Roughly 40% of the population of Mexico lives in poverty. The struggles were present even before COVID-19 hit.
Tensions between the U.S. and Mexico regarding migration have also hit hard on the borders, not only between both nations, but also between Mexico and Guatemala.
A fluid border was key to a Texas town's economy, until it wasn't.
Today the president is in Phoenix, holding a political rally and visiting a town on the border with Mexico. While this administration has pledged to hire 5,000 more border patrol agents, so far that has not improved longstanding recruitment and retention challenges for the agency. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Homeland Security is facing a slew of recruiting challenges, including a high rate of polygraph failure, pay parity and a lack of morale, according to employee representatives.
At the Fresno County Jail, immigration agents have access to the jail’s database.
Traffic is heavy at the agency's table at a Temple University career fair.