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Senator wants Arizona to spend $30 million on virtual border fence

Senator wants Arizona to spend $30 million on virtual border fence

By Jordan Young Cronkite News Service PHOENIX – As a 25-foot tower set up in the state Senate parking lot scanned those walking by Tuesday, a senator said Arizona should invest in such a system to help the Border Patrol. “In my opinion, this tower, what we’re looking at here, is the next step for

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Report: Both parties have ‘work cut out for them’ to reach Hispanic vote

By Colton Gavin Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – Arizona Hispanic voter engagement has not kept pace with the growth of the Latino population, but that is poised to change and political parties need to be ready to take advantage, a new report says. The report Tuesday from America’s Voice and Latino Decisions said that while

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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

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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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