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World 11 May 2019 | 5:27 AM

Venezuela reopens border where migrants used trails to reach Brazil

PACARAIMA, Brazil (Reuters) - Venezuela reopened its border crossing to Brazil on Friday, after its closure for nearly three months forced desperate Venezuelans to use indigenous trails to smuggle food and basic goods or to flee their crisis-stricken homeland.

World 09 May 2019 | 5:57 AM

U.S. border agents apprehended nearly 100,000 people at southern border in April - data

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. border officers apprehended nearly 99,000 people crossing the U.S. southern border in April, the highest figure since 2007, the government said on Wednesday, as Trump administration officials decried what they call a humanitarian and security crisis.

World 04 Apr 2019 | 3:51 AM

Truckers, stores on U.S.-Mexico border struggle as Trump closure threat looms

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Trucks inched through traffic and some stores reported fewer customers in U.S.-Mexico border towns on Wednesday, as staffing shortages tied to a surge in asylum seekers slowed checkpoints and threats of closing the border completely scared shoppers.

World 03 Apr 2019 | 5:18 AM

Trump takes step back from threat to close border with Mexico

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump took a step back on Tuesday from a threat to close the U.S. southern border to fight illegal immigration, amid pressure from companies worried that such a shutdown would cause chaos to supply chains.

World 31 Mar 2019 | 11:37 PM

Trump aides repeat threat to shut down U.S.-Mexico border over migrant issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Sunday doubled down on its threat to shut down the southern border with Mexico, a day after it cut aid to Central American countries that President Donald Trump accused of deliberately sending migrants to the United States.

World 08 Mar 2019 | 8:28 PM

On U.S. border, fence meant as barrier becomes lure for migrants

EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) - Huddled against a border fence on a bitterly cold morning in El Paso, Texas, a group of 60 Guatemalan migrants, around half toddlers and children, shouted for help: "We're cold, we're hungry, we need shelter."

World 09 Feb 2019 | 4:25 AM

U.S. Border Patrol overwhelmed by large groups of migrant families

(Reuters) - U.S. Border Patrol said on Friday its resources were being stretched thin by larger and larger groups of Central American families left by smugglers in remote locations along the U.S. Mexico border.

World 15 Nov 2018 | 6:06 AM

Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit

BASE CAMP DONNA, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he travelled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was "absolutely legal" and justified, and that it was improving military readiness.

World 18 Oct 2018 | 9:05 PM

Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

WASHINGTON/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, raising the risk of huge disruptions to trade.

World 09 Jun 2018 | 5:03 AM

Exclusive - Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies.