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Border Youth Heal the Land and Culture

Border Youth Heal the Land and Culture

Frontera NorteSur (LL Editor’s Note: The following story was published July 31) Valerie Hernandez and Jailin Escobedo kneel on the weedy ground, pulling up pesky plants so a clump of tomatoes will have breathing space. A light but steady rain falls on this parched land, seeming at last to herald the start of the summer


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


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


Education top issue for Hispanics

By Star Hunter AmigosNAZ Higher tuition at NAU, CCC, cuts in programs at community college level pose challenges for first-generation students Immigration reform may lead in the headlines, but it’s not the top issue for Hispanics. According to Pew Research Center, the top issue for Hispanics is education. “Indeed, when Pew Research Center has surveyed

Redskins Fight

Arizona woman looks back after almost 10 years fighting Redskins’ name

By Matthew Seeman Cronkite News WASHINGTON – Amanda Blackhorse said things have changed since a 2005 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins, when she and other protesters faced fans’ verbal abuse for having the audacity to suggest that the teams’ names were racist. Today, Blackhorse has President Barack Obama on her


Political Developments Chill Immigration Reform from Texas to Virginia

Frontera NorteSur In new signs that prospects for immigration reform legislation are all but dead for now, developments in both state and national arenas have pushed a solution to the issue farther down the political tracks. For starters, Texas Republicans readopted a tough stance at the party’s convention in Fort Worth last weekend. Drawing more