Border security

Drivers wait to cross the Mexico-U.S. border from Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. The United States closed off northbound traffic for several hours at the busiest border crossing with Mexico to install new security barriers on Monday, a day after hundreds of Tijuana residents protested against the presence of thousands of Central American migrants. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 20, 2018 - 1:12 am
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Many Central American migrants camped in Tijuana after crossing Mexico in a caravan said Monday that a protest over the weekend by residents demanding they leave frightened them and left them even more anxious while they try to get into the United States. The angry protests...
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Migrants traveling with a caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, wait to board a bus in La Concha, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Buses and trucks are carrying some migrants into the state of Sinaloa along the Gulf of California and further northward into the border state of Sonora. The bulk of the main caravan appeared to be about 1,100 miles from the border, but was moving hundreds of miles per day. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
November 14, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday defended the use of active duty troops on the U.S.-Mexican border, saying that in some ways it provides good training for war. He argued that it's analogous to a 1916 deployment to counter the Mexican revolutionary Gen. Francisco "Pancho"...
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Central American migrants line up for a meal at a shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled to reach the U.S. border, catching rides on buses and trucks for hundreds of miles in the last leg of their journey Wednesday as the first sizable groups began arriving in the border city of Tijuana. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 14, 2018 - 2:50 pm
ESCUINAPA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers. Authorities in Tijuana were struggling to deal with a group of...
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November 14, 2018 - 10:41 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has awarded a $167 million contract to build 8 miles (13 kilometers) of border wall in south Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the contract Wednesday. Construction will begin in February. CBP already announced a $145 million award for another 6...
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Central American migrants travel as a caravan toward the U.S. border on the highway that connects Guadalajara with Tepic, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Many migrants say they are fleeing rampant poverty, gang violence and political instability primarily in the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 13, 2018 - 9:15 pm
IXTLAN DEL RIO, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing four lanes at...
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People seeking asylum in the United States are seen through a fence at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in San Diego. The military is expected to have the vast majority of the more than 7,000 troops planned for the mission along the border deployed by Monday, and that number could grow. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 09, 2018 - 10:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Friday to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. The plan was immediately challenged in court. Trump invoked the same powers he...
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Voters line up to receive ballots while others fill voting booths inside the northwest Bismarck polling place in Century Baptist Church on Tuesday evening. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump billed the midterms as an election about "Kavanaugh and the caravan," and it was — although not entirely as he planned. Both the fight over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the debate over immigration animated Republican base voters in states where...
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Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, get a ride on trucks, in Donaji, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. The migrants had already made a grueling 40-mile (65-kilometer) trek from Juchitan, Oaxaca, on Thursday, after they failed to get the bus transportation they had hoped for. But hitching rides allowed them to get to Donaji early, and some headed on to a town even further north, Sayula. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
November 03, 2018 - 7:02 am
SAYULA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico had their brief hopes of reaching the country's capital on Saturday dashed after the governor of Veracruz state pulled an offer of dozens of buses to take them there. Gov. Miguel Angel Yunes...
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Pedestrians pass members of the U.S. military working to place razor wire along the U.S.-Mexico border on the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 03, 2018 - 12:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered troops to the border in response to a caravan of migrants slowly making its way through Mexico toward the United States and still about 900 miles away, with many dropping out. Here's what we know so far about the military's mission: WHAT TROOPS ARE...
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November 02, 2018 - 8:34 pm
JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 31 about Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a woman who gave birth had been 28 months pregnant. She was 38 months pregnant. A corrected version of the story is below: No...
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