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US to prosecute parents who pay "coyotes" to ferry kids over border

 04/21/2017 - 03:50
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks next to US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during a press conference in El Paso, Texas, United States, Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Luis Pablo Hernandez
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Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions promised Thursday to prosecute parents who pay people-traffickers to help their children illegally cross the border into the US from Mexico and confirmed that the White House is still committed to build a wall along the two countries

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:45am
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks next to US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly during a press conference in El Paso, Texas, United States, Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Luis Pablo Hernandez

High temperatures, getting lost are the main dangers along US-Mexico border

 04/21/2017 - 03:40
Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents simulate a rescue during a drill held in Laredo, Texas, United States on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura
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Extreme temperatures and getting lost are the two greatest dangers facing thousands of people who each year try to cross into the US illegally over its southern border on long treks led - part of the way, at least - by people-traffickers known as "coyotes."

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 3:30am
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Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents simulate a rescue during a drill held in Laredo, Texas, United States on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Alex Segura

[OP-ED]: America needs more immigrants, not fewer

 04/20/2017 - 09:50
Image courtesy Gleason Partners, of Las Vegas, for a design for the future wall between Mexico and the United States. EFE
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President Trump appears to have softened his position on NATO, free trade, the U.S. Export-Import Bank, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the advice of generals, and whether China is a currency manipulator.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 8:30am
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Image courtesy Gleason Partners, of Las Vegas, for a design for the future wall between Mexico and the United States. EFE

At Border Security Expo, Trump's Border Wall Plans Had Constructors Drooling

 04/14/2017 - 04:06
The U.S. border fence near EL PASO. Wikimedia

Sisters from Guatemala claim Border Patrol agent sexually assaulted them

 03/28/2017 - 17:53
U.S. Border Patrol Agent supervises Guatemalan police officers with the Interagency Task Force Tecun Uman, during 9 mm weapons training in Guatemala, June 12, 2013. The U.S. Army worked with U.S. Border Patrol to train the newly formed Guatemalan Task Force with the mission of interdicting the flow of illicit activities on the Guatemalan borders. Source: Wikimedia
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US Customs and Border Protection officer allegedly took sisters into ‘closet-like room’, told them to remove their clothes and sexually assaulted them. 

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:45pm
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U.S. Border Patrol Agent supervises Guatemalan police officers with the Interagency Task Force Tecun Uman, during 9 mm weapons training in Guatemala, June 12, 2013. The U.S. Army worked with U.S. Border Patrol to train the newly formed Guatemalan Task Force with the mission of interdicting the flow of illicit activities on the Guatemalan borders. Source: Wikimedia

A Matter of Principle

 12/12/2016 - 06:22
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About half the agents who patrol the southern US border are Latinos. And despite Donald Trump having won the elections with a campaign fueled by anti-immigration and insults against Mexicans, nobody is questioning their commitment.

One example is Vicente Paco, 35, born in Mexico, and a naturalized US citizen, that every day patrols in his 4x4 vehicle in a desert that once used to be Mexican.

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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 6:02am
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The US-Mexico border in San Diego. EFE/David Maung

The unarmed Latinos killed by police in 2015

 08/10/2015 - 17:05
Ruben Garcia Villalpando was one of three unarmed Mexican nationals killed by the police in February, 2015. Villalpando did not obey the officer's orders to remain still, and was shot twice in the chest with his hands on his head. Screenshot from the Grapevine, Tex., police dashcam video.

To date, at least 16 of the 105 Latino victims were not carrying a deadly weapon.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 9:00am
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Ruben Garcia Villalpando was one of three unarmed Mexican nationals killed by the police in February, 2015. Villalpando did not obey the officer's orders to remain still, and was shot twice in the chest with his hands on his head. Screenshot from the Grapevine, Tex., police dashcam video.

Giving in to the mob

 07/08/2014 - 12:25
Giving in to the mob
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This Independence Day weekend, memory takes me back to something my father said during a Fourth of July celebration many years ago.

Days earlier, authorities had made a gruesome discovery. Coldblooded smugglers had left dozens of migrants to die in a railroad car. My dad and I were at a public event and, at the end of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” he pointed at Old Glory and said: “See that flag. That’s why those people died, trying to get here -- because of freedom and the kind of country we are.”

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 12:00am
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