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Grassroots Rios Online Radio to promote El Paso music talent

Grassroots Rios Online Radio to promote El Paso music talent

By Nancy Lorain Watters Borderzine EL PASO — Beer bottles clink in the hands of burly men as ACDC pounds on the speakers. Under the sound of televisions playing football games, a faint chatter can be heard on the second floor of the Pershing Inn bar—“Welcome to Rios Online Radio…” Since January 2013, Joseph Brooks

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Rep. Gutierrez decries plan to deport immigrant children

By Alex Hernandez Extra News Rep. Luis Gutierrez is against a bill aimed at restricting the rights of children captured at the U.S. border. “Right now, there is an urgent humanitarian crisis on our southern border. Children are risking their lives, in the hands of drug cartels. Some are dying. Communities are being overrun, and

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Arizonans join those urging White House to include immigrants in debate

By Julianne Defilippis Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Phoenix resident Gerardo Torres said immigrants have “ideas that are really going to help” communities affected by immigration policies – if only President Barack Obama would ask. Torres was one of a number of protesters outside the White House Monday urging the president to include immigrant voices at

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Massive Rights Violations Charged at New Mexico Detention Facility

Frontera NorteSur NEW MEXICO — After touring a New Mexico detention facility housing Central American refugees, immigrant advocates and lawyers have charged the Obama Administration with violating due process rights. In a July 24 telephonic press conference hosted by the National Immigration Law Center, representatives of an advocates’ group that were allowed to conduct a

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Workers celebrate, businesses oppose San Diego’s minimum wage increase

By Pablo J. Sáinz La Prensa San Diego Last week, San Diego became the largest city in the United States to pass a minimum wage hike and earned sick days policy, but workers’ groups say it is not enough while business-owners say it is too much. During the Monday, July 14th, San Diego City Council

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Poll: Most Rio Grande Valley residents feel less safe

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian EDINBURG, TX — Only one in four Rio Grande Valley residents feel safer living on the U.S.-Mexico border today than they did five years ago, according to a new opinion poll. The Pulse of the Valley poll, conducted by UT-Pan American’s Center for Survey Research (CSR), found that almost

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