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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»

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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»

Border clashes in Tijuana have immigration advocates mobilized

Against the backdrop of tear gas and border closures in Tijuana over the weekend, several pro-immigrant groups are rushing to meet the increasing needs of asylum seekers.... Read more»

Tear gas fired at migrants at San Diego border crossing

The San Ysidro Port of Entry is one of the busiest border crossings in the world — especially so on the Sunday after a holiday weekend. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials shut it down in both directions Sunday after a group of migrants rushed toward the border. ... Read more»

Report: Drug cartel orders attack on Mexican newspaper

Mexican police told the staff of the Tijuana news weekly "Zeta" that a cartel member had ordered the paper's office be shot up in retaliation for publishing photos of alleged drug cartel members. Two staffers have been murdered in previous years, and another survived an assassination attempt that killed a bodyguard.... Read more»

Grijalva introduces bill to bring deported veterans back to U.S.

A new bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva would allow deported veterans to return to the United States as lawful permanent residents and reinstate lost benefits while canceling removal proceedings for others. ... Read more»

Mexico, U.S. to open jointly staffed border stations

Mexico and the United States said on Thursday they will open two jointly staffed border stations on Mexican soil in a bid to streamline trade and improve communication at the frontier, which has suffered due to tensions over migration.... Read more»

Texas gov claims terror threat on border

Here‘s a look at four major claims of Middle East terrorism stirring on America's southern frontier. In some of those cases, at least, officials actually attempted to provide evidence, with varying success.... Read more»

Central American kids pushed north by poverty, violence

Unlike many undocumented adult immigrants, minors from Central America cannot be quickly deported under U.S. law. Some may have legitimate claims for asylum or refugee status. ... Read more»

Mexico's got a serious bullying problem. Blame the cartels?

The tragic death of a 12-year-old has sparked a national debate on schoolyard violence. Politicians and psychologists point to the bloodshed outside the gates.... Read more»

U.S. now deporting decorated, even wounded war veterans

At most funerals for U.S. veterans, the flag is presented ‘on behalf of a grateful nation.’ Not so for these former soldiers.... Read more»

Even with Obamacare, many Latinos still seek treatment in Mexico

Patients say they drive across the border because costs are lower, waits are shorter and doctors speak their language.... Read more»

How the Sinaloa cartel won Mexico’s drug war

For well over a century, local farmers have harvested marijuana and opium in the rugged mountains surrounding Badiraguato. Since the 1980s, the Sinaloa cartel has acted as their Wal-Mart, transporting the mind-bending cargo north with quasi-corporate efficiency, and distributing it to a narcotics-craving United States market.... Read more»

Analysis

Which cartel is king in Mexico?

The guilty plea of the Tijuana cartel boss in the United States on Thursday marked the official waning of that drug network. But it also raised an interesting question: which cartel is now on top?... Read more»

Comic: Gay marriage

Santorum's brassy take on Tijuana

Fresh off an eight-vote (or was it nine?) loss to Mitt Romney in Iowa, Rick Santorum has taken his resurgent presidential campaign on the road, to free-wheelin' New Hampshire.... Read more»

Border Roundup: SB 1070 has unexpected political fallout

• The number of lawsuits challenging SB 1070 continues to grow as racial profiling issue takes center stage. • Federal agents are scouring corporate records to find illegal workers. • 1070 has some unintended political consequences.... Read more»1

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