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Crossing the Border newsletter: One of the Deadliest Places on the Southwest Border

In this week’s Crossing the Border newsletter, a trip to Brooks County, deep in South Texas brush country, where the terrain is deadly.
Tags: News, Border, Trump, Illegal Immigration, South Texas, Southwest Border, Books and Literature, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, Border Barriers, Brooks County


Two New Tent Cities Will Be Built in Texas to Hold Migrants

With existing facilities “beyond capacity,” the administration will spend nearly $40 million on tents to house detained migrant families and children.
Tags: Texas, News, Illegal Immigration, Immigration and Emigration, Customs and Border Protection (US, Border Barriers, El Paso (Tex, McAleenan, Kevin K


Feature: What I Learned on My Vacation to Westeros

As a “Game of Thrones” tourist in Northern Ireland, you can see how the magic of a fantasy realm has eclipsed the history of the actual place.
Tags: Television, News, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Martin, Westeros, Home Box Office, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Border Barriers, Game of Thrones (TV Program, Belfast (Northern Ireland, George R R


White House Considered Releasing Migrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’

The idea was suggested as the president condemned migrant caravans from Central America headed toward the southwestern border, people familiar with the plan said.
Tags: News, White House, Deportation, Central America, Illegal Immigration, Presidential Election of 2016, Immigration and Emigration, Immigration Detention, Border Barriers


Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary

The president had blamed Ms. Nielsen for the rise in migrants who illegally entered the United States even though she supported his hard-line immigration policies.
Tags: News, Mexico, United States, Nielsen, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Kelly, Thomas P, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US, John F (1950-, Border Barriers, Bossert, Kirstjen, Ms Nielsen


Kirstjen Nielsen Out as Trump’s Homeland Security Secretary

The president had blamed Ms. Nielsen for the rise in migrants who illegally entered the United States even though she supported his hard-line immigration policies.
Tags: News, Mexico, United States, Nielsen, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Kelly, Thomas P, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US, John F (1950-, Border Barriers, Bossert, Trump 's Homeland Security, Kirstjen


Trump Presses His Argument of a Border Crisis in California Visit

The president hailed what he said was the “tremendous impact” of the wall in Calexico, but in fact the part he visited was an upgrade to an existing section of fencing, not the kind of new construction he has called for.
Tags: News, California, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Calexico, Donald J, Immigration and Emigration, Border Barriers, Calexico (Calif


‘Catastrophic’ Delays at U.S.-Mexico Border Follow Redeployment of Agents

The United States’ southwest border has, in effect, been partly closed because of American staffing shortages, costing businesses millions of dollars a day, according to industry officials.
Tags: News, Mexico, United States, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Lopez Obrador, Donald J, U S Mexico Border, Trucks and Trucking, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, Delays (Transportation, Border Barriers, El Paso (Tex, Andres Manuel, Ciudad Juarez (Mexico


Trump Heads to the Border After Backing Off His Threat to Close It

The president’s visit to a border town in California is intended to highlight what the president and his aides say is an out-of-control immigration crisis.
Tags: News, California, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Donald J, Immigration and Emigration, Border Barriers, Trump Heads, Calexico (Calif


Waiting for Asylum in the United States, Migrants Live in Fear in Mexico

Hundreds of Central American migrants who are seeking asylum in the United States could soon be sent to wait in Mexico under a policy that has been expanded by the Trump administration.
Tags: News, Mexico, Asylum, United States, Nielsen, Gangs, Trump, Homeland Security Department, United States Politics and Government, Immigration and Emigration, Right of, Border Barriers, Tijuana (Mexico, Kirstjen


House Adds Lawsuit to Challenges Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration

The House will formally file a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwestern border, joining several others.
Tags: News, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy, Trump, Pelosi, Law and Legislation, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Border Barriers, Constitution (US, War and Emergency Powers (US, House Adds Lawsuit to Challenges Against Trump


Brexit, Ireland and the Failure of the European Idea

If the Troubles return, it will signal the defeat of one of the Continent’s great postwar achievements.
Tags: News, European Union, Northern Ireland, Irish Republican Army, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Border Barriers, Brexit Ireland


Editorial Observer: Trump the Punisher

In politics, as in life, there are Fixers and there are Punishers. No question which the president is.
Tags: News, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Mick, Donald J, Mulvaney, Immigration and Emigration, Border Barriers




Protest at Gaza Fence Is Mostly Peaceful as Both Sides Urge Restraint

Tens of thousands of Palestinians marked the first anniversary of protests that have frequently led to violence. By evening, three Palestinians had been killed.
Tags: News, Israel, Demonstrations, Gaza Strip, Palestinians, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Border Barriers, Gaza Fence


Tear Gas and Clashes as Palestinians Rally Near Gaza Border Fence With Israel

Israeli troops fired tear gas and live rounds on Saturday at Palestinians who gathered near the border fence, killing one and wounding 13 others, according to Palestinian medical officials.
Tags: News, Israel, Gaza, Demonstrations, Gaza Strip, Palestinians, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Border Barriers


Tear Gas and Injuries as Palestinians Rally Near Gaza Border Fence With Israel

Hours before the demonstration began, Gaza officials said a Palestinian man had been killed by Israeli forces near the perimeter fence.
Tags: News, Israel, Gaza, Demonstrations, Gaza Strip, Palestinians, Protests and Riots, Defense and Military Forces, Border Barriers


Migrants Are Detained Under a Bridge in El Paso. What Happened?

Photos this week showed migrants held under a highway overpass. A special edition of the Crossing the Border newsletter explores why.
Tags: News, Deportation, Trump, El Paso, Illegal Immigration, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Immigration and Emigration, Border Patrol (US, Border Barriers, El Paso (Tex


South of the Wall, North of the Border: Life in Texas’ No Man’s Land

Along the Rio Grande, the border fence may be a mile or more from the river, leaving some American homes and jobs in an isolated buffer zone.
Tags: Texas, News, Rio Grande River, Rio Grande, Nature Conservancy, Border Patrol (US, Border Barriers, Rio Grande Valley (Tex, Brownsville (Tex


Our Constitutional Emergency

As the House attempts to override President Trump’s first veto, we the people aren’t holding up our end of the bargain, either.
Tags: News, House, Republican Party, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Border Barriers, Constitution (US, War and Emergency Powers (US, Vetoes (US, Bill of Rights (US


With Override Vote Coming, Congress Examines Military Cuts That Will Fund Wall

The House will try on Tuesday to override President Trump’s veto of its resolution to kill his national emergency. The focus is on the projects that will be cut to fund the wall.
Tags: News, House, House Of Representatives, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States Defense and Military Forces, Border Barriers, Military Bases and Installations, Vetoes (US, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (NC


I Am an Immigrant. Someday You Might Be One, Too.

Increasingly, people are being forced to flee their homes not just by war and poverty, but also by climate change. It’s time we rethink our antiquated ideas about immigrants.
Tags: News, Climate Change, Morocco, Illegal Immigration, Immigration and Emigration, Border Barriers




Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget

The president’s budget request for the 2020 fiscal year has little chance of becoming law because Congress control spending, and Democrats control the House.
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, House Of Representatives, Defense Department, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Presidential Election of 2020, Federal Budget (US, Border Barriers


Defying Congress, Trump Plans to Renew Fight for Border Wall Funding

The president’s budget, to be unveiled Monday, asks for $8.6 billion to build border barriers while increasing military spending and cutting domestic programs.
Tags: News, Trump, Kudlow, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Federal Budget (US, Border Barriers, Lawrence A


Trump Budget to Request $8.6 Billion in Additional Border Wall Funding

The president’s third budget request to Congress on Monday is expected to propose cuts to government programs and ask for border wall funds.
Tags: News, Congress, Trump, Kudlow, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Federal Budget (US, Border Barriers, Trump Budget, Lawrence A


Trump Budget to Request $8.6 Billion in Additional Wall Funding

The president’s third budget request to Congress on Monday is expected to propose cuts to government programs and ask for border wall funds.
Tags: News, Congress, Trump, Kudlow, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Federal Budget (US, Border Barriers, Trump Budget, Lawrence A


Trump Budget to Request Additional Wall Funding

The president’s third budget request to Congress on Monday is expected to propose cuts to government programs and ask for border wall funds.
Tags: News, Congress, Trump, Kudlow, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Federal Budget (US, Border Barriers, Trump Budget, Lawrence A


Anti-Immigration Groups See Trump’s Calls for More Legal Immigrants as a Betrayal

The groups accuse the president of caving to demands and abandoning his election promise to protect his working-class supporters from the effects of globalism.
Tags: Cook, News, Mexico, Zuckerberg, Miller, Trump, Illegal Immigration, Koch, Dobbs, Lou, Center for Immigration Studies, Foreign Workers, United States Economy, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Timothy D


heads up: At an Arizona Ranch, Desert Beauty with a Side of Border Politics

The fence along the Mexican border was once such a deterrent to visitors that it helped drive Rancho de la Osa out of business. Now the barrier is an attraction for the dude ranch.
Tags: News, Mexico, Arizona, Ariz, Travel and Vacations, Border Barriers, Rancho de la Osa (Sasabe, Arizona Ranch Desert Beauty