For some U.S.-Canadian couples, the pandemic has meant unwanted separation

Sep 29, 2020
Travel restrictions have resulted in some couples having to choose between keeping jobs and seeing loved ones.
Canadians can still fly to the U.S. But to do so could mean risking one's health or job.
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Border life: An apartment in Mexico, a job in the U.S.

Feb 25, 2019
From Tijuana to Matamoros, people work in the U.S. for higher wages but live in Mexico for cheaper rent.
 It’s hard to know exactly how many people live in Mexico and work in the U.S. but thousands of people cross in both directions every day in Laredo, Texas.
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Does the Northern Ireland border stand in the way of Brexit?

Feb 8, 2019
Ireland and the EU say the border needs to remain open or paramilitary violence will resume. Brexiteers say that's nonsense.
Activists attend a demonstration by the anit-Brexit campaign group Border Communities Against Brexit in Newry, Northern Ireland, on Jan. 26.
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Border life: They're fighting a wall that would divide their land

Feb 4, 2019
Fred Cavazos and Rey Anzaldua say a planned expansion of a South Texas wall would hurt their livelihood and is disruptive to their family history.
Rey Anzaldua, 73, sits in his cousin Fred’s dining room on Thursday, Jan. 31 2019, mulling over documents the federal government has sent the family seeking permission to build a wall on their land. He says the family will never sign over the rights and the government will have to take the land through eminent domain if a wall is going to be built on their property.
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Border life: The outlet mall in Laredo

Jan 29, 2019
Here on the Texas-Mexico border, most people don’t think about the boundary as much more than an inconvenient passport check.
People driving across the border from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico are greeted by a massive outlet mall, Outlet Shoppes at Laredo in Laredo, Texas, that sells everything from sneakers and T-shirts to kitchenware and iPhones, shown here on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.
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How to solve problems around Brexit and the Irish border

Jun 27, 2018
Could technology help prevent bottlenecks on the EU-U.K. border?
Traffic crosses the border into Northern Ireland from the Irish Republic next to a poster protesting a hard Brexit.
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