Tag Archives: US-Mexico Border

Ciudad Juárez Tears Down ‘No More Weapons’ Sign

Mexican officials have ordered the removal of a three ton sign that reads, “No More Weapons!” at the foot of an international bridge across from El Paso, Texas. The giant sign is made of confiscated firearms and was erected in … Continue reading

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Boquillas Two Years On: Rebuilding A Border Economy

BOQUILLAS, Coahuila — A border crossing that’s seen as part of a template to rescue damaged, rural economies along the Rio Grande has marked its second anniversary. The symbolic importance of the crossing that links Big Bend National Park in Texas to … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Tries A New Outreach Effort In An Unexpected Place

PHOENIX – It’s mid-morning at the Mexican consulate in Phoenix. Close to 200 people are seated in rows of metal chairs. They’re waiting for their names to be called for passports or consular IDs. On this day, there’s a guest … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: Unique Border Security Challenges in Far West Texas

This week, we’ve been taking a look at the lines – visible and invisible – that define life here in West Texas. We’ve looked at everything from generational, physical and geo-political lines, to fence lines. To close out our series, we turn to … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Report says Border Drones are Costly, Ineffective

The Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General is out with harsh words for the agency’s eight-year-old border drone program, saying unmanned air patrols of the border are “dubious achievers.” A report released Tuesday Inspector General John Roth says the department’s own sub-agency … Continue reading

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Harvesting History In The Southwest

A part of Arizona’s history all but disappeared when the United States-Mexico border was created about 160 years ago. Recently, National Parks and museums on both sides of the border have begun working together to revitalize and preserve a living … Continue reading

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Incoming Texas Secretary of State Echoes GOP Leaders on Border Issues

For the first nomination of his incoming administration, Governor-elect Greg Abbott has tapped Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos to be the next Texas Secretary of State. In Texas, the office oversees state elections, but also serves as the governor’s chief … Continue reading

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Free-Market Think Tank Hosts Border Security Panel at State Capital

On Wednesday at the state capital, the Texas Public Policy Foundation held a panel discussion on border security, billing the event with the title “What is Actually Happening on the Border.” Among the speakers at the event were Texas Ag Commissioner … Continue reading

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Child Migrants Transition From Shelters To A Life In Limbo

The number of unaccompanied child migrants apprehended at the Southwest border fell by almost half between June and July, and there are reports that the number arriving continues to fall. That trend has helped ease the crisis of finding shelter … Continue reading

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Perry Warns of a “Trail of Tears” From Central America

Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of … Continue reading

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