Jog near border fence ends with dueling lawsuits between former Navy SEAL, Border Patrol agent

By Kristina Davis On an August afternoon in 2014, Alton Jones decided to leave his wife and 6-year-old son behind to play on the sand at Border Field State Park to go for a quick jog near the fence dividing the U.S. and Mexico. Continue reading

Discussion on Border Wall with D.C. & Local Leaders

A group of local leader just returned from Washington D.C. having discussions with lawmakers on the local border wall.  Find out more about the meetings as National City Chief Manuel Rodriguez shares the discussions and their awareness of being a border town. Continue reading

Embattled Borderlands

  How would a border wall affect wildlife in the southern border region? Continue reading

Border Patrol shoots man at Las Cruces checkpoint

    U.S. Border Patrol agents shot a man after he opened fire at agents Sunday night at a Las Cruces Immigration Checkpoint on Interstate-25. Continue reading

When The Border Is Just Next-Door, Crossing It Is A Fact Of (Daily) Life

Heard on Morning Edition   Depending on where you sit, the US-Mexico border is: a.) a dangerous frontier that allows drug traffickers and illegal immigrants to cross freely into the U.S. or b.) a familiar frontier that's navigated as a regular part of everyday life. Continue reading

This man has tried crossing the U.S.-Mexico border 5 times. He says he won’t try again

By Joshua Barajas As part of a reporting trip, the PBS NewsHour’s Joshua Barajas visited a soup kitchen for recently deported migrants in Mexico that’s a stone’s throw from the Mariposa port of entry in Nogales, Arizona. There, he met a 37-year-old husband and father who, days earlier, tried to cross the border into the U.S. He was not successful. Continue reading

How increased security affects life for border residents

In a sleepy, no-stoplight town 25 miles from the Arizona-Mexico border, you'll pass surveillance towers, border agents on patrol and checkpoints. This is life along the border, where security has been ramped up significantly since 9/11, sweeping up American citizens in its wake.   Continue reading

After an Immigration Raid, a City's Students Vanish

By Johnathan Blitzer David Morales teaches social studies at Mayfield High School, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a city of a hundred thousand people, located fifty miles north of the Mexican border. Some of his students are the children of undocumented immigrants, and a few of them might even be undocumented themselves. Continue reading

Judge: Arizona cross-border shooting case stays in federal court

By Howard Fischer A federal judge has rejected claims by a Border Patrol agent that he can’t be tried on murder charges in his court. Continue reading

Can border agents inspect your electronic devices? It's a tricky subject.

By ACLU We’ve been getting a lot of questions about when border agents can legally conduct searches of travelers’ electronic devices at international airports and other ports of entry. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t simple. Continue reading

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