Southwestern United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/37092/all en US-Mexico border an obstacle to immigration reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/us-mexico-border-obstacle-immigration-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Immigration reform is one of President Barack Obama's priorities for his second term, and for a wide-reaching package to pass, lawmakers need to be convinced that the border with Mexico is secure.</p> <p>But that is no easy sell.</p> <p>Apprehensions of undocumented aliens at the frontier have dropped 50 percent since 2008, going to 365,000 people last year, which the Obama administration cites as evidence that border security measures work.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/us-mexico-border-obstacle-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Geography of the United States Health Politics Southwestern United States Western United States AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 02:30:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5771921 at http://www.globalpost.com By land or by sea, tougher U.S. border tests illegal immigrants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/land-or-sea-tougher-us-border-tests-illegal-immigrants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Dave Graham</p> <p>TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican grandmother Lucia Angulo has entered the United States illegally so often over the past three decades that she has lost count of how many times border patrols caught her.</p> <p>But when she left San Diego to visit her dying mother in Mexico last April, she knew it would be harder than ever to return. Nearly a year later, she was still trying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/land-or-sea-tougher-us-border-tests-illegal-immigrants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United States Law Lucia Angulo Social Issues Southwestern United States Western United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:45:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5788419 at http://www.globalpost.com US-Mexico border wall forces risky detours http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/us-mexico-border-wall-forces-risky-detours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A tall barrier separates two worlds. To the south, a crowded Mexican border town. To the north, beyond a heavily patrolled no-man's land, the lure of work and a better life in America.</p> <p>The 2.5 meter (eight-foot) tall metal barrier has dramatically reduced the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border in the busy San Diego area, in the far southwestern United States.</p> <p>Critics, however, say this has just forced the migrants to walk miles into the open desert to get around the wall, resulting in thousands of deaths.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130410/us-mexico-border-wall-forces-risky-detours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law Mexico–United States border Social Issues Southwestern United States Western United States AFP Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:31:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5808945 at http://www.globalpost.com Drones, fences, radar: military 'surge' for US-Mexico border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/drones-fences-radar-military-surge-us-mexico-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Twenty thousand new border patrol agents, hundreds of miles of fencing, billions of dollars in drones, radar and sensors: US lawmakers are proposing a militaristic remedy to staunch illegal immigrant flow from Mexico.</p> <p>The Senate is expected Monday to green-light the most important amendment yet to the landmark immigration bill, but the measure -- designed to placate Republican concerns about security -- would ensure that the border region is one of the most highly policed zones in the Western Hemisphere.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/drones-fences-radar-military-surge-us-mexico-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration to the United States Law Social Issues Southwestern United States Western United States AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:34:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5866227 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico concerned about U.S. bid to beef up border security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/mexico-concerned-about-us-bid-beef-border-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican government on Tuesday voiced concern about U.S. congressional proposals to beef up security along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it was divisive and would not solve the problem of illegal immigration.</p> <p>Immigration plays a significant part in the countries' bilateral relations. Millions of Mexicans live and work on the U.S. side of the border and tens try to enter the United States annually, often at peril to their lives.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130625/mexico-concerned-about-us-bid-beef-border-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human migration Immigration to the United States Social Issues Southwestern United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:32:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5867360 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico criticizes US Senate vote on border 'wall' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/mexico-criticizes-us-senate-vote-border-wall <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico's foreign minister on Tuesday criticized measures backed by the US Senate that would tighten security along the US-Mexico border, saying that building more "walls" would not solve the immigration issue.</p> <p>"Walls don't unite, walls are not a solution to the migration phenomenon and they are not consistent with a modern and secure border," Foreign Minister Jose Antonio Meade told a news conference in the Mexican government's first reaction to the Senate vote.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/mexico-criticizes-us-senate-vote-border-wall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Immigration to the United States Law Southwestern United States Technology Western United States AFP Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:37:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5867495 at http://www.globalpost.com High summer heat raising death toll among undocumented immigrants in Arizona http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130708/high-summer-heat-raising-death-toll-among-undocumented-immigrants-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tucson, Arizona, Jul 8 (EFE).- An average of five to six undocumented immigrants are turning up dead in the desert every week amid even-hotter-than-normal summer temperatures in Arizona, authorities and human rights groups say.</p> <p>According to figures compiled by the U.S. Border Patrol, June was a tragic month for immigrants who decided to illegally enter the United States via the Arizona desert, with more than 27 deaths, the majority "caused by the high temperatures and dehydration."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130708/high-summer-heat-raising-death-toll-among-undocumented-immigrants-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of the United States Law Southwestern United States Western United States Agencia EFE Tue, 09 Jul 2013 01:32:01 +0000 Agencia EFE 5878853 at http://www.globalpost.com Arizona lawmaker proposes $30 million U.S.-Mexico border 'virtual fence' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140218/arizona-lawmaker-proposes-30-million-us-mexico-border-virtual-f <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Schwartz</p> <p>PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona could spend $30 million to construct a "virtual fence" to ensure the federal government is securing the U.S.-Mexico border from drug smugglers and illegal immigrants under a measure that has narrowly advanced in the state legislature.</p> <p>State Senator Bob Worsley has proposed putting 300 watch towers, complete with the latest technology, to put what he called extra "eyes on the ground" capable of watching over the roughly 350 miles of border Arizona shares with Mexico.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140218/arizona-lawmaker-proposes-30-million-us-mexico-border-virtual-f" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Geography of Arizona Law Social Issues Southwestern United States Technology Western United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:17:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6074562 at http://www.globalpost.com US child immigrant surge a 'tragedy': Texas governor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140703/us-child-immigrant-surge-tragedy-texas-governor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Texas governor Rick Perry warned Thursday that a growing wave of immigrant children flooding into the US risks becoming a "monumental tragedy" and a national security crisis unless they are sent back as soon as possible. </p> <p>He said a policy of housing unaccompanied minors in detention centers or allowing family members living in the US to care for them risks encouraging a "deluge" of more immigrants from Central America and elsewhere. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140703/us-child-immigrant-surge-tragedy-texas-governor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Environment Health Politics Southern United States Southwestern United States Western United States AFP Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6195502 at http://www.globalpost.com Exclusive: Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140723/exclusive-obama-sends-team-texas-assess-need-national-guard-dep <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jeff Mason</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has sent a team to Texas to assess whether a U.S. National Guard deployment would help to handle an immigration crisis at the Mexican border, White House officials told Reuters on Wednesday, having so far resisted Republican calls for such a move.</p> <p>The team, made up of officials from the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, departed on Tuesday and will be on the ground through Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140723/exclusive-obama-sends-team-texas-assess-need-national-guard-dep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Politics Social Issues Southwestern United States United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:47:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6213471 at http://www.globalpost.com Texas rolls out security surge for its border with Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140725/texas-rolls-out-security-surge-its-border-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marice Richter</p> <p>DALLAS (Reuters) - Texas has launched a law enforcement surge to crack down on drug and human trafficking from Mexico in a move that comes as the state is about to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, officials said on Friday. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140725/texas-rolls-out-security-surge-its-border-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Politics Southwestern United States United States United States Border Patrol Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:23:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6215640 at http://www.globalpost.com Brutality and 'The Beast': why child migration to U.S. is slowing down http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140812/brutality-and-the-beast-why-child-migration-us-slowing-down <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gabriel Stargardter</p> <p>ARRIAGA Mexico (Reuters) - When 26-year-old unemployed Honduran Javier Soto tried to sneak into the United States earlier this year, he breezed all the way through to northern Mexico before he was finally caught.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140812/brutality-and-the-beast-why-child-migration-us-slowing-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Law Mexican Drug War Politics Social Issues Southwestern United States War Western United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:22:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6229261 at http://www.globalpost.com Texas Governor Perry's border deployment politically motivated -Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140911/mexico-says-texas-governor-perrys-border-deployment-politically <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jon Herskovitz</p> <p>AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - The Mexican government has condemned the deployment of Texas National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border, saying Governor Rick Perry authorized the move for political purposes.</p> <p>"Mexico underscores that it is irresponsible to manipulate border security for political reasons," said the statement from the Mexican government and sent by its embassy in Washington on Thursday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140911/mexico-says-texas-governor-perrys-border-deployment-politically" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Geography of the United States Law Social Issues Southwestern United States Western United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:04:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6255090 at http://www.globalpost.com Water 'angels' save migrants on US border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140912/water-angels-save-migrants-us-border <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Every year, would-be immigrants steal across the US-Mexican border -- and over the years, thousands have died in the baking, snake-infested desert on either side. </p> <p>A group of activists is now working to keep the desperate migrants alive.</p> <p>The so-called "Border Angels" hide bottles of water in the desert along the border, where temperatures can top 113 degrees Fahrenheit (45 degrees Celsius).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140912/water-angels-save-migrants-us-border" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fences Human Interest Law Southwestern United States Western United States AFP Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:19:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6255537 at http://www.globalpost.com