April 20, 2008 |
The U.S. economic downturn and tightened border controls have begun to alter the rhythms of undocumented migrants who used to move back and forth with regularity, which has crimped the flow of money sent home to Mexico, one of the nation's main sources of foreign income. The developments have produced worry and deep uncertainty in towns such as Tejaro, a farming community of 4,200 where pickup trucks bear license plates from Nevada and Minnesota.
April 19, 2008 |
Michael Chertoff was in the driver's seat of a white Chevrolet Tahoe, under the glare of high-powered lights ringing Border Patrol headquarters. It was 10 p.m., 15 hours into the Homeland Security secretary's workday. An agent sitting beside him tapped a glowing computer screen. A map expanded. Drawing on an arsenal of radar, sensors and cameras, it displayed a spray of red dots -- suspected border crossers.
January 24, 2008 |
The collapse of Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday altered the region's political and security landscape as suddenly as it changed the fortunes of Palestinians who poured out of the enclave to stock up on goods made scarce by an Israeli blockade.
June 23, 2007 |
As they try to work out a joint approach to a Gaza Strip controlled by the militant group Hamas, the United States and Egypt already are parting ways on the key issue of how to control the Palestinian territory's dangerous southwestern border. U.S.
September 20, 2006 |
Aerospace and defense giant Boeing Co. has won a multibillion-dollar contract to revamp how the United States guards about 6,000 miles of border in an attempt to curb illegal immigration, congressional sources said Tuesday. Boeing's proposal relied heavily on a network of 1,800 towers -- some of which already exist, but most of which would be erected along the borders with Mexico and Canada. Each tower would be equipped with sensors, including cameras and heat and motion detectors.
May 16, 2006 |
In their efforts to extend the Republican Party's dominance beyond President Bush's term in office, White House strategists have sought to woo Latinos -- the population's fastest-growing segment and a group that generally favors looser immigration laws. But Bush's speech on immigration policy Monday night served as a concession that before the GOP can focus on the voters of the future, it must deal with the voters of the present: the conservatives who form the core of Bush's political base.