"Garcia-Garcia stated she had resorted to prostitution because of difficulty obtaining legitimate employment due to being transgender and (an undocumented immigrant)."
The event organized by Choir! Choir! Choir! saw hundreds of participants sing The Beatles' "With A Little Help From My Friends"
A trapped dead body clogged up pumps in the Tijuana River and caused nearly 14.5 million gallons of wastewater to flow into the United States from Mexico over the weekend.
Arresting asylum seekers in Mexico and forcing them to return to their home countries is an "exercise in cruelty," said Salva Lacruz, a spokesperson for the the Fray Matias de Cordova Human Rights Center in Tapachula.
The Trump administration has ordered at least 13,000 asylum seekers under 18 to wait in Mexico for their asylum cases to be processed, according to a Reuters analysis.
The Hispanic Caucus pointed to a Human Rights First report, which found that as many as 1,500 people, including hundreds of children, were sleeping on the streets at the border.
Border enforcement actions dropped by nearly 65 percent in September, Mark Morgan, the acting commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced Tuesday.
"We have no idea of the actual extent of corruption, because this is just from the reported cases," said David Jancsics, a sociologist at San Diego State University.
President Donald Trump visited a border wall construction site at Otay Mesa in San Diego, California on Wednesday.
An asylum seeker and his child were kidnapped and held for ransom by Mexican cartel members just hours after Trump administration asylum policies forced them out of the U.S. under its "protection protocols."
"Trump is right because there are just so many people trying to make it to the U.S., but where would the U.S. be if it weren't for Latinos?" says 25-year-old Cristian Betancourt.
"The last thing a child needs is this kind of toxic stress when she should be saving all of her physical and emotional strength to fight her cancer," said National Nurses United Executive Director Bonnie Castillo.
The shortage of personnel and military hardware was created in February when Democratic governors pulled their National Guard troops from the border as a rebuke to President Trump.
"For me, this isn't a highlining story. There are better, bigger highlines. This story is about two groups of people coming together to stand for what they believe."
"I know that it's a big issue. People don't use the picnic area because they don't feel comfortable and that barrier would make the city safer," a city commissioner said.
Adrian Carrillo and his wife Veronica waited 25 years before they finally received their green cards on Wednesday.
As the Pentagon confirms the deployment of 1000 U.S. troops and six helicopters to the southwest border next week on August 15, documents obtained by Newsweek show drones and reconnaissance planes could be going with them.
The Trump campaign reportedly launched as many as 66 Facebook ads seeking support from the Latino community since Monday, less than 48 hours after Saturday's mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
The upcoming raids will target immigrants subject to final orders of deportation across nine cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Houston.
Homeland Security said the reduced number of migrant arrests along the border can help agencies focus on more humanitarian aid for children and other immigrants.
"All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," Pelosi said, referring to the four freshman lawmakers. "But they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got."
"The bottom line is the Agency may bring discipline against an employee who posts offensive messages on a social media page where there is nexus to the Agency workplace," an official wrote.
New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hit back at a report that she was "crying, screaming, and yelling…in a threatening manner" at Border Patrol agents.
"Under no circumstances should the House vote for a McConnell-only bill w/ no negotiation with Democrats. Hell no," the 29-year-old congresswoman tweeted.
"This will ease the burden of migrants who are returned to Mexico with little money and lots of needs," a director in Juarez said.
"Violent crime, such as murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, extortion, and sexual assault, is common," the U.S. State Department writes about Nuevo Laredo.
Foul play is not suspected for the service member found near the Arizona town of Ajo on Sunday.
The National Guard troops will assist Border Control and help facilitate commercial traffic coming across the border.
The money includes boats on the Rio Grande, and planes to help detect "the drug cartels that are trying to smuggle people into our country," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said.
Documents obtained by Newsweek show the number of single, adult migrants in U.S. custody has grown every week by 1,000 along the U.S.-Mexico border.