Mexico is back near the bottom of an ugly list — it’s again one of deadliest countries in the world in which to report the news. The killings of journalists follow a rising wave of cartel violence in the country.
The Trump Administration is moving forward with its plans for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico line even as the plan faces Democratic opposition in Congress. But to do so, it’ll have to manage not only natural obstacles through the rough and rugged terrain of the Southwest, but legal ones as well. Part II of the The Border’s New Boundaries series goes to the Texas border, where the legal battles over the border wall a decade ago are still being fought today.
President Trump hits his first 100 days in office this week. It’s been a tumultuous stride towards one of his primary goals: how to manage the U.S.-Mexico border, even as the biggest project – paying for a border wall – threatens to cause a government shutdown. The Border’s New Boundaries series begins with a report on a federal project involving not concrete border walls but digital ones.
Mexico is weighing economic retaliation against the U.S. to counter what Mexicans say is an anti-Mexico American administration. One idea under consideration is a boycott of U.S. corn. Mexico is the number one export market for U.S. corn. And U.S. corn producers are in Mexico City right now lobbying against the idea.
Mexican authorities prepare the extradition of a man accused of killing a border patrol agent in Arizona seven years ago.
U.S. Attorney General Jefff Sessions announced a widening of prosecutions of border related crime during his stop in Nogales, Ariz., Tuesday morning.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions will tour the Arizona border Tuesday, then meet with law enforcement in Phoenix and air force service members at Luke Air Force Base.
After Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, the Mexican peso reached its lowest level against the US dollar. But in April, the Mexican currency is showing signs of recovery.
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.