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WASHINGTON | US to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

WASHINGTON — The number of U.S. active duty troops at the southern border will drop from 5,600 to about 4,000, and their deployment will be extended through the end of January, under a new request from Homeland Security, U.S. officials said Friday. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling and has not yet approved the DHS … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US to keep about 4,000 troops at border through January

TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrants march toward US border in show of force

TIJUANA, Mexico — Several hundred Central American migrants have marched toward the international border crossing between Tijuana and California to pressure the U.S to hear their asylum claims. The migrants carried hand-painted American and Honduran flags and chanted: “We are not criminals! We are international workers!” A few dozen Mexican police with plastic riot shields … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrants march toward US border in show of force

TEHRAN, Iran | Over 170 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

TEHRAN, Iran — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring over 170 people and sending fearful residents running into the street, authorities said. The temblor hit near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran’s Kermanshah province, which was the epicenter of an earthquake last year that killed over 600 … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Over 170 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

PHOENIX | Some families split up at border still detained months later

PHOENIX  — Half a dozen families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are still detained in Texas months after reuniting with their children. Immigrant advocates say the government has violated a longstanding legal agreement that bars it from detaining children past 20 days in unlicensed facilities like the South Texas Family Residential Center. The … Continue reading PHOENIX | Some families split up at border still detained months later

WASHINGTON | Mattis says he has extra authority to use military on border

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the White House has given him authority to use military troops to protect Customs and Border Protection personnel at the southwest border. This could, under certain circumstances, mean directing troops to temporarily detain migrants in the event of disorder or violence against border patrol agents. Mattis said Wednesday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mattis says he has extra authority to use military on border

WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is estimating the cost of the military’s mission on the U.S.-Mexico border will be about $210 million under current plans. The total includes about $72 million for the 5,900 active-duty troops providing support to Customs and Border Protection, plus $138 million so far for 2,100 National Guard troops who have been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pentagon says troops at US border to cost about $210 million

TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

TIJUANA, Mexico  — 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. Mexican officials in Tijuana were struggling to deal with a group of 357 migrants who arrived aboard nine buses Tuesday … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border

PHOENIX | Along border, a growing opposition to military deployment

PHOENIX  — Amy Juan drove two hours north from her remote community on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to rally against the deployment of troops there. She’s one of many residents of the Southwest who oppose and are speaking out against President Donald Trump’s deployment of over 5,000 military troops to the border to fend … Continue reading PHOENIX | Along border, a growing opposition to military deployment