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Trump's Plan to Define Mexican Drug Cartels as Terror Groups Is Problematic

President Trump made a stunning announcement in which he vowed to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups. There are far-reaching implications.

Travel Warning for El Salvador Downgraded and Raising Concerns

State Department Travel Warning For El Salvador Downgraded: Was it warranted – or was it initiated for political purposes?

Demographic Shift in Border Crossing Migrants from 'Northern Triangle'

Attempts by the US government to stem the latest surge of illegal immigration from the 'Northern Triangle' is shifting the demographics again.

Trump Asylum Policy in Limbo as Federal Judges Issue Opposing Rulings

While the new asylum rule cannot be carried out until legal issues can be debated, the legal limbo is leaving migrants questioning their next steps.

Border Apprehensions Drop Due to Crackdown and Summer Heat

Border apprehension numbers fell 28 percent in June, partly due to a recent crackdown, but also because of soaring summer temperatures.

DOJ, DHS Issue New 'Third Country' Rule Making US Asylum Nearly Impossible

Migrants can now only request asylum in the U.S. if they can show proof that their asylum request was denied by a third country while en route to America; that third country is usually Mexico.

Fact-Finding Q and A: What Is Happening at the US-Mexico Border?

A Q&A session with US-Mexico Border expert (and In Homeland Security columnist) Sylvia Longmire – author of "Cartel" and "Border Insecurity."

Ending US Aid to Central America Likely to Drive More Migrants to the Southwest Border

Central America Aid: President Donald Trump said recently that he would cut off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

ICE to Ramp Up Deportation Initiative Targeting Migrant Families

Trump tweeted that ICE would begin removals next week; a senior administration official countered by saying the initiative is still in the planning phase.

North Dakota Border Wall Contractor Under Scrutiny For Trump's Preferred Treatment

President Trump has personally and repeatedly urged the head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to award border wall contracts to Fisher Industries.