As the government shutdown over Trump’s border wall rages, a journey along the entire 1,933-mile US-Mexico border shows the monumental task of securing it

Skye Gould/Andy Kiersz/Business Insider The US government is currently shut down because President Donald Trump is demanding billions of dollars to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, and Congress won’t fund it. Of the 1,933 miles along the border, 1,279 miles is unfenced. Most of the barrier that currently exists, and that the Trump […]

Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border if Democrats block funding of Wall

Published time: 28 Dec, 2018 12:30 We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve! […]

Conditions are so dire at the US-Mexico border that migrants are getting sick, and contracting lice and chicken pox

Several thousand Central American migrants are living out of a filthy, overcrowded sports complex on the US-Mexico border.  They are facing sickness and indefinite waits amid shifting US border policies.  Since the migrants began cramming into the complex in Tijuana, there have been multiplecases of respiratory illnesses, lice, and chicken pox.  Many of the people […]

The largest US active-duty mobilization to US-Mexico border under Trump may already be winding down

John Moore/Getty Images Just weeks after President Donald Trump ordered nearly 6,000 troops to the US-Mexico border, the largest active-duty mobilization to the border during his presidency, some of those troops will start heading home. The expected end date for the operation is December 15, but some troops that are either not needed or have completed […]

Trump’s US-Mexico NAFTA deal is already taking heat for failing to include Canada

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Trump administration notified Congress on Friday it intends to enter a bilateral trade deal with Mexico — and Canada can join later. Talks between US and Canadian officials broke down on Friday, in part due to leaked Trump comments saying the US doesn’t intend to compromise. More negotiations between Canada and […]

A migrant father separated from his wife and child at the US-Mexico border had a breakdown at a Texas jail and took his own life

Reuters/Adrees Latif A Honduran man reportedly took his own life inside a Texas jail last month, one day after he was separated from his wife and child at the US-Mexico border. His death came shortly after the Trump administration began implementing its “zero-tolerance” policy at the border, which criminally prosecutes migrants who cross illegally, and […]

Arizona and Texas to send 400 Guardsmen to US-Mexico border after Trump’s call for troops

Ross Franklin/AP Arizona and Texas announced that they would send 400 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border by next week in response to President Donald Trump’s call for troops. Arizona is providing around 150 Guard members and Texas will provide at least 250 troops in the next 72 hours. Trump called for troops to […]

Trump signs order to send National Guard troops to US-Mexico border

Getty Images/Joe Raedle President Donald Trump signed a proclamation ordering the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration. Trump said the US had “no choice but to act.” Department of Homeland Security officials suggested troops could begin arriving as soon as Wednesday night, though other administration officials cautioned that […]

Trump seeks $18 billion to extend US-Mexico border wall

Reuters/Mike Blake The Trump administration reportedly requested $ 18 billion over a decade to extend the US-Mexico border wall. The plan calls for 316 miles of additional barriers, bringing the total to 970 miles. An administration official said the plan was prepared at the request of congressional negotiators and said funding must be part of […]

Migrant deaths spike on US-Mexico border – UN

Published time: 4 Aug, 2017 21:15 The UN’s migration agency has tallied a 17-percent increase in deaths among migrants on the US-Mexico border this year. The Geneva-based agency said it couldn’t fully explain the higher toll. The International Organization of Migration (IOM) has counted 232 migrant deaths on the route through the end of July […]