Tag Archives: Border Issues

With More Nationalities Seen in Border Apprehensions, a Changing Face of Migration

TONALA, Mexico — The face of migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States appears to be changing. Immigration arrest statistics from Mexico for the first six months of 2016 mirror a rise in detentions in the same timeframe by U.S. border … Continue reading

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Texas Lawmakers Criticize Border Surge For Moving Crime but Not Stopping It

The assessment by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw came during a House Homeland Security and Public Safety meeting in Brownsville, where Democrats hammered away at the DPS chief and questioned whether the buildup is successful is if … Continue reading

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Did the Pope’s Visit Help the Border? Depends Who You Ask

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Seven months after Pope Francis made history by visiting this city once considered the deadliest in the Americas, pedestrians can still see a billboard celebrating his visit looming right across the border over downtown El Paso. It’s a reminder that the papal visit to … Continue reading

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Trump Haunts Hurd, Gallego Congressional Rematch

SAN ANTONIO — The Democratic candidate wants to make the election about Donald Trump. The Republican wants nothing to do with his party’s presidential nominee. It’s a familiar dynamic unfolding in many congressional battles across the country, but it is especially pitched in Texas’ 23rd U.S. … Continue reading

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Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demonstrates zeal.

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Lorne Matalon, Texas Fronteras Desk Correspondent, Chosen as 2016-2017 UT Energy Journalism Fellow

Lorne Matalon, the Fronteras Desk correspondent for Texas based at Marfa Public Radio and West Texas Public Radio, has been selected as the next Energy Journalism Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin for 2016-2017. Matalon was awarded the fellowship opportunity … Continue reading

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Mexican Company Could Benefit From Construction Of Border Wall

While Mexico has said it would never agree to pay for the border wall proposed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, analysts say a Mexican company could profit from its construction. CEMEX is a global leader in cement construction with … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Unaccompanied Minors In The Hands Of Traffickers

MARION, Ohio — Over the last three years, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have fled Central America for the U.S. At least 19 have wound up in the hands of labor traffickers. That was the case in Ohio, where … Continue reading

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The Costs Behind A Migrant Crisis: Central American Asylum-Seekers Surge In Yuma

This is the first in a five-part series from the Fronteras Desk called “The Costs Behind a Migrant Crisis.”  Refugees from Central America are pouring into the United States, a trend from 2014 that seems to be growing along the U.S.-Mexico border … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Union Endorses Trump for President

For the first time in its history, the national union representing Border Patrol agents has endorsed a presidential candidate during primary season. On Wednesday, the union endorsed Republican Donald Trump. “We think this is an unprecedented time and we wanted … Continue reading

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