Fronteras Desk News

Lawsuit Seeks Documents On Delays In Processing Citizenship Applications
Immigrant rights groups are taking the federal government to court over access to records tied to applications for citizenship.
Sep. 25, 2018
Mexico Releases, Recaptures Suspected Cartel Hitman
A man arrested by Mexican police two weeks ago for his suspected ties to smuggling drugs and an endangered fish was first released, then arrested again — this time on murder charges.
Sep. 24, 2018
Tucson Company Building Border Wall In Texas
A Tucson, Arizona company started work on a border fence replacement project in west Texas for the Homeland Security Department.
Sep. 24, 2018
Feds Give Green Light To Natural Gas Exports To Sonora
A Texas-based partnership has gotten the green light from federal authorities to export natural gas to a planned liquefaction facility in Sonora, Mexico.
Sep. 24, 2018
Incoming Mexican President Visits Sonoran Border Cities
Mexico’s incoming president visited the neighboring state of Sonora this week, stopping for a trip to two border cities to lay out an ambitious agenda. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stood on stage in Nogales, laying out his plans to a cheering crowd of a few thousand people.
Sep. 21, 2018
Bill Would Address National Park Repair Backlog
The Interior Secretary plans to visit the Grand Canyon on Saturday to bring attention to the need to fix national parks. The National Park Service has a $12 billion backlog of maintenance projects.
Sep. 21, 2018
Companies Back Out Of NGS Purchase
Two companies that had planned to take over the west’s largest coal-fired power plant have ended their efforts to acquire it.
Sep. 20, 2018
Mexico’s President Elect Heads To Sonoran Border
Mexico's incoming president Andés Manuel López Obrador is planning a visit to Sonora on Friday and Saturday, where he is expected to talk about his proposals to create a special border zone.
Sep. 20, 2018
Phoenix Entrepreneurs Visit Mexico City To Learn, Expand
A group of entrepreneurs from Arizona visited Mexico City this week. And the goal of this business trip was to get a better understanding of another culture, while building partnerships.
Sep. 20, 2018
Arizona May Take Licenses From Southwest Key Programs
Arizona wants to take away the licenses held by Southwest Key Programs after the operator of shelters for migrant children missed a deadline connected to increased state oversight.
Sep. 19, 2018
Sadness On Anniversary Of Mexico City Earthquake
Survivors held a moment of silence on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that killed at least 369 in Central Mexico.
Sep. 19, 2018
Mexico City Still Seeks Earthquake Solutions
Sept. 19 marks the anniversary of Mexico City’s two most devastating earthquakes — one in 1985 and one in 2017. Today, the city still debates on what were the lessons learned.
Sep. 19, 2018
Program Requires Mexican Teachers To Learn English
Future Mexican teachers are being required to learn English to earn their degree, no matter what subject they plan to teach. The new requirement is part of a a push for students in Mexico to learn English in school.
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Sep. 17, 2018
Mexican Fish Smuggler Arrested
Mexican authorities say the leader of a drug cartel linked with illegal trafficking of the endangered totoaba fish was arrested in Baja California last week. The black market for totoaba fish is a leading threat to the nearly-extinct vaquita porpoise.
Sep. 17, 2018
AZ Aerospace Company Grows In Sonora
Tempe-based Walbar Engine Components recently finished work on a new manufacturing facility in the Sonoran port city of Guaymas, near San Carlos.
Sep. 17, 2018
Trump Wants $20M To Help Mexico Deport Migrants
Mexico’s foreign relations and interior ministry said in a joint statement they were considering an offer that, according to a report first made by the New York Times, would set aside $20 million in aid for Mexico's immigration enforcement.
Sep. 17, 2018
New AZ Financial Tech Law Helps Foreign Partnerships
The recently approved law in Arizona is one of the first of its kind. It allows fintech companies to test its products for two years on up to 10,000 potential consumers.
Sep. 17, 2018
Morena Party Sweep In Mexico Raises Hope, Concerns
Mexico’s early July election brought an insurgent center-left party to power at every level, and dealt stinging defeats to some of its longest standing parties. How the old guard will adapt — and how the new guard will avoid the pitfalls of the past — are very live questions.
Sep. 13, 2018
Separated Parents To Get Second Shot At Asylum
A potential settlement has been reached in a trio of lawsuits involving immigrant families separated by the federal government, and the deal would give a do-over to parents facing deportation after failing initial interviews for asylum.
Sep. 13, 2018
Changing Woman, Part 6: The Rockers
The Nizhoni Girls are redefining what it means to be Navajo. They're shaking down their assimilated ways in their songs and holding onto key Navajo beliefs in their activism.
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Sep. 13, 2018