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Why ‘stronger borders’ don’t work

Why ‘stronger borders’ don’t work

Every year, thousands of people die trying to cross borders. At times, the stark reality of this becomes front page news like the picture of three-year-old Alan Kurdi, lying face down on a Turkish beach, or when 39 people were… Continue Reading

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Supreme Court case could give families the right to sue U.S. border agents for cross-border killings

Supreme Court case could give families the right to sue U.S. border agents for cross-border killings

In October, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the parents of Sergio Hernández Güereca, a 15-year-old Mexican teen killed by a Border Patrol agent, can sue the U.S. agent in U.S. federal court. The case began in 2010 after… Continue Reading

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How Walls Ended Up Along the U.S.-Mexico Border | NYT News

How Walls Ended Up Along the U.S.-Mexico Border | NYT News

This is what part of the U.S. and Mexico border looked like in 1898, just an open strip of land with train tracks going across. Here’s what that same stretch looked like 110 years later, in 2008. The open land… Continue Reading

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lambasts US government shutdown in first House speech

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lambasts US government shutdown in first House speech

Today I rise to tell the story of one of my constituents, Yahi Obed. Mr Obed was born in Yemen and came to the United States when he was eight-years-old. His childhood dream was to become a pilot and he… Continue Reading

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Government Shutdown Ends — For Now | TODAY

Government Shutdown Ends — For Now | TODAY

TO START WITH NBC WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT KRISTEN WELKER. CORRESPONDENT KRISTEN WELKER. GOOD MORNING. GOOD MORNING.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING TO>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING TO YOU. YOU. THOSE 800,000 FURLOUGHED FEDERAL THOSE 800,000 FURLOUGHED FEDERAL WORKERS WILL GO BACK TO WORK WORKERS WILL… Continue Reading

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U.S./Mexico Border Wall, Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, Federal Highway 2, 15 January 2020, GX021239

U.S./Mexico Border Wall, Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, Federal Highway 2, 15 January 2020, GX021239

U.S./Mexico Border Wall, Coca-Cola, si sabe, Cafe El (5), Coca-Cola, End of the Replacement Vehicle & Pedestrian Barrier, 15 January, 2020, Federal Highway 2, San Luis Río Colorado – Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico, Carr. Federal Num. 2, Mexican Federal Highway 2,… Continue Reading

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Ripple effects of a potential Mexico border shutdown

Ripple effects of a potential Mexico border shutdown

If President Trump follows through with his threat to seal the U.S.-Mexico border, it could have crippling effects on both economies, and the avocado on your toast. Frustrated by migrant families arriving from Central America, Trump has threatened to take… Continue Reading

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How surge in family border crossings is complicating enforcement

How surge in family border crossings is complicating enforcement

JUDY WOODRUFF: Although crossings at the U.S. southern border are at historic lows, the number of families and unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. has been increasing. Amna Nawaz was granted access to Border Patrol’s Yuma Sector operations in Arizona. This… Continue Reading