Border Issues

Mexico scraps daylight savings time except along border

63 Views   MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Senate has approved a bill to eliminate daylight saving time, putting an end to the practice of changing clocks twice a year. Some cities and towns along the U.S. border can retain daylight saving time, presumably because they are so linked to U.S.

State planning major expansion at New Mexico border crossing

70 Views   SANTA TERESA, N.M. – The Santa Teresa Port of Entry is a bustling trade zone. Recent data shows nearly 12,000 commercial crossings from Mexico each month, and that’s only a fraction of the traffic nearby ports in El Paso saw at the same time.

Inspections of chile imports heat up at New Mexico border

94 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s green chile season is in full swing as the aroma of fresh roasted peppers permeates the air. But growers in Mexico are just as busy and that’s causing a crunch at the international border. Agricultural specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Border Officials: 9 migrants found dead in Rio Grande at Texas

83 Views   Officials say at least nine migrants died when dozens attempted a hazardous crossing of the Rio Grande river near Eagle Pass, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Saturday that it responded Thursday to a report of a large number if people crossing the Mexican border.

Officials: Illegal border crossings fall in July but still high

133 Views   WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say migrants were stopped fewer times at the U.S. border with Mexico in July than in June, a second straight monthly decline. Flows were still unusually high, particularly among nationalities less affected by a pandemic-era rule, Title 42, that denies migrants legal rights to

Arizona won’t wait for feds, starts filling border wall gaps

105 Views   PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona officials say they will use shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near the southern Arizona farming community of Yuma. Officials with Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s office say were acting to stop migrants after repeated, unfulfilled promises from the Biden

Texas’ border mission grows, but crossings still high

160 Views   AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The deadliest smuggling attempt in U.S. history underscores the limitations of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s massive border security operation. Texas is spending $3 billion on a mission that includes National Guard members, jail for suspects arrested on trespassing charges and buses to shuttle migrants