Fronteras Desk News

Trump Delays Immigration Raids
President Donald Trump's decision to postpone immigration sweeps caps a week of build-up to potential mass round-ups. Trump said Monday that efforts to deport millions of people would soon start.
Jun. 22, 2019
Will There Be ICE Raids This Weekend?
An immigrant sanctuary leader says reports that the Trump administration may launch raids this weekend against thousands of people facing deportation have raised awareness among Arizona activists, but the potential threat is the new normal.
Jun. 21, 2019
Mexican Airline To Help Return Central American Migrants
Mexican discount airline Volaris is offering to fly immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador and Costa Rica back to their countries of origin.
Jun. 21, 2019
Mexico Invests In Trees In El Salvador To Fight Migration Crisis
Mexico continues the expansion of its operations to detain and deport migrants. But its president also started his parallel strategy to fight migration, by investing — on trees — in Central America.
Jun. 21, 2019
Potentially Crippling Sonoran Strike Called Off
One of Sonora’s largest unions has called off a threatened July strike after a number of its demands were met.
Jun. 20, 2019
After Duties Started, Nogales Tomato Imports Rose In May
After a nearly 18 percent duty was imposed on imported Mexican tomatoes in early May, some worried that imports would drop and prices would rise.
Jun. 20, 2019
Remain In Mexico Program Headed To Sonora
The United States is expanding a program that has sent thousands of asylum seekers back to Mexico while their cases are processed in immigration court. Now, Sonora, Mexico will start receiving some of those asylum seekers in the coming weeks.
Jun. 19, 2019
Border Hub Debuts Investigative Reporting Project In Sonora
A binational Border Hub program is hosting a forum in Sonora, Mexico, Friday to help local journalists bolster their investigative reporting skills. The project is meant to give Mexican journalists tools to safely fight corruption and support transparency in the border region.
Jun. 19, 2019
60th Arizona-Mexico Commission Meeting Comes After Months Of Trade Anxiety
Govs. Doug Ducey and Claudia Pavlovich traded friendly compliments at the last meeting of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. But they’ve since had to confront a host of national political issues.
Jun. 19, 2019
AZ, Sonoran Governors Urge Ratification Of New NAFTA Deal
In letters sent to Mexican and American officials, Sonora and Arizona’s governors asked each countries’ leaders to ratify the renegotiated NAFTA deal, known as the USMCA.
Jun. 19, 2019
What You Need To Know About Migration From Mexico Right Now
As large numbers of migrant families are being apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border and the Trump administration ramps up its rhetoric, Fronteras Desk reporter Michel Marizco breaks down the latest immigration news.
Jun. 19, 2019
Mexican Senator: Bad Tomato Deal Could Imperil New NAFTA
A high-ranking Mexican senator is warning his American counterparts that an unresolved tomato dispute could imperil the renegotiated NAFTA — or USMCA — deal.
Jun. 18, 2019
Phoenix, UA Delegations Visit Mexico City
Two Arizonan committees are on a business trip in Mexico City. One of them is from Phoenix and focuses on innovation and trade, while the other is from Tucson and looks to strengthen research and education.
Jun. 18, 2019
Pants Or Skirt? The Debate Behind The New School Uniforms Policy In Mexico City
In Mexico City, the government established a gender neutral policy to public school uniforms, allowing children to use skirts or pants regardless of their gender. But how hard will it be for the measure to promote tolerance and diversity?
Jun. 18, 2019
Union: Border Deployments Hurting CBP Port Inspections
Dozens of local and federal governing boards and private companies — ranging from the city of San Luis to FedEx — are calling on the federal government to push through funding for more port inspectors.
Jun. 18, 2019
Prescribed Fires Planned Near Grand Canyon
As several wildfires continue to rage across the state, there are a few that are burning on purpose. Three are planned near the Grand Canyon. Fire managers plan to burn an area as early as Tuesday depending on conditions.
Jun. 17, 2019
Feds Aim To Cut Processing Times For Immigration Applications
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a plan to cut the time it takes to process requests to naturalize or become a permanent resident.
Jun. 17, 2019
Sonoran Soccer Games To Air In Phoenix, Other U.S. Cities
Phoenix soccer fans will be able to watch a professional soccer team from Sonora, Mexico, play live on TV for the first time this season.
Jun. 17, 2019
In Sonora, Warrior Searchers Take Up Search For Missing Loved Ones
As in many Mexican states, hundreds of Sonorans have gone missing in recent years. Official investigations often don’t turn up suspects or bodies, leaving family members to wonder and worry about their son, brother or husband’s fate. Some, however, have taken it upon themselves to find those bodies, and have recently had a fair amount of tragic success.
Jun. 14, 2019
Navajo Code Talkers: The Miracle That Ended World War II
Part one explored how the idea was born to create the Navajo Code used in World War II. Now meet one of the few remaining Navajo Code Talkers and learn how they developed the unbreakable code that became critical to saving lives and ending World War II.
3 Navajo Code Talkers Die In A Month
Jun. 14, 2019

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