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'It’s a mission': Volunteers treat refugees massing at the border

As a record number of migrants are making journey to the border, volunteers are providing medical care at the U.S.-Mexico border in towns like Tijuana, where at least 2,000 people are jammed into tents and repurposed tarps, living without running water and electricity while they seek asylum in the U.S.... Read more»

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Fear & uncertainty: Asylum-seekers in limbo under Trump’s expanding ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

As the Trump administration seeks to expand the "Migrant Protection Protocols" or "Remain in Mexico" program along the southwest border, migrants and shelter operators worry about the future, even as asylum reviews tighten further. ... Read more»1

U.S. releases 'Remain in Mexico' refugee after judge grants asylum

More than 24 hours after he became the first person granted refugee status under the “Migrant Protection Protocols” policy requiring asylum seekers to remain in Mexico while their immigration claims are pending, a man was released to a sponsor in San Diego Wednesday after his attorney called for his release.... Read more»

Migrant moms await due dates & court dates

A growing number of expectant mothers are among the migrants pouring in daily from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador — even Haiti — to more than 30 already overflowing shelters in Tijuana, Mexico.... Read more»

Asylum-seekers who followed Trump rule now don’t qualify because of new Trump rule

Migrants hoping for U.S. protection have been waiting in Mexico for months, as the U.S. allowed fewer than ever to enter. Then it changed the rules entirely.... Read more»

Pastor claims government targeted her for ministering to immigrants

A Christian pastor claims in a suit filed in federal court in California Monday that the federal government illegally targeted her for administering her faith to refugees and immigrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. ... Read more»1

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»

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»

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