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"All we want is for them to listen to us": In Mexico, Trump's latest asylum policy stirs anger, fear and confusion

The Trump administration's new policy aimed at disqualifying most asylum seekers is stirring anger and resentment among migrants who have waited months to present themselves at a port of entry.... Read more»0

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Most migrants won’t qualify for U.S. asylum under new Trump policy

The policy, slated to take effect Tuesday, would also apply to unaccompanied children. The American Civil Liberties Union says it will challenge the policy in court.... Read more»0

Border apprehensions dropped in June, but federal officials say crisis continues

While announcing the number of migrants apprehended along America's southern border, the Trump administration also warned that the one-month change does not signal that the influx of people crossing is over.... Read more»0

Migrant kids returned to West Texas facility despite reports of squalid conditions

The Border Patrol facility in Clint has been under intense scrutiny after reports surfaced last week alleging children were held without adequate water, food and proper sanitation.... Read more»0

Migrant apprehensions continue to surge on Texas-Mexico border

In some Texas Border Patrol sectors, apprehensions of families has spiked 1,000 to 2,000% since October.... Read more»0

Trump's tariffs could hurt Texas, U.S. economies as much as Mexico's, border leaders and analysts say

Mexico is the biggest trade partner for Texas and the U.S., and tariffs on Mexican imports would quickly be felt on the border before impacting the rest of the U.S. economy, trade experts say.... Read more»0

Border wall on private land near El Paso lacks necessary permits, local officials say

A Sunland Park, New Mexico spokesperson said We Build the Wall's permit application was incomplete when it was submitted and that site inspectors tried to visit the property, but were turned away.... Read more»0

Private group backed by Trump supporters builds border barrier in El Paso

The construction over the weekend started after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to build his long-promised wall with funds not appropriated by Congress.... Read more»0

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»0

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»0

Temporary immigration detention facilities to open in El Paso, Rio Grande Valley

Construction of the facilities, commonly referred to as a “tent cities” is a response to the ongoing crush of migrants, mainly from Central America, who continue to cross into Texas after traveling through Mexico.... Read more»0

Long delays at border crossings bring anxiety for biz as Holy Week begins

This week is one of the busiest shopping seasons on the border, but after hundreds of federal agents were diverted from border crossings to help with a surge of migrants, retailers and other businesses are fretting about how hours-long wait times will impact them.... Read more»0

Border Patrol closes West Texas checkpoints as influx of migrants strains resources

It’s unclear when the highway checkpoints in the El Paso sector of the U.S. Border Patrol will reopen after the agency closed them over the weekend and reassigned agents to help deal with an influx of undocumented immigrants.... Read more»0

What we know about the migrant caravan waiting at the Texas-Mexico border

For the sixth straight day since arriving at the Texas-Mexico border, roughly 1,600 Central American migrants intent on seeking asylum in the U.S. are playing a frustrating waiting game in Mexico.... Read more»0

As Trump arrives for rally, El Pasoans say history shows he was wrong about their city

As another government shutdown looms, the president follows his State of the Union speech with a rally in the city he said was plagued by crime before border fencing went up. Here's what history shows about border enforcement and crime in El Paso.... Read more»0

Families divided

Mexico agrees to accept some asylum seekers while migrant advocates worry for their safety

The Mexican government has agreed to take 10,000 migrants seeking U.S. asylum, despite protests that the move threatens legal representation and exposes asylum seekers to violence.... Read more»0

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