Past Features

March 2, 2016

Reuters -- March 1, 2016  
Now or never: Trump's 'wall' talk sparks migrant rush on U.S.-Mexico border
    Gang violence and poverty have for years pushed Mexicans and Central Americans north to the United States, but recently a new driver has emerged: the anti-immigrant tone of leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
    From the slums of Central America to close-knit migrant communities in U.S. cities, Trump's rise to the front of the Republican pack has not gone unnoticed and is partly behind a spike in the numbers of migrants trying to enter the country, including children traveling without guardians.
    Interviews with migrants, people smugglers and officials show many migrants are trying to cross now instead of facing tighter policing and new policies to halt illegal immigration if Trump or another Republican wins the Nov. 8 election.

Illegal immigration is actually rising now, thanks to Donald Trump
    Illegal immigration to the United States from Mexico is up 24 percent over last year. Some say Donald Trump's vow to build a wall is prompting the surge.


Top border chief to agents who object to Obama amnesty: 'Look for another job'

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