The Homeland Security Department has pushed back its deadline for proposals for a giant wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It’s also released some ideas of what it’s looking for.
The United States is under pressure to hire 15,000 federal agents to uphold the nation’s immigration laws at the border and inside the country. It’s a tough process to get hired to become an agent, especially a Border Patrol agent. And an internal U.S. Customs and Border Protection memo released earlier this week shows that the agency is looking to relax some of those hiring requirements.
An Appeals Court judge has ordered the United States to free a man it’s held for more than two years in prison after he crossed the border at a port of entry while washing windows.
An agreement that dates back 11 U.S. presidents could serve as a template for future energy trade deals. The electric grid that powers tiny Sasabe, Arizona, provides power for an equally small town on the Mexican side of the line. The 50 year old cross-border agreement is being looked at as a model for cross border cooperation.
The former Mexican leader addresses the tensions between Mexico and the U.S, and recommends Donald Trump to visit Arizona.
President Donald Trump said he’ll renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada. That has a lot of businesses that do cross border trade concerned. That includes some U.S. energy executives, though energy was excluded from NAFTA.
The Homeland Security Department announced Friday morning that it will begin taking bids for a wall along the border with Mexico.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary Jon Kelly made their first visit to Mexico this week.
U.S.-Mexico Intelligence cooperation has become closer on issues important to both countries such as illegal immigration, border security, drugs and human trafficking. But that critical intelligence relationship may be under examination in Mexico. The country is trying to fashion a response to a suite of economic threats issued by the new U.S. administration. And security is one serious chip to play.
A security officer for the American Consulate in Nogales, Mexico, faces drug-trafficking charges here in Arizona.