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Past articles by Rafael:

The U.S. sent back more than 71,000 migrants under 'Remain in Mexico.' Where are they now?

About 13,000 of the approximately 71,000 asylum seekers sent to Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols have been allowed into the U.S. What happened to the others? → Read More

16 killed, 14 injured in bus crash involving mine workers near US-Mexico border

Two buses collided Tuesday, killing 16 people and injuring 14 others near a mine south of the Arizona-Mexico border. → Read More

Thousands of Mexican Americans keep annual holiday travel plans to Mexico despite pandemic

Thousands of U.S. residents of Mexican descent maintained or modified plans to travel to Mexico for the holidays this year. → Read More

As border wall goes up, southern Arizona sees spike in human smuggling

The Border Patrol has documented instances of smugglers disguising vehicles as construction trucks or simply driving through gaps in the border wall. → Read More

Judge orders Trump administration to stop expelling unaccompanied migrant children at US-Mexico border

A U.S. judge has barred the Trump administration from expelling unaccompanied migrant children detained at the border under an emergency health order. → Read More

Donald Trump's border wall is a 'monument to racism,' advocacy groups say. What happens to it when Joe Biden becomes president?

Border advocates and conservationists said they would like to see a Joe Biden administration tear down portions of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Donald Trump made a lot of immigration and border promises in 2016. How did he deliver?

Trump's promises included the border wall, catch and release, DACA, sanctuary policies, criminal aliens, travel ban and legal immigration. → Read More

'Terrifying and painful' deaths of 2 migrant kids at border were preventable, doctors tell Congress

Seven-year-old Jakelin Caal and eight-year-old Felipe Gómez Alonzo died about two weeks apart after crossing the border illegally with their fathers. → Read More

Migrant rescues in Arizona desert exceed 2019 total despite COVID-19 pandemic

The number of migrants rescued by Border Patrol agents in the Arizona desert so far this year has already surpassed the total for fiscal year 2019. → Read More

Sonora health officials seek tougher border restrictions with Arizona over COVID-19 spread

The Mexican government said U.S. visitors would be vetted at border crossings during the Fourth of July weekend and that tourists will be turned away. → Read More

Overcrowding, substandard care for migrants at US Border Patrol facilities in 2019 surge, watchdog report says

A federal watchdog office's report shows the struggles Customs and Border Protection had in providing care to migrants that arrived en masse in 2019. → Read More

U.S. has turned away 41,000 migrants at southern border since pandemic restrictions began

U.S. Customs and Border Protection turned away 92 % of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, their enforcement statistics for May show. → Read More

U.S. border agency misused congressional funds meant for migrant care, watchdog says

A congressional audit concluded that U.S. Customs and Border Protection violated the law by misspending money earmarked for migrant care. → Read More

Trump administration wants input on private border wall construction

Customs and Border Protection is requesting information from contractors about allowing private businesses to build border walls on private property. → Read More

The Arizona-Mexico border is usually busy during Holy Week. This year, it's silent amid global coronavirus crisis

Thousands along the U.S.-Mexico border travel during Holy Week. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, border officials are asking people to stay home. → Read More

U.S. border agency confirms 160 COVID-19 cases among customs officers, border agents

Customs and Border Protection, responsible for securing U.S. borders, confirmed on Monday that 160 of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Mexico's president shifts tone on coronavirus as border states press for more restrictions

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador began to heed the advice from public health experts and encouraged people in Mexico to stay home to avoid COVID-19. → Read More

Mexico shuts down Nogales border crossing indefinitely, limits cargo processing

Mexican customs officers shut down the downtown pedestrian crossing in Nogales, a move that could further hurt U.S. businesses in the area. → Read More

Advocates: Shut down border wall construction during coronavirus pandemic

Civil rights groups sent a letter to the Trump administration urging a halt to border wall activities while COVID-19 remains a threat. → Read More

Protesters in Mexico block lanes at Arizona border crossing to demand stricter coronavirus screenings

Protesters on the Mexican side of the border with the United States blocked the crossing due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More