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2006-04-10 08:04:43

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some call it "the browning of America." Others see it as an economic necessity. Hispanics have become the largest minority group in the United States and the target of anger in a national debate over immigration. The country built and populated by immigrants is wrestling with ways to tighten border controls and weighing the future of an estimated 11 million, mostly Mexican, illegal immigrants. Fresh protests on behalf...

2006-04-10 07:46:54

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some call it "the browning of America." Others see it as an economic necessity. Hispanics have become the largest minority group in the United States and the target of anger in a national debate over immigration. The country built and populated by immigrants is wrestling with ways to tighten border controls and weighing the future of an estimated 11 million, mostly Mexican, illegal immigrants. Fresh protests on behalf...

2006-04-09 23:23:22

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some call it "the browning of America." Others see it as an economic necessity. Hispanics have become the largest minority group in the United States and the target of anger in a national debate over immigration. The country built and populated by immigrants is wrestling with ways to tighten border controls and weighing the future of an estimated 11 million, mostly Mexican, illegal immigrants. Fresh protests on behalf...

2006-04-09 10:46:31

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some call it "the browning of America." Others see it as an economic necessity. Hispanics have become the largest minority group in the United States and the target of anger in a national debate over immigration. The country built and populated by immigrants is wrestling with ways to tighten border controls and weighing the future of an estimated 11 million, mostly Mexican, illegal immigrants. Fresh protests on behalf...

2006-04-06 14:02:41

By Jason Szep ESTCOURT, Maine (Reuters) - Edmond Levesque has a simple way of crossing the U.S.-Canada border -- he leans over his kitchen table and picks up a butter dish. The international boundary cuts through Levesque's kitchen and even slices through a bed upstairs where the 87-year-old French Canadian and his wife Germaine sleep with their heads in Quebec and feet in Maine. Levesque's faded blue clapboard home, straddling two nations, illustrates the challenges the White House...

2006-04-04 18:07:03

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico said on Tuesday it had extended a joint crackdown with the United States on immigrant traffickers, in keeping with a pledge on security made at a North American summit last week. The joint program, which includes intelligence sharing, coordinated patrols and information campaigns for would-be undocumented migrants, now will include the U.S. border states of New Mexico and Texas and Mexico's Chihuahua state. The patrols began last August in Mexico's Baja...

2006-03-31 14:43:26

By Steve Holland and Matt Spetalnick CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush warned at the end of a North American summit on Friday that an immigration plan being debated by the U.S. Congress must include a guest worker program for illegal immigrants. The so-called three amigos -- Bush, Mexican President Vicente Fox and new Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper -- wrapped up their talks by vowing to work together on border security, avian flu and energy issues. But...

2006-03-29 08:07:30

By Tim Gaynor TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurling himself over a steel fence into the no-man's-land between Mexico and California, an undocumented migrant sprints across a narrow strip lit by harsh arc lights and watched over by video cameras on tall posts. Before he can shin up a second barrier of tall concrete pillars topped with seismic sensors and a layer of steel mesh more than an arm's-length wide, U.S. Border Patrol agents close in fast and arrest him . That scene is repeated...

2006-03-01 15:20:00

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON -- Armed gangs dressed in military uniforms often illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border, providing cover for the trafficking of drugs and illegal aliens into the United States, a Senate panel heard on Wednesday. U.S. government officials and sheriffs from border areas told lawmakers these intruders were becoming more sophisticated and ruthless, often clashed with U.S. Border Patrol agents and committed crimes in the United States. "We are indeed aware of criminal...

2006-02-21 16:47:36

OTAY MESA, California (Reuters) - A U.S. lawmaker proposed a bill on Tuesday making tunneling under the U.S. border a federal crime, in a bid to crack down on a surge in the activity by drug and human smugglers from Mexico. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) proposed a legislative package making the financing or construction of a tunnel beneath an international border into the United States a criminal act, punishable by up to 20 years in jail. Border police have found 40 tunnels...


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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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'