This has been the deadliest year ever for migrants trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Hundreds have drowned in the Rio Grande or perished from extreme heat in failed smuggling attempts.
U.S. and Mexican officials made the discovery Thursday while responding to a large group of people crossing the river following days of heavy rains that had resulted in particularly swift currents.
With midterm elections looming, many Republican candidates have embraced increasingly extreme language about immigration. Immigrant advocates worry that such rhetoric stokes fear and hate.
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Gov. Greg Abbott's rule imposing safety inspections at the border did "nothing to stop the flow of illegal immigration or illegal drugs," Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller told NPR.
The National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, has been embroiled in political turmoil after fighting against the erection of a border wall.
Tanya Aguiñiga's art explores what happens to people when they cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Sanford Biggers' works challenge the 'black-washing' of African history.
Photos of a father and his young daughter, drowned in the Rio Grande, underlined the deadly risks of the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Martín Espada drew on them for his book Floaters.
With her hair neatly braided, the girl sat next to her baby brother, dressed for an outing, complete with a backpack and note — but their parents were nowhere to be found, the U.S. Border Patrol said.
Some Republicans are blaming the latest surge in COVID-19 cases on migrants crossing the southern border. But many doctors disagree, saying the politicians are just looking to divert attention.
"Operation Lone Star," as it's called, relies on a force of state troopers, National Guard and reinforcements from other red states. The mission is to curtail the migrants surging into the Rio Grande.
The two politicians have carried on a furious exchange all week over who is responsible for the surge in migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Their debate on Twitter has been less than diplomatic.
Their mother has been located in the United States and the goal is to reunite the girls, aged 3 and 5, with her.
Some areas on the border in Mexico are refusing to take back unauthorized migrants expelled by the United States, so U.S. authorities are flying them to where Mexican officials will accept them.
Builders are hurrying to get as many miles completed as possible before President-elect Joe Biden can cancel contracts. Biden has said his administration would stop building the wall.