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2006-08-17 18:23:24

By Tim Gaynor NOGALES, Arizona (Reuters) - The deployment of National Guard troops along the U.S. border with Mexico since June has cut the number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States by 43 percent, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Thursday. President George W. Bush ordered 6,000 National Guard troops to the border in May as a stopgap measure to boosting frontier security for two years while more Border Patrol officers are recruited. Speaking at...

2006-08-16 14:08:50

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - More than a year after their first stakeouts on the U.S.-Mexico border, Minuteman civilian patrol volunteers are divided and questions are being raised about whether their movement's influence is on the wane. The Minutemen leaped into the media spotlight in April 2005 when its force of housewives, office workers and veterans camped out in lawn chairs in southern Arizona to spot illegal immigrants crossing from Mexico. Sixteen months later, the...

2006-08-07 18:15:43

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A sport utility vehicle packed with nearly two dozen suspected illegal immigrants overturned in southern Arizona on Monday, killing nine people, the U.S. Border Patrol said. Agent Veronica Lozano said the dead were among 22 passengers crammed into a Chevrolet Suburban that flipped over on a desert road near Yuma, Arizona, a few miles (km) north of the Mexican border. "The vehicle was attempting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint by driving along a dirt...

2006-08-07 18:09:58

PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) - A sport utility vehicle packed with nearly two dozen suspected illegal immigrants overturned in southern Arizona on Monday, killing nine people, the U.S. Border Patrol said. Agent Veronica Lozano said the dead were among 22 passengers crammed into a Chevrolet Suburban that flipped over on a desert road near Yuma, Arizona, a few miles (km) north of the Mexican border. "The vehicle was attempting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint by driving along a dirt...

2006-07-29 08:08:07

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. immigration activists clashed at the site of the World Trade Center on Wednesday when an anti-illegal immigration group called for secure borders to avoid a repeat of the September 11 attacks and counterprotesters yelled "racists go home." Supporters of the Minuteman Project, which patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants, and immigrant rights activists, who showed up at the Minuteman event, became involved in a heated...

2006-07-29 08:00:14

Corrects description of scuffle in second paragraph in story that ran originally on July 26, 2006. By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. immigration activists clashed at the site of the World Trade Center on Wednesday when an anti-illegal immigration group called for secure borders to avoid a repeat of the September 11 attacks and counterprotesters yelled "racists go home." Supporters of the Minuteman Project, which patrols the U.S.-Mexican border for illegal immigrants, and...

2006-07-05 14:58:11

By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Wednesday vowed to keep working for immigration legislation including a guest worker program, as Republicans held dueling hearings to build support for rival bills. Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter assembled employers and sympathetic politicians to testify in Philadelphia about the country's dependence on the estimated 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Meanwhile, House Republican leaders...

2006-07-02 15:19:45

By Magdiel Hernandez NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Thousands of expatriate Mexicans streamed south of the U.S. border on Sunday to vote in their homeland in a tight race with high stakes for crime-weary border residents. A large stream of U.S.-based Mexicans trekked on foot and piled into cars to vote in a string of gritty border towns from Tijuana in the west to Nuevo Laredo below Texas. Electoral authorities were taken by surprise at the number of expatriates who showed up....

2006-06-24 17:29:24

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's office said on Saturday the White House should get other states to buy into its policy of using National Guard troops to police the Mexican border, saying California had done its share. Schwarzenegger, a Republican who last month reluctantly agreed to send 1,000 members of the California National Guard to help with operations along the porous border, this week turned down a White House request to send an additional 1,500...

2006-06-21 19:13:59

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took the U.S. Congress to task on Wednesday before a tour of his state's border with Mexico, demanding it pass legislation to address illegal immigration. "I believe it is totally irresponsible for the politicians in Washington, D.C. to have failed yet again to pass a comprehensive immigration reform plan and address this national crisis," Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "Until our border is secure, I know all...


Latest Mexico – United States border Reference Libraries

Gulf of Mexico
2013-04-18 13:40:55

The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin that is largely surrounded by the continent North America and the island of Cuba. It’s bordered on the northeast, north, and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, towards the southwest and south by Mexico, and towards the southeast by Cuba. It’s often referred to as the “Third Coast” in Texas and Louisiana, in comparison with the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic Coasts. The shape of its basin is more or less, an oval and is about 1,500...

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