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Undocuqueer student struggles to break a double closet

Undocuqueer student struggles to break a double closet

By Ashley Soley-Cerro EL NUEVO SOL David’s story is common, but it often goes unheard. This is because, for him, coming out does not only include personal consequences, but also legal ones. For this reason, the pseudonym David will be used in place of his real name. As an undocumented student from El Salvador, talking

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Connecticut’s Utility Cost Uncertainties: Latinos Among The Most Affected

By Lisa S. Lenkiewicz CTLatinoNews.com News of steep increases in electricity rates for Connecticut consumers made headlines this week. Advocacy groups are grappling in the trenches to fight for fair rates and reliable service. Connecticut residents pay some of the highest electric rates in the country. Many older residents live on fixed incomes and pay

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The specter of Pancho Villa drove Univ. of TX at El Paso professor to investigate sex trafficking along the border

By Patricia Acosta Borderzine EL PASO — To most people Pancho Villa is a legendary character from Mexican history, but to Ruth McDonald, a professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, Villa is a real man who hurt her family when he kidnapped her great-aunt in the early 1900s from the family ranch

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Searching for Migrants on both sides of the border — Dead or Alive

By Kent Patterson Frontera NorteSur On the migrant roads of North America, rallies, press conferences and remembrances were held December 18, the International Day of the Migrant. North and south of the border, the common themes were justice for migrants, respect for human rights, an end to deportations, and the legalization of the undocumented. In

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TX State Sen. Van de Putte: Year round border surge plan is pure politics

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte has questioned the motives of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst after he pushed for the Department of Public to mount a year round “border surge” operation. Van de Putte, who is running to replace Dewhurst as the presiding officer in the

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Eviction stencil graffiti marks the spots in Mission’s anti-eviction campaign

By Sarah McClure Mission Local Of all Mission’s graffiti, none likely appear with as much ubiquity than the stencils of a wheeled suitcase inscribed with the words, “Tenants Here Forced Out.” Always strategically placed, the suitcase stencils materialize on the pavement in front of a building that enacted an Ellis Act eviction — one in

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