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

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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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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