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FactCheck: Trump's claims about border wall fall flat

President Trump repeated false claims during while discussing the border wall to be built with Mexican money that was a signature campaign promise.... Read more»

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Tucson is breaking its promise by doing business with border-wall contractor

ACLU: Why is the city of Tucson still doing million-dollar business with an Arizona company that is constructing the border wall in my community, El Paso, Texas?... Read more»1

ICE dumps hundreds of migrants with nowhere to go at El Paso bus depot on Christmas Eve

EL PASO – Hundreds of asylum-seekers spent part of Christmas Eve in a downtown parking lot here without knowing where they’ll end up next.... Read more»

FBI: No evidence of attack in death of Border Patrol agent in Texas

The FBI said Wednesday that an investigation into the November death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent near El Paso has not found evidence that there was “a scuffle, altercation, or attack.”... Read more»

Court gives family of slain Mexican teen new chance to sue BP agent

The Supreme Court has ordered a lower court to reconsider its decision to throw out a lawsuit that a Mexican family filed against the Border Patrol agent who fatally shot their son across the border. The Texas case may still have a long way to go in the courts, but the outcome could affect a similar 2012 case in Nogales.... Read more»

El Paso ID effort could force local control showdown

In El Paso, local leaders hope to create a municipal ID card for the region's homeless, indigent and undocumented. But Gov. Greg Abbott has hinted that could make El Paso a so-called "sanctuary city." ... Read more»

Federal border officials in El Paso accused of coercion, abuse

Federal officials stationed on the Texas-Mexico border called legal border crossers “whores” and criminals and subjected them to unwarranted searches and coercion, according to a complaint a civil liberties group submitted to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general Tuesday.... Read more»

El Paso doesn't want ID as 'sanctuary city'

An El Paso-based immigrant rights group could see its hopes for a municipal ID card dashed after leaders there determined that issuing the card might prompt immigration hardliners to label the town a "sanctuary city."... Read more»

Pope Francis' border mass awes El Paso Catholics

Within plain sight of Ciudad Juárez, just south of the Rio Grande, thousands of El Pasoans heard Pope Francis speak of the ancient city Nineveh. He spoke of the city’s destruction due to “oppression and dishonor, violence and injustice.” The stirring message delivered in a city recovering from years of its own death and destruction at the hands of warring rival drug gangs and law enforcement held audiences captive.... Read more»

Opinions split in border city over Mexican court ruling to ease marijuana law

When Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled this fall that individuals have the right to grow marijuana for personal use, it did little to resolve the issue in border towns like Ciudad Juarez that have long been the scene of bloody drug wars.... Read more»

Border toll roads face enforcement issues

As El Paso prepares to open new toll roads, officials' inability to mail bills to Mexican drivers means only U.S.drivers will be required to pay.... Read more»

Residents of forgotten Mexican town flee to Texas

As officials in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez celebrate a drop in crime in the Mexican border city, residents in nearby Guadalupe, Chihuahua continue fleeing to Texas in droves amid continuing violence and corruption.... Read more»

Program helping to reduce waits at Texas border bridges

Nine months into a federal pilot program created to reduce wait times at international ports of entry, operators of bridges on the Texas-Mexico border say it appears to be accomplishing that goal. But they also say it’s difficult to measure whether cars, trucks and pedestrians are moving faster across the border.... Read more»

Tours aim to redefine Juárez, revitalize tourism

Hopes are riding on a new effort in which tour buses will come to Ciudad Juárez regularly from El Paso. Officials want the tours to help shed Juárez's image as a danger zone and showcase the city as a destination for area tourists.... Read more»

Feds ask El Paso shelters to house undocumented immigrants

As an influx of undocumented immigrants arrives in El Paso from the Rio Grande Valley, federal officials are looking for help from local shelters and immigrants' rights groups. ... Read more»

Texas senator tours Ciudad Juárez in low-key trip to Mexico

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn made his first-ever trip to Ciudad Juárez on Friday and said he felt safe in the border city. He said that was partially due to U.S. help in Mexico, and also said the U.S. bears some responsibility for the violence. ... Read more»

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