Fronteras Desk News

Border Agent Found Not Guilty Again In Border Killing
In 2012, a U.S. Border Patrol agent placed his gun between the bars of the border fence that separates Arizona from Mexico and fired sixteen times in 34 seconds, killing a teenager. He was found not guilty last April and on Wednesday afternoon, a jury again found the agent not guilty for that killing.
Nov. 21, 2018
First Caravan Migrants Arrive In Nogales
The first group of Central American migrants with the so-called migrant caravan has arrived at the Arizona border in Nogales, Sonora.
Nov. 21, 2018
U.S. Forest Service Under Fire For Cutting Old Trees
The decision to cut more than 1,300 old-growth trees last summer in an Arizona forest has been criticized for breaking trust with the thinning project's backers.
Nov. 20, 2018
Judge Rejects Trump
Late Monday night, a federal court judge smacked down the Trump administration's ban on immigrants crossing the border illegally then asking asylum.
Nov. 20, 2018
The Struggle To Save Vaquitas, The World
The vaquita marina, or little sea cow, is the most endangered marine mammal in the world, with fewer than 30 left in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. At this critical moment for the nearly-extinct porpoise, activists, scientists and legal fishermen are trying to do everything they can to protect the small porpoise.
Nov. 19, 2018
Immigrant rights groups will take their legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s so-called asylum ban to court on Monday, and they want a federal judge to block the government from tagging people as ineligible for asylum for crossing the southern border illegally.
Nov. 19, 2018
Border Lane Closures Worsen Holiday Border Wait Times
The recent closure of two lanes at one of Nogales’ ports of entry further slowed notoriously long holiday border crossing times.
Nov. 17, 2018
Multi-Million Dollar Loss Expected After Mexico City NFL Game Canceled
The L.A. Rams and the Kansas City Chiefs were expected to play on Monday at the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City. But the field is damaged and the match cancelled — leaving local businesses concerned.
Nov. 16, 2018
Navajo Voters Get Another Chance To Cast Ballots
Navajo voters who couldn’t vote on election day due to a ballot shortage have until Nov. 21 to cast new ballots. The tribe was choosing a new president and several council delegates.
Nov. 16, 2018
Dorilocos And Diabetes: How Free Trade Affects Nutrition
Diabetes is the among the main causes of death in Mexico, and it falls just behind the U.S. in obesity, and some researchers say this is a result on how global trade has modified food habits in Mexico and argue that nutrition should be addressed in the new USMCA agreement.
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Nov. 16, 2018
Montana Contractor Wins Border Construction Contract
The federal government has awarded a $174 million contract to a Montana company to replace 14 miles of U.S.-Mexico border wall near Yuma.
Nov. 15, 2018
Food Biotechnology Added On New Trilateral Deal
Twenty-five years ago, biotechnology was not an issue considered in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But that has changed, as the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) has an entire chapter dedicated to it.
Nov. 15, 2018
Debate Over Purpose Of Troops At Southern Border
Defense Secretary James Mattis visited the soldiers deployed to the Texas border Wednesday as part of what he called a sincere effort to lock down the border in anticipation of the arriving caravan of migrants now arriving in Tijuana.
Nov. 15, 2018
Army Closes 2 Of 6 Lanes At Nogales Port of Entry
The U.S. Army continues to harden the border in Nogales in anticipation of the arriving Central American migrant caravan. Soldiers were seen erecting massive steel gates at two vehicle lanes of the downtown Nogales port of entry Wednesday.
Nov. 15, 2018
Federal Agencies Now On Same Page On So-Called Asylum Ban
Federal officials had contradicted each other last week on whether the so-called asylum ban applies to children traveling without a parent or guardian, but they’re now on the same page.
Nov. 13, 2018
Part Of Caravan Passes Through Sonora, Now In Tijuana
A part of the Central American migrant caravan passed through the Mexican state of Sonora yesterday, on its way to Tijuana.
Nov. 13, 2018
Shelter Issues Have Consequences For School District
Teacher Angela Patton gave the prompt for a writing assignment to a combined class of fifth and sixth graders: imagine finding a cave inside a tree and detail what’s inside.
Nov. 13, 2018
USDA Celebrates Eradication Of Pink Bollworm
An undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be in Arizona Tuesday to celebrate the eradication of the pest from cotton-producing areas in the lower 48.
Nov. 13, 2018
Labor Department Seeks New Process For Hiring Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a change in the way employers try to recruit U.S. workers, before they hire foreign guest labor through the H-2A and H-2B visa programs.
Nov. 12, 2018
Army, CBP Worry Caravan Will Storm Border
Last week, 1,500 U.S. Army soldiers rolled into Arizona in the largest domestic deployment of active duty military to the border seen in decades.
Nov. 11, 2018