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A man walks near the border bridge connecting El Paso with Ciudad Juarez, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Here’s How Trump’s Wall Would Create A Diplomatic Crisis

Trump can talk all he wants, but the question remains: Why would Mexico pay anything for this disaster of an infrastructure project? And what would happen if they refuse?

April 18, 2016
A U.S. border patrol officer sits in his vehicle along the border with Mexico near San Ysidro, California

Patrol Agents Union Endorsement Raises Troubling Questions

The Border Patrol union is so impressed with Trump that it has chosen to, well, trumpet its endorsement, breaking with union history in its first-ever official support for a presidential candidate during the primaries.

April 1, 2016

As Migrant Children Surge At Border, Federal Officials Plan For More Shelters

Federal officials plan to open new shelters in Texas and California this month, adding at least 1,400 beds, after a surge in unaccompanied migrant children crossing the Southwest border this fall.

December 10, 2015

Trump Goes To Texas, Is Ditched By Tour Guides

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border town of Laredo, Texas, on Thursday, but his tour group stood him up.

July 23, 2015

Donald Trump Wants To Build A Border Fence

“We have to build a fence. And it’s gotta be a beauty. Who can build better than Trump? I build! It’s what I do. I build. I build nice fences.” — Donald Trump, spoken at the Iowa Freedom Summit, January 24, 2015 We need to secure our border! And we need to do it in style. […]

January 26, 2015

National Guard To Leave Texas Border By Spring, Earlier Than Thought

Find out why Rick Perry’s “border surge” is meeting an early end.

November 20, 2014

Will Turned-Off Latinos Turn Out For Democrats?

In Colorado, a close race for Senate between Udall and Gardner could come down to the Latino vote.

October 27, 2014

Trade, Border Dispute On Agenda During Xi’s India Visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his first visit to India.

September 17, 2014

Newsmax Editor Urges GOP Leadership To ‘Embrace Obama’s Border Security Bill’

In this column, reprinted with permission from Newsmax, Christopher Ruddy, the conservative publication’s CEO and editor-in-chief, strongly suggests that congressional Republicans ought to cooperate with President Obama on border and immigration issues – and that their continuing recalcitrance may damage their party’s electoral prospects not only in November but long into the future.   With an estimated […]

July 16, 2014

Immigration Activist Jose Antonio Vargas Detained At Texas Airport

By Stacey Leasca, Javier Panzar, and Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times MCALLEN, Texas — Prominent journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas was detained at McAllen-Miller International Airport in Texas on Tuesday. Vargas, an undocumented immigrant, tweeted that he was going to go through security carrying a pocket version of the U.S. Constitution and his […]

July 15, 2014

Borderline Behavior: GOP Demands Action, Blocks Solutions — And Always Complains

Listening to Republicans in Washington (and Texas and Arizona) scream about the “crisis” of migrant children arriving from Central America on our southern border, it is puzzling to realize that they don’t actually want to do anything to solve the problem. Nor do these hysterical politicians – led by that down-home diva Rick Perry, the […]

July 11, 2014

Texas Governor Perry Calls For Sending Migrant Children Back Quickly

By Hector Becerra, Los Angeles Times McALLEN, Texas — Governor Rick Perry told U.S. House committee members meeting in this border town Thursday that the most humanitarian response to tens of thousands of children from Central America surging across the border was to send them back as quickly as possible. The Republican governor also criticized […]

July 4, 2014

Surge In Unaccompanied Minors Across Mexican Border Is Felt Across The Country

By Alfonso Chardy, The Miami Herald MIAMI — The crisis of the thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the Mexican border is being felt across the United States, with Miami one of 10 cities where children are being sent for immigration proceedings as border shelters fill up. The transfer of arriving immigrant minors to South Florida […]

June 19, 2014

Russia Starts Border Army Drill After Ukraine Attacks Rebels

Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Russia ordered new military exercises on the border of Ukraine Thursday and warned of “consequences” after Kiev launched a deadly assault against pro-Kremlin rebels occupying the flashpoint town of Slavyansk, in an escalation of the crisis. But Ukraine’s president vowed to see through the military operation, telling Russia to “stop interfering” […]

April 24, 2014

Report: NDN Shows Decline In Total Number Of Deportations During Obama Administration

In 2012, a conservative group known as American Principles in Action ran an ad that called President Obama the “deporter-in-chief,” claiming that “Obama has deported more people than any other president in this country’s history.” The charge has been often repeated throughout the president’s time in office (just this Monday, Fox News Latino published a report proclaiming that deportations have quadrupled […]

April 10, 2014

Mexico Confirms Confrontation With Border Patrol Agents

By Richard A. Serrano and Tracy Wilkinson, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Washington Bureau. U.S. officials said […]

April 2, 2014

Organized Mass Border Crossing Draws Attention To Broken Homes

By Richard Marosi, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — With activists cheering them on, dozens of people deported in recent years crossed the border into San Diego on Monday and formally requested permission to return to their former homes in the United States. The coordinated event was held to draw attention to U.S. deportation policies […]

March 11, 2014

Border Patrol’s Use Of Deadly Force Criticized In Report

By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent review of 67 cases that resulted in 19 deaths. The report […]

February 27, 2014