Fronteras Desk News

Native chef Mario Etsitty shares Diné creation stories
The tradition of oral storytelling goes back millennia, and on Nov. 30 at Palabras Bookstore in downtown Phoenix, a local chef will be sharing some of his cultures’ oldest tales.
Nov. 30, 2022
Mexico willing to go to formal dispute settlement panel over GMO corn ban
The United States' agriculture secretary said the U.S. would pursue legal remedies available through the USMCA trade deal if a resolution is not reached.
Nov. 29, 2022
Mexico’s president pushes more limited ‘Plan B’ for electoral reform
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the decision came after successful pushback from opposition parties.
Nov. 29, 2022
Case challenging Biden administrations ICE priorities heads to SCOTUS this week
The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments beginning Tuesday on a case brought by Texas that challenges the Biden administration’s immigration enforcement priorities. Experts say it could have broader implications than immigration policy.
Nov. 28, 2022
Sinema, Kelly ask DHS about its plans to end Title 42
The pandemic-era policy restricts asylum at the border on public health grounds and set to come to a court-mandated end in December.
Nov. 28, 2022
Sonoran security chief: Progress being made on adding to state police force
Security Secretary Maria Dolores del Rio also said that Sonora's state police officers could be the best paid in the country as soon as next year.
Nov. 28, 2022
AMLO pleased with turnout for massive march he led
Mexico's Andrés Manuel López Obrador called for his march after a major mobilization against an electoral reform he is pushing.
Nov. 28, 2022
NAU professor confirmed dead after Rocky Point kayaking trip; husband still missing
Northern Arizona University forestry professor Yeon-Su Kim has been confirmed dead. Her body was found after she and her spouse, Corey Allen, had gone missing during a kayaking trip.
Nov. 26, 2022
Tucsons fare-free transit could end next year
Tucson's free public transit will not continue into 2023 if the city cannot find new funding for the program.
Nov. 26, 2022
Mexico’s biggest university inks contract with key open-access publisher
The largest university in Mexico and Latin America has entered into an agreement with a major publisher of open-access science and medical journals.
Nov. 24, 2022
DOJ asks federal court to dismiss Ducey case over shipping container border wall
The Department of Justice is asking the court to dismiss a suit brought by Gov. Doug Ducey’s administration that tries to claim state sovereignty of federal borderland. The motion is the latest filing in a court battle over Ducey’s project to create a makeshift border wall of shipping containers.
Nov. 24, 2022
Mayorkas, Democratic lawmakers push back on GOP resignation calls
Republican leaders are clamoring for the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas. The calls come just after Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus resigned from his post earlier this month amid reported disagreements with DHS leadership.
Nov. 24, 2022
Title 42 debate continues on Capitol Hill
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are asking the Biden administration how it will handle the border after Title 42. The pandemic-era restriction on asylum at the border is slated to end next month following a federal court order out of Washington, D.C., this month.
Nov. 23, 2022
Environmentalists await more news from Hobbs about shipping container border wall
Environmental groups are watching closely to see how Arizona’s next governor, Katie Hobbs, will handle a makeshift wall of shipping containers the state is putting up along the border.
Nov. 23, 2022
15 states file suit to stop Title 42 from ending
This month a federal judge ruled to vacate Title 42, the pandemic-era policy that allows border officers to turn away most migrants and asylum seekers on public health grounds. Arizona is one of 15 GOP-led states that are trying to intervene in the case to keep it in place.
Nov. 22, 2022
New Sonoran murder record unlikely in 2022
With just two months of data left to report, Sonora remains on track to not set a new murder record this year. While the more than 1,400 murder victims logged so far this year is a staggering toll, it's significantly lower than the same period last year.
Nov. 22, 2022
During Phoenix visit, Sonoran governor congratulates AZ Gov.-elect Hobbs
Gov. Alfonso Durazo also participated in a signing ceremony for a memorandum of understanding between the Mexican embassy and Arizona State University.
Nov. 22, 2022
Survey finds DACA participation in the workforce is at 94%
The survey's findings come as Congress mulls a bill to provide permanent protection for DACA recipients.
Nov. 21, 2022
Tucson couple who touted easy web development software sentenced for defrauding investors
A Tucson couple has been sentenced to five years in prison this month for multiple counts of fraud.
Nov. 21, 2022
Police officer assigned to Caborca, Sonora, mayor killed
For several years, Caborca has been an epicenter of violence in the state, but through the end of September, 117 murder cases had been registered in the city, the highest figure for that period since at least 2015.
Nov. 21, 2022

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