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Amid U.S. Lockdowns, The Border Wall Construction Goes On

Saturday, May 02, 2020

While much of the country has been on lockdown, construction of President Trump's border wall has continued.


'It's Infuriating': Critics Say Border Wall Still Going Up When They Can't Protest

Friday, May 01, 2020

The Trump administration has accelerated some efforts to build the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, and the president is using the pandemic to justify his push for it.


Asylum-Seekers Reaching U.S. Border Are Being Flown To Guatemala

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Hundreds of asylum-seekers are not getting a chance to make their case in U.S. immigration court. Instead, the migrants are put on planes to Guatemala and told to ask for asylum there.


Worries Over Migrants' Mental Health

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Aid workers are worried about a mental health crisis on the border. Thousands of migrants are camped out in Mexican border towns, waiting to ask for asylum in the U.S. Many are becoming despondent.


Mexican Official Tries To Move Asylum-Seekers Stuck In Tent Camps

Saturday, November 09, 2019

At one point a child welfare official threatened to take custody of the kids and families refused to let them go. "I told them I couldn't, that I wouldn't let my kid go," one woman said.


12 Asylum-Seekers Julián Castro Escorted To The U.S. Border Sent Back To Mexico

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The asylum-seekers, who were in Matamoros, Mexico, because of the Trump administration's Migrant Protection Protocols policy, said they faced violence and harassment because they identify as LGBTQ.


ACLU Calls On Homeland Security To Stop Turning Away Pregnant Asylum-Seekers

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Attorneys for the organization say vulnerable populations are supposed to be excluded from the groups of asylum-seekers being sent back to Mexico to wait for their U.S. immigration court hearings.


Sidewalk School Aims To Give Migrant Kids A Sense Of Stability

Saturday, September 21, 2019

In Matamoros, Mexico, volunteers have created a pop-up school on a downtown sidewalk for migrant children. They're all asylum-seekers waiting for their day in U.S. immigration court.


How Constantly Changing Immigration Policies Affect Migrants Already In Danger

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Trump administration issued a new rule requiring migrants to seek protection in another country they travel through before asking for asylum in the U.S.


Border Community Remembers A Father And Daughter Who Drowned Crossing The Rio Grande

Monday, July 01, 2019

On Sunday evening, vigils took place in border towns to remember a father and daughter who died last week attempting to cross over to the United States rather than waiting in migrant camps in Mexico.


Vigil Held For Migrant Father And Daughter Who Died Crossing Rio Grande

Monday, July 01, 2019

The photo showing a Salvadoran father and daughter lying face down in the Rio Grande after they died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has come to symbolize the plight of many migrants.


U.S. Border Patrol Finds 4 Bodies, Including 3 Children, Near Rio Grande In Texas

Monday, June 24, 2019

An FBI agent calls it "an incredibly heartbreaking situation." Three of the deceased were children — one toddler and two infants — and the other was a 20-year-old woman.


U.S. Builds Two $37 Million Temporary Holding Tents For Migrants

Friday, May 03, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security built two $36.9 million tent facilities in Texas to detain migrants apprehended at the border. Facilities in El Paso and Donna have just opened.


Inside Texas' New Migrant Tent Facility

Friday, May 03, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security is expanding its detention facilities in response to an influx of migrants from Central America arriving at the southern border.


The Borderlands — Not The U.S., Not Mexico, A Transitional Land

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rancher Hugh Fitzsimons has dealt with migrants crossing his ranch in southwestern Texas for years. To understand the migrants, he says we need to try to put ourselves in each others' shoes.


Shelters And City Governments Scramble To Help Migrants In The Rio Grande Valley

Sunday, April 07, 2019

The mayor of Brownsville, Texas, was told to expect close to 6,000 migrants released in the Rio Grande Valley this week. A local shelter has been taking in hundreds each day.


Rio Grande Valley Landowners Plan To Fight Border Wall Expansion

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A decade ago, dozens of Texas landowners fought the federal government's efforts to build a wall on their land. Those battles are beginning again as new walls are planned for the Rio Grande Valley.


Texas 'Dragtavist' Drag Queens Stage Border Wall Protest

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

"We'll try to bring joy, positivity, beauty, drag, culture to whatever this is," Beatrix Lestrange said, pointing to the section of the border fence directly behind her.


In The Rio Grande Valley, Residents Prepare For Construction Of A New Border Wall

Friday, February 15, 2019

With President Trump's emergency declaration, residents of the Rio Grande Valley know that a new border wall is coming to their region. Some welcome the construction, while others say it's not needed.


ICE Confirms Force-Feeding Of Detainees On Hunger Strike

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The agency said it respects the right to voice opinions and doesn't retaliate against hunger strikers. "It's extremely painful and it's against their will," a lawyer for two asylum-seekers told NPR.