Fronteras Desk News

2nd Border Patrol Agent Convicted Of Abusing Immigrant
Another Border Patrol agent has been convicted of abusing an immigrant along the Southwest border. It comes after a separate case, in which an Arizona-based agent accepted a plea deal earlier this month.
Aug. 29, 2019
Trump Administration Attempting To Bypass Flores Agreement
In attempting another modification of existing immigration laws, the Trump administration launched another attempt to modify the so-called Flores agreement.
Aug. 29, 2019
Ducey Pressures Arizona Delegates To Ratify USMCA Trade Deal
Top Arizona leaders hosted a town hall Wednesday night in their latest push for Congress to ratify a trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Gov. Doug Ducey and Congressman Greg Stanton doubled down on a week of pressuring Congress to ratify the USMCA.
Aug. 28, 2019
Border Crossings At Arizona Ports OF Entry Down From Last Year
Pedestrian crossings are down about 12% at all Arizona ports from January through June compared to the previous year. Personal vehicles fell roughly 10%, according to federal data. Commercial truck crossings and import values are each up by about 12%.
Aug. 28, 2019
State Department Calls For Investigation Into Mexican Journalists Stabbing Death
The U.S. State Department is calling on the Mexican government to investigate the murder of a local news reporter this weekend, at least the 10th slaying of a journalist in that country this year.
Aug. 28, 2019
25 Killed In Attack On Bar In Coastal Mexico
Mexico’s president says he wants federal prosecutors to investigate the possible connection between government officials and the murder of 25 people at a bar.
Aug. 28, 2019
U.S. Government Pulls FEMA Money For Increased Border Detentions
The administration informed Congress it will move more than $270 million from agencies like FEMA to spend on detention bed space and to provide for temporary asylum hearings.
Aug. 28, 2019
Security Talks Start Between US Ambassador, Mexican Authorities
The new ambassador of the U.S. in Mexico officially started his duties. He’s been meeting with Mexican authorities with a main topic: binational security.
Aug. 28, 2019
New Website Aims To Bring AZ Residents In On Push To Ratify USMCA
Convincing Congress to pass a reboot of the North American trade deal was a major focus when the governors of Arizona and Sonora met in June. The Arizona-Mexico Commission has just launched a new website aimed at getting the public more involved in the effort.
Aug. 27, 2019
Deal Reached In Mexican Natural Gas Pipeline Dispute
Mexico’s June announcement that it wanted to review a number of natural gas pipeline contracts rattled investors. But this week a deal was announced.
Aug. 27, 2019
Arizona-Sonora Short Film Contest, Workshop Open For Submissions
Student and non-professional filmmakers living in Arizona and Sonora can submit short films about life in the borderlands to the Cinema On The Border contest now through Oct. 7.
Aug. 27, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Portland, Maine
About 400 people seeking asylum from Central Africa have come to this small town of Portland, Maine, over the last couple of months. Laurel Morales reports on the last leg of "Tracing The Migrant Journey."
Aug. 26, 2019
Mexicos Economy Registers No Growth In Second Quarter
Mexico’s economic activity was flat in the second quarter of the year, as Arizona’s leading trading partner narrowly dodged a recession.
Aug. 23, 2019
After Mexican Tomato Deal, Farm Bureau Wants Same For Other Crops
With the ink barely dry on the draft of a Mexican tomato import deal, some farmers are saying they’d like to see similar agreements for other crops. The American Farm Bureau praised the deal reached by the U.S. Department of Commerce and Mexican growers.
Aug. 23, 2019
Douglas-Agua Prieta Host Annual Concert Without Borders
Artists and performers from Arizona and Sonora, Mexico will put on a free concert Saturday on both sides of the border in Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora. It’s called the Concert Without Borders.
Aug. 23, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Phoenix, Arizona
Tens of thousands of migrant families have passed through Phoenix this year on their way to destinations in other parts of the country. Area churches and nonprofits have offered these people aid, and just last month aid groups opened a 24/7 shelter. It's one stop on the migrant journey we've been covering over the past two weeks.
Special Series: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 23, 2019
DNC Chairman To Raise Funds In Mexico
The Democratic National Committee chairman will appear at two fundraising events in Mexico City next month — one a happy hour and another a dinner.
Aug. 22, 2019
Wells Fargo Agrees To Pay Navajo $6.5 Million Settlement
The Navajo Nation announced Thursday that it has settled a lawsuit with Wells Fargo Bank over predatory practices that targeted Navajo people. Under the terms of the settlement, Wells Fargo will pay the Navajo Nation $6.5 million.
Aug. 22, 2019
Museum Fire To Cost More Than $12 Million
Agencies that fought a wildfire that burned north of Flagstaff expect it to cost more than $12 million. The fire sparked on July 21 and was declared fully contained on Aug. 15. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.
Aug. 22, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Yuma
On the Arizona border, people from all over the world have gathered to cross into Arizona's desert. So what does that shift look like once they get into Arizona? KJZZ's Michel Marizco reports from Yuma.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 22, 2019