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"If your recent statements are the result of frustration due to domestic policy issues, to your laws or to your Congress, it is to them that you should turn to, not to Mexicans," Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said in Spanish, which was translated by the Mexican government. (Associated Press)

Mexican president scolds Trump for 'threatening' approach

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto scolded President Trump in a new video Thursday for taking a "threatening" attitude toward his country, and praised the Mexican Senate for condemning Mr. Trump's comments this week about immigration. Published April 5, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid, and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Conservatives spot new tactic to bypass Senate filibuster

Some of the conservative movement's biggest names urged President Trump Thursday to use NAFTA negotiations as a way to get around a Democratic filibuster and push through major cuts to government regulations. Published April 5, 2018

Don Rosenberg, father of Drew Rosenberg who was killed by an illegal immigrant, is arrested after disrupting a Senate Judiciary hearing to examine the Administration's immigration enforcement policies, in Washington, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Molly Riley) ** FILE **

Man whose son killed by immigrant works to overturn California sanctuary law

A man whose son was killed by an immigrant said Wednesday he and other advocates will mount a drive to try to overturn California's new sanctuary law, putting the question directly to voters in a ballot initiative that, if it succeeds, would force police to share information with federal deportation authorities. Published April 4, 2018

In this June 25, 2014 photo, a group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. The epicenter of the recent surge in illegal immigration is a 5-mile slice of deep South Texas that has become a hot spot for migrants, human smugglers and drug cartels. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Illegal immigration up 200 percent in March, after Senate legalization debate

Illegal immigration across the southwest border surged 200 percent in March compared to the same month last year, according to Homeland Security statistics released late Wednesday that back up White House's claims that things are quickly deteriorating on the border. The surge also could be a signal that the Senate's debate on legalizing illegal immigrants earlier this year has sparked a new wave of migration. Published April 4, 2018

In this June 12, 2006, file photo, Army National Guard Spc. Gustavo Gutierrez, 23, of Las Cruces, N.M., scans the U.S./Mexico border from the top of Radar Hill, near Columbus, N.M. In his threat Tuesday, April 3, 2018, to use the military on the U.S.-Mexico border until his promised wall is built, President Donald Trump again heaped blame on his predecessor, Barack Obama, and congressional Democrats for creating a dangerous and dysfunctional border. (Norm Dettlaff/Las Cruces Sun-News via AP, file)

Trump orders troops to border in push for security

President Trump signed an order Wednesday deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to boost security while he pressures Congress to deliver more resources to build his wall, hire more Border Patrol agents and make it easier to deport new illegal immigrants. Published April 4, 2018

Demonstrators rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) outside the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 21, 2018. (Associated Press) **FILE**

DACA program grows after judges ordered restart

More than 64,000 illegal immigrant Dreamers have applied to renew their status under the Obama-era DACA program since a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to restart the program, the government said in new numbers released Tuesday. Published April 3, 2018

For the first time in the history of the national head count, the next census will for the first time allow respondents to specify whether they are living with a partner of the same sex. (U.S. Census Bureau) **FILE**

N.Y., 16 other states sue to stop citizenship question

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the Trump administration's decision to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, saying the question will ruin the upcoming count, violating the Constitution's demand for an accurate count. Published April 3, 2018

Central American migrants stand in line for food during the annual Migrant Stations of the Cross caravan or "Via crucis," organized by the "Pueblo Sin Fronteras" activist group, as the caravan makes a few-days stop at a sports center in Matias Romero, Oaxaca state, Mexico, late Monday, April 2, 2018. The annual caravans have been held in southern Mexico for years as an Easter-season protest against the kidnappings, extortion, beatings and killings suffered by many Central American migrants as they cross Mexico. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Mexico says it's already deported 400 people in 'Caravan'

The Mexican government says it's already deported 400 people who were part of the caravan of illegal immigrants crossing its territory in a journey from Central America to the U.S. -- but says it's up to American officials, not Mexicans, to stop them from getting into the U.S. Published April 3, 2018

Mexico's former President Vicente Fox tweeted on Oct. 2, 2017, that "#GunControl is a topic that must be dealt with ASAP" in America. (Twitter: Vicente Fox)

Vicente Fox calls Trump a 'spoiled child,' demands Americans 'stop him'

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said the U.S. is facing "decay" and called President Trump a "spoiled child" after the president said he's no longer willing to deal on granting permanent legal status to illegal immigrants under the Obama-era DACA program. Published April 2, 2018

In this Oct 7, 2013, file photo, attorney Eric Conn gestures as he invokes his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Conn, a fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case, has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Man pleads guilty to helping Eric C. Conn escape U.S.

A man who helped the orchestrator of the largest Social Security fraud in U.S. history cut off his ankle bracelet and fled the country pleaded guilty Friday to his role in the escape, admitting he'd spent months working to set it up. Published April 1, 2018