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Health Jan 19Mexican abortion advocates look to help women in U.S.
In September, Mexico's Supreme Court issued a decision that effectively decriminalized abortion in the heavily Catholic nation. That same month, the most restrictive abortion law in the United States went into effect in Texas.
Politics Sep 24WATCH: DHS secretary says all migrants are gone from Texas border camp
DHS Secretary Mayorkas said the U.S. has allowed about 12,400 to enter the country, at least temporarily, while they make claims before an immigration judge to stay in the country.
Nation Sep 23Migrant camp along Texas border shrinks as removals ramp up
The number of migrants at the border camp had been reduced to about 4,000 on Thursday morning as U.S. authorities had ramped up efforts to remove migrants from the camp.
Nation Sep 21Options shrink for Haitian migrants straddling Texas border
The options remaining for thousands of Haitian migrants straddling the Mexico-Texas border are narrowing as the United States government was ramping up expulsion flights to Haiti on Tuesday and Mexico began busing some away from the border.
World Sep 07Mexico Supreme Court rules abortion not a crime
The decision will immediately only affect that state on the Texas border, but court President Arturo Zaldívar says it establishes "obligatory criteria for all of the country's judges," compelling them to act the same way in similar cases.
World Jun 07Mexico president appears to hold key majority in elections
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's party and its allies appeared poised to maintain their majority in Mexico's lower chamber of the congress. But initial election results showed they fell short of a supermajority.
Nation Mar 06U.S. gives hope to previously denied asylum seekers in camp
The new opening for people previously denied came as Mexican authorities worked to close the improvised camp along the banks of the Rio Grande, across the border from Brownsville, Texas, that has housed thousands of asylum seekers over the more…
World Feb 11Desperation grows in battered Honduras, fueling migration
In San Pedro Sula, Honduras' economic engine and the departure gate for thousands of Honduran migrants in recent years, families are caught in a cycle of migration.
World Jul 01Despite COVID-19 surge, Mexico avoids overwhelmed hospitals
Mexico’s health system has so far not been overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, mostly because the country chose early on to invest in expanding hospital beds.
Health May 23In Mexican border cities, many fear virus is coming from US
Citing a threat of the coronavirus from Mexico, the Trump administration has banned hundreds of thousands of people from crossing the southern border with emergency measures that prohibit nonessential traffic and reject asylum seekers without a hearing.