based migrant activist group that helps undocumented immigrants with supplies in the desert is calling on the federal government to stop prosecuting their volunteers.
Aug. 2, 2018
UA And Mexico Launch Legal Training For Diplomats
A new project gives U.S. laws an international perspective by training diplomats about the American legal system.
Aug. 2, 2018
Trump And AMLO Both Want Fewer Migrants To The United States
Mexico’s incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he wants migration to be an option and not a necessity, establishing what could become a common policy objective with the United States.
Mexico's López Obrador Seeks To Calm Waters With Business Groups
Aug. 2, 2018
State Department Bars San Carlos Travel
The U.S. State Department announced via Tweet Tuesday evening that it is prohibiting employee travel to the popular Sonoran resort town of San Carlos and nearby Guaymas, a major port city.
Aug. 1, 2018
Southwest Key Worker Arrested On Suspicion Of Sex Crimes
A worker at a government-contracted shelter for migrant children was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.
Aug. 1, 2018
9th Circuit Rejects Maricopa County Appeal In Melendres Case
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has shot down a fourth attempt by Maricopa County to avoid the fallout of the long-running racial profile case brought against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Jul. 31, 2018
Alleged Murderer Of Border Agent Extradited To Tucson
A man accused of killing a border patrol agent in 2010 in Nogales, Arizona, was extradited from Mexico on Tuesday. He will face charges in Tucson.
Jul. 31, 2018
A ‘Toy Story’ That’s Hitting Mexico And The U.S.
A California-based company is bringing a new concern to jobs and manufacturing in Mexico and the U.S., and it’s not about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): it’s all about toys.
Jul. 31, 2018
Nearly Half Of Border Agency Applicants Failed Exam
For years, the federal government agency in charge of securing the U.S.-Mexico border has tried to fill its ranks. But the slow hiring process was further choked by unqualified applicants. Now a new audit shows some of the problems plaguing Customs and Border Protection.
Jul. 31, 2018
ADOT Credits Program with Drop in Border Violations
ADOT is crediting a new training program with reducing border inspection violations for Mexican truckers.
Jul. 30, 2018
Nearly 2,500 Scientists Slam Trump
A group of 2,500 scientists signed a letter condemning President Donald Trump’s Administration from building new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul. 30, 2018
Seafood Ban Aims To Protect Porpoises
A U.S. trade court judge ruled Thursday that the Trump administration must ban Mexican seafood that was caught in gill nets in areas where the nets can harm the endangered vaquita porpoise.
Jul. 27, 2018
Sonoran Lithium Mine Stock Sale Nixed
A planned sale of stock to help fund the construction of a major Sonoran lithium mine was recently called off by the company, Bacanora Lithium.
Jul. 27, 2018
Mexican Reporter Jailed In The United States Freed
Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son came to the United States seeking help after he was threatened for his reporting work in Mexico. They sought asylum in this country but they were instead detained nearly eight months ago.
Jul. 27, 2018
Meteorologists Expect Relief From Drought Conditions For AZ
While parts of Arizona have seen their share of rain this monsoon season, meteorologists said it’s not enough to end this drought yet. But forecasts are looking favorable. Heavy rains are expected to continue over parts of the southwestern United States over the next couple months.
Jul. 27, 2018
Maricopa Educators ‘Hunt’ For Knowledge In Mexico
A group of teachers from the Maricopa County Community College District are in central Mexico collecting information for their classes and research projects.
Jul. 27, 2018
Congressional Committee Approves Border Protection Budget
The House Appropriations Committee voted late Wednesday to budget billions of dollars for border protection. But the committee also resisted a Trump administration move to deny asylum to certain immigrants fleeing domestic violence.
Jul. 26, 2018
Feds Reunite More Than 1,800 Migrant Kids
Thursday was the court ordered deadline for the federal government to finish returning separated children to their migrant parents.
Jul. 26, 2018

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