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Traffic at border crossings to Mexico slows to a crawl

Apr 5, 2019
Lines of vehicles and waiting times have been growing at border crossings in El Paso, San Diego, and elsewhere.
Aerial view of cargo trucks lining up to cross to the United States near the US-Mexico border at Otay Mesa crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on April 4, 2019. US President Donald Trump is expected to visit a section of the border fence in Calexico during his tour to California on Friday.

Border communities seek economic integration

Sep 1, 2016
With the campaigns focused on immigration, a look at the cross-border economy.
A mural adorns the U.S.-Mexico border fence, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. 
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Cuban migrants scramble to claim special status in US

May 25, 2016
Some worry — others hope — improving ties with US may change special privileges.
It took Cuban migrant Henry Salgera about three months to make it to the U.S. He said his bag — containing clothes, some medicine, deodorant and water — is all he carried with him.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace

My Economy: Life between two countries

Feb 4, 2016
A couple's lives are split between countries after a traffic stop and deportation.
A woman crosses the Sante Fe Bridge at Paso Del Norte, one of three ports of entry connecting El Paso and Juarez.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

New airport terminal spans two countries

Dec 9, 2015
The terminal allows passengers to enter a Mexican airport through a US facility.

Documenting art on the US-Mexico border

Sep 11, 2015
Stefan Falke photographs the vibrant culture along the 2,000-mile divide.

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Tijuana and San Diego try to move past the border

Jun 4, 2013
The two cities, long divided by a border fence, are now marketing themselves as a unified economic region.

MID-DAY UPDATE: Equal pay for equal work, foreclosure fund and a royal wedding

Nov 17, 2010
The U.S. Senate will be considering a bill to ensure women and men receive equal pay for equal work. There's yet another budget deficit reduction...