Stronger enforcement in other areas pushed more border crossers to New Mexico, where ranchers say crime has spiked. A new base aimed to quash the activity will not work, some say, because it's too far from the border.
The new substation, 20 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, will have a heliport, horse corrals and house up to 16 agents. It's expected to be completed within four to six months.
New Mexico is one of three states that still allow illegal immigrants to get a driver's license. A bill before the state legislature may soon end that practice. It is the third attempt.
American Shohn Huckabee said he saw corruption and abuse in a Mexican prison. Free and back in the U.S., he is sharing his story to call attention to problems in Mexico's judicial system.
The bill would correct a loophole in the law that prevents ultralight pilots who smuggle drugs from receiving the same penalties as other drug traffickers.
In southern New Mexico, scientists are studying a discovery made by student interns at White Sands National Monument. The students found 700 prehistoric footprints of Ice Age giants including mammoths, camels and saber tooth cats.
Polls indicate Hispanics, who tend to vote Democrat, are undecided about who they'll support in the next presidential election. That's certainly the case in New Mexico where White House officials recently visited to discuss issues important to the local Latino community.
The top Asian countries immigrants come from are Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. But those of Chinese descent still make up the largest Asian ethnic group in the United States — nearly 4 million.
A newly formed group of moderate conservatives gathered in Albuquerque, New Mexico over the weekend to discuss ideas to on how capture a larger portion of the Latino vote. The consensus: Immigration is a key issue that stands between Republicans and the Hispanic vote.
The U.S. dollar was worth nearly 14 Mexican pesos. That represents a nearly 12 percent drop for the peso since August.