US-Mexico border


San Diego doctor says height of the border wall is leading to more injuries from falls


​​​​​​​Dr. Alexander Tenorio is part of a network of doctors in the San Diego area who are on call to receive individuals who attempt to climb over the 18-foot border wall, then fall on the US side where they have to be treated in local hospitals. It’s an urgent issue as the border wall is now being raised in many parts from 18 feet to 30 feet.

A Customs and Border Protection officer stands at the entrance to the San Ysidro Port of Entry as a boy sings for change among the waiting cars Wednesday, March 2, 2022, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. 

Russians and Ukrainians attempt to flee to the US through Mexico

A caravan of migrants head north towards the US-Mexico border, as they depart from Tapachula, Mexico

Migrants set up camp under Del Rio bridge along US-Mexico border

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Vice president Kamala Harris, in a blue suit, speaks to reporters

Vice President Kamala Harris calls situation at the US-Mexico border ‘tough’ during visit there

Three men in green suits stand on a small boat that says "Border Patrol" with an American flag in the middle

US Border Patrol launches new marine unit amid rise in maritime smuggling

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Roma people are fleeing Romania for US-Mexico border to escape persecution


US Customs and Border Protection said it has detained 2,217 Romanians so far this year — many of whom are Roma people, who face stigma and discrimination at home.

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US-Mexico border wall threatens sacred Native lands


The Tohono O’odham Nation has been confined to a tiny fraction of the lands it once held in the desert Southwest. Now the Trump administration’s border wall expansion threatens to further damage and restrict their access to sacred and archeological sites.

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Tough commute? Try crossing the US-Mexico border to go to school


Students at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas, are getting up extra early to make it to class on time — because about 70 percent of the student body lives in Mexico and crosses the US-Mexico border every day.

Pedestrians cross a tall bridge

Watch live: Trump’s immigration address

President Donald Trump will address the nation at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday about what he calls a “crisis” at the border.

a little girl and her doll peek through a rusted wall

Need to solve a border dispute? Look to Ethiopia and Uzbekistan

2018 saw positive steps towards resolving some of the world’s most difficult border conflicts, between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and Ethiopia and Eritrea. What lessons can be drawn from these examples?