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At Least 20 People Killed After Cartel Shootout Near Southern Border

At least 20 people were killed after cartel gunmen stormed a Mexican border town and attacked government buildings. Mexican security forces chased them down the following day via helicopters. It’s not clear why the gunmen, apparently belonging to the Northeast Cartel, attacked the town of Villa Unión, which is less than 50 miles away from the Texas border.  The massacre ...

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Trump To Designate Mexican Drug Cartels As Terrorist Groups

President Donald Trump revealed that he plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations, a move that will give the U.S. government a range of new authorities to crack down on their activity. In a newly released interview with Bill O’Reilly, Trump told the former Fox News host that he is working to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist ...

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Mexico Is Urging The Supreme Court To Stop Trump’s Bid To End DACA

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The government of Mexico filed an amicus (or “friend of the court”) brief urging the Supreme Court to stop President Donald Trump’s attemp to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Mexican consular officials have helped many of its nationals obtain protected status under DACA, according to the brief. The justices will hear arguments in the dispute Tuesday. ...

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Suspect Arrested In Connection To Massacre Of American Mormon Family

Mexican authorities have arrested one suspect in connection to the killing of nine women and children traveling near the U.S.-Mexican border. The Ministerial Agency for Criminal Investigations, a Mexican federal agency tasked with combating organized crime, announced on Tuesday that it has detained one person believed to be involved in the massacre of nine people who were driving through the ...

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Mexico Deports Hundreds Of Indian Migrants Back To Their Home Country

Mexico announced that it deported over 300 Indian nationals via airplane, an unprecedented type of repatriation by the Mexican government as it continues to crack down on illegal immigration. The National Immigration Institute, the department that manages Mexico’s immigration affairs, announced late Wednesday that it flew 311 Indian nationals from Toluca, Mexico to New Dehli, India. The move is being ...

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Mexican National Guard Stopped, Turned Back Migrant Caravan Headed For US

Mexican authorities stopped a caravan of about 2,000 migrants heading north for the United States, the latest action by their government to crackdown on illegal immigration. In the southern Mexican town of Tapachula, a caravan of Central American, Caribbean, and African migrants embarked on foot for the U.S. on Saturday morning. After traveling for about 20 miles, however, they were greeted ...

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Mexican Government Rebukes Trump Admin After It Asks Them To Do More On Immigration

Hours after Customs and Border Protection acting Commissioner Mark Morgan publicly called on Mexico to do more to stem the immigration crisis, a top Mexican official declared that his country will never become a “safe third country.” Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who has been involved in nearly all of the recent backroom negations between the White House and President ...

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Medical Migrants Head to Mexico

There’s hope for price competition in healthcare, but so far only with companies that self–insure by paying for all employee’s medical costs. I do my part by advocating price transparency for hospitals to create competition and put downward pressure on insurance rates. Simply require hospitals that accept federal money to post binding prices for the 25 most common inpatient surgeries; ...

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African Migrants Stuck In Mexico Fight Authorities, Demand Passage To US: Report

People from various African countries stuck in southern Mexico have formed the Assembly of African Migrants, leveling racism charges and demanding the right to travel northward. Mexico, faced with Trump’s threats, have dramatically stepped up illegal immigration enforcement, and have kept thousands of illegal aliens in the city of Tapachula.  The African migrants have grown frustrated over their prolonged detention, ...

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Mexico Says Immigration Through Its Country Down Nearly 40%

The Mexican government is claiming the number of U.S.-bound illegal migrants traveling through its country has decreased by 39% since May, a result of their bolstered enforcement efforts. Marcelo Ebrard, Mexico’s foreign relations secretary, said Tuesday that the number of mostly Central American migrants traveling through its country in order to reach the U.S. dropped from 144,278 in May to ...

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Mexico Overwhelmed As It Takes On More Illegal Immigrants

Mexican resources are buckling as the country attempts to reach its end of a deal with the Trump administration to take on more illegal immigrants from Central America. Since its deal with the White House in June, the Mexican government has taken dramatic steps to reduce the flow of illegal aliens entering the United States. Mexico detained 29,153 immigrants in ...

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More Illegal Immigrants Turned Away As Mexico Ramps Up Enforcement |

Mexico’s deployment of National Guardsmen and other ground troops on the U.S.-Mexico border has already begun to disrupt the movement of migrants. The inflow of Central American migrants into the U.S. has been stunted following the deployment of several thousand ground troops on Mexico’s northern and southern borders, The New York Times reported Monday. The troop deployment was brought on ...

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Mexico Has Deployed 15,000 Troops To The Border, Is Now Detaining Illegal Migrants

Mexico has deployed 15,000 soldiers and National Guardsmen at the U.S.-Mexico border and is detaining migrants who attempt to illegally cross. The Mexican government’s actions aim to meet President Donald Trump’s demands that the country help slow the influx of migrants entering the U.S. from Mexico, AFP reports. “We have a total deployment, between the National Guard and army units, ...

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