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Inside the Cell Where a Sick 16-Year-Old Boy Died in Border Patrol Care 6.12.2019 Mother Jones
This story was published in partnership with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, a 16-year-old Guatemalan migrant, was seriously ill when immigration agents put him in […]
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U.S. Customs officer loses job and citizenship over his Mexican birth certificate 27.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection fired 18-year officer, Navy veteran, who never knew he was born in Mexico

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Interactive art installation lets strangers talk to each other across the border 22.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Searchlights illuminate the sky between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, but they have nothing to do with border enforcement. They're part of a large-scale binational art installation.
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Opinion: My grandpa was a 'Dreamer' who crossed the Rio Grande 18.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The parents of today's 'Dreamers' wanted a better life for their children, just like my grandpa when he left Mexico for Texas in 1945.

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Tents, stench, smoke: Health risks are gripping migrant camp 15.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A humanitarian crisis is worsening each day at the camp across the border from Brownsville, Texas, where a large American flag flapping in the wind is visible from more than 700 tents. As many as 2,000 immigrants are waiting for U.S. court hearings amid deteriorating medical and sanitary conditions.
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Separated Families Were Allowed to Hug on the Riverbed of the Rio Grande—For 3 Minutes 30.10.2019 Mother Jones
Last week, Miriam Pallares boarded a bus in Oklahoma City with her six-year-old daughter and rode through the night to El Paso, Texas for a three-minute hug with family she hadn’t seen in years. The mother and daughter were among 2,500 people participating in a rare event in which US Customs and Border Protection opens […]
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Wildfire forces evacuations in Conejos County 28.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A wildfire near Antonito in Conejos County has forced evacuations.
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Buses to nowhere: Mexico transports migrants with U.S. court dates to its far south 15.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Mexico has been busing migrants with U.S. court dates to its southern border with Guatemala.

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Trump’s Brutal Border Policy Is Even More Terrifying for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
At the foot of a bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, roughly 1,000 migrants are sleeping in tents in a squalid, makeshift refugee camp. On Thursday, Mayela, the only trans women at the encampment, told me she feared for her life as she waited for her December court date across the Rio Grande in Brownsville, Texas. “I […]
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Julián Castro escorts LGBTQ and disabled asylum seekers across Mexican border 8.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro escorts LGBTQ and disabled asylum seekers across the border bridge to Texas and calls on President Trump to end the "Remain in Mexico" policy.

Texas Rep. Will Hurd, Republican and former CIA officer, at center of impeachment fight 6.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas Republican who represents a big swath on the U.S.-Mexico border, has come to be seen as a bellwether on impeachment.

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ACLU calls on Homeland Security to stop turning away pregnant asylum-seekers 6.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
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.
Private sector seeks to profit by detaining migrant kids 4.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
So far, the only private company caring for migrant children is CHS. In June, CHS held more than 20 percent of all migrant children in government custody. And even as the number of children has declined, the company’s government funding for their care has continued to flow.
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Opinion: Trump's gator-filled 'moat' may be the silliest of his harebrained ideas 3.10.2019 LA Times: Opinion

A report that President Trump suggested a gator-filled border moat would be laughable if the issue, and his abhorrent immigration-enforcement policies, weren't so deadly serious

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Tent courts open as latest hurdle for migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. 17.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

The Trump administration opened two massive tent courts in south Texas to address the cases of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S.

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Developers seeking water for booming Front Range look to the San Luis Valley, where farmers already face well shut-offs 16.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Thousands of feet under irrigated green crop circles, Colorado's low-income San Luis Valley holds vast water in a super-deep aquifer, and developers 180 miles away on the booming-yet-water-stressed Front Range want to tap it to supply suburban expansion.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is vulnerable in next month's election 12.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

The campaign is expected to get nasty

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Trump administration bars access to immigration tent courts 12.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

Homeland Security built the $25-million tent courts on the border for hearings in the controversial "Remain in Mexico" program

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Tent courthouses for migrants to open along Texas border, as questions abound 10.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

With hearings expected to start soon, it still wasn't clear if attorneys and the public would gain access to the tent courthouses in South Texas

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Investigations of fatal shootings on the border can drag on for years 7.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A seven-year delay in the investigation of a controversial shooting by a Border Patrol agent of a Mexican national is emblematic of a larger problem when federal officials investigate these cases.
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