Fronteras Desk News

In San Luis, Asylum Seekers From Around The World
KJZZ's Fronteras reporting team joined migrants as they traveled thousands of miles to reach the U.S. This multi-part series put reporters on the ground in four countries to document the challenges migrants face on their trek through Central America, Mexico and the U.S. In San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico, the asylum wait list has over 1,100 people. Other border cities have as many, or many more.
Special Report: 'Tracing The Migrant Journey'
Sep. 4, 2019
Deal Reached In Lawsuit Between Churches And Far-Right Arizona Groups
A coalition of Valley churches filed a federal lawsuit in June that accused far-right Arizona groups of harassment and making threats as faith leaders helped migrant families dropped off by federal authorities.
Sep. 4, 2019
AG Mark Brnovich Joins Push To Dissolve DACA
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has joined 11 other state attorneys general in a bid to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created under President Barack Obama.
Sep. 4, 2019
ASU Scientists Looking For Answers In Mysterious Ancient City
Many archaeologists consider the first big city in the Americas to be Teotihuacán — a city that existed more than 2,000 years ago in Central Mexico. And a team of scientists working out of a little-known Arizona State University lab have long been looking for those answers.
For Phoenix Artist, Ancient Mexican City Teotihuacan Inspires Creativity
Sep. 4, 2019
Lawsuit Against More Fast-Track Deportations Scheduled
Groups fighting to block the expansion of fast-track deportations are due in court days after federal immigration authorities could start applying the practice.
Sep. 3, 2019
AMLO: Investigation To Reopen Into 2009 Daycare Fire
This June marked the 10-year anniversary of a fire in a Sonoran daycare that killed 49 children and injured more than 100 others. Now, Mexico’s president is promising to take action on behalf of the victims and their families.
Sep. 3, 2019
Advocates: Abuse Of Mexico Migrants Likely To Increase
A network of shelters for migrants in Mexico says the violation of human rights of migrants in that country has become more prevalent.
Sep. 3, 2019
Highway South Of Arizona-Mexico Border Delayed Again
Mexico’s federal government has pushed back the completion of a major highway project that will connect the twin border cities of Nogales with an important corridor 400 miles to the south, at least the fourth time the project has been postponed.
Sep. 3, 2019
Organized Crime Infiltrates 5 Police Departments In Sonora
The military and navy will take over the leadership of police in five towns, including Hermosillo, the capital of Arizona’s neighboring state of Sonora, and the port of Guaymas, Defense Secretary Luis Sandoval said in a news conference on Monday.
Sep. 3, 2019
On International Day Of The Disappeared, Hermosillo Marches Through Downpour
Friday was International Day of the Disappeared, which honors missing people around the world. There are more than 2,000 disappeared people in Sonora, and roughly 40,000 nationwide.
Sep. 3, 2019
AMLO’s First State Of The Union Highlights Migration, Trade
The Mexican president delivered his first State of the Union speech on Sunday not at the Congress, but in a ceremony among state secretaries, businessmen and governors from his party. Migration and the U.S. were among the key topics.
Sep. 2, 2019
Sonorans Encouraged To Apply For Young Entrepreneurs Fellowship
The U.S. Consul in Hermosillo is encouraging young entrepreneurs in Sonora, Mexico, to apply for a leadership program sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Entrepreneurs ages 25-35 from Latin America, the Caribbean and now Canada can apply for the U.S. State Department’s Young Leaders in America Initiative.
Aug. 30, 2019
Policies Deepen Divide At Mexico-Guatemala Border
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations but also between Mexico and Guatemala. President Trump’s threat on taxing Mexican goods unless migration stopped is having an effect on Mexico’s border with Guatemala. Here, not only migration is changing but also trade.
Aug. 30, 2019
New App Can Immediately Connect Migrants With Their Lawyer
A pair of immigration attorneys from Texas have come up with an app that tells them if a client has been pulled over by local police, or federal agents have shown up with a warrant. Now the legal team hopes to convince attorneys in Arizona to buy their product.
Aug. 30, 2019
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