Fronteras Desk News

Mexican Immigration Commissioner Quits
While the Mexican government pushes its strategy to stop and detain migrants entering from Central America, a resignation on Friday at its main office for migratory affairs rocks the boat.
Jun. 14, 2019
Mexico Deploys National Guard To Stop Migrants
Mexico confirmed the deployment of the newly-formed National Guard to its southern border to stop migrants, as agreed with the U.S. But opponents said the federal government is breaking the law and turning Mexico into the U.S. border wall.
Jun. 14, 2019
7-Year-Old Girl Dies Crossing Arizona Border
Federal agents found the body of a seven year old girl near the Arizona Mexico border Wednesday morning.
Jun. 13, 2019
Nogales Would Need Help If Asylum Seekers Are Returned
As part of a recent deal, more Central Americans seeking asylum in the U.S. will be returned to Mexican border cities. One Sonoran city mayor said it would need help if they’re sent there.
Jun. 13, 2019
Aid Groups Eye Unused Phoenix School As Potential Migrant Shelter
Aid groups helping migrant families dropped off by federal authorities have set their sights on an empty school near Sky Harbor International Airport as a potential overnight shelter, but opening the facility is at least weeks away.
Jun. 13, 2019
App Aims To Raise Accountability In Immigration Court
A legal advocacy group has unveiled an app aimed at increasing accountability and transparency in the backlogged immigration court system.
Jun. 12, 2019
After Burst of Border Violence, DPS Sends Help to Border
The Department of Public Safety is sending resources to the Arizona-Mexico border after bloody shootouts left nine dead in two Sonoran cities. But one Sonoran official doubts there will be much for them to do.
Jun. 12, 2019
Mexico Activists Accused Of Human Smuggling Released
In Arizona, it is unclear if humanitarian aid worker Scott Warren will continue to face charges of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. And in Mexico, two activists accused of human smuggling have been released. Their supporters said the arrests were a setup.
Jun. 12, 2019
Protecting The Northern Jaguar: Securing Jaguar Corridors
Nature reserves provide a safe haven for wildlife that’s an essential part of recovering the diminishing northern jaguar population. But it takes more than protecting isolated reserves to ensure jaguars’ long-term survival. That’s why some conservationists are putting their focus on securing jaguar corridors in northern Mexico.
Jun. 12, 2019
Hung Jury In Humanitarian Border Aid Trial
A federal jury said Tuesday that it could not reach a verdict on against Scott Warren, a humanitarian aid worker accused of illegally harboring undocumented immigrants. Warren contended he merely provided food, water and shelter to immigrants who needed it and that humanitarian aid was not a crime. Prosecutors and the defense will meet again in early July to decide whether this case ends here.
Jun. 11, 2019
Report: Retrofitting NGS Would Boost Navajo Economy
As Peabody Energy lays off more Navajo workers, the tribe decides what to do with the old coal mine and power plant set to close in coming months.
Jun. 11, 2019
Jury Dismissed in Border Aid Worker Trial
The jury in the federal trial of a humanitarian aid worker in southern Arizona was not able to reach a verdict Monday.
Jun. 11, 2019
2 Sonoran Border Shootouts Claim 9 Lives
Two Mexican border cities just across from Arizona were rocked by violence Monday afternoon.
Jun. 11, 2019
Latinx Tech Weekend Brings Together Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border will work on developing tech solutions at a startup event in Tucson this weekend.
Jun. 11, 2019
DHS Watchdog Retires; Governor
The Homeland Security Department’s top internal watchdog retired Monday, and an advisor to Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is waiting for the U.S. Senate to vote on whether he’ll be the agency’s next inspector general.
Jun. 10, 2019
Mexican Government Boasts On Negotiation — But An Ultimatum From US Awaits
The Mexican government avoided tariffs on exports to the United States by promising to help decrease the flow of migrants. And just like his U.S. counterpart, Mexico’s president touted the agreement as a diplomatic success. But the Mexican foreign secretary hints that the crisis is not over.
Jun. 10, 2019
President Trump Calls Off Threats To Impose Tariffs On Mexico
Many border businesses breathed a sigh of relief after President Donald Trump’s Friday afternoon tweets announcing tariffs would not be imposed on Mexican imports. In the tweets, Trump said "the tariffs scheduled to be implemented by the U.S. on Monday, against Mexico, are hereby indefinitely suspended."
Jun. 10, 2019
Judge Rejects Mexican Tomato Growers’ Request For Relief
A U.S. judge has ruled against Mexican tomato growers who were looking for relief from new duties.
Jun. 7, 2019
In The Midst Of Tariff Tensions, Mexico Faces Immigration Crisis
Mexico reached an agreement with the U.S. to avoid tariffs, but is feeling the pressure on its Southern border: an increasing volume of people crossing from Central America is becoming harder to manage.
Jun. 7, 2019
Yuma Migrant Farm Labor Contractors Hit With Lifetime Ban, Fine
A federal judge has come down on a father and son in Yuma who hire temporary foreign farmworkers.
Jun. 7, 2019

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