Lawmakers have voted to end a three-day partial government shutdown, approving short-term funding for the fourth time since October. In return for Democratic support, Republicans agreed to address immigration and other contentious issues.
After the tear gas and riots at the US-Mexico border, attitudes to immigration have become even more entrenched on both sides of political Washington. A solution to the impasse does not appear to be in sight.
Drug-related violence, White House rhetoric and the "migrant caravan" have brought US-Mexican relations to a low point. The new president has a radical socialist vision for Mexico, but enacting it will be another story.
The world is talking about the migration compact, but the UN says its refugee pact is just as important. The agreement is up for a vote this week at a conference in Marrakech. Can it gain US support after all?
Mexico's new president has agreed with Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to reduce large-scale emigration. Pressure on the region has intensified after a 6,000-strong migrant caravan made a beeline for the US border.
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