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Program educates border youths about danger of working for cartels

Program educates border youths about danger of working for cartels

By Josh Burton Cronkite News Service NOGALES, Ariz. – When the Border Patrol stops Arizona youths smuggling drugs through the port of entry here on behalf of cartels, Eric Cantu and other agents often find out those kids have been fed lies. One common lie: If agents find those drugs taped to your leg, you


Things are getting better for both sides of the border

By Joe Sandoval La Prensa de San Antonio LAREDO, TX — Going to and from Mexico may get a little easier between the two Laredos, at least that’s how Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) perceives it. In the last few days, millions of dollars have been appropriated adding to the equation, and Cuellar can only see


More Support Needed For Latino Veterans And Families?

By Brian Woodman Jr. Iraq War veteran Armando Elias, a 41 year-old native Puerto Rican, joined the U.S. Army at age 26 and became a sergeant before his service ended. He and his family described the anxiety that they sometimes faced; he as a returning veteran becoming acclimated to civilian life while seeking work


Thirteen and Homeless — San Francisco’s homeless families on the rise

By Andra Cernavskis Mission Local Anthony Velez, 13, is tired of trudging around the Tenderloin with his family to find something to eat that won’t give him a stomachache. He misses his mom’s home cooking. “I’m used to having a refrigerator,” said the eighth grader at Everett Middle School. He’s at a diner across the


Report: Rio Grande Valley has highest concentration of Hispanic voters in Texas

By Raul de la Cruz Rio Grande Guardian McALLEN, TX — There is a big difference between the total number of Hispanics living in the Rio Grande Valley and the number that are U.S. citizens, a new report shows. The number of Hispanics living in Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr and Willacy counties is 1,138,350, according to


The past is prologue for U.S. comprehensive immigration reform

Borderzine EL PASO – Immigration policies from the past must be studied in order to reform them for the future was the premise of a lecture by Dr. Allison Brownell Tirres on the topic of deportation, a subject that is as crucial as it is complex for residents of the borderland. “I want to try