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Human smugglers face a dry spell with Mexico’s crackdown on Central American migration

A crackdown by Mexican authorities – acting at the insistence of President Donald Trump – has dramatically reduced the flow of Central American migrants this summer.


19 bodies hung from bridge or hacked up in Mexico gang feud

Mexican police found nine bodies hanging from an overpass Thursday alongside a drug cartel banner threatening rivals, and seven more corpses hacked up and dumped by the road nearby. Just …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

Cross-border ties still strong despite El Paso mass shooting

Chatting with friends and carrying his lunch cooler, Carlos Carrillo was among hundreds packing the international bridge as they returned to Mexico from their jobs across the border. The construction …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Millionaire charged with wife’s death arrested in Mexico

A millionaire fugitive charged with killing his wife in California spent the past four years in Mexico until intense media coverage led to hundreds of tips and eventually his capture, …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Mexico: Texas shooting ‘act of terrorism’ against Mexicans

Mexico’s government said it considers a shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left seven of its citizens dead an “act of terrorism” against Mexicans and …


Supreme Court: Trump can use Pentagon funds for border wall

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Trump administration to tap Pentagon funds to build sections of a border wall with Mexico.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Mexican Americans faced racial terror from 1910-1920

Twenty years ago, a knock on the door opened the past for Arlinda Valencia. A relative had come to pay his respects on the death of Valencia’s father. He then …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Migrants sent back by US dumped in Mexico’s Monterrey

The bus carrying dozens of Central Americans from the Texas border arrived in this northern Mexican city late at night and pulled up next to the station. Men and women …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 4:55 p.m.

Judge won’t block U.S. asylum restrictions at southern border

A federal judge said Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce its new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits challenging the policy play out.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 12:28 p.m.

Confusion, fear spread on Mexico border with new US policy

Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refugee claims by Central Americans and many others …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Trump’s new asylum rules go into effect, and opponents sue

Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

U.S. men fail to follow women’s example, lose Gold Cup final to Mexico

The United States men failed to follow the example of American women, showing just how far they are from success. Jonathan Dos Santos scored in the 73rd minute, and Mexico …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

From Libya to Texas, tragedies illustrate plight of migrants

Recent tragedies have focused attention on the risks faced by migrants, who are often seen as a political headache in the countries they hope to reach and ignored in the …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

United States men also seek soccer title, face Mexico for Gold Cup

The U.S. men’s soccer team also tries to win a trophy on Sunday when it faces Mexico at Soldier Field in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship …


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Mexican police revolt against plans to join National Guard

Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around the Mexican capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Protestors hit Spokane streets calling for closure of border detention camps

About 150 protesters gathered Tuesday for the local iteration of a series of nationwide Close the Camps protests.


Freak summer hailstorm buries Mexican city under five feet of ice

It’s summer in Guadalajara, one of Mexico’s most populous towns, which made what happened there over the weekend all the more surprising. Sunday morning, residents woke to their roads, yards …


UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 12:16 a.m.

Judge bars Trump from using $2.5B to build border wall

A federal judge has prohibited President Donald Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority sections of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico.


House passes Senate border bill as leaders cave to moderate Democrats and GOP

The House passed a $4.6 billion emergency spending bill for the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, after Democratic leaders retreated from efforts to amend the legislation to add …


Migrant: Young family ignored advice against border swim

The region along the U.S.-Mexico border has long been perilous for those trying to cross illegally into the United States between ports of entry, from the fast-moving Rio Grande to …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Photos of migrant father and daughter spark global anguish

From the Vatican to the U.S. Congress, expressions of anguish, empathy and outrage poured out Wednesday over the photos of a migrant father and young daughter who drowned while trying …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

‘They died in each other’s arms,’ migrant’s mother says

The mother of a man who drowned alongside his 23-month-old daughter while trying to cross the Rio Grande into Texas says she finds a heartbreaking photograph of their bodies hard …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Border official steps down as outrage grows over children

The acting head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection has resigned amid an uproar over the discovery of migrant children being held in appalling conditions at one of the agency’s …


Trump delays a nationwide enforcement sweep to deport people living in the U.S. illegally

President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday he is delaying a nationwide sweep to deport people living in the U.S. illegally.


House Democrats unveil $4.5B border measure

House Democrats unveiled a $4.5 billion measure Friday to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis at the southern border and the government’s responsibility to care for tens of thousands of …


Mexico says National Guard deployment is complete

Mexico has completed its deployment of 6,000 National Guard members to help control the flow of Central American migrants headed toward the U.S. and filled 650 immigration agency posts to …


Mexico’s Senate approves trade deal with US, Canada

Mexico’s Senate has voted to ratify a new free trade agreement with the United States and Canada, making it the first of the three countries to gain legislative approval


Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

People fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants.


At Mexico’s southern border, migrants feel the pinch of a crackdown spurred by US

They cannot proceed north without risking arrest, so they remain in Tapachula seeking documentation allowing legal travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, more than 1,000 miles away. They say they are …


Mexico migration chief offers resignation to president

Mexico’s immigration chief presented his resignation to the president Friday as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to U.S. pressure.