Trump calls on divided Congress to end 'political stalemate'

Trump calls on divided Congress to end 'political stalemate'

By contrast, Ciudad Juárez, El Paso's Mexican sister city just across the border, has at times been one of the deadliest cities in the world and saw an increase in crime previous year.

"In the case of the state government, we will not allow more migrants to travel to Coahuila", Riquelme told reporters.

An unused factory where roughly 1,800 Central American immigrants are being held in northern Mexico across from Texas is surrounded by heavily armed Mexican police and soldiers.

Troops stand guard as a massive migrant caravan arrives at the border in Eagle Pass, Texas. Some could be there for months as they wait to apply in the United States for asylum.

Coahuila has always been plagued by the now-fragmented Zetas cartel as well as by colder weather. Out of almost 2,000 migrants, only 139 have so far obtained their official cards allowing them to leave the shelter and travel freely throughout Mexico.

"We didn't want to run the risks of them traveling in open trucks", Borrego said.

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But the president said his outreach to Pyongyang had made the USA safer.

The Associated Press reported that customs officials on the USA side of the border are processing just 12 to 15 visas per day on average and asylum seekers are often turned away.

In preparation for the migrants' arrivals, the Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, sent 500 officers from the department of public safety to Eagle Pass, according to Mayor Ramsey English Cantu. "This rally will be held less than 1000 feet from the successful border fence that keeps El Paso safe!" Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., a negotiator, said Democrats were showing some flexibility in the semantic dispute over the type of physical barriers they would accept while Republicans seemed potentially willing to limit where the structures might be built. We met with the sheriff of Hidalgo County last week.

Some 250 military personnel are being re-deployed from positions in Arizona to Eagle Pass "in response to migrant caravan activity now approaching the Texas border", the U.S. Department of Defense announced on Wednesday.

After the longest government shutdown in American history, President Donald Trump reopened the government on January 25th.

It's clear that Trump won't get anything close to the $5.7 billion he's demanded for wall construction, just as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will have to depart from her view that there shouldn't be any wall funding at all. The list included 159 miles (256 kilometres) in Texas, but none in the Border Patrol's Del Rio sector, where Eagle Pass is located.