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1 dead, 3 missing after migrant boat capsizes at US-Mexico border

The body of a 10-month-old baby was recovered and and three other migrants were feared drowned after their raft capsized near Rio Grande, Texas, as they tried to cross the US-Mexico border. The rubber raft flipped over on Wednesday night and all nine of its occupants were swept away in the cold, fast-flowing water, according to…

Trucking and the Indians hoping to cross the US-Mexico border

San Francisco, California - For decades, Indian nationals have been making long journeys to reach the US-Mexico border. In some detention facilities in California, up to 40 percent of the people being held are reportedly from India, according to government data from last year. Immigrants and asylum seekers from India travel more than 9,000 miles…

Trump says he may call up more troops to the US-Mexico...

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have to mobilise more of the military at the US border with Mexico after listening to stories from people attending a Republican fundraiser in Texas about migrants crossing the border. "I'm going to have to call up more military," Trump said without elaborating. The president interrupted…

US Homeland Security chief Nielsen resigns amid border turmoil

US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who oversaw President Donald Trump's bitterly contested immigration policies during her tumultuous 16-month tenure, has resigned amid a surge in the number of migrants at the border with Mexico. Trump announced Nielsen's departure on Sunday, underscoring the president's intent to toughen immigration policy amid a surge in illegal crossings…

Why border cities fear Trump’s threat to close US-Mexico border

Nogales, Arizona - Jesus Perez, a shuttle bus driver in Nogales, Arizona, worries about what would happen if US President Donald Trump followed through on his threat to close all or parts of the US-Mexico border. "Most customers we get, come to do business, or in the high season, they come for tourism," Perez, 53,…

Pakistan soldiers killed in fresh clashes on India border

At least three Pakistani soldiers have been killed when India and Pakistan exchanged fire across the Line of Control in the disputed region of Kashmir, Pakistan's military said, in the latest round of hostilities between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire in the Rawalakot area of Pakistan-administered Kashmir on…

Trump threatens to close border with Mexico next week

US President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the US southern border or large sections of it next week if Mexico does not halt undocumented immigrants from reaching the border "immediately".  "It could mean all trade" with Mexico, Trump said when questioned by reporters in Florida. "We will close it for a long time. I…

Hungary ‘starving’ Iraqi migrants detained at border

Hungary has refused to provide food for four to seven days for asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected, prompting the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to intervene, a Budapest-based rights group told Al Jazeera on Thursday. Andras Lederer, the information and advocacy officer at the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), explained that parents from two Iraqi families…

‘It’s a great thing’: Trump declares national emergency over border

Updated February 16, 2019 10:28:16 President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency at the US-Mexico border, a move that is set to plunge him into a fight with Democrats over what they call an unconstitutional attempt to fund a wall without approval from Congress. Key points:Democrats say the move "shreds" the constitution and they…

IT’S OFFICIAL: Trump declares national emergency to build his border wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to address the ongoing issues with border security on Friday in order to unilaterally build physical barriers along significant portions of the United States border with Mexico. The action ventures into new territory to circumvent Congress and redirect military funding for other purposes, drawing condemnation and…
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