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'Into the lion's den': Mexican asylum seekers fear deportation to Guatemala

09 Jan 2020

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico/MEXICO CITY Mexicans seeking refuge in the United States to escape violence and lawlessness in their homeland fear worse dangers if they are sent to Guatemala under a new Trump administration scheme to crack down on asylum seekers. | Video

Mexican migrants removed from border camp after family separation threat

08 Jan 2020

CIUDAD JUAREZ Mexican authorities on Tuesday removed almost 100 Mexican migrants seeking asylum in the United States from a camp in downtown Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, according to a Reuters witness, after state police threatened to separate parents from their children.

Leader of U.S. border militia group pleads guilty to weapons charge

02 Jan 2020

The leader of a small right-wing militia accused of illegally detaining immigrants as they crossed the U.S. border with Mexico pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal weapons charges, prosecutors and a defence lawyer said.

Chicken pox outbreak forces migrant shelter to shutter in northern Mexico

28 Dec 2019

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico An outbreak of chicken pox has forced the temporary closure of a shelter housing Central American migrants sent to Mexico from the United States, Mexican authorities said on Friday, as officials sought to contain the highly contagious virus.

Mexican children shiver in tents at U.S. border as temperature freezes

19 Dec 2019

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico Mexican officials concerned about the health of Mexican asylum seekers including around 200 young children sleeping in the open near the U.S. border in Ciudad Juarez tried to move people to shelters on Wednesday, as temperatures dropped below freezing.

Border arrests hit 11-year high, U.S. seeks to expedite deportations

29 Oct 2019

EL PASO, Texas Immigration arrests at the U.S. border with Mexico soared 88 percent in fiscal 2019 in what U.S. officials on Tuesday labeled a crisis while unveiling their latest measure to combat the trend: expediting the deportation of asylum seekers.

El Paso mass murder suspect pleads not guilty, accused of targeting Mexicans

11 Oct 2019

EL PASO, Texas The Texas man accused of deliberately targeting Mexicans in a shooting spree that killed 22 people at an El Paso Walmart store pleaded not guilty on Thursday in his first court appearance. | Video

Targeted in Walmart attack, Hispanics in El Paso flock to firearms classes

13 Aug 2019

EL PASO, Texas More El Paso residents than ever before crowded into a class over the weekend to become certified to carry a concealed gun in public in Texas after this month's mass shooting at a Walmart store that killed 22 people.

A week after Texas massacre, El Paso marchers condemn racism

11 Aug 2019

EL PASO, Texas Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rouke on Saturday joined a march in the Texas border city of El Paso to condemn last week's mass shooting there, telling the crowd that President Donald Trump was partly responsible for the hatred that inspired it. | Video

Texas shooting suspect told police he targeted 'Mexicans'

10 Aug 2019

EL PASO, Texas The suspected gunman accused of killing 22 people in a shooting rampage at Walmart in El Paso, Texas last weekend confessed while surrendering and told police he was targeting "Mexicans," according to an El Paso police affidavit released on Friday . | Video

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