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Report: Migrants often deported without cash, IDs or belongings

The activist group No More Deaths says that detained migrants lose their possessions as they are shuffled from agency to agency. Routinely, officials failed to return money or belongings, cash was returned in checks or debit cards impossible to use outside of the United States, or agents kept the money, a study says.... Read more»

Freed Gitmo prisoners go to Uruguay

Six former prisoners of the U.S. military’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility arrived in Uruguay last weekend after more than a decade in captivity. A high-profile lawsuit over the U.S. military’s force-feeding of Guantanamo prisoners during a months-long hunger strike will continue despite their release. ... Read more»

Commentary

Mexican drug murders get less attention in U.S. than Middle East violence

Commentary: Why are Americans so uninformed and unconcerned about the horrors occurring just across our border?... Read more»1

Graphics: Why Mexicans are saying they've had enough

The 43 missing students have come to represent the more than 22,000 people who have disappeared since 2006.... Read more»1

Advocates blast lawsuit by Az, other states over Obama immigration plan

Legal experts on Friday dismissed as groundless a lawsuit that 18 states, including Arizona, brought this week against President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The suit claims that deferred deportation of illegal immigrants and other initiatives“ amount to a unilateral suspension of the nation’s immigration laws.” But a top immigration lawyer derided the suit as “a factually challenged press release." ... Read more»2

Analysis

Are the missing students protests turning into a Mexican spring?

Analysis: More than two months after Mexico’s Ayotzinapa students disappeared, protests are still rocking the country, and they’re spreading. Many demonstrators want to remove President Enrique Peña Nieto. But most analysts say that’s not likely. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Incoming Arkansas senator's porous border story

Incoming Arkansas senator Tom Cotton distorted the facts of a 2011 failed terrorist plot to make his case that the U.S. border with Mexico is “open” and “defenseless.”... Read more»4

New border measures coming, says Homeland Security chief

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Tuesday that a new border security task force is coming to the U.S.-Mexico-border as part of President Obama's executive action on immigration. ... Read more»1

Analysis

Mexico: Missing students a symptom of a larger crisis

Apart from being a human rights atrocity, the case of 43 disappeared students in Mexico is also a reflection of a faulty government system that the U.S. helped cultivate.... Read more»

Photos: Digging for the disappeared in Mexico

Fed up with authorities who haven't found their missing loved ones, citizens' brigades are defying the law to search themselves.... Read more»

7 important stories you may have missed while celebrating Thanksgiving

The news doesn't stop just because you're eating turkey and sneaking leftovers.... Read more»

Texas GOP divided on immigration crackdown

Though they appear to be universally outraged by President Obama’s executive order affecting millions of undocumented immigrants, Texas Republican leaders are far from united on how to use their own power to police unauthorized workers and the employers who hire them.... Read more»

Years late, new Texas-Mexico rail crossing set to open

After more than a year of wrangling between local leaders and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over who should pay to move an X-ray machine, the first new rail bridge in more than a century connecting Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley is expected to open in February. ... Read more»

Court: Az must give driver's licenses to Dreamers

Thousands of young adults known as "Dreamers" may be able to get driver's licenses in Arizona after a federal appeals court rejected Monday a request by the state for a new hearing. In doing so, the full 9th Circuit affirmed a July ruling that Arizona illegally denied licenses to those who fall under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. ... Read more»

Texas AG: Obama's immigration order violates Constitution

Minutes after President Obama doubled down on his promise to change the country’s immigration system through executive action, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made a vow of his own: Expect a lawsuit from Texas. But some legal experts doubt that Abbott, the governor-elect, can successfully challenge the president's order, which he says he plans to do in federal court... Read more»

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