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Mexico gunbattle near Texas border between suspected cartel members, police leaves at least 21 dead | Fox News

Four police officers were among nearly two dozen people killed after security forces engaged in an hour-long gunbattle with suspected cartel members Saturday in a Mexican town near the U.S. border, days after President Trump said he was moving to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror organizations.

The shootout happened around noon in the small town of Villa Union, a town in Coahuila state located about an hour’s drive southwest of Eagle Pass, Texas.

Coahuila state Gov. Miguel Angel Riquelme told local media that four of the dead were police officers killed in the initial confrontation and that several municipal workers were missing. On Sunday, the Coahuila state government said that security forces killed seven additional members of the gang, bringing the death toll to at least 21.

‘The armed group of suspected cartel members stormed the town of 3,000 residents in a convoy of trucks, attacking local government offices and prompting state and federal forces to intervene. Ten alleged members of the Cartel of the Northeast were initially killed in the response.

Source: Mexico gunbattle near Texas border between suspected cartel members, police leaves at least 21 dead | Fox News

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Mexican cartel massacre: Suspect with 2 hostages, assault rifles, bulletproof SUV arrested in border town | Fox News

A suspect was arrested near the Arizona border with Mexico in connection with the deaths of nine U.S. citizens – six children and three women – Monday who were living in a Mormon community about 70 miles south of Douglas, Ariz., investigators said early Wednesday.

The victims’ convoy came under fire during the day in an ambush by gunmen believed to be affiliated with a drug cartel in Mexico.

Source: Mexican cartel massacre: Suspect with 2 hostages, assault rifles, bulletproof SUV arrested in border town | Fox News

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Smugglers are sawing through new sections of US border wall – Americas – Stripes

SAN DIEGO — Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Donald Trump’s border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through, according to U.S. agents and officials with knowledge of the damage.

The breaches have been made using a popular cordless household tool known as a reciprocating saw that retails at hardware stores for as little as $100. When fitted with specialized blades, the saws can slice through one of the barrier’s steel-and-concrete bollards in a matter of minutes, according to the agents, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the barrier-defeating techniques.

After cutting through the base of a single bollard, smugglers can push the steel out of the way, allowing an adult to fit through the gap. Because the bollards are so tall – and are attached only to a panel at the very top – their length makes them easier to push aside once they have been cut and are left dangling, according to engineers consulted by The Washington Post.

Source: Smugglers are sawing through new sections of US border wall – Americas – Stripes

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Fourteen police dead in Mexico gun ambush – BBC News

The attack is believed to have been carried out by a drug cartel in western Michoacán state.

Fourteen police officers have been killed and three injured following a shooting in western Mexico.

The police were carrying out a court order in El Aguaje, Michoacán state, when their convoy was ambushed.

A powerful criminal group, the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, is believed to have carried out the attack.

Source: Fourteen police dead in Mexico gun ambush – BBC News

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Mexico halts caravan of 2,000 migrants bound for US; critics call roundup a ‘human hunt’ | Fox News

A caravan of roughly 2,000 migrants bound for the United States early Saturday was halted by Mexican authorities only a few hours into their journey, according to witnesses cited by Reuters.

Source: Mexico halts caravan of 2,000 migrants bound for US; critics call roundup a ‘human hunt’ | Fox News

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Crash Disasters Mexico

Theme park horror as two people are killed when rollercoaster plunges into the ground

A SPEEDING rollercoaster carriage flipped over mid-ride at a Mexican amusement park  — flinging two riders out to their death and injuring five others.

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The victims, two men aged 18 and 21, died of horrific head injuries after the last car on the coaster derailed at the La Feria amusement park in Mexico City.

Source: Theme park horror as two people are killed when rollercoaster plunges into the ground

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Salvadoran man dies in US Customs and Border Protection custody | Fox News

A Salvadoran man died while in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency confirmed in a statement. The 32-year-old man was pronounced dead in Lordsburg, southwestern New Mexico, near the border with Arizona, CBP said. His identity was not released.

Source: Salvadoran man dies in US Customs and Border Protection custody | Fox News

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Trump reaches immigration deal with Guatemala

President Trump announced Friday that Guatemala would agree to restrict asylum applications to the US from Central America — a win for his effort to stem the tide of illegal immigrants at the

Source: Trump reaches immigration deal with Guatemala

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Mexico Military News

Supreme Court paves way for Trump administration to use military funds for border wall | Fox News

The Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration Friday, lifting a freeze put in place by a lower court that had halted its plans to use $2.5 billion in Pentagon funds to build a border wall.

Source: Supreme Court paves way for Trump administration to use military funds for border wall | Fox News

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2,100 more troops headed to the U.S.-Mexico border, Pentagon says – POLITICO

Acting Defense Secretary Richard Spencer authorized the deployment of additional troops to the border to provide “aerial surveillance, operational, logistical, and administrative support” to Customs and Border Patrol. | Alex Edelman/Getty Images

(Politico) – The deployment will bring the total force on the border mission to 6,600.

The new active-duty troops will arrive “in the next several weeks” and will provide “aerial surveillance, operational, logistical, and administrative support” to Customs and Border Patrol, Pentagon spokesperson Maj. Chris Mitchell said in a statement.

The increase in active-duty forces is required due to a “shortfall in volunteer National Guard personnel” conducting the same missions, Mitchell said.

Source: 2,100 more troops headed to the U.S.-Mexico border, Pentagon says – POLITICO

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Mike Pence meets with migrants at detention facilities – CBS News

Pence spent hours touring Border Patrol facilities, including the tent city in Donna, just outside McAllen, Texas, where he and his entourage saw migrants sleeping on the floor. Five Republican senators were with him, but not a single Democrat accepted the invitation to come along.

Pence’s visit comes on the heels of a scathing report from the Office of Inspector General, where one manager called the situation at Border Patrol facilities “a ticking time bomb.” At least five migrant children have died in government custody since September.

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Five Republican senators were with him, but not a single Democrat accepted the invitation to come along

Source: Mike Pence meets with migrants at detention facilities – CBS News

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ICE deportation raids set to begin Sunday after Trump delay, report says | Fox News

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are preparing to conduct raids beginning Sunday to arrest thousands of illegal immigrants across the U.S. just weeks after President Trump announced that he was delaying the operation.

The ICE agents will target at least 2,000 immigrants whose deportations have already been ordered, a New York Times report said, citing one former and two current Department of Homeland Security officials.

Asked for comment, an ICE spokesman would not offer specific details, citing “law-enforcement sensitivities and the safety and security of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel.”

Source: ICE deportation raids set to begin Sunday after Trump delay, report says | Fox News

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Freak hailstorm in Mexico buries cars, swamps streets in up to 5 feet of ice | Fox News

One of Mexico’s largest cities was transformed into a scene straight out of winter Sunday when a freak hailstorm dropped a deluge of ice that left streets impassable and cars buried.

Source: Freak hailstorm in Mexico buries cars, swamps streets in up to 5 feet of ice | Fox News

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Judge blocks Trump from using billions in military funds for border wall | TheHill

A federal judge on Friday issued a ruling blocking the Trump administration from tapping billions of dollars in military funds to construct a wall on the United States’s southern border.

U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam issued the permanent injunction in a California federal court, after initially ruling last month to temporarily halt the administration’s use of military funds for the border wall.

Source: Judge blocks Trump from using billions in military funds for border wall | TheHill

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House Passes $4.5 Billion In Emergency Border Aid

President Trump has threatened to veto the measure in favor of a Senate Republican version of the bill that would include about $50 million more for immigration courts.

Source: House Passes $4.5 Billion In Emergency Border Aid

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Migrant toddler, father wash up dead in border-crossing tragedy

2A heartbreaking photo shows the bodies of a 23-month-old El Salvadoran immigrant still clinging to her father on the shore of the Rio Grande River on Monday — after they drowned while trying to swim to the US

Source: Migrant toddler, father wash up dead in border-crossing tragedy

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White House threatens veto on House border bill | Fox News

The White House threatened late Monday to veto the $4.5 billion House bill which would provide emergency funding at the border over concerns that legislation in its current form lacks the money necessary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to function properly and includes last-minute provisions thrown in by Democratic lawmakers  “that would make our country less safe.”

Source: White House threatens veto on House border bill | Fox News

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Mexico sends 15,000 troops to US border to keep migration in check, officials say | Fox News

The Mexican government has dispatched approximately 15,000 troops and National Guardsmen to the U.S. border in a bid to check the flow of migration from Central America.

Source: Mexico sends 15,000 troops to US border to keep migration in check, officials say | Fox News

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Watch live: House holds hearing on military deployment to U.S.-Mexico border

The House Committee on Homeland Security holds hearing: “Examining the Department of Defense’s Deployment to the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Read more: https://wapo.st/2IsOoDe. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK Follow us: Twitter: https://twitter.com/washingtonpost Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/washingtonp… Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/washingtonpost/

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BREAKING: Trump Announces ICE To Begin Removing ‘Millions Of Illegal Aliens’ Next Week | Daily Wire

President Donald Trump announced late on Monday night that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will begin the process of removing illegal aliens unlawfully present in the United States.

Trump’s announcement comes after the administration reached a deal with Mexico two weeks ago in which Mexico agreed to stop the flow of illegal aliens headed to the U.S. border and in return, the administration canceled massive tariffs it was prepared to implement against Mexico.

Source: BREAKING: Trump Announces ICE To Begin Removing ‘Millions Of Illegal Aliens’ Next Week | Daily Wire

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Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction – AOL News

Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help construct 80 miles of wall

Source: Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction – AOL News

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Arizona high school students stage walkout over classmate’s possible deportation

“People like Thomas are needed in this country,” a family friend said of the 18-year-old who has been in the U.S. since he was a toddler.

Source: Arizona high school students stage walkout over classmate’s possible deportation

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Migrant Raft Overturns In Rio Grande, 1 Child Dead, 3 Others Missing : NPR

U.S. border officials say human smugglers put migrants in harm’s way by launching rafts into the river’s cold, fast-moving waters.

Source: Migrant Raft Overturns In Rio Grande, 1 Child Dead, 3 Others Missing : NPR

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Trump orders asylum overhaul, including new fee for applicants and faster adjudications, amid ‘severe’ border crisis | Fox News

President Trump called Monday night for a sweeping overhaul to an asylum system he has long said is rife with fraud.

Source: Trump orders asylum overhaul, including new fee for applicants and faster adjudications, amid ‘severe’ border crisis | Fox News

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Man traps himself in hole he dug to spy on his ex

MEXICO CITY — A man in northern Mexico had to be rescued after he accidentally trapped himself in a hole that he dug so he could spy on his former girlfriend in violation of a court order to stay away from her, authorities said Sunday.

The Sonora state attorney general’s office said the 50-year-old man had spent days digging the hole in Puerto Penasco, a town on the Gulf of California, only to become trapped and require assistance to get out.

The man had been ordered to stay away from his former girlfriend due to domestic violence charges and he is now in jail, authorities said.

Source: Man traps himself in hole he dug to spy on his ex

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Suspects still on loose after 13 people shot dead at Mexico party – New York Daily News

Gunmen burst into a bar in southeastern Mexico on Friday and opened fire, reportedly killing 13 people.

Source: Suspects still on loose after 13 people shot dead at Mexico party – New York Daily News

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New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report

An armed right-wing militia group operating along the U.S.-Mexico border posted several videos to social media this week, including one in which they held about 200 asylum seeking migrants at gunpoint near Sunland Park, NM until U.S. Border Patrol agents arrived.

Source: New Mexico militia detains migrants at gunpoint until Border Patrol arrives: report