A top Mexican government official is taking a tough stance on potential U.S. policies, saying that the country will not receive deportees from countries other than Mexico and that his country does not need financial aid from the U.S.
The U.S. Secretaries of state and homeland security met with their Mexican counterparts during their first visit to that country on Thursday, seeking commonalities in what has become a tense relationship.
The Homeland Security Department cast a wide net Tuesday for determining which immigrants living in the country illegally should be deported.
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.
Federal auditors told Congress that there is no reliable way to tell whether the current fences and walls along the U.S. border are effective at stopping illicit traffic.
Across the U.S. and here in Arizona, cities are debating whether they should continue offering safe havens to undocumented immigrants against President Donald Trump’s policies. Across the border, Mexico City is implementing sanctuary city policies of its own.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Monday that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 680 people last week in targeted roundups across the country.
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied simultaneously on Sunday in several cities in Mexico.
At 9:42 a.m. on Thursday, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos was unshackled and dropped off in a country she has not seen in 21 years.
Six Mexican senators are planning visits with publicly elected officials and Latino community leaders in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday, as part of a campaign to cultivate relationships with American officials friendly to Mexican migrants and to help migrants facing possible deportation.