Migrants at the US-Mexico border await their fate

March 22, 2021

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A migrant shields herself from the sun

A migrant shields herself from the sun while resting at a plaza near the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge point of entry into the US, after being caught trying to cross into the US, March 18, 2021, in Reynosa, Mexico. 

 

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Migrants continue to arrive in large numbers to the US-Mexico border, with many more expected in the days ahead. The Biden administration is taking a lot of heat from many sides for not being adequately prepared. Also, an unlikely new alliance has formed between conservatives and progressives in El Salvador: They came together in opposition to foreign mining companies. And, Israel will hold yet another national election — the country's fourth round of voting in two years. We have a preview of how Israelis are feeling ahead of Tuesday's vote.

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