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2009-01-09 13:33:00

American Border Patrol has the answers WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.-Mexico border has been under private aerial surveillance for the past two years. Every sixty days a specially equipped aircraft has flown along the border from Texas to the Pacific Ocean, documenting the construction of the border fence. The results of this survey, including surprising findings related to the drug war in Mexico, will be presented at the National Press Club on January 15, 2009. Entitled, "The...

2008-06-24 15:02:34

WASHINGTON - In some good news for the Bush administration, the Supreme Court said Monday it won't stand in the way as the U.S. extends its security fence hundreds of miles along the border with Mexico, allowing building to proceed full-speed despite claims that it harms the environment and animals who live in the area. Given sporadic attention for years, the concept of a border fence took on new life after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which also revived the nation's heated...

2008-06-24 02:29:44

DALLAS _ The Supreme Court gave the Bush administration a victory Monday when it declined to step into the controversy over the waiver of environmental laws to speed up construction of a 670-mile border security fence. But with a number of legal and legislative challenges still in play, it is not the end to efforts by border residents to halt the construction of the fence, fence opponents said. The court refused without comment the challenge by the Sierra Club and Friends of Wildlife,...

2006-08-18 10:29:03

By Tim Gaynor ALI JEGK, Arizona (Reuters) - Members of a traditional Indian nation spanning the Arizona-Mexico border are divided over plans to erect a fence to stop drug and human traffickers driving over the desert from Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol is to start building a 75-mile (120-km) vehicle barrier across the Tohono O'odham nation lands abutting Mexico's Sonora state as early as next month, as part of a move to gain greater control over the porous border Tribal authorities...

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...

2006-03-29 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...

2006-01-26 01:24:38

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico denied on Wednesday that its troops were involved in a border incident in Texas where police chased drug smugglers, apparently dressed in Mexican army uniforms, who became stranded in the waters of the Rio Grande. It was the latest point of friction between the two estranged neighbors who have fought over illegal immigration, border security and drug violence for the last year. The U.S. envoy to Mexico accused the government of failing...

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...


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