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Best Of The Border (6/9-6/14)

Deported Parents Face Hurdles To Reunite With US-Citizen Children

Our two- part series follows families separated by deportation and the red tape they need to navigate to be reunited with their children, some of whom are now in the American child welfare system.

Street Dealers Fuel Spike In Violence In Tijuana

More than 250 people have been killed in Tijuana so far in 2013. That’s a 25 percent increase compared to the same time span last year.

Between Monday and Tuesday of this week, local authorities registered seven homicides.

Photo by Michel Marizco

Taide Elena looks at a newspaper account of her grandson Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez's killing. He was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in October 2012.

Immigration Bill Offers Few Changes To Border Patrol Use Of Force

The Senate is taking up the immigration bill this week amid demands from members of Congress to strengthen border security.

But there are also calls for a re-evaluation of the U.S. Border Patrol’s use of force. Investigations into these cases are hidden from public view and can drag on for years.

Native Americans Receive Checks From Massive Class Action Settlement

Native Americans in the Southwest have received more than $96 million as a result of the nation's largest class action lawsuit against the federal government, and an additional $312 million is expected to be sent out this fall.

How Facelifts Could Fuel Nicaragua’s Economy

The prediction was more than 1.5 million Americans would travel outside the U.S. for medical care last year. Places like Mexico and Costa Rica have long been popular, but Nicaragua has more or less been off the map. Now that's changing.

Photo by Mónica Ortiz Uribe

Locals in Magdalena, New Mexico can pick up bottled water at the local fire station.

New Mexico Town Offers Glimpse Of Life Without Water

Residents had 24 hour notice before they ran out of water. When the taps went dry, it was like the town turned upside down