Immigration

Mezcal has become a booming business for Oaxaca, Mexico. The pungent booze is being marketed throughout the U.S. and not just at the consumer level: the industry is looking for serious investors.
June 19, 2017
Immigrant arrests under President Donald Trump have soared since he took office. But federal records show that the number of people crossing the border illegally has dropped. And that‘s slowly changing the face of deportees in Mexico’s border cities, creating a new group of deportees, and new rules for how Mexico will handle the influx.
June 07, 2017
Katherine Hall stuffed a ziplock bag full of mixed salad greens to sell at Fresh Express, which is mobile produce market built into an old city bus.
May 30, 2017
Since the beginning of the administration of Donald Trump, Mexico and the United States have held plenty of meetings behind closed doors, most of them to discuss trade and immigration. But this time, both governments plan to get together and work on a strategy to fight organized crime.
May 17, 2017
Misael Perez
Misael Perez felt stifled by the walls of his own apartment on a recent Friday afternoon.
May 15, 2017
The lawyer for a Mesa man deported Thursday said Immigration and Customs Enforcement lied to him when officials repeatedly promised not to arrest his client.
May 12, 2017
Mexico election
Mexico will elect a new president next year. Although President Trump has temporarily delayed withdrawing the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, continued uncertainty over NAFTA and Trump's plans for a border wall are roiling Mexican politics.
May 05, 2017
Mike Davidson
A cornerstone of candidate Donald Trump’s run for presidency lay in walling off the Mexican border. President Trump would insist later it wasn’t just a metaphor. But those plans faltered drastically this week amid political wrangling over how it would be paid for. And it’s not just funding. In part four of The Border’s New Boundaries series, the Trump Administration is running up against a blockade of its own at a national park on the border where the challenge isn’t only the dollars to build a wall, it’s the geography.
April 28, 2017
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.
April 26, 2017
wall separating Douglas, Arizona
President Donald 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.
April 25, 2017

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