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AZ bill would make it easier for felons to get back right to vote

AZ bill would make it easier for felons to get back right to vote

By Caitlin Cruz Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – Saying that voting can help former felons reintegrate into everyday life, a state lawmaker wants to make it easier for them to get back that right. “I think that people that have served their time and paid their debt to society that it’s important for them to

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Deportees and Refugees Crowd Border Migrant Shelters

By Kent Patterson Frontera NorteSur Like 20 years ago, migrants still come to Tijuana in need of food, warmth and a place to rest their heads. But in important respects, the circumstances of newcomers have changed at two Roman Catholic Church-supported shelters in the northern Mexican border city. Unlike the days of two decades past,

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U.S.-Mexico Border Businesses Eligible for Disaster Loans due to Drought

Frontera NorteSur Certain, small non-agricultural enterprises in the Paso del Norte borderland are now eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration loans because of the drought extending across the region. In an announcement, the SBA included the New Mexico county of Dona Ana and the Texas counties of El Paso and Hudspeth among the entities eligible

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Arizona’s Latino Caucus goals include education, economy, reforming CPS

By Diangelea Millar Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – While addressing issues such as education, the economy and reforming Child Protective Services, lawmakers need to focus more on Arizona’s growing Hispanic population, the head of the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus says. “The voters in our communities deserve better,” said Sen. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, the Senate Democratic

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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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