After weeks of travel across Mexico by bus, freight train and foot, more than 150 migrants from Central America — part of a caravan that has gained international attention — await their turn to apply for asylum at the Southern US border. Just how does the process work?
Mexico is becoming a destination for Central American migrants who apply for “humanitarian” visas to avoid deportation and secure employment. But the promise of higher-paid work in the US remains a powerful lure.
Renowned Latino cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz is hitting the screen as a writer for a new Seth MacFarlane show set in a town on the US-Mexico border. And while issues of immigration and identity are old stuff for him, he's happy they're getting an airing — especially a sharp-edged one — on TV.
The flood of young Central American migrants streaming across the US border over the past year has slowed to a trickle. One of the reasons may be Mexico’s increased border enforcement along its southern border with Guatemala. And that's creating headaches for Mexicans living near that border.
Some US Border Patrol agents believe the threat from ISIS on the US border is very real. But some southwestern politicians call the contention little more than anti-Islamic fear-mongering, saying the evidence doesn't support claims of ISIS infiltration.
The 11 candidates at CNN's Republican debate on Wednesday clashed over immigration and the issue of building a wall on the US-Mexico border. But a year ago, we spoke to some people living closest to the border who say it's time to consider options outside of longer fences and increased patrols.
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced the deployment of National Guard troops to the border, saying a surge of undocumented immigrants has boosted crime. But analysts disagree with why Perry made the decision — and they don't think the troops will help.
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