Biden Is Facing High Hopes, Tough Choices on Border Wall

LOS EBANOS, Texas — The U.S. government has been trying to take Pamela Rivas' land for a border wall since before Joe Biden was vice president. From a brushy bluff, Rivas can look across the Rio Grande to Mexico on the other side. She spent her childhood fi...
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Trump: US, Canada to Close Border to Nonessential Travel

TORONTO — The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday, and the Trump administration is considering a plan to turn back all people who cross the border illegally fro...
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AP Exclusive: Border Apprehensions Drop 8 Straight Months

WASHINGTON — The number of border apprehensions has dropped for the eighth straight month, following crackdowns by the Trump administration that include forcing asylum seekers back over the U.S.-Mexico border to wait out their claims, a Homeland Security offic...
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Steyer Wants Climate Change Refugees to Enter US Legally

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer on Friday unveiled an immigration proposal seeking to make immigrants fleeing the effects of climate change eligible for legal entry into the United States. Like a lot of his White House rivals, Stey...