CALEXICO, Calif. — The Wall is all that stands in their way.On the other side, there are jobs, money and freedom — and the allure of such opportunity is irresistible.So they climb.The two men are from the Mexican state of Guerrero, which means they’ve traveled more than 1,800 miles to illegally enter the United States. One of them hopes to find a job in construction. The other plans to work in landscaping or the fields of the Imperial Valley, an agriculture mecca on the edge of the Sonoran Desert.They set out from Mexicali, just across the border, on an overcast Wednesday morning, not even bothering to wait for the cover of darkness. A few miles outside of town, they approach a remote stretch of The Wall.It takes only a few minutes to scale the border fence, wedging their feet between the bollards as they pull themselves up. They drop on the other side — The Wall is not even 15 feet high here — and cross a small dirt lot before diving into … [Read more...] about US border wall with Mexico takes many forms. Few stop the daily flow of illegal crossings.
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U.S. Fox News Host Sean Hannity claimed that if there were a border wall in place, it could have prevented the death of a 7-year-old immigrant girl. During Fox News’ Hannity on Thursday night, the host discussed The Washington Post article published on Thursday about a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala who died while crossing the border from Mexico into the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border Protection told the publication that the girl and her father were brought into custody on December 6 with a group of 163 other people who turned themselves in to U.S. border patrol agents just south of Lordsburg, New Mexico. Eight hours after their arrest, the child began to have seizures and had a temperature of 105.7 degrees, according to CBP records obtained by The Washington Post. The child “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days,” records obtained by the publication stated. A helicopter took the girl to Providence Children’s Hospital in El Paso where … [Read more...] about Fox News Host Sean Hannity: Border Wall Could Have Prevented 7-Year-Old Migrant Girl’s Death in Border Patrol Custody
Chaos at the US border in Mexico A peaceful march devolved into unrest when US agents fired tear gas to stop hundreds of migrants attempting to storm a border fence separating Mexico from the United States. Over 5,000 Central American migrants have been camping out at a sports complex in Tijuana. 1 A group of Central American migrants, mostly Hondurans, climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States as others try to bring it down, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on Nov. 25. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images) 2 A migrant runs from tear gas launched by US agents amid members of the press at the Mexico-U.S. border, after a group of migrants got past Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana on Nov. 25. (Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press) 3 Central American migrants climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 25. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Chaos at the US border in Mexico
The federal government's plan to run the planned border wall at the site of a historic mission along the Rio Grande would amount to an illegal government intrusion into the practice of religion, the Catholic Diocese of Brownsville says. "It goes against the First Amendment, freedom of religion," said David Garza, a Brownsville lawyer who is representing the South Texas Catholic diocese in its battle with the government. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports at issue is a chapel in Mission, Texas, about 75 miles west of the mouth of the Rio Grande. The chapel, known as La Lomita Mission, served as sort of a regional hub beginning in the mid-1800s to care for the spiritual needs of "widely separated Catholic churches, baptizing newborns, performing marriage ceremonies and blessing the dead," according the city of Mission's website. The government last month filed court papers notifying Brownsville Diocese Bishop Daniel Flores, who grew up and began his priesthood in Corpus Christi, … [Read more...] about Legal Fight Over Texas Church Along Planned Border Wall
The CBP said construction work began Friday on a section of the U.S. border wall in San Diego. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) Construction work on a stretch of the U.S. border kicked off on Friday in San Diego, California, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said. Roughly 14 miles of the eight-to-10 foot high barrier made out of scrap metal will be replaced with a "bollard-style wall" more than twice as tall, a news release from the CBP said. The new wall will also include an anti-climbing plate, according to the agency. “The San Diego Sector wall construction is one of Border Patrol’s top priority projects,” the news release said. The current stretch of the wall dates back to the 1990s and was built with Vietnam-era “recycled scraps of metal and old landing mat steel plates,” the CBP said. While the barrier worked effectively, the agency said the “cross border threat has increased” and the materials needed replacing. … [Read more...] about Construction on San Diego section of US border wall begins, CBP says