Fronteras Desk News

DHS grants temporary protected status to Afghans
The Department of Homeland Security will grant temporary protected status, or TPS, to Afghans who were in the U.S. by March 15.
Mar. 17, 2022
After federal all-day school program ends, Sonora proposes plan to fill in gap
A federal all-day school program in Mexico is ending, and neighboring Sonora is one of several states that is proposing a new plan to fill in the gap.
Mar. 17, 2022
Sonoran governor presents new Nogales train route
Sonora’s governor is continuing to push for the moving of a binational train line that runs through both Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona.
Mar. 17, 2022
Report on Native American boarding schools coming soon
The Interior Department is on the verge of releasing a report on its investigation into the federal government's past oversight of Native American boarding schools. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said Wednesday the report will come out next month.
Mar. 17, 2022
8th journalist murdered in Mexico in 2022
Another journalist has been killed in Mexico this week — the eighth so far this year. Armando Linares was shot down outside his home Tuesday in the state of Michoacán.
Mar. 16, 2022
Lake Powell water level falls to new depths
An important Colorado River reservoir has fallen below a level that federal water managers were trying to maintain for hydropower generation.
Mar. 16, 2022
Sonoran woman disappears after leaving home to look for missing son
In neighboring Sonora, searching groups are asking for help to locate a woman who went missing last week. She had gone to look for her son.
Mar. 16, 2022
Trial set for border agent charged in smuggling schemes
A now former Border Patrol agent from Buckeye accused of drug smuggling in southern Arizona will go to trial in October more than two years after his arrest.
Mar. 16, 2022
Lawmakers want to know why Homeland Security was tracking wire transfers to Mexico
A federal government program that collected data on money transfers between a handful of U.S. states and Mexico is coming under scrutiny after Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, raised questions about it.
Mar. 15, 2022
Meet the high school math teacher helping Haitian asylum seekers navigate Phoenix
Title 42 began at the border two years ago this month. More than 20,000 Haitians have been removed, largely under the protocol, during President Biden's tenure alone, but a teacher in Phoenix is trying to help fellow Haitians thrive in the U.S.
Mar. 14, 2022
FEMA to provide $8.6 million for Nogales flood basin
FEMA is spending $8.6 million to build a flood control basin near the border city of Nogales, Arizona, an area subject to intense flash flooding during monsoon season.
Mar. 13, 2022
Sonoran AG touts record on femicide prosecutions
The attorney general in neighboring Sonora is touting her office’s record on femicide prosecutions. She says that in the vast majority of femicide cases in recent years, someone was ultimately found guilty and sentenced.
Mar. 11, 2022
Public can view plan to reduce wildfires in Arizonas national forests
The U.S. government has released its environmental review for its plans to reduce wildfire risks in Arizona’s Rim Country. The Rim Country Project is part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative, or 4FRI.
Mar. 11, 2022
European Parliament raises concern over Mexican journalist deaths
The official response, which Mexico's president says he helped draft, accused member of the body of joining the reactionary, coup-promoting enemies of his government's agenda "like sheep."
Mar. 11, 2022
Sonora passes grim milestone of 10,000 COVID-19 deaths
With 13 more confirmed Thursday, Sonora passed 10,000 official COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, an astonishing toll in a state with less than 3 million people. That means roughly one out of every 294 Sonorans have died of the disease.
Mar. 11, 2022
Census missed Blacks, Latinos, Natives, but added whites. Some leaders want to sue to fix it
The 2020 U.S. census count missed Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans at a higher rate than their white counterparts, officials admit. Considering the overall count was off by less than a quarter of a percentage point, the difference in who was missed was stark.
Mar. 10, 2022
Sinaloa becomes 7th state in Mexico to decriminalize abortion
Another Mexican state moved to decriminalize abortion this week. But in neighboring Sonora, laws penalizing the procedure remain on the books.
Mar. 10, 2022
This Sonora city ranked second most violent in the world
A new ranking of the 50 most violent cities in the world last year places eight Mexican cities at the top of the list, including one in neighboring Sonora.
Mar. 10, 2022
Ship sunk off Mexico coast for artificial reef
In neighboring Sonora, Mexico, officials celebrated the sinking of a ship last week. They hope it will soon be home to marine life — an attraction for tourists.
Mar. 10, 2022
Oregon senator wants probe into DHS citizen financial records
An Oregon senator says the Department of Homeland Security obtained millions of financial records of people who sent and received money transfers in Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico.
Mar. 9, 2022