Fronteras Desk News

ICE Drops Migrants At Bus Stations, Nonprofits Respond
Citing a lack of space and the need to stay in line with a court order, ICE started releasing large groups of undocumented immigrant families to Arizona churches and nonprofits in October.
Nov. 28, 2018
Phoenix Joins AZ At Mexican Presidential Inauguration
Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey confirmed he is attending the inauguration of Mexico’s new president. A group of leaders from Phoenix, including interim mayor Thelda Williams, plans to be there as well.
Nov. 28, 2018
Appeals Court Upholds Seafood Ban Meant To Protect Porpoise
A U.S. federal appeals court is upholding a ban on Mexican seafood caught with gillnets in areas where they threaten an endangered porpoise.
Nov. 28, 2018
New Train, Refinery Projects Bring Concerns, Hopes In Mexico
Last weekend, a referendum was called for by Mexico’s president-elect to determine the fate of 10 projects; among them, the construction of a train in the Mayan forests and a refinery in the Gulf of Mexico. Voters favored the projects, but many fear a negative impact from them.
Nov. 27, 2018
Mexico Wants Investigation Into Use Of Tear Gas
The Mexican government sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. embassy expressing its concerns after American federal agents launched tear gas at the border in the San Diego-Tijuana region.
Nov. 26, 2018
Dewey-Humboldt Condemns Coyote-Killing Contest
The Dewey-Humboldt Town Council passed a resolution Nov. 20 condemning animal-killing contests. The resolution comes three weeks before a coyote contest in central Arizona.
Nov. 26, 2018
Mexico Struggles With Migrant Caravan
On Sunday, a group of Central Americans from that migrant caravan attempted to cross the border into the U.S. in Tijuana, but they were met with tear gas.
Nov. 26, 2018
Report: Sonoran Government Linked To Scandal
The Sonoran government of Gov. Claudia Pavlovich reportedly directed millions of public dollars to front companies that then provided cash for 2016 political campaigns. That’s according to an investigation published last Wednesday by the nonprofit Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity.
Nov. 26, 2018
Feds Aren
The number of Indian Country crimes the U.S. Justice Department chose to prosecute has plateaued in recent years, according to federal statistics released this week.This despite efforts to boost public safety and prosecutions of sexual assault and other crimes.
Nov. 26, 2018
Manufacturing Industry Offers Migrants Jobs In Mexico
The Mexican manufacturing industry says it can offer jobs to thousands of Central American migrants intending to seek asylum in the United States if they decide to stay in Mexico instead.
Nov. 26, 2018
Cananea Union Threatens To Retake Copper Mine
The union is threatening to shutter the mine again, starting Dec. 1. That’s the first day of incoming President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s new administration.
Nov. 25, 2018
AZ Governor Will Attend Mexican Presidential Inauguration
On Dec. 1, Mexico will have a new president, and Arizona governor Doug Ducey plans to attend to the inauguration ceremony in Mexico City. Ducey will also visit his counterpart in Sonora in this two-stop trip to Mexico.
Nov. 23, 2018
A New Mexican National Guard Might Operate On The Border
Weeks ago, the U.S. federal government unconventionally deployed the national guard to the Mexican border, waiting for the Central American migrant caravan. And in Mexico, the entering administration plans to create a national guard that might operate on the border.
Nov. 23, 2018
New Referendums In Mexico: Democratic Tools Or Marketing Campaigns?
Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised to hold more referendums during his tenure. But the lack of transparency and formality of these referendums, as well as their utility, are concerning many.
Nov. 23, 2018
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