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To Slow COVID-19, Trump Administration Closes Southern Border To Non-Essential Travel

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The country’s southern border will close to all non-essential travel and trade in an effort to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Trump administration announced Friday morning. The policy takes effect at midnight … Continue reading

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Dueling Remain In Mexico Orders Cause Confusion And Tension In The Borderlands

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune A major international crossing that connects Texas to Mexico was closed Friday and part of Saturday morning after migrant groups amassed in Ciudad Juárez in what American authorities said could pose a potential threat to … Continue reading

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Nearly 600 Asylum Seekers Have Been Sent to Guatemala Under Trump Policy

By Reynaldo Leaños Jr., Texas Public Radio Thomas Cartwright ran along a chain link fence outside the runway at the Brownsville South Padre International Airport. He was trying to catch a glimpse of buses loading migrants onto a plane. Cartwright says … Continue reading

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In Presidio, Locals Weigh Risks and Rewards Of Transmigrante Traffic

By Carlos Morales It’s early morning in January at a gas station in Marfa and there’s a steady stream of traffic filing into the tiny West Texas town. There are weary-eyed travelers filling up on gas, others stopping by for … Continue reading

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As Access To Asylum Narrows, These Alternatives Are Some Immigrants’ Only Hope

By Mallory Falk, KERA and Elizabeth Trovall, Houston Public Media For most migrants fleeing violence or persecution, getting asylum protections in the U.S. has never been easy.  Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has repeatedly tightened the rules, … Continue reading

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As Government Prepares To Seize More Land For A Border Wall, Some Texas Landowners Prepare To Fight

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — When David Acevedo attended a meeting with officials from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers in Webb County last month, he thought he would come away with more information about the Trump … Continue reading

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Mexican Official Tries To Move Asylum-Seekers Stuck In Tent Camps

By Reynaldo Leaños Jr., Texas Public Radio In Matamoros, Mexico, more than 1,500 asylum-seekers are living in squalid conditions in a tent encampment and Mexican officials want them to move. Officials recently took a page from the Trump administration and … Continue reading

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Mexican Migrants Wait In The Streets Of Juárez For Their Chance To Claim Asylum

By Mallory Falk, KERA A growing number of Mexicans are fleeing their homes and heading to the U.S. border to seek asylum, driven by a surge in violence. But once they get to a port of entry, many of them … Continue reading

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Trump’s Controversial “Remain In Mexico” Immigration Policy Expands Along Texas’ Southern Border

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The Trump administration has expanded a controversial immigration policy to another Texas port of entry. The Migrant Protection Protocols is now in effect in the Maverick County town of Eagle Pass, which borders the Mexican … Continue reading

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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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