Fronteras Desk News

Mexican Consulates Will Reinforce Legal Protection To Workers
Mexico is asking its consulates in Canada and the U.S. to help strengthen protections for Mexican workers before the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) takes effect.
Jan. 14, 2020
Some Asylum Seekers Have Court Hearings Hundreds Of Miles Away
Two weeks ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection started sending asylum seekers to Nogales, Sonora, to wait while their cases proceed through the U.S. asylum system. It’s part of the so-called “Remain in Mexico” program. There’s concern that migrants being sent to Nogales, Sonora, will have an even harder time accessing the asylum system.
Jan. 14, 2020
AMLO Visits Family Of Massacre Victims, Promises Justice
On Sunday, Mexico’s president visited the Sonoran municipality where nine people were murdered in November in an ambush by suspected drug cartel members. But family members of the victims are asking him to do more to fight violence and insecurity across Mexico.
Jan. 13, 2020
Trial Over Treatment Of Migrants In Border Patrol Custody Begins
The U.S. government went on trial Monday in Tucson after a five-year lawsuit that alleges the Border Patrol mistreats immigrants in its Arizona detention facilities.
Jan. 13, 2020
Lucha Libre Fighter La Parka Dies In Native Hermosillo
The Mexican professional wrestling world is mourning the death of Lucha Libre fighter La Parka, who was injured in October and passed away in his native Hermosillo this weekend. Jesús Alfonso Escoboza Huerta suffered a serious injury in October.
Jan. 13, 2020
Presidential Candidates Take Stage In Iowa And Las Vegas
As six presidential candidates face off in Iowa Tuesday, six will participate in a Native American Presidential Forum in Las Vegas the same day.
Jan. 13, 2020
School Shooting In Northern Mexico Leaves 2 Dead
Two people died in a school shooting in northern Mexico. The country is in shock, as these kind of incidents are uncommon in the neighboring nation.
Jan. 10, 2020
Number Of Mexicans With Work Visas In The U.S. Increase
The Trump administration has been trying to restrict all forms of legal migration in the U.S.. But Mexico is praising the increase of Mexican migrants in the U.S. under work visa programs.
Jan. 10, 2020
Trial Begins Monday In Border Patrols Treatment Of Those It Captures
A trial over how the U.S. Border Patrol in southern Arizona treats the people it captures heads to federal court Monday in Tucson.
Jan. 10, 2020
New Legal Motion To Stop Military Funding On Border Fences
A flurry of legal cases this month has slowed plans for border fence projects in Arizona and across the rest of the southwest border.
Jan. 10, 2020
Team Attempts To Row Grand Canyon For The Record
A group of eight rowers attempted to break the speed record on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. They launched Jan. 9 at midnight from Lees Ferry. The crew didn't quite make their goal. They finished in 37 hours and 55 minutes.
Jan. 10, 2020
Rocky Point Welcomes First Cruise Without Home Port
The first cruise out of Rocky Point sailed off into the sunset Thursday evening. It’s a long-anticipated step forward for the beach town just south of Arizona. But the future of cruising from Rocky Point still hinges on the city’s ability to complete a cruise port. Construction on the partially completed port has been stalled for years.
Jan. 9, 2020
ICE: Former Salvadoran Official Acccused Of Bribery, Murder Has Been Deported
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Phoenix says it has deported a Salvadoran man who once served as a backup in the country’s Legislature and played professional soccer.
Jan. 9, 2020
Trump Administration Wins Appeal, Pushes Border Fence Projects Forward
The Trump administration vowed to continue work on various stretches of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday after a ruling in its favor by an appeals court freed up construction money. In Arizona, the funding will go toward construction of new barricades around Yuma.
Jan. 9, 2020
How Violence In Mexico Could Affect Tourism
As the U.S. sees multiple reports of American families attacked in Mexico, will people continue traveling between our two countries?
Jan. 9, 2020
Man In 2010 Killing Of U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry Gets Life In Prison
Sobs of relief racked the Tucson federal courtroom where Judge David Bury imposed his sentence. Men in the camouflaged uniform of Brian Terry’s tactical Border Patrol unit have silently attended every trial, conviction and sentencing since his murder outside of Nogales, Arizona, nine years ago. They filled the courtroom as this sixth defendant was sentenced.
Jan. 9, 2020
9th Circuit To Weigh Hold On Exemption To So-Called Asylum Ban
Immigrant rights groups won a court-ordered exception to the so-called asylum ban for some people ordered to wait just outside the United States before making their claim. On Thursday the federal government hopes to convince a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to put the mandate on hold during an appeal.
Jan. 8, 2020
7 Sonoran Workers Dead After Train Strikes Bus
A bus carrying several dozen agricultural workers in southern Sonora was struck by a train Tuesday, leaving seven dead and more than 30 injured. Two of the victims were teenagers.
Jan. 8, 2020
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen Resigns
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen has resigned months after being charged with running a human smuggling operation that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to give up their babies in the U.S. His resignation on Tuesday came after leaders in the one of the nation's most populous counties suspended him and have pressured him to resign since his arrest nearly three months ago.
Jan. 8, 2020
Mexican Asylum Seekers Might Be Forced To Apply In Guatemala
Mexicans seeking asylum in the U.S. might be forced to apply thousands of miles away from the border between both countries, in Guatemala. The Mexican government is not pleased.
Jan. 8, 2020

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