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Ban on Canada, Mexico Border Crossings Extended Through Sept. 21
Travel
Ban on Canada, Mexico Border Crossings Extended Through Sept. 21
2021-08-25 14:49:16
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Essential trade and travel between Canada and the U.S. and Mexico and the U.S. will continue as normal, however restrictions on non-essential crossings will remain in place through Sept. 21. The announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland... Read More

Western States Face First Federal Water Cuts
Climate
Western States Face First Federal Water Cuts
2021-08-17 17:43:39
by Dan McCue

Federal regulators on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage at Lake Mead, a reservoir that feeds into the Colorado River and serves approximately 40 million people in the West. The declaration, issued as part of an outlook for the river... Read More

Mexican Government Sues Gunmakers For Contributing to Drug Cartel Violence
Litigation
Mexican Government Sues Gunmakers For Contributing to Drug Cartel Violence
2021-08-06 20:49:08
by Tom Ramstack

The Mexican government this week filed a lawsuit accusing U.S. gunmakers of helping to fuel violence by drug cartels and other criminals who encounter few impediments to acquiring the firearms.  The lawsuit filed in federal court in Massachusetts says companies... Read More

U.S. and Mexico Fail to Resolve Dispute on Trade Rules for Cars
Trade
U.S. and Mexico Fail to Resolve Dispute on Trade Rules for Cars
2021-07-26 13:05:12
by Dan McCue

The U.S. and Mexico failed to resolve a dispute over trade rules for cars during a meeting last week, a development - or lack of one - that appears capable of severely straining relations between the two countries a year... Read More

‘Work on This Agreement is Never Going to be Finished,’ Tai Says of USMCA
Trade
‘Work on This Agreement is Never Going to be Finished,’ Tai Says of USMCA
2021-07-01 14:58:47
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — At the one-year anniversary of the USMCA trade agreement coming into force, trade representatives from the United States, Mexico, and Canada are patting themselves on the back for a job well done. They have good reason, as the... Read More

Blunt Message, Search for Answers Mark VP's 1st Foreign Trip
Immigration
Blunt Message, Search for Answers Mark VP's 1st Foreign Trip

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris came to Latin America to deliver a message rather than clinch some kind of concrete deal. She bluntly told migrants not to travel to the United States. She spoke of the evils... Read More

Mexico's Midterm Elections And US-Mexico Relations
Foreign Affairs
Mexico's Midterm Elections And US-Mexico Relations
2021-06-07 19:44:43
by Daniel Mollenkamp

One of the largest elections in Mexico's history, widely described as a referendum on the president and the future of Mexico, took place over the weekend. Preliminary results show that although it will remain dominant, the president's party is projected... Read More

Number of Children Traveling Alone at Border Eases in April
Immigration
Number of Children Traveling Alone at Border Eases in April

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of unaccompanied children encountered on the U.S. border with Mexico in April eased from an all-time high a month earlier, while more adults were found coming without families, authorities said Tuesday. Authorities encountered 17,171... Read More

Biden Taps Harris to Take Lead on Response to Border Crisis
Immigration
Biden Taps Harris to Take Lead on Response to Border Crisis
2021-03-24 19:52:36
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden is putting Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of leading the White House effort to get a handle on the surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Biden made the announcement as he and Harris... Read More

House Opens Door for Citizenship to Dreamers, Migrant Workers
Immigration
House Opens Door for Citizenship to Dreamers, Migrant Workers
2021-03-19 00:36:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House voted Thursday to open a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, migrant farm workers and other immigrants who've fled war or natural disasters in their home countries. On a near party-line 228-197 vote, lawmakers approved one bill... Read More

Immigration Bills Face Challenge as Border Crossings Surge
Immigration
Immigration Bills Face Challenge as Border Crossings Surge
2021-03-18 19:35:51
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Democrats are poised to capitalize on their legislative momentum by passing a pair of immigration bills that would grant legal status to millions of immigrants if enacted.  Conversely, congressional Republicans are capitalizing on the surge of migrant border... Read More

Biden to Meet With Mexican President Amid Migration Issues
Geopolitics
Biden to Meet With Mexican President Amid Migration Issues

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden is planning a virtual meeting Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — a chance for the pair to talk more fully about migration, confronting the coronavirus and cooperating on economic and... Read More

White House Urges Asylum-Seekers to Be Patient As Start of Processing Begins
Immigration
White House Urges Asylum-Seekers to Be Patient As Start of Processing Begins
2021-02-16 21:17:39
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - The White House urged asylum-seekers to be patient and to abide by proper procedures as the United States readies itself to begin processing their claims on Friday. In a joint statement released Tuesday, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan... Read More

Biden Expands Quick Bid to Undo Trump’s Immigration Policies
Immigration
Biden Expands Quick Bid to Undo Trump’s Immigration Policies

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday announced steps to address harm to thousands of families that were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, expanding efforts to quickly undo relentless changes to immigration policy over the last four years.... Read More

Supreme Court Won't Halt Challenged Border Wall Projects
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Won't Halt Challenged Border Wall Projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration's construction of portions of the border wall with Mexico following a recent lower court ruling that the administration improperly diverted money to the project. The... Read More

Asylum Seekers at U.S. Mexico Border, A ‘Population in Peril’
Immigration
Asylum Seekers at U.S. Mexico Border, A ‘Population in Peril’
2020-07-31 18:53:36
by Kate Michael

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Well before the pandemic, migrants at the northern Mexican border were vulnerable to poor health outcomes. Mexican and U.S. policies put in place before COVID-19 affected migrants' quality of life, and policies added during the health crisis... Read More

New Trade Accord Between US, Canada and Mexico Goes Into Effect
Trade
New Trade Accord Between US, Canada and Mexico Goes Into Effect
2020-07-01 18:55:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - It's NAFTA no more. As of 12:01 this morning, the U.S. - Mexico - Canada trade agreement, better known as the USMCA, is in full effect, formally replacing the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement "Today marks the... Read More

Expert Says USMCA Will Make North American Firms More Competitive
Trade
Expert Says USMCA Will Make North American Firms More Competitive
2020-03-27 13:40:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Although it barely caused a ripple given the understandable focus on the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, a historic new chapter in North American commerce began two weeks ago Friday, when Canada became the third and final country to ratify... Read More

First Post-USMCA Challenge: COVID-19 Border Closures
Trade
First Post-USMCA Challenge: COVID-19 Border Closures
2020-03-20 16:50:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Canada-U.S. border will close to all non-essential travel in both directions Friday night, and officials are set to impose similar restrictions at the U.S. border with Mexico later today. It was only two months ago President Donald... Read More

How a Single Policy Transformed the US Asylum System
Immigration
How a Single Policy Transformed the US Asylum System

SAN DIEGO — Over the last year, the Trump administration has dramatically changed the way the U.S. asylum system processes many of the people coming to the southwest border to seek protection. The administration has heralded those changes as a... Read More

Senate Approves Revised USMCA Trade Deal by Huge Margin
Trade
Senate Approves Revised USMCA Trade Deal by Huge Margin
2020-01-17 17:02:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Senate handed President Donald Trump a policy victory on Thursday, backing USMCA, the new North American trade deal, the same day the chamber turned its attention to the president's impeachment trial. Once it's signed by Trump, USMCA... Read More

Seeing a Central American Surge, Mexicans Join  Asylum Line at US Border
Immigration
Seeing a Central American Surge, Mexicans Join Asylum Line at US Border

MATAMOROS, Mexico — Emma Sánchez waited patiently in line at the foot of a bridge leading across the Rio Grande and into Texas, one of tens of thousands of people stuck on Mexico’s northern border seeking political asylum in the... Read More

Congress Members Demand Probe of Fake Court Hearings That Sent Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico
Immigration
Congress Members Demand Probe of Fake Court Hearings That Sent Asylum-Seekers Back to Mexico

p More than 50 members of Congress are calling for an investigation into reports of Customs and Border Protection officials issuing fake court hearing notices to bar asylum-seekers from entering the U.S. even after they’ve been granted asylum. On Friday,... Read More

Revised North American Trade Deal Overwhelmingly Passes House
Trade
Revised North American Trade Deal Overwhelmingly Passes House
2019-12-20 14:41:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - In a strong show of bipartisan cooperation just hours after they were at each other's throats over the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Democrats and Republicans threw their support behind a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico.... Read More

Analysis: Why On The Same Day Did Democrats Move to Impeach Trump — Then Bless His Trade Deal?
Trade
Analysis: Why On The Same Day Did Democrats Move to Impeach Trump — Then Bless His Trade Deal?

WASHINGTON — In the span of one hour Tuesday, House Democrats moved to impeach President Donald Trump for abusing his office and simultaneously delivered his biggest legislative win of the year by agreeing to a long-stalled trade deal — a... Read More

House, Trump Have Tentative Deal on North American Trade Pact
Trade
House, Trump Have Tentative Deal on North American Trade Pact
2019-12-09 22:18:53
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — House Democrats have reportedly reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, otherwise known as USMCA. News of the deal was initially reported by The Washington Post,... Read More

Remain in Mexico’ Policy Faces Internal Critiques at House Hearing
Trade
Remain in Mexico’ Policy Faces Internal Critiques at House Hearing

WASHINGTON — The Migrant Protection Protocols, a program that has so far forced more than 57,000 migrants to wait in Mexico while their immigration cases wind through the court, is illegal and enables human rights abuses against the vulnerable, a... Read More

Moderates Seen As Key to Ratifying U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal
Trade
Moderates Seen As Key to Ratifying U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal
2019-09-06 21:13:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - As Congress adjourned for its August recess, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal, known as the USMCA, seemed to be the last thing on anyone's mind. At the time, an impending fiscal crisis had just been averted, and lawmakers, media... Read More

House Working Group Says It's Making Progress On NAFTA Replacement
Trade
House Working Group Says It's Making Progress On NAFTA Replacement
2019-07-30 21:50:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A House working group formed to negotiate changes to President Donald Trump's proposed U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week that while it's made substantial progress, it's still waiting for a counter proposal for requested... Read More

Legislation Gives Feds New Tools to Target Chinese and Foreign Fentanyl Traffickers
Health
Legislation Gives Feds New Tools to Target Chinese and Foreign Fentanyl Traffickers
2019-06-28 20:53:06
by Sean Trambley

As the opioid crisis continues to devastate families and communities across the country, a new bipartisan bill, the Fentanyl Sanctions Act, promises to put more teeth in efforts to curb the activities of Chinese and other traffickers of Fentanyl and... Read More

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