Río Grande

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Single-adult male detainees stand inside a holding area inside the Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas on July12th. Photograph: Veronica G. Cardenas/Reuters

US vice president Mike Pence played down reports of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at two migrant detention centres in Texas that he visited o(...)

A Border Patrol agent speaks to immigrants after taking them into custody on Tuesday in Los Ebanos, Texas. Photograph:  John Moore/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has said that migrants were “living far better” in Border Patrol detention centres than in their home countries, one day aft(...)

A  Mexican police officer patrols the area where the bodies of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his daughter Valeria were found on a bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros,  Mexico. Photograph: Abraham Pineda-Jácome/EPA

The father and daughter lie face down in the muddy water along the banks of the Rio Grande, her tiny head tucked inside his T-shirt, an arm draped ove(...)

 President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on Monday in El Paso, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Democrats and Republicans reached a tentative agreement on Monday evening that could avert a government shutdown at the end of this week, but it remai(...)

Activists at the gate near the border crossing fence at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas,  during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration’s family separation policy. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

Seen from above, El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico are a single city. Only on the ground can you see it split by a tall fence – a “wall”, if y(...)

Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez, who was deported to Guatemala from the United States on June 5th without her son Anthony, 8, speaks to a social worker in San Mauricio, Guatemala. Photograph: Marian Carrasquero/The New York Times

They’d had a plan: Elsa Johana Ortiz Enriquez packed up what little she had in Guatemala and travelled across Mexico with her 8-year-old son, Anthony.(...)

 A US  border protection agent drives along a fence  separating the cities of Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico – a frequent crossing point for people entering the US illegally. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

“If you build a 10ft wall on the Texas border, the 12ft ladder business in Mexico will boom.” This was the rather flippant opinion of Prof Mark P Jone(...)