A new policy that forces people to wait in Mexico as their US asylum claims are decided has raised questions about where the migrants will live, whether they will be safe and how they can manage high-stakes asylum cases while living in another country. The rollout has been chaotic and confusing.
The US’s “remain” policy is a drastic remaking of the immigration system and could trap thousands of migrants in dangerous border towns. At the same time, Mexican officials plan to end a fledgling humanitarian visa program that it just scaled up this month.
Several migrants traveling north to the US making the trek this year faced arduous conditions, braving fierce heat by day and searching for a safe place to sleep at night. Many regard their faith as their compass.
The killings of two Honduran teenagers this week are a sobering reminder of the dangers asylum-seekers may face while waiting in violent Mexican border regions as the Trump administration rolls out a new plan to keep migrants in Mexico until their asylum claims are decided.
US government agencies defended the use of tear gas at the San Ysidro crossing south of San Diego, California, on Sunday. News images showing children fleeing prompted sharp criticism from some lawmakers and charities.
US District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco issued a temporary restraining order against the asylum rules. Tigar's order takes effect immediately, applies nationwide, and lasts until at least Dec. 19.
Mexico's battle against drug traffickers is looking increasingly like a real war. The Mexican Army is involved, and traffickers are responsing with brazen attacks. The World's Lorne Matalon has the story from Mexico City.
Sex trafficking is an international business and it's become big business in tiny towns across Mexico where human trafficking gangs prey on young women with virtual impunity, as Correspondent Conrad Fox reports.
Tijuana has been plagued by drug-related murders and kidnappings; now some want to show their city is more than a murder capital. They'll demonstrate with a mass street performance. It's called Pa Bailar, or 'To Dance'. Ruxandra Guidi of KPBS reports.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers have begun apprehending a new kind of illegal immigrant: Mexicans on buses headed back to Mexico. Oddly, this exercise is taking place at Mexico-bound checkpoints near the Tijuana-San Diego border.