Fronteras Desk News

New ICE Data Show Increase In Arrests, Deportations
New data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows arrests and deportations of undocumented people were up in the fiscal year which ended in September.
Dec. 16, 2018
Supporters Of Activist Facing Deportation Seek Pardon From Ducey
Supporters of an Arizona activist ordered to be deported this week are making a last-ditch effort to keep her in the United States by asking Gov. Doug Ducey to pardon Alejandra Pablos.
Dec. 14, 2018
 Mexico To Begin Construction Of Controversial 932-Mile Rail Line
Construction will begin Sunday on a controversial plan for a railway connecting the main tourist attractions across southern Mexico.
Dec. 14, 2018
Future Of Mexico’s Energy Reforms Uncertain Under New President
Mexico's energy reforms opened up a new market for gas stations owned by private companies. But the new president has opposed the changes, putting the future of the country’s energy reforms into question under the new administration.
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8 Billion Oil Refinery
Dec. 14, 2018
Congress May Help Tribes Solve Missing People Cases
Congress is considering two laws that would help tribes investigate missing and murdered Indigenous women cases.
Dec. 13, 2018
Mexico Will Pump $30B Into Central America To Slow Migration
The Central American Full Development Plan launched by the Mexican government would benefit Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador over the next five years. Mexico is actively pursuing the United States’ participation in the initiative to slow migration.
Dec. 13, 2018
Ex-Judges From AZ Ask ICE To Stop Courthouse Arrests
Seventeen retired judges from Arizona are among those who have signed a letter asking U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement to stop arresting undocumented people in courthouses, and two of them served as chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court.
Dec. 12, 2018
U.S. Immigration Officials
A new study finds that the U.S. government has had to coordinate with Mexico to handle a large influx of asylum seekers at the southern border. The coordination still leaves a chaotic process for people trying for a better life in the U.S.
Dec. 11, 2018
Mexico Lays Out Plans For $8B Oil Refinery
The construction of the country's seventh refinery is part of an attempt to lower the country’s dependence on imported fuel.
Dec. 10, 2018
Consulates Offer Training For Women Entrepreneurs
The University of Arizona is working with the U.S. Consulate in Nogales to offer a training program for women entrepreneurs in Mexico.
Dec. 10, 2018
Report: Impact Of Deportee Reintegration Unclear
A new report from Congress’s independent watchdog takes a look at U.S. efforts to help deportees resume life in Central American countries known as the Northern Triangle.
Dec. 7, 2018
U.S. Government Drops Case Against Border Patrol Agent In Arizona
The United States has abandoned its attempt to prosecute a Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager by firing through the Arizona border fence into Mexico. A motion filed in federal court Thursday that brings to an end the six-year case of Lonnie Swartz.
Dec. 6, 2018
Sonoran Zika Cases Continue To Climb
The number of cases of the mosquito-borne virus Zika continue to climb in Sonora, the Mexican state to Arizona’s south.
Dec. 5, 2018
Mexico City Swears In Its First Elected Female Mayor
Mexico City swore in its first elected female mayor on Wednesday, as more women are pursuing active roles in Mexican politics and are transforming a male-dominated field.
Dec. 5, 2018
75 Years Later, Japanese-American Internment Camp Remembered
A tiny town on the western edge of the Navajo Nation was a prison for dozens of Japanese Americans who’d never been charged with a crime. The notorious case continues to play out today in the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court, where even sitting judges call the World War II internment camp history a “shameful precedent,” when it considered the so-called Muslim travel ban this year.
Q&AZ: What Is The History Of Japanese Internment Camps In Arizona?
Dec. 5, 2018
Man Held Over Agent
The man accused of killing a federal agent in Tucson last week appeared before a federal magistrate Tuesday morning.
Dec. 4, 2018
FBI Offers Reward For Info After Consulate Attack
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information about an attack on a U.S. consulate in western Mexico. Two hand grenades were lobbed at the consulate in Guadalajara, in the western state of Jalisco, just before 11 p.m. Friday, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
Dec. 4, 2018
New Mexican President Inaugurated
Thousands gathered in Mexico City's main square over the weekend to welcome the new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who was sworn in on Sunday. López Obrador made exactly 100 promises of what he would accomplish during his six-year presidential term.
Dec. 3, 2018
The Mexican Force That Stop Migrants From Reaching U.S.
The Mexican federal police, which has long helped stop migrants from reaching the U.S., has been found to regularly commit human rights violations against migrants — highlighting one of the central challenges in immigration policy for incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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Dec. 3, 2018
Governors Support Cross-Border STEM Program
The governors of Arizona and neighboring Sonora, Mexico, signed a memorandum Friday supporting a cross-border science leadership program.
Dec. 3, 2018