Tag Archives: U.S.-Mexico Border

As Texas Reopens, Border Leaders Say Restrictions At International Bridges Should Be Lifted

Local leaders say the federal government’s decision to extend a ban on nonessential travel across the U.S.-Mexico border is crippling their budgets and local businesses.

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Congolese Asylum Seeker Dies In U.S. Border Custody

By Gabrielle Jones, KERA News A 41-year-old Congolese woman seeking asylum died Wednesday in U.S. custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. CBP said in a statement that the woman arrived … Continue reading

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Mexico Proposes Legislation To Counter Border Wall Expansion

MEXICO CITY, DF – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has said he wants to work collaboratively with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Peña hasn’t commented on the wall publicly since the U.S. election. But his Foreign Secretary, Claudia Ruiz Massieu has. “We’ve been very clear … Continue reading

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Risk of terrorists crossing U.S. border into Texas is real — but low

The number of illegal border crossers from far flung places— including countries deemed sponsors of terrorism — has been increasing, but they remain a small fraction of total border apprehensions. In border enforcement parlance, they’re known as “exotics:” distinct from the … Continue reading

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In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

Diego Roman Elena Rodriguez’s brother was unarmed, walking on a sidewalk in Nogales, when Lonnie Swartz shot him. The agent says he felt threatened by rock-throwers; he’s expected to plead not guilty.

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Skirting The Law To Survive On The Rio Grande

CANDELARIA, Texas — The United States and Mexico are pouring money into a showcase experiment to rescue damaged economies on the Texas-Mexico border. But that experiment only involves two towns, Boquillas in Mexico and the community of visitors and National … Continue reading

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Continuing Coverage: The Planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline

For more than a year now, we’ve been following developments related to the planned Trans-Pecos Pipeline. The 143-mile, 42″ underground pipeline would carry natural gas from producers in the Permian Basin, through the Big Bend region, and eventually to power plants … Continue reading

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