Fronteras Desk News

Spending Package Extends VAWA
The U.S. House passed a spending package Wednesday to avoid a government shutdown Oct. 1. That bill, if signed by President Trump, would also extend legislation that funds programs to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence for six more months.
Sep. 26, 2018
Eloy Pulls Plug On Part Of ICE Contract
The city of Eloy has ended part of a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement that allowed the federal agency to run an immigrant detention center in Texas, and the city manager says ICE asked Eloy to pull the plug on the deal.
Sep. 26, 2018
Satellite Monitoring Could Protect Endangered Dolphin
The Mexican government is using a satellite monitoring system that tracks small fishing boats to help protect an endangered dolphin in the Sea of Cortez. The Upper Gulf of California is home to the vaquita marina, or “little sea cow.”
Ban On Mexican Seafood Aims To Protect Endangered Vaquita Porpoise
Sep. 26, 2018
CBP Not Protecting Information Gleaned From Drones
Customs and Border Protection’s drone program was audited recently and found to be lax in protecting the information that the planes gather while patrolling the country’s borders.
Sep. 26, 2018
Sinaloan Grenade Smuggler Sentenced
A Mexican man was sentenced Tuesday for trying to smuggle weapons from Arizona into Mexico.
Sep. 26, 2018
Construction Co. Eyes Future Without Guest Workers
Oct. 1 marks the start of a new year for the federal government. And immigration officials have already been processing requests from business owners who want to hire foreign guest workers through the tiny H-2B visa program. In Part 1 of a Fronteras Desk special report on labor and migration, the story of a Arizona-based drywall company that turned to H-2B labor as the economic recovery began and it’s share of the market grew.
Sep. 26, 2018
Talk On Phoenix-Guadalajara Cultural Exchange Tonight
A Phoenix-based nonprofit will host a public talk Wednesday as part of an annual artist exchange between Latin American artists from Phoenix and the Mexican city of Guadalajara.
Sep. 26, 2018
Lawsuit Seeks Documents On Delays In Processing Citizenship Applications
Immigrant rights groups are taking the federal government to court over access to records tied to applications for citizenship.
Sep. 25, 2018
Mexico Releases, Recaptures Suspected Cartel Hitman
A man arrested by Mexican police two weeks ago for his suspected ties to smuggling drugs and an endangered fish was first released, then arrested again — this time on murder charges.
Sep. 24, 2018
Tucson Company Building Border Wall In Texas
A Tucson, Arizona company started work on a border fence replacement project in west Texas for the Homeland Security Department.
Sep. 24, 2018
Feds Give Green Light To Natural Gas Exports To Sonora
A Texas-based partnership has gotten the green light from federal authorities to export natural gas to a planned liquefaction facility in Sonora, Mexico.
Sep. 24, 2018
Incoming Mexican President Visits Sonoran Border Cities
Mexico’s incoming president visited the neighboring state of Sonora this week, stopping for a trip to two border cities to lay out an ambitious agenda. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stood on stage in Nogales, laying out his plans to a cheering crowd of a few thousand people.
Sep. 21, 2018
Bill Would Address National Park Repair Backlog
The Interior Secretary plans to visit the Grand Canyon on Saturday to bring attention to the need to fix national parks. The National Park Service has a $12 billion backlog of maintenance projects.
Sep. 21, 2018
Companies Back Out Of NGS Purchase
Two companies that had planned to take over the west’s largest coal-fired power plant have ended their efforts to acquire it.
Sep. 20, 2018
Mexico’s President Elect Heads To Sonoran Border
Mexico's incoming president Andés Manuel López Obrador is planning a visit to Sonora on Friday and Saturday, where he is expected to talk about his proposals to create a special border zone.
Sep. 20, 2018
Phoenix Entrepreneurs Visit Mexico City To Learn, Expand
A group of entrepreneurs from Arizona visited Mexico City this week. And the goal of this business trip was to get a better understanding of another culture, while building partnerships.
Sep. 20, 2018
Arizona May Take Licenses From Southwest Key Programs
Arizona wants to take away the licenses held by Southwest Key Programs after the operator of shelters for migrant children missed a deadline connected to increased state oversight.
Sep. 19, 2018
Sadness On Anniversary Of Mexico City Earthquake
Survivors held a moment of silence on the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that killed at least 369 in Central Mexico.
Sep. 19, 2018
Mexico City Still Seeks Earthquake Solutions
Sept. 19 marks the anniversary of Mexico City’s two most devastating earthquakes — one in 1985 and one in 2017. Today, the city still debates on what were the lessons learned.
Sep. 19, 2018
Program Requires Mexican Teachers To Learn English
Future Mexican teachers are being required to learn English to earn their degree, no matter what subject they plan to teach. The new requirement is part of a a push for students in Mexico to learn English in school.
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Sep. 17, 2018