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Border Patrol erects more tents in the Rio Grande Valley to house asylum seekers as surge continues

The agency said Friday that the Rio Grande Valley sector is holding an average of 8,000 migrants each day.... Read more»

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FactChecking Trump’s Fox News interview

In interview that aired May 19 on “The Next Revolution,” Trump and the show’s host, Steve Hilton, discussed foreign policy, international trade, the economy, politics and more. FackCheck takes a closer look.... Read more»

Heat and violence pose twin threats for asylum-seekers waiting at border

Asylum-seeking families following U.S. rules and crossing at the designated ports of entry can face monthslong waits and dangerous conditions on the Mexican side of the border.... Read more»

19 arrested, poppy field near border destroyed in joint U.S.-Mexico operation vs. drug scouts

Mexican officials destroyed a poppy field, seized more than 250 pounds of narcotics, and arrested 19 people over the weekend west of Nogales during a joint operation aided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, authorities said. ... Read more»

As the opioid crisis peaks, meth and cocaine deaths explode

It turns out that the same lethal drug that has been driving the nation’s spiraling opioid epidemic, fentanyl, is also causing an historic surge in overdose deaths among cocaine users. ... Read more»

Guatemalan migrant dies after being apprehended at the Texas-Mexico border

The Guatemalan teenager, who hasn’t been identified, was found unresponsive Monday morning at the Border Patrol station in Weslaco.... Read more»

Uber, Lyft surge ahead of cabs in campaign expense reports

The initial public offering of Uber shares this month fell short of expectations, but there’s at least one audience where the ride-sharing service dominates: members of Congress.... Read more»

Border Patrol, aid groups differ over desert rescue beacons

Border Patrol argues that existing rescue beacons help save lives and negate the need for humanitarian efforts by volunteer groups, such as No More Deaths.... Read more»

Worker advocates burned up over lack of federal heat protections

OSHA has yet to establish a heat standard that would give employers specific requirements regarding water, rest breaks and shade. ... Read more»

In Indian Country, potholes can be a bump in the road to an education

Three-fourths of roads owned by the Bureau of Indian Affairs are unpaved, leaving reservation schools to spend money on maintenance for the buses that have to travel those roads. The graduation rate for American Indians/Alaskan Natives in public schools in 2016 was 72% – lower than any other race or ethnicity.... Read more»

Analysis

The promise of ‘restorative justice’ starts to falter under rigorous research

Talking things out may not be the best alternative to traditional "zero tolerance" school discipline, which research has shown has racial disparities.... Read more»2

Analysis

How voter access laws & passion brought people to the polls

Nationally, 53 percent of the citizen voting-age population voted in 2018, a 12-point bump from the previous midterms.... Read more»

A different border crisis: It’s not security or immigration, it’s sewage

The aging network of pipes that run from Mexico to wastewater treatment plants in the U.S. When heavy rains fall, the pipes often break and spill raw sewage on both sides of the border, causing not only a putrid odor but public health and environmental concerns.... Read more»

Immigrant song: Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims provide insight into life in a collapsing economy

Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims find life-saving treatment in Peru, relying on nonprofits to connect them to options.... Read more»

Immigrant song: Venezuelans in Peru worry that media’s focus on crime spurs lies, hatred

Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and even some traditional news sites are crowded with posts unified by an underlying assertion: Venezuelan migrants are a threat to Peruvians.... Read more»

Immigrant song: Schools in Peru are under added pressure from wave of Venezuelan migrants

Schools in Peru — and the capital of Lima in particular — are struggling to deal with 700,000 Venezuelan refugees fleeing economic collapse in their home country.... Read more»

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