President Donald Trump on Friday announced he would declare a national emergency at the US-Mexico border, a move Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his promised border wall without approval from Congress.
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.
The federal government is a major employer in El Paso, one of the largest cities along the US-Mexico border. The shutdown has affected thousands of customs, Border Patrol and drug enforcement agents who are reporting to work without pay.
At least 89 people died on Friday when a cracked fuel pipeline ignited and exploded. The explosion comes as Mexico has shut down six pipelines to fight fuel theft, which has caused shortages that some say added to Friday's death toll.
Sharks may be fearsome predators, but over fishing threatens their survival. The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin profiles an unusual pair of shark researchers. One has always wanted to protect sharks. The other used to kill them.
Mexico's Huichol people aren't on the power grid, but LED technology may bring them light. Designers and architects are distributing a textile that absorbs the sun's rays during the day and gives off light at night. The World's Jason Margolis has more.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with film director Luis Mandoki about his documentary on Mexico's 2006 presidential election. Mandoki is convinced the election was rigged, and he says his documentary proves it.
At least 1,000 people have been killed in Ciudad Juarez, just south of El Paso, in drug gang battles just this year. Houston Chronicle reporter Dudley Althaus has been reporting on the violence and tells Lisa Mullins that this year's crime level is unprecedented.