Mexican Man: National Guard Killed Pregnant Teen, Other Man

A Mexican man said Monday that Mexico’s quasi-military National Guard opened fire on his SUV in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, killing his pregnant 15-year-old girlfriend and a 54-year-old friend, and wounding two other people.

  • Apr 18, 2023
  • 10:39 AM

Activist Appears Targeted at Mexican President’s Press Briefing

A human rights activist in Mexico’s dangerous northern border city of Nuevo Laredo said Wednesday that he suspects the Mexican army —and the government in general— are behind claims linking him to a drug cartel, which could put his life at risk.

  • Mar 2, 2023
  • 10:34 AM

What Lifting Title 42 Means for Asylum Seekers (OPINION)

Rather than ending the U.S.’s Trump-era stance on immigration, the Biden administration looks intent on furthering it to appease Republicans.

  • Dec 13, 2022
  • 4:08 PM

Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine

This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • 11:35 AM

Brownlisted: Thank God It’s ‘Wednesday’

Senior editor Hector Luis Alamo gives a review of some of the most interesting and important things he saw, read, and heard over the past week.

  • Dec 2, 2022
  • 2:46 PM

US Quietly Expands Asylum Limits While Preparing to End Them

The Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers to deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding the use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it, officials said Wednesday.

  • May 5, 2022
  • 5:05 PM

Mexico Relocates Migrant Camp; Haitians Appear at Border

Mexican authorities said Tuesday they have relocated a migrant camp that sprung up in a park in the border city of Reynosa, moving about 2,000 people from Central America and Haiti to a shelter in the city, across the border from McAllen, Texas.

  • May 3, 2022
  • 4:40 PM

Trucker Blockade Snarls US-Mexico Border Over Texas Order

One of the busiest trade ports on the U.S.-Mexico border remained effectively closed Wednesday as frustration and traffic snarls mounted over orders by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott requiring extra inspections of commercial trucks as part of the Republican’s sprawling border security operation.

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • 4:14 PM

Investigators Inspect Cartel Extermination Site as Mexico Nears 100k Missing

At the Nuevo Laredo site —to which The Associated Press was given access this month— the insufficiency of investigations into Mexico’s nearly 100,000 disappearances is painfully evident.

  • Mar 1, 2022
  • 1:24 PM

Guatemala: 5 Migrants Survived January Massacre of 19

A dozen state police officers have been charged in the killings in the township of Camargo.

  • Mar 2, 2021
  • 5:51 PM

Processing of Asylum Seekers Expands at US-Mexico Border

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The processing of asylum seekers waiting to enter the United States expanded to a third border crossing Friday, even as nongovernmental organizations called for more effort to protect the thousands still in Mexican border cities.

  • Feb 27, 2021
  • 1:50 PM

Immigration, Rice and Nicky Jam

Before their night bus departed, the three brothers ate rice with grilled pork chops unsure of when they would eat their favorite meal again.

  • Jan 26, 2021
  • 1:36 PM

Mexico to Stop Holding Child Migrants in Detention Centers

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United Nations and other organizations are applauding changes to Mexico’s immigration law that would prohibit holding migrant children in immigration detention centers.

  • Nov 12, 2020
  • 1:01 PM

Pedro Pierluisi Elected as Puerto Rico’s Next Governor

It is the first time that both of Puerto Rico’s major parties received less than 40% of the vote.

  • Nov 9, 2020
  • 10:34 AM

Laredo Residents Join Together Against Construction of Border Wall

Standing in front of a large banner that read “Stand with vets. Stop the Wall. Defend Laredo,” members of the No Border Wall Coalition were accompanied by Veterans United Against the Wall and the local chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

  • Sep 14, 2020
  • 1:13 PM

Puerto Rico’s Public Schools Will Reopen Online

There are currently more than 288,000 students enrolled in Puerto Rico’s public school system.

  • Jul 23, 2020
  • 12:28 PM

Chile Will Issue Coronavirus Immunity Cards

Health Ministry Undersecretary Paula Daza said that 4,600 people have recovered from the deadly virus.

  • Apr 21, 2020
  • 1:53 PM

16 Migrants Test Positive for Coronavirus on Mexican Border

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Sixteen migrants from several countries have tested positive for coronavirus in Mexico’s northern border state of Tamaulipas, the state government said Monday.

  • Apr 20, 2020
  • 9:10 PM

Court Halts Trump Asylum Policy, Then Suspends Its Own Order

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel voted unanimously Friday to suspend an order it issued earlier in the day to block a central pillar of the Trump administration’s policy requiring asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. courts.

  • Feb 29, 2020
  • 11:20 PM

Court Temporarily Halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dealing a significant blow to a signature Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government can no longer make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.

  • Feb 28, 2020
  • 6:03 PM

DNA Testing for Immigrants Doesn’t Prove Family Bonds (OPINION)

Would all the children in your family (or extended family) pass the biological litmus test?

  • Feb 28, 2020
  • 9:12 AM

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