Fronteras Desk News

Author details how Border Patrol is the most dangerous police force
The U.S. Border Patrol falls under the auspices of Customs and Border Protection, which lists as its mission statement "protect the American people, safeguard our borders and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity." But there are increasing concerns that the Border Patrol has reached too far into the nation’s interior.
Jul. 28, 2022
Valley organizations team up to support Native American caregivers through music
One in 3 Native American elders will develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. But accessing resources can be difficult for families, especially in tribal communities in rural parts of the state.
Jul. 28, 2022
Phoenix awards Haitian aid group COVID relief funds for new asylum welcome center
A small aid group in Phoenix will receive more than a million dollars in federal funding to start a welcome center for fellow Haitians and other asylum seekers arriving at the border.
Jul. 27, 2022
New filing looks to move Title 42 case to appeals court
A legal group in California is challenging a federal ruling keeping Title 42 in place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order restricts asylum at the border in the name of protecting public health during the pandemic.
Jul. 27, 2022
Flagstaff issues new shelter in place order
A shelter in place order went out for several areas of Flagstaff’s west side as flood waters closed off Highway 180.
Jul. 27, 2022
Sonora continues push to get young kids vaccinated before school year
Sonoran officials say they are continuing to roll out vaccinations for children ages five and up in the hopes of getting shots in arms before the new school year begins in August. It’s been a month since Sonora started vaccinating children ages 5 to 11, using the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
Jul. 27, 2022
Another judge blocks speedy extradition of arrested Mexican drug lord
It seems increasingly unlikely that a drug lord arrested earlier this month in Mexico will be quickly extradited to the United States.
Jul. 27, 2022
The future of DACA is in limbo. And with it, the future of Dreamers like Karina Ruiz
Karina Ruiz is one of the "Dreamers" awaiting the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. And the policy has dictated much of her life.
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Jul. 27, 2022
Flagstaff mayor declares state of emergency
Flagstaff Mayor Paul Deasy on Tuesday said on Twitter he declared a state of emergency as flooding continues throughout the city and Coconino County.
Jul. 26, 2022
Lawyers file suit in AZ on behalf of asylum-seeking families forced to separate at border
Thousands of children were separated from their parents under zero tolerance, including families who approached a port of entry to ask for asylum. Many took months or years to be reunited.
Jul. 26, 2022
Afghan family reunited in Tucson after almost 2 years
An Afghan man living in Tucson has been reunited with his wife and daughter after almost two years. They’re one of thousands of Afghan families still trying to get asylum in the U.S.
Jul. 26, 2022
Mexico reporting 60 confirmed cases of monkeypox
A top Mexican health official emphasized that the viral disease is not very deadly, and said he doesn't expect it to spread extensively.
Jul. 26, 2022
Mexican security officials tout new data showing violence decline in 2021
More current data tracked by her office suggest that Mexico could be on track for an even more substantial drop in homicides this year.
Jul. 26, 2022
As wildfires become inevitable, a Flagstaff hotshot calls for more active management
Flagstaff recently experienced two large wildfires — what hotshot firefighter Mark Adams calls “career fires.” And he argues that it’s a matter of when, not if, they’ll significantly damage the city’s iconic landscapes.
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Jul. 26, 2022
Navajo Nation is considering legalizing same-sex marriage. What this could mean for the community
As Congress takes steps to codify federal protections for same-sex marriage, the Navajo Nation may be moving toward legalizing it for the first time.
Jul. 26, 2022
Homes at risk in Flagstaff as a wet monsoon falls on burn scars
In northern Arizona, flooding threatens about 500 homes, the result of a worst-case scenario where several burn scars in the pine tree mountains are now exposed to a heavy monsoon year.
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Jul. 25, 2022
Hermosillo campaign to save water launched as city struggles with supply
Hermosillo has a water problem. There isn’t enough to keep up with demand. So a group of nonprofits and business organizations are teaming up to push for greater conservation efforts.
Jul. 22, 2022
Sonoran feminist groups want abusers barred from political office
This week, a feminist collective in Sonora announced that it’s working to ban people who have committed gender violence from holding political office in the state.
Jul. 22, 2022
Sonora may be on track for less violent 2022
Over the first six months of 2022, federal data show there were 87 fewer victims than the same period the year prior.
Jul. 22, 2022
Top U.S., Mexican officials discuss extradition of Caro Quintero
For the time being, Rafael Caro Quintero’s immediate extradition has been blocked by a Mexican judge.
Jul. 22, 2022