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Tag: US-Mexican border

  • Tuesday, January 21st 2020 - 07:14 UTC

    Mexican National Guard fires tear gas to prevent migrant caravan crossing from Guatemala

    Central Americans, from the “2020 Caravan” of some 3,500 undocumented migrants, gathered on the Guatemalan side of the Suchiate River at dawn (Pic AFP)

    Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to force their way into Mexico on Monday by crossing the river that divides the country from Guatemala, prompting the National Guard to fire tear gas.

  • Friday, January 11th 2019 - 12:43 UTC

    Trump campaigns for The Wall, steel or concrete, along the Mexican border

    Despite the presidential rhetoric, widely respected studies show that illegal immigrants commit fewer crimes than people born in the United States

    President Donald Trump warned of murderers and gangsters spreading across the country during a visit to the US-Mexican border on Thursday to push his demand for a multi-billion dollar wall. Trump used the backdrop of the Rio Grande border river at McAllen, Texas, to ramp up what has already turned into a hugely messy political fight with Democratic opponents, resulting in the shutdown of swaths of the US government.

  • Sunday, February 26th 2017 - 14:04 UTC

    “I prefer bridges to walls”, Kuczynski tells Trump at the White House

    “We're interested in the free movement of people ... I emphasized that to President Trump and we prefer bridges to walls”, said the Peruvian president

    The first Latin American leader to visit U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House said that he told Trump he prefers bridges to walls and favors the free movement of people across borders. However, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski declined to comment specifically on Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking in a press conference following the meeting.