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Scared by Trump, some migrants give up on American dream

For some poor Central Americans and Mexicans at travelers' shelters in the desert town of Nogales, Trump's threats to build a wall along the whole border and deport millions of illegal immigrants have led them to abandon their harrowing journeys and hopes of a better life in the north. ... Read more»

Judge set to order Border Patrol to halt controversial detention practices

A federal judge said Tuesday that he will soon order a halt to Border Patrol practices that regularly see detainees held for more than 24 hours in dirty, cold and overcrowded "icebox" cells, where they experience sleep deprivation. ... Read more»1

Arizona immigration lawyers busy fielding calls from anxious clients

Immigration lawyers in Arizona said they have been flooded with calls from anxious clients in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, but they are urging people to avoid rash decisions in the midst of uncertainty.... Read more»

U.S. Border Patrol sends more agents to Texas as apprehensions rise

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency plans to send an additional 150 agents to the southern border region of Texas to combat a recent rise in apprehensions, mostly of children and families crossing illegally, it said on Saturday.... Read more»

Hillary Clinton appeals to Arizona voters to put state in blue column

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a pitched plea Wednesday night for Arizona voters, focusing her courtship on embracing Latinos and other diverse voters in a race that is tightening six days before the election.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

A story of a saved backside in the age of angst

We interrupt this grimy election for a kinda clean tale of good fortune: A true and winding story about being financially screwed ... and then improbably not.... Read more»

U.S.-funded programs try to convince Central Americans to stay home

In a tiny classroom in a small hamlet in the murder capital of the world, the U.S. government is testing the theory — one child at a time — that helping young Central Americans at home might convince them to stay put rather than joining the flood of migrants fleeing for the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Waste of money? Trump's border wall falls flat in Az poll

Donald Trump rode to the top of the Republican ticket promising a "big, beautiful, powerful" border wall with Mexico to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. Along that border, however, Americans are more likely to call the wall a "waste of money", according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Mexico fights illegal immigration on its own southern border

Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has tried to cut down the flow of Central American immigrants passing through on their way to the southern U.S. border. ... Read more»

$706K in cocaine & marijuana seized at BP checkpoints

Border Patrol agents working at two checkpoints this week intercepted more than $706,400 in marijuana and cocaine, arrested three U.S. citizens, and seized three firearms, including an AR-15 rifle, said authorities. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's bogus voter fraud claims

Donald Trump is citing unsubstantiated urban myths and a contested academic study to paint a false narrative about rampant voter fraud in the U.S. and the likelihood of a "rigged" election.... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Central American gang's tentacles reach deep into Texas, U.S.

Only about 800 of the estimated 20,000 gang members in the Houston area belong to the MS-13, but police consider them a top-level threat to public safety in Texas. The El Salvador-based criminal organization is thought to reach across Texas and into 44 other states. ... Read more»

After a lull in 2015, Texas border apprehensions spiked in 2016

Apprehension of families and unaccompanied children surged again along the Texas-Mexico border in 2016, reflecting the new prevalence of illegal immigration from Central America. The statistics show that Mexico's attempt to secure its southern border and deter illegal migration isn't working. ... Read more»

Court's immigration ruling could affect Texas 'sanctuary city' debate

A decision last month by a federal judge in Illinois undercutting a major tool the federal government uses to deport criminal immigrants could ripple across the country, changing how local jails hold people thought to be in the country illegally.... Read more»

Gang wars, poverty drive Central Americans over U.S. border

The challenge of securing the southern U.S. border is changing dramatically as fewer Mexicans cross illegally, but more Central Americans arrive seeking refuge from the terror and chaos of their home countries.... Read more»

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