Heidi Zhou-Castro

Heidi Zhou-Castro

United States

Trump's US-Mexico border policies under fire in Congress

At a Homeland Security Committee hearing, Democrats grilled Trump's top immigration official about the president's decision to declare a national emergency at the Mexican border.

Trump's US-Mexico border policies under fire in Congress

United States

US coastguard officer arrested for plotting 'terror attack'

Prosecution says the officer is a white supremacist who was plotting to kill journalists and Democratic politicians.

US coastguard officer arrested for plotting 'terror attack'

US & Canada

Florida remembers Parkland high school shooting victims

Five mass shootings a week is the current average in the US, according to independent data collectors.

Florida remembers Parkland high school shooting victims

US & Canada

Unpaid federal workers of US rely on charity to survive

President Trump's Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a billionaire, says they should take loans.

Unpaid federal workers of US rely on charity to survive

United States

Can Trump's border wall really prevent drug smuggling?

Most of the drugs smuggled into the US via vehicles enter through official ports of entry, contradicting Trump's claim.

Can Trump's border wall really prevent drug smuggling?

United States

US: Local residents oppose Trump's border wall

The proposed wall would cut through people's properties and affect their livelihoods.

US: Local residents oppose Trump's border wall

Asia Pacific

Trump fighting to deport some Vietnamese refugees

US government trying to deport Vietnamese refugees who arrived before 1995 and have criminal convictions in the US.

Trump fighting to deport some Vietnamese refugees

Latin America

Can Tangier Island be first climate change casualty in the US?

As world leaders continue climate talks, a US island is sinking.

Can Tangier Island be first climate change casualty in the US?

Latin America

Tijuana: Hope is fading for Central American asylum seekers

Some migrants tell Al Jazeera they were pushed back into Mexico after reaching US soil.

Tijuana: Hope is fading for Central American asylum seekers

Latin America

Central American migrants stuck in Tijuana face uncertain future

Central American migrants may have to wait for months for asylum in the US even as it holds talks with Mexico in Washington.

Central American migrants stuck in Tijuana face uncertain future

Latin America

Mexico: Migrant caravan comes to a halt in Tijuana near US border

In the Mexican border city of Tijuana, a massive caravan of Central American migrants has come to a halt.

Mexico: Migrant caravan comes to a halt in Tijuana near US border

US & Canada

Who is to blame for California wildfires?

The death toll in Northern California has gone up to 56 as firefighters battle to contain the worst wildfire in the state's history.

Who is to blame for California wildfires?