Tag Archives: Mexico border

Facts to know about the border wall after VP Pence’s visit

Facts to know about the border wall after VP Pence’s visit

Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Calexico in Imperial County today to inspect efforts to revamp and expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall. His visit, while almost 100 miles away, coincides with the caravan arrival over the weekend of some 200 would-be asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is replacing roughly two miles of ... Read More »

Breaking down the border wall after John Kelly’s comments

Breaking down the border wall after John Kelly’s comments

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly presented a more moderate vision this week for a U.S.-Mexico border wall than the one President Donald Trump had pledged during his 2016 campaign. On Wednesday, Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that some of Trump’s campaign immigration policies were “uninformed.” The country won’t build a wall along the entire southern ... Read More »

Border apprehensions and detentions, explained

Border apprehensions and detentions, explained

Immigration figures released this week show the lowest number of people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in decades. Meanwhile, deportations of people living illegally in the United States are up significantly. So are President Donald Trump’s immigration policies working or is there more behind the numbers? Ev Meade, director of the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute, said ... Read More »

U.S. natural gas to Mexico skyrockets, now some worry about dependence

U.S. natural gas to Mexico skyrockets, now some worry about dependence

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDrug tunnels are not the only passageways beneath the U.S.-Mexico border that transport valuable cargo. Pipelines cross the boundary too, carrying natural gas south. This trade is up 300 percent since 2010, and now is set to double again by 2019. It’s the largest natural gas export capacity expansion in U.S. history, said Victoria ... Read More »