Fronteras Desk News

Ex-Agent Who Ran Down Migrant Wants Lighter Sentence
A former Border Patrol agent in Nogales is asking a federal judge for probation after he admitted to running over an undocumented Guatemalan man and then bragging about it. Matthew Bowen doesn’t dispute that he hit a fleeing man with his agency vehicle.
Nov. 14, 2019
In Mexico, A History Of Welcoming Leftist Dissidents
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico after being forced out by his country's military and civilian protesters this week, joins a history of leftist political leaders who have sought refuge across the border from the U.S.
Nov. 13, 2019
Supervisors Pick Dec. 11 To Hear Petersen Appeal
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has chosen Dec. 11 to hear Paul Petersen appeal his suspension from the Maricopa County Assessor's Office, but lawyers for Petersen say board members and other county officials should have to testify at the hearing.
Nov. 13, 2019
After Bidding Loved Ones Farewell, Communitys Future Unclear
It’s been a week since nine people — six of them children — were buried in the Mexican states of Sonora and Chihuahua. They were killed in a vicious attack by suspected drug cartel members near the community of La Mora in Sonora. The murders have shocked the world, and left many in the community wondering what to do next: head to the U.S. for safety, or stay in defiance of those who might harm them.
Nov. 13, 2019
2nd Trial For Humanitarian Aid Worker Underway In Tucson
In Tucson, the U.S. government is again prosecuting a humanitarian aid worker it says was harboring undocumented immigrants and trying to hide them from Border Patrol agents. The government’s new case against Scott Warren lies in whether two undocumented Central American men whom he provided food and shelter to actually needed help.
Nov. 12, 2019
Exiled In Mexico, Evo Morales Promises Return To Bolivia
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales, who resigned over the weekend amid pressure from the military and civilian protestors, arrived in Mexico on Tuesday morning, thanking the Mexican government for saving his life and vowing to return to Bolivia.
Nov. 12, 2019
Promise Arizona: DACA Recipients Have Faced Enough Uncertainty
The Supreme Court heard first arguments Tuesday morning on the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. While the high court decides the fate of DACA recipients, an Arizona Hispanic rights group says immigrants have faced enough uncertainty in their lives.
Nov. 12, 2019
FBI Arrives To Assist In La Mora Murder Investigation
FBI agents have arrived in Sonora to assist Mexican authorities investigating the brutal murder of nine people near the small community of La Mora.
After Massacre, Some Unsure Of Future In Sonoran Mormon Town
Nov. 12, 2019
2nd Trial Against Activist Who Helped Migrants To Begin
The federal government will again make a case against an Arizona border activist accused of harboring immigrants who snuck across the U.S.-Mexico border but who says he was simply helping two men in need.
Nov. 12, 2019
DACA Recipients In D.C. For SCOTUS Hearing
It’s taken a little more than two years for DACA to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. But the questions before the court have little to do with whether nearly 25,000 Arizonans have earned a shot at citizenship.
Promise Arizona: DACA Recipients Have Faced Enough Uncertainty
Nov. 12, 2019
A Comic Book Lifted Spirits During WWII, And Decades Later
On Veterans Day, we remember those who have sacrificed to protect and serve our country. To honor them, here is the story a from Flagstaff about World War II veteran who shined a light during a dark time — and the return of a father's lost comic book.
Arizona Veteran, Now Deployed To The Classroom, Creates Military History Class
Nov. 9, 2019
2 Transgender Detainees Faced Abuse In Detention, Migrant Aid Groups Say
A pair of migrant aid groups say two transgender women held with men at an Arizona detention center have faced abuse and violence at the hands of fellow detainees, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement should release all transgender migrants on humanitarian grounds.
Nov. 8, 2019
Petersen Appeals Unpaid Suspension From Assessor Job
Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen is appealing a four-month, unpaid suspension, but the governing body that put Petersen on ice has to figure out what the review process will be first.
Nov. 8, 2019
After Massacre, Some Unsure Of Future In Sonoran Mormon Town
Family and friends gathered in a small Mormon community in rural Sonora on Thursday to mourn the victims of a massacre that has shocked the world. Hundreds descended on La Mora, some driving from as far as North Dakota to mourn the passing of nine members of the community, six of them children.
'We’re Going To Fight This': Mormon Families Stand Strong After Mexico Attack
Nov. 7, 2019
USDA Continues Avocado Inspections In Mexico After Threat To Inspector
U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors continue to work in avocado fields in Mexico, after one inspector was “directly threatened” there this summer. Mexico supplies most of the avocados imported into the United States.
Nov. 7, 2019
Phoenix Closes Its Business Liaison Offices In Mexico
The city of Phoenix will no longer have offices in Mexico, Arizona’s main trading partner. On Wednesday, the City Council voted to shut down the two business liaison offices in Hermosillo, Sonora, and Mexico City.
Nov. 7, 2019
Tucsons Mayor-Elect Discusses What She Wants To Accomplish
This week, Tucson voters elected Democrat Regina Romero to serve as the city’s next mayor. Her victory over her Independent and Green Party challengers was widely predicted, but Romero’s tenure will now mark several firsts for the second largest city in Arizona. She is the first woman to hold the job, and the first Latina to claim the seat.
Nov. 7, 2019
Mexico Will Work With U.S. After Sonora Mormon Murders
After Monday’s attacks in Sonora, Mexico, where three women and six children from a binational Mormon community were murdered, the Mexican government has promised to reinforce gun trafficking operations, while collaborating with its American counterparts.
Nov. 6, 2019
How Effective Is The U.S. In Fighting Mexican Drug Cartels?
The United States has assisted Mexico on the war on drugs for years, providing training, intelligence and equipment. The question is what more can the U.S. do? How effective have we been in dealing with the cartels?
Nov. 6, 2019
Mormon Families Stand Strong After Mexico Attack
In Mexico, a family member of the nine women and children shot to death in a violent ambush Monday says they won’t be run off by the drug cartels that have made the area around their homes so dangerous and violent.
Nov. 6, 2019

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