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Border Patrol Apprehensions Dipped Last Month, But 2019 Saw A Dramatic Increase From 2018

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — The number of people who were apprehended by or surrendered to federal immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border dipped by nearly 20% last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday. After … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Agents Detained Mexican Citizen Who Had Permission To Be In The U.S.

By Mallory Falk/KERA and Julián Aguilar/Texas Tribune Luis Orozco Morales had made the trip many times between his home in Hobbs, New Mexico, and El Paso. But this time, when he tried to pass through a remote Border Patrol checkpoint, … Continue reading

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In Juárez, A Migrant Shelter Offers Refuge For LGBTQ Asylum Seekers

By Mallory Falk, KERA Mexico is the second deadliest country in the world for transgender people, according to a recent study. Yet many LGBTQ migrants are stuck in the border city of Ciudad Juárez.  People from places like Honduras and El … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Will Soon Expand “Remain In Mexico” Policy For Migrants To Busiest Part Of The Border

By Jay Root, Texas Tribune BROWNSVILLE — So far, asylum-seeking migrants who land in the most heavily crossed patch of the U.S.-Mexico border, in deep South Texas, have been spared from the controversial “remain in Mexico” program that requires applicants … Continue reading

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Expansion Of “Remain In Mexico” Policy Brings Tension, Fear To Border Cities

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune On Monday afternoon, Luis Emilio realized he’d had enough. The 22-year old Ecuadoran migrant had just spent three days in detention in the United States after seeking asylum, only to be sent back to Mexico until … Continue reading

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Texas Will Deploy 1,000 National Guard Troops To The Border Amid Migrant Surge

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state will deploy 1,000 troops from the Texas National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to aid the federal government with border security efforts. “There is an escalating crisis … Continue reading

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Texas Republicans Warn Trump About Ramifications Of Closing U.S.-Mexico Border

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune As President Donald Trump threatens to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, some of the highest-ranking Texans from within his own party are warning about the consequences of doing so.

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Government To Accelerate Redeployment Of Customs And Border Protection Agents Amid Migrant Surge

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday said it will begin returning more migrants to Mexico after they apply for asylum in the U.S. and ordered Customs and Border Protection officials to speed up the redeployment … Continue reading

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CBP Officials Warn Migration Crisis Growing At The Southern Border

By Lauren Terrazas, Texas Public Radio The chief of U.S. Customs and Border Protection warned the surge of Central American migrants illegally crossing the U.S. southern border has pushed the country’s immigration system to its breaking point. Commissioner Kevin McAleenan made … Continue reading

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Trump Falsely Said El Paso Was A Hub Of Violent Crime Before The Border Fence. Now He’s Holding A Rally There.

By Alex Samuels, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump‘s campaign announced Wednesday morning that he will hold a rally Feb. 11 in El Paso, just hours after the president’s State of the Union speech where he reiterated a repeatedly debunked claim that … Continue reading

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