Southwest Border

Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to stack shipping containers along the U.S.-Mexico border has been met with criticism. Now, one border sheriff says if anyone tries to put the containers in his jurisdiction, he’ll have them arrested for illegal dumping.
Dec. 8, 2022
Kyrsten Sinema Yuma
This week, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema floated the framework for a piece of legislation that seeks to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented people brought to the U.S. as children — also known as "Dreamers." It could also extend Title 42.
Dec. 7, 2022
Temporary Protected Status application
The Biden administration will extend Temporary Protective Status — or TPS — to Haitians who have recently arrived in the U.S. The status is given to citizens of about a dozen countries determined to be unsafe for return. It provides temporary protection from deportation and a work permit.
Dec. 6, 2022
border patrol patch
A trial began this week for a former Border Patrol agent accused of killing multiple women in Texas. In coincides with another high-profile case involving a CBP agent in Arizona.
Dec. 5, 2022
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
This week, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced he had good news: his government reached a deal with business and labor representatives to implement a 20% minimum wage hike starting on Jan. 1.
Dec. 1, 2022
Hermosillio, Sonora
The state Congress in neighboring Sonora will consider a reform that would shift elections for governor by three years.
Dec. 1, 2022
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
The pandemic-era protocol blocks asylum at the border on the basis of public health and is expected to sunset Dec. 21, after a federal court in D.C. ruled to vacate the order earlier this month.
Nov. 30, 2022
kyrsten sinema and mark kelly
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
Doug Ducey
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
The U.S. Capitol
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
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
A child hugs his mother as she sings during a demonstration
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
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey surveys shipping containers used to close gaps in the border wall
Earlier this month, the Center for Biological Diversity filed to join a suit against Gov. Doug Ducey over his plan to deploy shipping containers to fill gaps in the Mexico border wall near Yuma. An attorney for the governor is asking a U.S. District Court judge to block the center from intervening.
Nov. 21, 2022
gavel in a courtroom
A federal judge has ended Title 42, giving the Biden administration five weeks to do so. To learn what this means for asylum seekers, The Show spoke with Joanna Williams of the Kino Border Initiative.
Nov. 21, 2022
Venezuelans sit outside of a shelter in Hermosillo, Sonora
A recent federal court decision to end a policy of returning would-be asylum seekers to Mexico has been welcome news among Venezuelans stranded in Mexico.
More Fronteras Desk news
Nov. 18, 2022
Don't drive tired
With the holiday season upon us, leaders in Sonora are taking a new tack this year: encouraging people traveling long distances to the U.S. border to stay in Hermosillo for a night.
Nov. 17, 2022
El Pinacate
Tour operators in neighboring Sonora are trying to come to an agreement with communal landowners near the El Pinacate biosphere reserve after blockades have cut off entrance to key areas.
Nov. 17, 2022
U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Ken Salazar
During a visit to the border in Sonora, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico touted binational cooperation, and the importance of Arizona and Sonora to that cross-border relationship.
Nov. 16, 2022
Border wall water bottle
The U.S.-Mexico borderlands have long been a place where women seeking abortions have gone to find care, despite laws or borders.
Nov. 16, 2022
Douglas city limits
Nov. 15 marked a year since President Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act into law. Some of the federal money part of the law is now being put toward construction projects at border ports of entry.
Nov. 16, 2022

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