US & Canada

What is a national emergency? Can Trump declare one for the wall?

Trump declares national emergency at the border, plunging him into an expected legal battle with Democrats.

United States

Trump declares a national emergency to build border wall

Trump signs a national emergency order for the border, setting up an expected legal battle with Democrats.

Donald Trump

Trump to declare emergency, sign spending bill: White House

White House says Trump will sign bill to keep gov't open, but will also declare national emergency to build border wall.

Asylum Seekers

Lawsuit challenges US gov't over sending asylum seekers to Mexico

The Trump administration has been returning some non-Mexican asylum seekers to Mexico to wait for court decisions.

Lawsuit challenges US gov't over sending asylum seekers to Mexico

Donald Trump

US Congress to vote on border funds deal without Trump's wall

With federal employees still reeling from last shutdown, Congress set to vote on Thursday for funding deal.

US Congress to vote on border funds deal without Trump's wall

Donald Trump

Trump hints at backing funding deal to dodge gov't shutdown

A reported deal between Democrats and Republicans includes $1.375bn in funds for 'barriers' on the US-Mexico border.

Trump hints at backing funding deal to dodge gov't shutdown

US-Mexico border

Trump not 'happy' with border deal, but doesn't expect shutdown

Democratic and Republican negotiators reach a tentative deal to avoid shutdown, but Trump must sign off.

Trump not 'happy' with border deal, but doesn't expect shutdown

United States

'Agreement in principle' reached to avoid US government shutdown

Announcement of possible deal comes as Trump heads to El Paso to make case for a border wall that Democrats oppose.

 'Agreement in principle' reached to avoid US government shutdown

Migrants

US legislators try to save shutdown talks as Trump goes to border

After negotiations broke down over the weekend, politicians scramble to save talks before February 15 deadline.

US legislators try to save shutdown talks as Trump goes to border

US-Mexico border

California governor to pull troops from US-Mexico border

In a rebuke to President Donald Trump's administration, California Governor Gavin Newsom pulls hundreds of troops.

California governor to pull troops from US-Mexico border

Donald Trump

What to expect from Trump's State of the Union address

Trump is expected to renew his border wall demand, touch on ISIL, and address talks with North Korea and China.

State of the Union 2019: What to expect

United States

Trump promises 'exciting' State of the Union Address

President Donald Trump has hinted immigration will be a big part of his State of the Union Address on Tuesday.

Latin America

Central American caravans advance amid shifting border policies

Thousands head north, some obtaining humanitarian visas in Mexico, while others fear US's 'Remain in Mexico' policy.

Central American caravans advance amid shifting border policies

In the Field

Migrants at the US-Mexico border: Overcoming walls and prejudice

We meet the people at the centre of the crisis along Mexico's northern border: smugglers, migrants and locals.

US & Canada

Fentanyl bust made at US-Mexico border

It's estimated that Fentanyl overdose causes 18,000 deaths in the US in 2016.