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U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

Despite U.S. efforts to staunch the flow, numbers are approaching the crisis of two years ago. U.S. Border Patrol agents say it’s diverting resources away from catching drug and human traffickers.

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Federal Suit Against Border Patrol Detention Practices Moves Forward

A lawsuit alleging inhumane treatment of detainees at U.S. Border Patrol stations in Arizona will move forward thanks to a ruling on Monday by a federal judge in Tucson. People detained by the Border Patrol in Arizona nicknamed the holding … Continue reading

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Cuellar: New Border Crossing Stats Don’t Tell Whole Story

MATAMOROS, Mexico — The number of unaccompanied children who were apprehended or surrendered to law enforcement on the southwest border dropped by more than 40 percent in the fiscal 2015 year, according to updated federal statistics. But one border lawmaker says … Continue reading

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Borderland Exodus: Towns On Path Of Proposed Mexican Pipelines Suffer Rash Of Violence

GUADALUPE, Chihuahua — People living in the Juárez Valley southeast of Ciudad Juárez  and El Paso, Texas allege that land speculators preparing for the start of oil and gas production have spurred a land grab that’s forced what some claim … Continue reading

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Border Reality Check: Texas Mayors on Trade & Security

Border trade, immigration, and border security were all issues highlighted at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin this weekend. In a session called “Border Reality Check,” several mayors of Texas border cities gathered to ask questions like this one from Pete … Continue reading

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Construction On Presidio Chili Plant Tied To Trans-Pecos Pipeline Is Delayed, But Chili Company Says Delay Is Temporary

PRESIDIO, Texas — The proposed Trans-Pecos Pipeline that would bring natural gas from the Permian Basin to Mexico has been cited by the City of Presidio as a key to its economic development. But construction slated to start this month on … Continue reading

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Texas Secretary Of State Carlos Cascos On Texas-Mexico Relations

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott led a delegation to Mexico earlier this week to meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and other top-level officials. Up for discussion was strengthening cultural and economic ties. Among the delegation was Texas Secretary of State Carlos … Continue reading

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Governor Abbott Signs Border Security Bill

On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law HB 11, the new border security bill recently passed by state lawmakers. The nearly $310 million bill paves the way for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to hire an additional 250 … Continue reading

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Border Security Bill Passes Senate

This story has been updated to reflect the bill’s final passage on third reading. An expansive border security bill declared a priority by Gov. Greg Abbott was passed Tuesday by the Texas Senate. The vote marked the end of a months-long disagreement between … Continue reading

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Texas Research Advancing Study Of Human Decomposition To Identify Deceased Migrants

This a two-part series from Fronteras Desk Correspondent Lorne Matalon. Click “continue reading” to find the radio story for part two. SAN MARCOS, Texas — Brooks County, Texas — 70 miles north of the U.S.- Mexico border — has seen … Continue reading

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