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So How Much Will Donald Trump's Border Wall Cost?

John A. Tures | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Donald Trump has made building a wall with Mexico the centerpiece of his campaign. Yet America's attempt to build a wall under the Bush Administration has given us some idea about how much such an endeavor would cost.

Dispelling Myths of the Border

Miguel Fernandez | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Miguel Fernandez

Growing up along the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border, the interrelation of our two communities is ingrained in our DNA. It's part of everyday life; waki...

Panic Sets in Across Canada as Citizens Fear Ted Cruz Return

Marty Rudoy | Posted 05.04.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

"It was like when they broadcast 'The War of The Worlds'" explained Ernie Butler of Edmonton, "The prospect of Cruz wrapping his tentacles around the weakest among us is too much to bear," said Butler as he scampered into the darkness clutching a sleeping bag and sack of hastily-made sandwiches.

What It Is Like Traveling in Europe Right Now

Susanna Kelly | Posted 04.05.2016 | Travel
Susanna Kelly

Travel in Europe seemed chaotic and scary. I, like many travelers have found myself questioning the safety of travel in Europe in the current climate. I chose to continue traveling, despite everything, and want to share my findings on the current state of traveling in Europe.

The U.S. Should Not Ignore Mexico

Brian Fonseca | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Brian Fonseca

Given all the electoral noise surrounding "big beautiful walls" and calls for mass deportations of the alleged rapists and other criminals streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border, it is very easy to lose track of one simple and powerful fact: no relationship affects the United States more than our relationship with Mexico.

How I Will Make Mexico Pay for The Wall

Donald J. Drumpf | Posted 03.21.2016 | Comedy
Donald J. Drumpf

Today, I am pleased to announce my 3-point plan to make Mexico pay for the Wall--a plan that covers everything from raw materials to labor costs to ongoing maintenance.

For El Paso-Juárez, Trump's vision of Mexico based on misconception

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 02.17.2016 | World
Kevin A. Lees

EL PASO, Texas and CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico - When Pope Francis visits Ciudad Juárez on Wednesday, city officials hope that the international attention...

Border Crossings Are Down As Obama Administration Continues Deporting Families

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, under fire from Democrats for deportations and Republicans for border crossings, announced some...

Donald Trump's Campaign Doesn't Care That His New Ad Is Wildly Inaccurate

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

On Monday, the campaign of real estate mogul Donald Trump released its first TV ad, relying on heavy fear-mongering against Muslims and immigrants, a ...

No Walls Here: Lalo Alcaraz Discusses the New Fox Animated Series, Bordertown

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Lalo Alcaraz is one busy Chicano. Many of us know him as the cartoonist-creator of the syndicated daily comic strip, La Cucaracha, where Alcaraz skewers bigotry and intolerance with a heavy dose of Chicano culture and humor. .

Immigration Officials To Launch Large-Scale Deportation Raids

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 12.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun preparing for a series of raids that would target for deportation hu...

Central American Moms And Kids Are Still Coming To The U.S. For Safety

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The number of mothers and children being apprehended along the U.S.-Mexico border is going up, again. After crossings by unaccompanied ...

This Popular Anti-Immigrant Talking Point Just Keeps Falling Apart

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics

A study released on Thursday confirmed what many people who have been following the national immigration debate have understood for years: Immigration...

The Route Of 'Ghost Bomber' Ahmad Al-Mohammad

HuffPost Greece | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

The Syrian passport found near the remains of a suicide bomber in the attack on the Stade de France in Paris on Friday night has shone a spotlight on ...

Ron Johnson: Deporting Kids To Honduras Is OK Because It's 'A Beautiful Country'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics

It's not so bad to deport children to what was until recently the murder capital of the world, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said Friday, since Honduras i...

DOJ: No Civil Rights Charges For Border Agents Over Death Of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Five years after a Mexican national named Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas died after an encounter with Border Patrol agents, the Justice Depar...

The Billion-dollar Border War: Why Walls and Drones Are Bogus

Regina Clemente | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics
Regina Clemente

In the new short documentary Border Inc., Brave New Films exposes how the last three decades of immigration politics in this country have created a massive payday for military contractors and wasted millions of taxpayer dollars in this business operation fueled by xenophobia and greed.

Homeland Security Secretary Says Border Wall And Fearmongering Are 'Not The Answer' On Immigration

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants politicians to tone down their rhetoric on immigration, particularly those who are calling...

Dousing the Flames of Immigration Rhetoric with Facts

Michael Dear | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Michael Dear

The facts about migration from and via Mexico are well known. Yet too many presidential hopefuls seem more intent on securing their electoral base, employing an inflammatory rhetoric vilifying Mexicans, urging billions of dollars for yet more walls, and vying to trump one another's "tougher-than-thou" posture.

Border Crossings By Families, Unaccompanied Kids Spiked In August

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Border agents saw a spike in August in the number of unaccompanied minors and families apprehended along the southern border, but number...

Republican Candidates Embrace Science!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.18.2015 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

"Good luck with that!" This is the most common response we get when we talk about ScienceDebate.org, the non-profit founded to try and persuade the presidential candidates to attend a debate solely on science issues, including technology, the environment, and medicine.

Here's A Border Program That Actually Works

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

EL PASO, Texas -- The serpentine Rio Grande still marks the border between north and south, though it's no longer the raging river it once was. Today ...

Humanity Washed Ashore

Robert Koehler | Posted 09.11.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Humanity washes ashore, but does anything change? There's only one way for real change to happen: The value of human life must supersede citizenship. Refugees -- people forced by terrible circumstances out of their homes -- shouldn't have their escape routes blocked, either by barbed wire or bureaucratic minutiae, because they have been rendered "stateless."

Tavis Smiley vs. Ann Coulter on Immigration

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Ms. Coulter outlines why she believes immigration to be America's greatest threat -- an idea that has been embraced by many leaders on the right, including current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

Why Donald Trump Has it Wrong About the Border

Abigail Golden-Vazquez | Posted 09.01.2015 | Entertainment
Abigail Golden-Vazquez

Instead of listening to those seeking to blame Mexico and make wildly inaccurate claims about the border regions, cities and states ought to take lessons from communities like those of the Borderplex. It is a model of integration that has created economic prosperity by utilizing our crucial trade relationship with Mexico