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White House weighing executive actions on the border — with immigration powers used by Trump

Feb. 21, 2024 20:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering using provisions of federal immigration law repeatedly tapped by former President Donald Trump to unilaterally enact a sweeping crackdown at the southern border, according to three people familiar with the deliberations. The...

Mexico's army takes over yet another civilian role — filling potholes

Feb. 20, 2024 21:20 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president acknowledged Tuesday that the armed forces have taken over yet another civilian role: fixing the nation’s highways. Filling potholes has now been added to a long list of projects ranging from planes, trains and policing that the armed...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 19, 2024 14:42 PM EST

Austin American Statesman. February 12, 2024. Editorial: Lights, cameras but no solutions on Greg Abbott’s border stage Lights, cameras, action. Surrounded by Texas National Guard members, military vehicles, and Republican counterparts from 11 states, Gov. Greg...

5 Argentines, 1 Mexican died in a highway accident near a beach resort on Mexico's Caribbean coast

Feb. 19, 2024 12:38 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five Argentines and one Mexican were killed in a car crash on a highway that links beach resorts on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, an accident Mexico's president described Monday as “ugly, very ugly.” Prosecutors in the coastal state of Quintana Roo said the...

Tens of thousands rail against Mexico's president and ruling party in 'march for democracy'

Feb. 18, 2024 22:26 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators cloaked in pink marched through cities in Mexico and abroad on Sunday in what they called a “march for democracy” targeting the country's ruling party in advance of the country's June 2 elections. The demonstrations called...

Mexico saw a huge increase in migrants from Africa and Venezuela in 2023, authorities say

Feb. 16, 2024 19:51 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say they saw a huge increase in the number of migrants from Africa and Venezuela entering the country in 2023. Those migrants generally enter Mexico from Central America, and cross the country in a bid to reach the U.S. border. ...

Catholic bishops in Mexico say they negotiated for possible peace accord with drug cartel leaders

Feb. 16, 2024 01:57 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Four Roman Catholic bishops met with Mexican drug cartel bosses in a bid to negotiate a possible peace accord, one of the bishops said, and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Thursday he approves of such talks. The revelation by Bishop of...

Biden administration failed to vet adults housing migrant children, federal watchdog says

Feb. 15, 2024 17:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration struggled to properly vet and monitor the homes where they placed a surge of migrant children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2021, according to a federal watchdog report released Thursday. The Department of Health and Human...

Four-term New Hampshire governor delivers his final state-of-the-state speech

Feb. 15, 2024 16:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Sununu delivered his final state-of-the-state address Thursday, urging lawmakers to continue on the path of fiscal prudence and limited government that he said has made New Hampshire “a beacon of success.” “Continued success is not...

Migrant crossings at the US-Mexico border are down. What's behind the drop?

Feb. 14, 2024 18:57 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A recent decline in arrests for illegal crossings on the U.S. border with Mexico may prove only temporary. The drop in January reflects how the numbers ebb and flow, and the reason usually goes beyond any single factor. After a record-breaking number of...