Fronteras Desk News

Court Hearing Thursday In Family Separations Case
The sides in an ongoing lawsuit over the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border are due in court Thursday afternoon. An independent federal investigator has said there may be thousands of migrant children who were separated from their parents prior to last year's court-ordered reunifications.
Apr. 24, 2019
Mexico Becomes Top U.S. Trade Partner
In January and February of this year, trade between Mexico and the United State accounted for $97.4 billion in imports and exports. That’s about 15 percent of all U.S. trade worldwide, surpassing both China and Canada.
Apr. 24, 2019
U.S.-Mexico Tomato Import Deal Negotiations Latest Row In Decades-Long Fight
Negotiations are underway for a new Mexican tomato import deal. But with the deadline fast approaching, there’s no guarantee an agreement will be hashed out between growers north and south of the border.
Apr. 24, 2019
Utilities From All Over Install Electricity On Navajo Nation
Utility crews from across the country are coming to the Navajo Nation to install electricity in hundreds of homes that have never had it. It’s part of a pilot program to get the tribe on the grid.
Apr. 23, 2019
Mexico Says 300K U.S.-Bound Migrants Entered The Country In First 3 Months Of 2019
The Mexican government estimates almost 300,000 migrants entered its territory in the first three months of the year, with the intention of illegally crossing into the United States.
Apr. 23, 2019
Sisters Cities Celebrate 50th Anniversary With Art Exhibit
Scottsdale is celebrating 50 years of sister city status with Alamos, Mexico this year with an art exhibit at the Mexican Consulate in Phoenix. Alamos, Sonora is a Mexican "Pueblo Magico," or magical town, a small town known for its history and culture, located about 600 miles south of Scottsdale.
Apr. 22, 2019
Tucson Takes In Asylum Seekers
For months, federal immigration agents have dropped off asylum seekers at churches and shelters in cities along the entire U.S.-Mexico border. Some of those are now full and the burden is being picked up by taxpayers in border region cities.
Apr. 19, 2019
Migrant Day Shelter Expects Busy Holiday Weekend
A Phoenix-area day shelter for migrant families released by federal authorities is expected to be almost completely full for all of Easter weekend. It’s a change from the past 10 days or so, when the shelter has, for the most part, had plenty of room.
Apr. 19, 2019
$220 Million Available To Cleanup Navajo Uranium Mines
The federal government seeks proposals from businesses to clean up abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation. But some say Navajo-owned businesses aren’t big enough to handle the project. The EPA plans to parse out $220 million to multiple "small businesses."
Apr. 19, 2019
Report: New NAFTA Would Bring Growth, Employment Gains
If enacted, the renegotiated NAFTA deal could grow the U.S. economy and bring modest jumps in employment, according to a new report from the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Apr. 19, 2019
No Obvious Signs Of An Emergency In Yuma
Months after President Donald Trump declared an emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border, the mayor of Yuma has officially joined in. Douglas Nicholls says he took action to prevent a large homeless population in the city and to protect its residents.
Apr. 19, 2019
Electric Scooter Companies Fight To Keep Rolling In Mexico
Electric shared scooters arrived in Mexico City with disruptive technologies and concerns. While some see in them innovation and an opportunity, others think that these vehicles need to be regulated — or even eradicated.
Apr. 18, 2019
Border Patrol: Cost Of Supplies For Migrants In Yuma Area Skyrockets
The U.S. Border Patrol said on Wednesday the Yuma sector was holding more than double the number of migrants than the area has room for, and the cost of supplies for migrants has jumped significantly.
Apr. 17, 2019
City, County Approve Location For New Douglas Port Of Entry
The Douglas City Council and the Cochise County Board of Supervisors have voted to support a proposed location for a new commercial port of entry in Southeastern Arizona.
Apr. 17, 2019
Yuma Declares Emergency Over Migrant Family Releases
A flood of migrants dropped off in Yuma by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has caused city’s top elected official to declare a local emergency. Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls suggested an agency within the same federal department should pay for the “disaster.”
Apr. 17, 2019
Mexican Women Jump-Start Businesses With New Program
A group of 28 women graduated from an entrepreneurship course hosted by the University of Arizona and the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico, this month. Their businesses range from opening an ice cream shop to starting a YouTube channel. On April 6, they presented the fruits of their labor at a trade show.
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Apr. 16, 2019
Arizona Conservatives Rally For
A congressman and the chair of the Arizona Republican Party were among the speakers at a rally Monday evening dubbed “Patriotism Over Socialism.” Anti-Defamation League of Arizona said the rally would likely draw extremists.
Apr. 16, 2019
Largest Mass Grave In Recent Memory Found In Sonora
Members of Guerreras Buscadoras de Sonora — or the Sonoran Warrior Searchers — found 30 bodies over the weekend near Ejido Francisco Madero, a small town outside Ciudad Obregon in the southern part of the state.
Apr. 15, 2019
AMLO: Trump Promises Investment In Mexican ‘Mayan Train’
"I met with the secretary of commerce from the United States, and he told me that President Donald Trump sent me a message promising they will invest on the train," Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said during a rally.
Apr. 15, 2019
As Hermosillo Grows At Edges, Some See A Future In The Center
In a trend Phoenicians know well, the Sonoran capital Hermosillo is growing quickly at the city’s edges. That has come with financial and environmental consequences. However, some officials and entrepreneurs are turning their gaze to the city center, and see a more sustainable future in a denser, more diverse urban core.
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Apr. 15, 2019

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