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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…

President Trump says he will delay closing the border with Mexico...

CLOSE A Trump administration shutdown of the U.S.-Mexico border would increase produce prices, disrupt auto production and have other widespread economic impacts. Just the FAQs, USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Thursday he would delay closing the border with Mexico for a year, apparently backtracking on his earlier threat to seal off the southern…

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…

Beto O’Rourke rallies in Texas kick-off in El Paso, blocks from...

Vic Kolenc, El Paso Times Published 11:45 a.m. MT March 30, 2019 | Updated 1:25 p.m. MT March 30, 2019Beto O'Rourke stood on a platform Saturday morning in the multicultural heart of Downtown El Paso's shopping district — only blocks from the U.S.-Mexico border — challenging President Donald Trump's immigration policies. O'Rourke also mentioned migrant families who are being held…

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…

House to vote Tuesday on resolution to stop Trump’s emergency declaration...

CLOSE In a comment that could be used to challenge his national emergency declaration on building border wall, President Donald Trump...

National Guard fires tear gas amid Venezuela border tension

CLOSE Venezuela's National Guard has fired tear gas on residents clearing a barricaded border bridge between Venezuela and Colombia to let humanitarian aid pass through. (Feb. 23) APCUCUTA, Colombia – Tear gas, rubber bullets and fire bombs from Venezuela’s National Guard rained down on activists on the Colombia-Venezuela border Saturday as the opposition tried to…

Hungary ‘starving’ Iraqi migrants detained at border

Hungary has refused to provide food for between four and seven days for asylum seekers whose applications have been rejected prompting the European Court of Human Rights 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…

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