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2006-01-13 17:44:21

By Tim Gaynor EAGLE PASS, Texas (Reuters) - A pilot program that jails all illegal immigrants crossing into this Texas border town from Mexico has led to a dramatic fall in numbers attempting the journey, the U.S. Office of Border Patrol said on Friday. A program known as Operation Streamline II, instituted on December 12, is aimed mostly at non-Mexican illegal immigrants who were arrested and released because Border Patrol agents did not have sufficient space to jail them. The...

2006-01-05 13:33:03

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Border Patrol agents have come under fire twice along the Rio Grande in Texas in recent days amid rising tension on the frontier with Mexico, although no one was reported wounded, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. A Border Patrol spokesman said unknown gunmen fired on agents on patrol in Brownsville, Texas, late on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if the shots came from Mexico or from within the United States. "Shots were fired, no one was injured...

2006-01-04 19:52:43

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The U.S. Border Patrol used a "dum-dum" bullet, banned in international war but standard issue for border agents, to kill an 18-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant whose death last week angered Mexico. The hollow-point bullets, designed to expand on impact, cause much more tissue damage and bleeding than standard rounds. A Border Patrol spokesman said on Wednesday the bullet fired into Guillermo Martinez after he crossed the U.S. border near San Diego on...

2006-01-02 18:47:26

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico demanded a U.S. investigation on Monday into the death of an undocumented Mexican shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent as he tried to cross into California last week. Raul Martinez, a spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol in San Diego, confirmed that an agent had fired on a man on Friday as he tried to cross the border near San Diego, after the would-be immigrant had thrown rocks at him. Mexico's foreign ministry named the dead man as Guillermo Martinez,...

2005-12-29 16:12:29

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister will meet with counterparts in Central America to seek their backing against a U.S. plan to build a high-tech border fence aimed at holding back illegal immigrants. Mexicans are incensed by the proposal in the U.S. Congress to erect the fence with lights and security cameras along parts of the border and make illegal immigration a felony. The meeting with Central American leaders, whose nations also send many undocumented workers to...

2005-12-14 23:50:05

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Vicente Fox denounced as "disgraceful and shameful" on Wednesday a proposal to build a high-tech wall on the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigrants. Concerned about the huge numbers of illegal immigrants streaming across the border and worried it could be an entry point for terrorists, a U.S. lawmaker has proposed building two parallel steel and wire fences running from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Coast. But Homeland Security...

2005-12-06 18:31:50

By Alan Elsner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The powerful chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee put forward a tough bill on Tuesday designed to curb illegal immigration, punish those who employ illegal aliens and give the government more powers to detain and deport them. Wisconsin Rep. James Sensenbrenner's bill was the latest to tackle the issue of the estimated 10-12 million illegal foreigners in the United States. Unlike the others, his contained no provisions for...

2005-12-03 12:19:04

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California congressional election featuring the dark-horse candidacy of border-control activist Jim Gilchrist has thrust the issue of illegal immigration to the political forefront. Gilchrist became a lightning rod in the immigration debate by founding the local Minutemen volunteer border patrol and is a long-shot candidate in Tuesday's special election in one of California's most solidly Republican districts. But political analysts say his...

2005-12-01 18:56:22

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will fight proposals to fortify part of the U.S.-Mexico border with a high-tech wall, Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez said on Thursday. Concerned about the huge numbers of illegal immigrants streaming across the border, and worried it could be an entry point for terrorists, many members of the U.S. Congress are backing an idea to erect a Berlin Wall-style division along the border. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican who chairs the House...

2005-11-29 19:32:28

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Tuesday that major immigration reform was in the United States' own interest despite tough opposition from conservatives inside the U.S. Congress. Speaking after President George W. Bush promised tighter security on the border with Mexico, Fox refused to write off the chances of U.S. reform benefiting millions of Mexican workers and said he would continue to fight for it. "We are still optimistic that next year we can...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.