Fronteras Desk News

Montana Contractor Wins Border Construction Contract
The federal government has awarded a $174 million contract to a Montana company to replace 14 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma.
Nov. 15, 2018
Food Biotechnology Added On New Trilateral Deal
Twenty-five years ago, biotechnology was not an issue considered in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But that has changed, as the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) has an entire chapter dedicated to it.
Nov. 15, 2018
Debate Over Purpose Of Troops At Southern Border
Defense Secretary James Mattis visited the soldiers deployed to the Texas border Wednesday as part of what he called a sincere effort to lock down the border in anticipation of the arriving caravan of migrants now arriving in Tijuana.
Nov. 15, 2018
Army Closes 2 Of 6 Lanes At Nogales Port of Entry
The U.S. Army continues to harden the border in Nogales in anticipation of the arriving Central American migrant caravan. Soldiers were seen erecting massive steel gates at two vehicle lanes of the downtown Nogales port of entry Wednesday.
Nov. 15, 2018
Federal Agencies Now On Same Page On So-Called Asylum Ban
Federal officials had contradicted each other last week on whether the so-called asylum ban applies to children traveling without a parent or guardian, but they’re now on the same page.
Nov. 13, 2018
Part Of Caravan Passes Through Sonora, Now In Tijuana
A part of the Central American migrant caravan passed through the Mexican state of Sonora yesterday, on its way to Tijuana.
Nov. 13, 2018
Shelter Issues Have Consequences For School District
Teacher Angela Patton gave the prompt for a writing assignment to a combined class of fifth and sixth graders: imagine finding a cave inside a tree and detail what’s inside.
Nov. 13, 2018
USDA Celebrates Eradication Of Pink Bollworm
An undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be in Arizona Tuesday to celebrate the eradication of the pest from cotton-producing areas in the lower 48.
Nov. 13, 2018
Labor Department Seeks New Process For Hiring Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a change in the way employers try to recruit U.S. workers, before they hire foreign guest labor through the H-2A and H-2B visa programs.
Nov. 12, 2018
Army, CBP Worry Caravan Will Storm Border
Last week, 1,500 U.S. Army soldiers rolled into Arizona in the largest domestic deployment of active duty military to the border seen in decades.
Nov. 11, 2018
Sonoran Government Welcomes Ducey’s Re-election
Some government leaders in Sonora, Mexico are celebrating Gov. Doug Ducey's re-election, saying they see it as a positive the Arizona-Sonora Megaregion.
Nov. 10, 2018
Immigrant Activists Sue To Block Asylum Ban
Immigrant right groups are suing President Donald Trump, and a host of other federal officials, over the government’s new rule and proclamation on asylum seekers.
Nov. 9, 2018
Lawsuit: Greyhound Lines Lets Border Patrol Harass Passengers
A Phoenix-bound woman is suing Greyhound Lines for allowing U.S. Border Patrol agents to board the bus she was riding from San Diego, alleging the company violated the rights of paying customers.
Nov. 8, 2018
U.S. Bans Some Migrants From Seeking Asylum
The U.S. government announced a new rule Thursday that gives the Trump Administration the authority to prevent migrants who cross the border illegally from then seeking asylum.
Nov. 8, 2018
9th Circuit Rejects Trump Administration Attempt To Repeal DACA
A federal appeals court has rejected the U.S. government’s attempt to end a program that protects young immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as children from deportation.
Nov. 8, 2018
Mexico Takes First Step Toward Legalizing Marijuana
Mexico’s future secretary of the interior proposed legislation in the Senate on Thursday to regulate marijuana and allow its production and sale, a potential major shift in the country’s stance on the decade-long drug war.
Nov. 8, 2018
Border Residents Call For Cancellation Of Military Deployment
A coalition of people from near Arizona’s border with Mexico want the deployment of the U.S. military to the region canceled, and they traveled to the state Capitol to deliver the message to lawmakers.
Nov. 8, 2018
Barbed Wire Could Spell Trouble For Business
As Arizonans went to the polls in record numbers Tuesday, the U.S. military was stringing razor wire along the border in downtown Nogales, Arizona. Some are worried that more hostile look could impact business in Arizona and Sonora.
Nov. 7, 2018
Latino Civil Rights Group, Motel 6 Reach Lawsuit Settlement
In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, a Latino civil rights group alleged that Motel 6 broke multiple laws when Phoenix locations shared guest information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Nov. 6, 2018
Nogales No Longer Top Spot For Mexican Tomato Imports
Nogales, Arizona, has long been one of the most important hubs for Mexican produce imports. But recently a Texas port of entry overtook the border town in the value of one key commodity: tomatoes.
Nov. 6, 2018