For the fifth straight year, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for Americans going to Mexico. But this warning is more strongly worded and suggests that in some parts of Mexico, Americans are being targeted.
Federal agents arrested the father-son owners of a popular string of restaurants in Arizona and California, Wednesday morning. They are accused of hiring illegal immigrants and paying them under the table.
After three weeks of patrolling county lines by aircraft, Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he plans to scrap Operation Desert Sky in which volunteers have boarded their own airplanes to look for drugs and smugglers crossing the Maricopa County Border.
The Mexican government began battling the drug cartels in that country five years ago. According to recently released Wikileaks cables, the Mexican government was denying access to U.S. law enforcement agencies to the weapons seized in Mexico.
After Arizona signed its controversial immigration bill last summer, the Mexican border state Sonora saw a surge of enrollment in their schools. Kids born or raised in the U.S. were coming back to Mexico and many did not read, write, or even speak Spanish. Now Sonoran schools are faced with a problem all too familiar to many American school districts -- the task of educating students who don't speak the language and don't know the culture.
Mexican authorities continue to find bodies in mass graves near the town of San Fernando. The Mexican community lies about 90 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. The grim task of identifying the more than 140 bodies is under way.
Terror watch lists used at the border, or at airports, have proliferated since the attacks of Sept. 11th, 2001. Sometimes people without criminal backgrounds end up on these lists; for some, it's not easy to get off of them.
Calexico lies at the southern end of California’s San Andreas fault system. And one year ago, on Easter Sunday, one of those fault lines served up a 7.2 magnitude quake. People in this border town of close to 40,000 people are still cleaning up the mess