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Latest Mexico – United States relations Stories

2006-05-23 14:36:17

By Frank Jack Daniel TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - So many illegal immigrants die of desert heat on the U.S.-Mexico border that an Arizona morgue has had to buy a refrigerated trailer to store its bodies, and it is building room for more. As temperatures begin to soar toward 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), Bruce Parks, the head of the medical examiner's office in Tucson, worries that tighter security on the border may mean a gruesome toll this summer. The U.S. Senate on Monday...

2006-05-21 12:14:19

By Tim Gaynor NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (Reuters) - Non-Mexican Hispanics entering the United States illegally are studying up on Mexican history and geography, even learning to whistle the national anthem, to beat U.S. plans to fly them home. As part of a proposal to overhaul immigration laws and tighten border security, President Bush pledged last week to increase deportations of illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico caught crossing the U.S. border. Mexicans, who make up...

2006-05-18 23:27:33

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Traffic into Mexico from the United States through the world's busiest land border crossing was blocked for several hours on Thursday after U.S. authorities shot and killed a driver who refused to stop. Mexican news reports said U.S. authorities shot dead a driver heading into Mexico at the San Ysidro border post linking San Diego with the Mexican border city of Tijuana after he refused to stop and hit a border guard standing in his way. The Televisa...

2006-05-18 22:00:47

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - A shooting at the world's busiest land border crossing stopped traffic entering Mexico from the United States for several hours on Thursday. Mexican news reports said U.S. authorities shot and killed a driver heading into Mexico at the San Ysidro border post linking San Diego with the Mexican border city of Tijuana. Television stations showed long traffic jams north of the crossing, through which more than 17 million vehicles and 41 million people entered...

2006-05-18 12:18:14

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will complain to the U.S. government about plans to build security fences and deploy National Guard troops along the border to curb illegal immigration, the foreign minister said on Thursday. Mexico has pushed for sweeping immigration reforms to help millions of Mexicans work legally in the United States but it fears Washington is more interested in keeping them out. Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez said Mexico would send a note protesting the plans...

2006-05-18 12:07:10

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will complain to the U.S. government about plans to build security fences and deploy National Guard troops along the border to curb illegal immigration, the foreign minister said on Thursday. Mexico has pushed for sweeping immigration reforms to help millions of Mexicans work legally in the United States but it fears Washington is more interested in keeping them out. Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez said Mexico would send a note protesting the plans...

2006-05-12 14:26:28

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Illegal immigration protesters wrapped up a cross-country caravan on Friday with a rally in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol, as immigrant-rights activists chanted for them to "go away." Members of the Minuteman Project and other border-patrol groups warned the United States was in danger of being overrun by Mexicans if the Senate passes a bill that would give millions of illegal immigrants a chance to earn citizenship. "They should be rounded...

2006-05-08 20:01:09

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Some 5 million more Latin American migrants will arrive in the United States by 2015, regardless of whether Congress decides to criminalize or legalize illegal immigrants, according to a study released on Monday. The U.S. recruitment company Manpower, which carried out the study, said toughening penalties for illegal immigration would not deter young adults in Mexico and Central and South America from pursuing a better life in the United States. "The abundance...

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...

2006-03-29 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...