Fronteras Desk News

Arizona Senators: Latest Tomato Import Deal Is Unfair
In a joint letter sent this week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Sen. Martha McSally call two of the mid-July proposal’s elements “unworkable.”
Aug. 14, 2019
Southwest Key Programs Wants To Reopen 2 Closed Shelters
A Texas-based nonprofit that got itself into hot water with the state of Arizona last year wants to reopen a pair of shelters for migrant children who come to the United States alone.
Aug. 14, 2019
Navajo Committee Seeks To Rename U.S. Highway
On Navajo Code Talkers Day, some tribal officials are asking New Mexico to rename a U.S. highway after one. New Mexico Sen. John Pinto was one of the longest-serving Native American lawmakers in U.S. history.
Aug. 14, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: On The Ground In Guatemala
During the month of August, reporters from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk will be taking us to some of the key places migrants are traveling in hopes of a better life in the U.S. Rodrigo Cervantes takes us to an area with historic and commercial ties that’s been quickly transforming due to recent migration policies — the Guatemala-Mexico border.
Special Report: Tracing The Migrant Journey
Aug. 14, 2019
Massive Sonoran Solar Array Inaugurated
Zuma Energy’s Orejana solar installation is now cranking out more than 160 megawatts of power about 50 miles west of Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora. It could power over 200,000 Mexican homes.
Aug. 13, 2019
AZ To Investigate Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women
In May, the Arizona House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill, which created a task force to gather data about missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Backers of the legislation said so many cases have gone unreported that it's important to understand the scope of the problem.
Aug. 13, 2019
Trump Administration To Penalize Legal Immigrants On Benefits
The Trump administration has unveiled a policy that will penalize immigrants awaiting permanent legal status if they use government benefit programs, like food stamps and Medicaid. The policy — which won’t take effect until October — would apply to people in the country legally.
Aug. 13, 2019
Former Longtime White Mountain Apache Tribal Chairman Dies
Tribal officials say Ronnie Lupe died Monday at age 89. Lupe served as the tribe's chairman for 36 years before leaving office in May 2018 after deciding not to seek a 10th term.
Aug. 13, 2019
Border Agent Who Ran Down Fleeing Migrant Offered Plea
Federal prosecutors in Arizona gave a now former Border Patrol agent a misdemeanor plea bargain after he ran over a Guatemalan immigrant in Nogales and then lied about it.
Aug. 12, 2019
Migrant Activist Says He Was Threatened In Sonora, Mexico
A migrant activist says he was harassed and threatened by armed men at his home in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, over the weekend in what he calls an escalation of attacks against the migrant defenders in Mexico
Aug. 12, 2019
Presidential Candidates To Address Native American Issues
The National Congress of American Indians and Four Directions will host a first-ever presidential candidate forum to address issues facing Native Americans on Aug. 19 in Iowa.
Aug. 12, 2019
New Rules Revealed To Further Restrict Legal Immigration
A new version of the so-called public charge rule that disqualifies people from getting green cards if they use too many public benefits is scheduled to take effect in mid-October.
Aug. 12, 2019
Tracing The Migrant Journey: Honduras
During the month of August, reporters from KJZZ's Fronteras Desk will be taking us to some of the key places migrants are traveling in hopes of a better life in the U.S. The series "Tracing the Migrant Journey" kicks off in Honduras.
Aug. 12, 2019
Conflict In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Reverberates In AZ
Millions of people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo since the 1990s. Millions more fled their homes. Now Congolese are the fastest growing refugee population in Arizona, and tension born almost nine thousand miles away is still felt by those who escaped the deadliest conflict since World War II.
Congolese refugee community grows in Arizona
Aug. 12, 2019
Phoenix Company Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim
The website for Upper Crust Bakery said its facility at 37th Avenue and Washington Street provides baked goods for companies like Starbucks, Costco and Kroger’s. The Department of Justice said Upper Crust discriminated against some employees by requiring them to present unnecessary and specific immigration documents to prove their work authorization.
Aug. 9, 2019
McSally Visits Migrant Detention Center In Yuma
Sen. Martha McSally conducted an official visit to Yuma this week. The topic: migrants and asylum seekers. She met with acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan and was briefed by officials from the Arizona National Guard on the situation at the border.
Aug. 9, 2019
Mexico Offers Legal Aid To Migrants Held In MS Raids
Mexican officials say they’re offering legal assistance to Mexican citizens detained as part of a broad-sweeping immigration enforcement operation in food processing plants in Mississippi on Wednesday.
Aug. 8, 2019
Deportee Flight Cancellation To Mexico Brings New Challenges To Migrants
The deportee flights from U.S. to Mexico quietly have been put on hold for more than a year. But now, KJZZ confirms the suspension of that deportation process, bringing new challenges to Mexican deported migrants.
Aug. 8, 2019
Mexican Security Officials To Visit Sonora Over Security Concerns
Mexico’s president is sending top security officials to Sonora to address increasing violence in the border state.
Aug. 8, 2019
Prescott Lawsuit Vs. Pharmaceutical Companies Back In AZ Court
The city of Prescott’s lawsuit against companies responsible for manufacturing and distributing prescription opiates is headed back to an Arizona court.
Aug. 8, 2019

Pages