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Lawmakers call for more transparency in port-of-entry funding Lawmakers call for more transparency in port-of-entry funding Featured Jul 24th Anna Giless El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser makes his case for more funding of border crossings that connect El Paso, Texas to Juarez, Mexico at a House Subcommittee on Border and Martime Security hearing Wednesday. (Anna Giles/SHFWire) WASHINGTON......Read More
One last round – Juarez boxing legend considers a last fight One last round - Juarez boxing legend considers a last fight Featured Jul 17th Juan Raygoza EL PASO — With fading tattoos over his body and muscles giving way to extra body fat, the once middleweight underdog champion coaches young kids in a brand new downtown Juarez boxing gym arguing with himself whether he should fight......Read More
Rural schools struggle to roll out online Common Core tests Rural schools struggle to roll out online Common Core tests Featured Jul 17th Erin Bell Forty-two states decided to use Common Core standards, starting in 2009 and 2010. Out of those states, many have chosen to join assessment consortium, which provide online testing related to the standards. For some rural schools, administering......Read More
Birth of her son moves her to overcome learning delays from childhood meningitis Birth of her son moves her to overcome learning delays from childhood meningitis Featured Jul 10th Karina Moreno CIUDAD JUAREZ — Rocio Jiménez, 31, lives in colonia La Cuesta, one of the poorest sections of this city, in a small two-bedroom house with her husband and six-year-old son. Although she seems to have a normal life, Jiménez has......Read More
José Antonio Vargas, el indocumentado más privilegiado José Antonio Vargas, el indocumentado más privilegiado Featured Jul 4th Elio Leturia CHICAGO — José Antonio Vargas ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida escondido detrás de un secreto: Vivir indocumentado en los Estados Unidos. Cerca de 12 millones de personas en los EEUU comparten tal secreto bajo el miedo de la......Read More
More Hispanics go to college after high school, but less actually graduate More Hispanics go to college after high school, but less actually graduate Featured Jul 4th Jessica Salcedo EL PASO — Eight years ago, when 24-year-old Rosalie Aguirre moved from Durango, México to El Paso to receive an education, she had no idea of the multiple steps she would have to take to receive a bachelor’s degree. After......Read More
Public policy a key to creating women leaders, panel says Public policy a key to creating women leaders, panel says Featured Jul 3rd Kate Winkle Lajla Brandt Jakhelln, deputy chief of mission for the Norwegian embassy, says Norway provides subsidized day care, maternity and paternity leave, and the ability to work part time until the youngest child turns 12. She spoke Monday......Read More
Borderzine.com to offer immigration reporting classes at IRE San Francisco Borderzine.com to offer immigration reporting classes at IRE San Francisco Featured Jun 27th Borderzine Staff Investigative reporters and Editors 2014 Conference at San Francisco. Four experienced immigration journalists will provide a series of training workshops on mining and visualizing data for effective immigration storytelling at the......Read More
Only 1.6 percent of Mexicans seeking political asylum are accepted by U.S. courts Only 1.6 percent of Mexicans seeking political asylum are accepted by U.S. courts Featured Jun 27th Valori Corral-Nava Judge Thomas C. Roepke’s denial rate compared to El Paso’s and the U.S. rate for years 2007 through 2012. Source: TRAC. EL PASO — Only 1.6 percent of Mexicans seeking political asylum in the United States have been......Read More
Mass graves of immigrants found in Falfurrias Mass graves of immigrants found in Falfurrias Featured Jun 26th Corpus Christi Caller-Times By Mark Collette / Corpus Christi Caller-Times FALFURRIAS – Unidentified migrants who died entering the United States were buried in mass graves in a South Texas cemetery, with remains found in trash bags, shopping bags, body bags,......Read More