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Migrant spike at US-Mexico border slows trade as Washington seeks answers

Migrants wait at a processing center in Eagle Pass, Texas, US, on 19th December, 2023

Eagle Pass, TexasReuters Railroad companies and business groups are pressing the US Government to reopen trade routes on the Texas-Mexico border after authorities closed two crossings in response to a rise in migrant crossings in recent days. US Border Patrol apprehended about 10,800 migrants at the south-west border on Monday, according to an internal agency […]

No shade, no water, and record heat: More migrants die in US desert

Stairs used by migrants to cross into the United States from Mexico sit in the desert near the border as members of Mexican immigrant welfare agency Grupo Beta patrol outside Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on 15th September, 2023

Sunland Park, New MexicoReuters Veteran firefighter Daniel Medrano got out of his truck somewhere in the barren outskirts of Sunland Park, New Mexico, where a vast expanse of yellow sand is dotted by stubby bushes. Under one, he found a body. Medrano wrapped a black scarf around his nose and mouth as he looked closer: […]

US to temporarily send 1,500 troops to Mexico border

Border patrol agents and Texas Army National Guard soldiers detain migrants, who were hiding in thick brush, after they crossed the Rio Grande river into the United States from Mexico in La Joya, Texas, US, on 17th March, 2023.

Washington DC, US Reuters President Joe Biden’s administration will temporarily send 1,500 additional troops to help secure the US-Mexico border, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, in preparation for a possible rise in illegal immigration when COVID-19 border restrictions lift later this month. The 90-day deployment of active-duty troops will supplement the work of the US […]

Migrants stuck in Mexico hopeful US will lift COVID-era expulsion policy at border

Mexico Reynosa IDP camp

Reynosa, MexicoReuters News the United States is poised to end a pandemic-related border expulsion policy is buoying hopes of thousands of migrants who have waited months in Mexico for a chance to seek asylum in the United States. US health officials are set to announce plans this week to terminate the order, known as Title […]

US border arrests top one million in fiscal year 2021

Mexico Chiapas migrants

Washington DC, USReuters US authorities have made more than a million arrests of migrants at the US-Mexico border so far in fiscal year 2021, according to preliminary figures shared with Reuters, a tally that underscores the immigration challenges facing President Joe Biden. At the current pace, the total border arrests for the fiscal year, which […]