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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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Pastor's kidnapping underscores threat to migrants returned to Mexican border towns 2.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In cartel-dominated Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a gateway to the United States, demanding ransoms for migrants sent back by U.S. officials is a lucrative racket.

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Mexicans and Americans Came Together to Highline Across the Southern Border, And Their New Film Looks to Humanize Immigration 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"For me, this isn't a highlining story. There are better, bigger highlines. This story is about two groups of people coming together to stand for what they believe."
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Texas Border Town's Council to Meet With Crowdfunded 'Build the Wall' Group For a New Border Barrier 20.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I know that it's a big issue. People don't use the picnic area because they don't feel comfortable and that barrier would make the city safer," a city commissioner said.
Border Patrol Agents Fire Pepper Balls at Mexican Swimmers in Rio Grande 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A leisurely swim on Sunday by Mexican families turned into an altercation with U.S. Border Patrol agents, who fired pepper-spray bullets at the swimmers.
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Migrants say El Paso shooting won't deter them from seeking new lives in the U.S. 7.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Migrants at a shelter in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, agreed that the mass killing across the border in El Paso would not dissuade them from heading to the U.S.

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Trump won't get a citizenship question on the census, but Latino kids may still be undercounted 6.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

For decades, the U.S. Census struggled to count Latino children. Now, activists fear a bigger undercount in the wake of Trump's battle over the citizenship question.

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Stymied by U.S. asylum policies, many migrants on the border are heading home 4.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

Migrants who are forced to wait in Mexico while they seek U.S. asylum face horrendous conditions. Many are giving up and heading back to the home countries they fled.

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