Fronteras Desk News

Sonoran Government Welcomes Ducey’s Re-election
Some government leaders in Sonora, Mexico are celebrating Gov. Doug Ducey's re-election, saying they see it as a positive the Arizona-Sonora Megaregion.
Nov. 10, 2018
Immigrant Activists Sue To Block Asylum Ban
Immigrant right groups are suing President Donald Trump, and a host of other federal officials, over the government’s new rule and proclamation on asylum seekers.
Nov. 9, 2018
Lawsuit: Greyhound Lines Lets Border Patrol Harass Passengers
A Phoenix-bound woman is suing Greyhound Lines for allowing U.S. Border Patrol agents to board the bus she was riding from San Diego, alleging the company violated the rights of paying customers.
Nov. 8, 2018
U.S. Bans Some Migrants From Seeking Asylum
The U.S. government announced a new rule Thursday that gives the Trump Administration the authority to prevent migrants who cross the border illegally from then seeking asylum.
Nov. 8, 2018
9th Circuit Rejects Trump Administration Attempt To Repeal DACA
A federal appeals court has rejected the U.S. government’s attempt to end a program that protects young immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as children from deportation.
Nov. 8, 2018
Mexico Takes First Step Toward Legalizing Marijuana
Mexico’s future secretary of the interior proposed legislation in the Senate on Thursday to regulate marijuana and allow its production and sale, a potential major shift in the country’s stance on the decade-long drug war.
Nov. 8, 2018
Border Residents Call For Cancellation Of Military Deployment
A coalition of people from near Arizona’s border with Mexico want the deployment of the U.S. military to the region canceled, and they traveled to the state Capitol to deliver the message to lawmakers.
Nov. 8, 2018
Barbed Wire Could Spell Trouble For Business
As Arizonans went to the polls in record numbers Tuesday, the U.S. military was stringing razor wire along the border in downtown Nogales, Arizona. Some are worried that more hostile look could impact business in Arizona and Sonora.
Nov. 7, 2018
Latino Civil Rights Group, Motel 6 Reach Lawsuit Settlement
In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, a Latino civil rights group alleged that Motel 6 broke multiple laws when Phoenix locations shared guest information with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Nov. 6, 2018
Nogales No Longer Top Spot For Mexican Tomato Imports
Nogales, Arizona, has long been one of the most important hubs for Mexican produce imports. But recently a Texas port of entry overtook the border town in the value of one key commodity: tomatoes.
Nov. 6, 2018
Migrant Caravan Arrives In Mexico City
Part of the Central American migrant caravan has arrived in Mexico City, where they are staying in a provided stadium. Inside, hundreds rest on their way to the U.S. border, while thousands more are expected to arrive throughout the week.
Nov. 5, 2018
School District Working With Southwest Key Programs Prepares For Layoffs
The closure of two Southwest Key Programs shelters for undocumented immigrant children is expected to have big consequences for educators that serve vulnerable populations.
Nov. 1, 2018
Number Of Troops On The Border Keeps Rising
The number of active-duty troops headed to the Southwest border keeps getting higher as U.S. Northern Command estimates there will be more than 7,000 in Texas, California and Arizona.
Oct. 31, 2018
Mexico Dedicates Day Of The Dead To Migrants, But Caravan Rejects Help
Mexico’s capitol is dedicating its main celebrations for Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead, to fallen migrants. Meanwhile, the Mexican government is struggling to help and regulate other migrants, including those from a Central American caravan.
Oct. 31, 2018
Native Americans Ask Store To Remove Costumes
A group of Native Americans recently protested a Phoenix-based lingerie store for selling a line of costumes they call dehumanizing.
Oct. 31, 2018
Concerns After New Airport In Mexico City Gets Canceled
Business leaders fear the impact the cancellation of a new airport in Mexico City might have on the economy and on the commercial relationships with other countries, including the United States.
Oct. 30, 2018
Mexico City’s New Airport Gets Canceled
In a referendum, the majority opted for the president-elect’s alternative of improving three airports. But the voting process was tainted by controversy after citizens and several media, including KJZZ, discovered that it was possible to vote several times.
Oct. 29, 2018
A Controversial Plan To Move Millions Of Workers
Mexico’s incoming president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has a controversial plan to reduce the capital’s big city problems — traffic, pollution, even water shortages — and stimulate the economy in smaller cities by moving federal government offices out of the capital. By one estimate, the move could eventually relocate as many as 2.7 million people.
Oct. 29, 2018
9th Circuit Changes Mind On Grand Canyon Mine Claim
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a new opinion in a decades-long battle involving uranium mining on land outside Grand Canyon National Park. But some say the decision may be too late.
Oct. 27, 2018
Releases Of Migrant Families Expands Along Southwest
Federal authorities have been releasing hundreds of undocumented immigrant families and asylum seekers in Arizona since early October, and the practice is spreading along the Southwest border.
Oct. 26, 2018