Mexican candidate: Trump’s approach to immigrants is ‘neofascism’

By Rafael Bernal The leading Mexican presidential candidate slammed President Trump Wednesday as “blaming migrants” for America’s problems. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a populist firebrand with a lead in the polls for the 2018 election, told reporters at the...

Mexico Braces for Fresh Flood of Central American Asylum Seekers

MEXICO CITY — Mexico expects a sharp increase in people seeking asylum from Central America next year, fleeing gang warfare and poverty in their home countries, a senior official said on Thursday. There has been a steady surge of Central Americans applying for asylum in Mexico...

Haitians Vulnerable on Mexico-U.S. Border as Migrant Crisis Escalates

By REUTERS MEXICALI, Mexico — Camped in migrant centers, broken-down rooms of a dingy, semi-derelict hotel and on church floors, thousands of Haitians desperate to enter the United States are in limbo and exposed to crime in dangerous border neighborhoods of Mexico. The...

Gang Wars, Poverty Driving Central Americans Over U.S. Border

SAN SALVADOR — Last spring, Maria del Transito had five adult sons. Four have since been killed. They died two at a time, three days apart, shot execution style in this small Central American nation that has been plunged into bloody chaos by warring gangs. Gustavo is the only one...

Top appeals court to take up landmark child migrant case

By David Rogers A landmark child migrant case comes before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals next week in Seattle, where a three judge panel will hear oral arguments as to the right of juveniles to an attorney in deportation proceedings. The stakes are far-reaching for...

‘At the limit,’ Mexico buckles under migrant surge to U.S.

APACHULA, Mexico/WASHINGTON | By Gabriel Stargardter and Julia Edwards Mexico is struggling to stem the flow of Central American migrants traveling to the United States ahead of the U.S. presidential election, causing major concern in Washington, which is weighing sending more...

The Time that America Got Mexico to Stop Emigration

by Alex Nowrasteh Republican frontrunner Donald Trump claims he is going to build a wall along the border and get Mexico to pay for it. This has been laughed off as infeasible, perhaps even a little nutty. Yet perhaps we should have held back our disdain a little longer. In 1954,...

This is what it looked like when the U.S.-Mexico border opened for 3 minutes

On Sunday five families separated by the U.S.-Mexico border gathered on both sides of the fence dividing San Diego from Tijuana in hopes of briefly embracing their loved ones. The initiative, called “Opening the Door of Hope,” was a joint effort by the U.S. Border Patrol and...

Salvadorans Catching up to Mexicans in U.S. Immigration Court Filings

By Jacob Gershman The number of immigration court cases involving foreign nationals from El Salvador has almost caught up to the total from Mexico. The latest data on deportation proceedings from the U.S. immigration court system underscores how migration flows have shifted in...

Mexican Immigration to US Lowest in 40 Years

More Mexicans are leaving the U.S. than entering, says a recent study. The report from the Pew Research Center was released as some presidential candidates talk about building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Not since the 1970s have fewer Mexicans entered the U.S. than...
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