U.S. Border Agents To Inspect U.S.-Bound Trucks On Mexican Soil

Daily News Article - January 13, 2016


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. What is the purpose of the new U.S. border facility over the border in Tijuana, Mexico?

3. Why hadn’t the U.S. conducted inspections from the Mexican side of the border before now?

4. What other inspection stations have Mexican and U.S. agents established?

5. The AP reporter quotes the director of Mexico Institute as saying, ”Mexico has been very sensitive about U.S. agents operating on Mexican soil for the last couple centuries, since the Mexican-American War but particularly since the 1980s.It's an issue of national sovereignty. The fact that they are willing to do this shows Mexico doesn't just have a narrow conception of what that means."
What do you think could be another reason that Mexican lawmakers have done a complete turnaround on this issue? (What might have motivated them to change their minds fairly abruptly?) If you have no idea, ask a parent or grandparent what he/she thinks.