Fronteras Desk News

Program to allow Ukrainians entry to U.S similar to Afghan program, with key differences
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications for a special parole program for Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s war. It’s a similar program to the one rolled out for Afghans, with a few important differences.
May. 3, 2022
Events planned around day of awareness for missing Native American women
An event designed to record testimonies about Navajo women who’ve gone missing will be held at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock this week.
May. 2, 2022
Trauma physicians study shows sharp rise in border wall deaths, injuries
A new study from a group of trauma physicians at U.C. San Diego Medical Center shows a dramatic rise in the number of people dying or suffering serious injuries falling from the border wall.
May. 2, 2022
Mexico continues to push back against ‘extortion’ from Texas governor
Amped up commercial vehicle inspections implemented at the border by Texas Governor Greg Abbott last month were short lived. But the economic and political fallout continues.
May. 2, 2022
New direct flight connects Rocky Point and Tijuana
Officials in neighboring Sonora say the arrival of a direct commercial flight will boost tourism in one of the state’s most popular beach destinations: Rocky Point.
May. 2, 2022
Assessment of burn scar in Tunnel Fire area is underway
A Burned Area Emergency Response, or BAER team, is currently assessing the next threats from the Tunnel Fire in northern Arizona.
May. 2, 2022
Boas: Dems, GOP stand to lose if Title 42 expires with no backup
The Biden administration wants to end its use of Title 42 at the country’s southern border later this month, and some elected officials on both sides of the aisle are worried about that leading to a surge in migration.
May. 2, 2022
Desert Rider exhibit examines transportation, landscape, and Latinx and Indigenous identity
A new exhibit at Phoenix Art Museum called “Desert Rider” highlights a diverse display of art by Latinx and Indigenous artists of the Southwest.
More Arizona arts and entertainment
May. 1, 2022
Uranium mine near Grand Canyon gets OK despite pushback
Arizona granted an aquifer protection permit to a mining firm recently that enables the company to prepare to start extracting uranium ore near Grand Canyon National Park.
May. 1, 2022
CBP officer accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer stationed at the Douglas Port of Entry is accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
Apr. 29, 2022
Stage 1 fire restrictions start May 5 in AZ national forests
Stage 1 fire restrictions will be in place starting May 5 in the Coconino National Forest, the Tonto National Forest and southern parts of the Kaibab National Forest.
Apr. 29, 2022
Border startup incubator event will be the 1st in person since pandemic
Event organizer Startup Unidos has held a number of such events, but this is the first in-person event since the start of the pandemic.
Apr. 29, 2022
The Funky Latina launches Latin indie music fest Saturday
If you like Latin music, take a listen to this: This weekend in downtown Phoenix, there’s an event billed as the state’s first-ever Latin Indie Music Festival.
More arts and entertainment news
Apr. 29, 2022
Report: Haitian asylum seekers in Mexico face harsh conditions
A new report looks at the way Haitian asylum seekers have been treated in Mexico as the result of both U.S. and Mexican policies that fail to recognize them as refugees.
Apr. 28, 2022
Mexico looks to make summer energy subsidies permanent in Sonora
Mexico is renewing an energy subsidy to help Sonorans with the high costs of electricity during the scorching summer months, and the president says he’s looking to make that assistance permanent.
Apr. 28, 2022
Hundreds of feet in the air, Sonoran highliners face their fears — and find balance
A small but growing group of extreme athletes in neighboring Sonora has turned some of the state’s most stunning natural features into proving grounds, where they push their bodies — and nerves — to their limits.
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Apr. 28, 2022
Southwest reaches high-level wildfire preparedness early
U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran hosted a town hall Wednesday focused on the Tunnel Fire, which destroyed at least 100 properties.
Apr. 27, 2022
AZ leaders to hold roundtable in Yuma on Colorado River shortages
Leaders in the Yuma area are hosting a roundtable Thursday afternoon to discuss how drought and cuts in Colorado River output will affect water infrastructure and needs going forward.
Apr. 27, 2022
Conservation organizations sue Mexico over ‘Maya Train’ construction
Conservation groups are suing the Mexican government in order to halt construction on a tourist train through the Maya forest in southern Mexico. Parts of the project have moved forward without the usual environmental assessments.
Apr. 27, 2022
Mexican legislators approve creation of search and identification agency
As Mexico confronts what has been called a crisis of disappearances across the country, the lower house of Congress this week unanimously approved a measure to create a new agency to search for and identify the missing.
Apr. 27, 2022