mexican border

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Obama support for wall

WASHINGTON  —January 10, 2019—With the deceptive use of a video, President Donald Trump on Thursday heartily thanked his White House predecessor for supporting his policy at the Mexican border. Barack Obama has offered no such support; only criticism. Trump also denied that he ever expected Mexico to make a direct payment for his border wall, despite … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Obama support for wall

WASHINGTON | Trump pleads on TV for wall money; Dems say he ‘stokes fear’

WASHINGTON —January 08, 2019—  In a somber televised plea, President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall Tuesday night, blaming illegal immigration for the scourge of drugs and violence in the U.S. and framing the debate over the partial government shutdown in stark terms. “This is a choice between right and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pleads on TV for wall money; Dems say he ‘stokes fear’

WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Do ex-presidents back Trump wall? They say no

WASHINGTON —January 07, 2019—President Donald Trump‘s recent claim that his predecessors endorsed his idea of a wall at the Mexican border got no support from the ex-presidents’ club. Trump stated in a Rose Garden news conference Friday: “This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me. And they all know it. Some … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | AP FACT CHECK: Do ex-presidents back Trump wall? They say no

YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala | Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala — White flowers and flickering candles sat atop a low table inside the simple wooden home in remote, rural Guatemala. Nearby was a small pair of rubber boots, sized to fit an 8-year-old. Taped to the wall were three photos, alternately smiling and serious, bearing a simple epitaph for the boy whose memory … Continue reading YALAMBOJOCH, Guatemala | Guatemala village mourns 2nd child to die in US custody

NEW YORK | New York Times: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

NEW YORK — Two women hired to clean at one of President Donald Trump’s golf resorts in New Jersey say they were in the country illegally when they got their jobs, supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times reported … Continue reading NEW YORK | New York Times: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

SAN DIEGO | The Latest: Conway says she feels for moms, kids at border

SAN DIEGO — The Latest on the Trump administration’s position on the migrant caravans (all times local): 9:55 a.m. President Donald Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway says she feels for the mothers and children seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border but the idea that everyone in migrant caravans is “peacefully seeking asylum” is a misnomer. The … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | The Latest: Conway says she feels for moms, kids at border

SAN DIEGO | Trump strongly defends use of tear gas on caravan migrants

SAN DIEGO  — President Donald Trump is strongly defending the U.S. use of tear gas at the Mexican border to repel a crowd of migrants that included angry rock-throwers but also barefoot, crying children. Critics denounced the border agents’ action as overkill, but Trump kept to a hard line. “They were being rushed by some … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Trump strongly defends use of tear gas on caravan migrants

TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

TIJUANA, Mexico — Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road. The vast majority were camped at an outdoor … Continue reading TIJUANA, Mexico | Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town