Border reopening brings some informal workers back from Mexico, while others decide the effort isn’t worth it
By Iván Gómez Cruz/La Verdad
CIUDAD JUAREZ – Although Lara has not been able to cross the border for her job cleaning houses for 20 months, the 45-year-old woman said she never lost contact with her El Paso employers. With Monday’s reopening of the U.S. border to non-essential travelers she said that “with God’s favor” she will return to work. Since 2018, Lara worked as a maid for three families in El Paso to help support her family. But in March 2020, the U.S. government closed the border due to the health crisis unleashed by COVID-19.
Holidays around the country are celebrated with unique traditions, special to their region. And the holidays in the borderland also have their own festive recipe.
EL PASO – School districts are seeing a shortage in substitute teachers and it is taking its toll on educators. Rebecca Moreno, a substitute teacher with the El Paso Independent School District, says the need for subs is overwhelming.
When Felix Fajardo lost his job working for an El Paso car dealership, he used Facebook and Instagram to promote his services. Now he takes his truck with a 375-gallon water tank and electric generators to his clients and operates as a mobile detailing and car wash service.