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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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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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