Fronteras Desk News

Selling Drug Traffickers’ Spoils, Mexico Tries To Do Good With Bad
The Mexican government seized more than 2,000 pieces of jewelry and this weekend put them up for auction in what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador hopes will be an effort to show transparency and a commitment to the country’s most resource-strapped communities.
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Jul. 29, 2019
U.S. AG Issues Opinion On Families In Asylum Cases
The U.S. attorney general has extraordinary power over the immigration courts, and William Barr has issued an opinion saying most people who fear persecution because of family ties will no longer be eligible for asylum.
Jul. 29, 2019
Flagstaff Preparing For Floods Due To Museum Fire
The National Weather Service in Flagstaff is calling for a 50% chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday, which could cause serious flooding in the eastern portion of Flagstaff due to the Museum Fire.
Jul. 28, 2019
Feds Got Court Order To Force Feed A Russian Migrant, But Would A Doctor Do It?
Federal immigration authorities have a judge’s permission to force feed a Russian migrant who went on hunger strike in the Eloy Detention Center, but doctors can cite ethics if they decline to do the procedure.
Jul. 26, 2019
Supreme Court Allows Use Of Pentagon Funds For Border Wall
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.
Jul. 26, 2019
Tucson Republicans Fight Sanctuary City Ballot Initiative
Supporters of a ballot initiative to determine if Tucson officially becomes a “sanctuary city” turned in more than 12,000 valid signatures earlier this month — far surpassing the required number of nearly 9,200.
Jul. 26, 2019
Sinema Backs Plan To Address Asylum Backlog
As the Trump administration rolls out a new rule to deport some undocumented immigrants more quickly, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and eight of her senate colleagues are proposing a plan they believe will clear a backlog of asylum claims through a faster screening process.
Jul. 26, 2019
Museum Fire: Isolated Storms Bring Wind, Flood Threats
About 700 firefighters are still battling the Museum Fire, which has burned more than three square miles of rugged terrain north of Flagstaff. The fire is 12 percent contained. The community is concerned about thunderstorms in Friday’s forecast.
Jul. 26, 2019
Migrant Activist Clears Charges In Mexico Again
It’s the second time that a migrant rights activist who has worked at the Arizona-Mexico border and with migrant caravans cleared charges in Mexico for human smuggling. But the Trump administration is still accusing him of harboring immigrants.
Jul. 25, 2019
Vaquita Documentary Now Playing In Scottsdale
The world’s most endangered marine mammal is a small porpoise that lives just south of the Arizona border in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. Now, a new documentary about the animal’s plight from executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio is playing in Arizona.
Jul. 25, 2019
Sonora Murder Total Rises Sharply Over Last Year
Through June, almost 600 people were murdered in Sonora, a nearly 70% jump from the same six months the year before. Countrywide, the number rose just 5%, according to recently released federal data.
Jul. 25, 2019
Archaeologists: Wealth Disparity Low Between Commoners, Elites In Teotihuacán
Archeologists haven’t arrived at a consensus of how to measure wealth in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, but they’ve figured out some things about how the wealth was distributed.
Jul. 25, 2019
Trans Women Pen Letter From Inside An ICE Detention Facility
Transgender people face a unique set of challenges when they are held in federal detention, and those issues are in the spotlight as the migrant crisis continues along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Jul. 25, 2019
Museum Fire: Flagstaff Makes Progress, Braces For Floods
Firefighters battling the Museum Fire burning just north of Flagstaff got some help Wednesday from monsoon rains, a welcome relief from the dry and windy conditions they have been experiencing. But now concerns are turning to potential flooding.
Jul. 25, 2019
Rules Change For Mexican Elected Governor With U.S. Ties
A Mexican elected governor from a border state with ties to the U.S. Republican party is atypically had his term in office extended. This is raising suspicions that the country's president may also extend his role in office.
Jul. 25, 2019
Rocky Point Cruise Ready To Launch This Winter Despite Unfinished Port
Cruise ships will be launching from Rocky Point in neighboring Sonora, Mexico for the first time this winter. But a long-awaited cruise port in the beach town won’t be finished by the time they set sail.
Jul. 25, 2019
Mexican Business Confederation Concerned With Weapon Trafficking From U.S.
One of the main business organizations in Mexico is concerned with the rising violence and crime indexes in that nation. Their concern is not only with the local the local impact of crime, but also for its ties to the U.S.
Jul. 24, 2019
Groups Hope To Open Migrant Shelter In Phoenix Next Week
The group leading an effort to open an overnight shelter for asylum-seeking families dropped off by immigration authorities hopes to start taking people in next week.
Jul. 24, 2019
Border Patrol Chief Was Member Of Lewd Facebook Group
The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol told lawmakers Wednesday that she joined a secret Facebook group where agents had hurled abuse at members of Congress and mocked dead migrants to see what personnel said about her.
Jul. 24, 2019
Rain Brings Fire Relief, Flood Concerns To Flagstaff
Monsoon storms arrived Tuesday in Flagstaff dousing the 1,400 acre Museum Fire and helping firefighters reach 10 percent containment.
Jul. 24, 2019

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