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  • In Roma, Texas, residents must choose: Help Border Patrol, or immigrants?

    In Roma, Texas, residents must choose: Help Border Patrol, or immigrants?

    The bell over the door at J.C. Ramirez rang on a slow Wednesday afternoon as Border Patrol agents in green uniforms entered the western-wear store looking for an immigrant mother and baby. Owner Cecilia Benavides let the agents search the plywood dressing rooms, back office, shelves stacked with...

  • Patrolling a land of secret signals and signs on the Texas-Mexico border

    Patrolling a land of secret signals and signs on the Texas-Mexico border

    The report came over the radio from a Border Patrol agent perched on the riverbank: “We’ve got a raft with five bodies on it. Roma, upriver from the bridge. I cannot see them; I just know they’re already on the U.S. side.” Supervisory Agent Albert Olivares drove toward the action. “Sounds like...

  • Today: Boiling Over at the Border

    Today: Boiling Over at the Border

    An incident at the border in Tijuana adds more fuel to the immigration debate. TOP STORIES Boiling Over at the Border An onrush of migrants. Clouds of tear gas. Tensions in Tijuana boiled over Sunday at the U.S. border, providing a moment that was a kind of political Rorschach test. For the Trump...

  • Why and how are asylum seekers entering the U.S.?

    Why and how are asylum seekers entering the U.S.?

    Many immigrants entering the U.S. — legally and illegally — claim asylum. Advocates for greater limits on immigration, particularly “chain migration” based on family relationships rather than employment skills, have tried to restrict asylum seekers. This month, President Trump issued a proclamation...

  • Trump plan would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as cases are processed, a major break with current policy

    Trump plan would force asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as cases are processed, a major break with current policy

    Central Americans who arrive at U.S. border crossings seeking asylum in the United States will have to wait in Mexico while their claims are processed under sweeping new measures the Trump administration is preparing to implement, according to internal planning documents and three Department of...

  • Alex Villanueva inches closer to an upset in race for L.A. County sheriff

    Alex Villanueva inches closer to an upset in race for L.A. County sheriff

    Alex Villanueva, the retired cop who’s commanded a startling lead in the election for Los Angeles County sheriff, edged closer to triumph Tuesday, stretching his margin to nearly 87,000 votes ahead of incumbent Jim McDonnell. Almost 261,000 ballots still need to be counted in a race that — no matter...

  • Judge bars U.S. from enforcing Trump asylum ban at Mexican border

    Judge bars U.S. from enforcing Trump asylum ban at Mexican border

    A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from denying asylum to immigrants who cross the border at places other than official points of entry. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar, who serves in San Francisco, said President Trump’s Nov. 9 order restricting eligibility for asylum...

  • Marking a shift, the race for Los Angeles County sheriff may be up for grabs

    Marking a shift, the race for Los Angeles County sheriff may be up for grabs

    On Tuesday, voters will decide who should take over one of the most powerful law enforcement jobs in the nation, in a contest that few may even realize appears on the crowded Los Angeles County ballot. The race for sheriff could be historic. It pits the establishment incumbent against a lesser-funded...

  • Can Trump stop asylum seekers?

    Can Trump stop asylum seekers?

    President Trump is poised to issue an executive order next week aimed at stopping a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants crossing Mexico toward the United States, many with plans to claim asylum. In a speech Thursday, Trump provided few specifics about the order but vowed to prevent...

  • Trump weaponizes immigration frenzy with killings, but crime data aren't on his side

    Trump weaponizes immigration frenzy with killings, but crime data aren't on his side

    They have been touted as the faces of illegal immigration, chilling examples of murderous men. The remorseless cop-killer who smirked and swaggered in court. The gang member who shot a high school football star in the head. The homeless man who sent a bullet into the back of a young woman strolling...

  • Trump thrives on polarization, but this time it may hurt him

    Trump thrives on polarization, but this time it may hurt him

    Like the hedgehog in the ancient epigram, President Trump in politics knows only one big thing, but he knows it very well — how to polarize. Trump won the presidency in 2016, beating the odds, by polarizing voters at every opportunity, from his first official campaign statement about Mexican rapists...

  • Is Trump's constant campaign helping his party? It depends where you look

    Is Trump's constant campaign helping his party? It depends where you look

    At President Trump’s rally in Florida on Wednesday night, the state’s Republican candidate for the Senate, Gov. Rick Scott, took the stage to thank the president for his help in recovering from a pair of hurricanes, avoiding Trump’s more divisive actions. Trump didn’t take the hint, however, and...

  • How Trump has used three horrific California slaying cases to demonize immigrants

    How Trump has used three horrific California slaying cases to demonize immigrants

    From the time President Trump stepped onto the campaign trail more than two years ago he’s pointed to three high-profile California slaying cases to highlight the dangers of what he contends is the country’s broken immigration system. Like his invocation of the gang MS-13 and focus on the migrant...

  • Border Patrol prepares for the arrival of both U.S. troops and migrant caravan

    Border Patrol prepares for the arrival of both U.S. troops and migrant caravan

    Here in the Border Patrol’s busiest region, agents and military officials are preparing for the arrival in coming days and weeks of 800 U.S. troops and an immigrant caravan of thousands. An emergency operations center has been activated at U.S. Customs and Border Protection Rio Grande Valley headquarters...

  • Asylum seekers turned away from border bridges ahead of caravan

    Asylum seekers turned away from border bridges ahead of caravan

    Migrants arriving at the U.S. border to seek asylum are routinely subjected to tactics that immigration rights advocates say are designed to drive them away in violation of their rights under federal law. The tactics include forcing them to wait at the border indefinitely or sending them back into...

  • Pentagon will send thousands of additional troops to the border

    Pentagon will send thousands of additional troops to the border

    The Trump administration ordered 5,200 additional troops to the Southwest border Monday, more than doubling the military presence there and widening the Pentagon’s role in domestic policing operations. The move is in response to a caravan of Central American migrants who may seek to enter the United...

  • ICE is speeding up release of migrating families despite tough rhetoric

    ICE is speeding up release of migrating families despite tough rhetoric

    The federal government has begun shifting the burden of managing an influx of immigrant families on the border to local organizations and cities across the Southwest border. President Trump is reportedly contemplating a ban on asylum seekers on the Southwest border, and he has railed against the...

  • As caravan of Central American immigrants heads north, Trump warns of cutting aid to Honduras

    As caravan of Central American immigrants heads north, Trump warns of cutting aid to Honduras

    A caravan of Central American immigrants traveling northbound in buses and on foot on Tuesday provoked the ire of President Trump, who threatened to cut off U.S. aid to Honduras if the group was not stopped. Trump said via Twitter that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez had been warned about...

  • Trump administration considers asking parents to make dire border choice: detention or separation

    Trump administration considers asking parents to make dire border choice: detention or separation

    The White House is actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to reverse soaring numbers of families attempting to cross illegally into the United States, according to several administration officials with direct knowledge of the...

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