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GSA Promises Less Than 30 Minute Wait Times At The Border By This Fall

September 19, 2014

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By Barbara Zaragoza Locals remember the days when border waits were no more than fifteen minutes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry (SY POE). Today, border wait times often reach upwards of three to four hours. According to the General Services Administration (GSA) that owns 50 acres of land at the SY POE, 50,000 […]

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Killing Spree on the Border

December 21, 2012

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By Laura Carlsen His name was José Antonio Elena Rodriguez. At 16, he was just finishing junior high and living with his grandmother on the Mexican side of the border city of Nogales. On October 13, 2012, José Antonio was hit by a hail of bullets coming from the U.S. side of the metal fence […]

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Deportation to Shattered DREAMs: Friendship Has No Borders

November 30, 2012

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By Nancy Landa MundoCitizen (Editor’s note: DREAMer Nancy Landa’s first-hand experience of removal proceedings by US Citizens and Immigration Services (USCIS)) I set foot on American soil as I got off the bus which had arrived at the San Ysidro-Tijuana border. U.S. Immigration officers were standing ready to hand over to each of us a […]

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Militarization along US-Mexico Border Endangers All

October 19, 2012

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Commentary: By Pedro Rios In less than six weeks four tragic deaths – 3 civilians and 1 Border Patrol agent – have marred the U.S.-Mexico border. In the most recent case, 16-year old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot dead after allegedly being involved in a rock-throwing incident on, October 10 in Nogales, Sonora. These […]

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Cross-Border Battery Pollution Investigated

February 17, 2012

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Frontera NorteSur Across the Rio Grande and over numerous desert land crossings, the golden scraps of U.S. throwaway society head south. Used clothes, appliances, cars and other commodities are shipped to the huge, second-hand Mexican market where low wages guarantee steady sales. And during the last five years or so, a new market has opened […]

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Small Scale Designs Yet Big Changes for Casa Familiar

June 10, 2011

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Small Scale Designs Yet Big Changes for Casa Familiar

By Geneva Gámez-Vallejo     You’ve heard of MoMA, New York’s Museum of Modern Art but you probably haven’t heard of MoMita, Casa Familiar’s newest housing project translated into an exhibition at the facility’s The Front located in San Ysidro.     The show features two progressive architectural designs: “Living Rooms at the Border” or “El Salon” […]

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Border Communities are Ground Zero for Hunger

April 22, 2011

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Border Communities are Ground Zero for Hunger

Photos and story by David Bacon New American Media TIERRA DEL SOL, CA — The tiny towns in the borderland of East San Diego County —Campo, Boulevard and Tierra del Sol— mark the road north for hundreds of migrants as they cross the border and travel on. Hardly any migrants stay — just those who […]

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Federal Raids Against Immigrant Workers on the Rise

January 7, 2011

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By David Bacon     While the criminalization of undocumented people in Arizona continues to draw headlines, the actual punishment of workers because of their immigration status has become an increasingly bitter fact of life across the country. The number of workplace raids carried out by the Obama administration is staggering. Tens, maybe even hundreds of […]

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Border Women Call Washington Hunger Strike

November 12, 2010

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By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur     As the marimba band rolled out its sounds and the marigolds honored the departed at a recent Day of the Dead annual celebration in El Paso, visitors to the lively festivity at Centro Mayapan were greeted by a petition and a flyer. In part, the flyer read:     More […]

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Environmental Issues Hurting Communities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

June 25, 2010

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By Regina Ip     The United States and Mexico share a 2000-mile border where a population of 9 million is growing more than twice as fast as the populations of U.S. and Mexico.     Despite this growing population, the border region is confronted with many environmental health issues because of the lack of clean drinking […]

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Outcry Follows Migrant’s Death

June 11, 2010

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Frontera NorteSur     A Mexican national who died after a confrontation with US border agents has become the latest symbol of the crisis surrounding US-Mexico relations and migrant affairs.     Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, a 42-year-old father of five US-born children, died in a California hospital May 31, following a violent encounter with US Customs and […]

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Una muerte en la línea

June 4, 2010

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Anastasio Rojas golpeado salvajemente por Agentes Por Mariana Martinez       Las luces amarillas apenas iluminaban levemente el bulto que era el cuerpo y era difícil saber si estaba sangrando o cubierto en sudor.     Segun recuerda “Juan” un migrante de 62 años quien pidió no revelar su identidad a los medios, Anastasio Hernández Rojas, […]

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After the quake, the heat….

May 7, 2010

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By Mariana Martinez     “I saw how the hill was sliding down, the authorities came in yesterday to take us out of our homes, they told us the hill was collapsing. At 5 am Monday my house collapsed completely” said 54 year old Juan Sandoval just one of the dozen homeowners who lost their homes […]

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What About Mexico’s Abuses?

April 30, 2010

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What About Mexico’s Abuses?

By Mariana Martinez Estens     Mexican President Felipe Calderon has publicly condemned the passing of SB 1070 in Arizona, a law that will allow any authority to ask for immigration status of those who “appear to be undocumented.”     Calderon has publicly said this change in the law is tainted by an electoral process and […]

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The Mexican History and Geography Gap

April 23, 2010

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Perspective: By Kent Paterson Editor Frontera NorteSur     Mexico and the border are once again big news. Stories fill the press about Michele Obama and Hilary Clinton traveling south of the border to show their support for an embattled government. Report after report comes in about the latest atrocities in the so-called narco-war. Journalists rush […]

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Travel alert warns against unnecessary travel to Mexico

March 19, 2010

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 Alert has a negative impact in tourism By Mariana Martinez “A friend woke us up in a panic, begging for us to go back to US soil, and since then we have been swamped by emails and calls about the US travel alert,” tells 51 year old Seattle Washington truck driver, Dawn Rainmann. “But what […]

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Impacto Negativo para Mexico nueva alerta de viaje emitida por el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos

March 19, 2010

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Por Mariana Martinez “Una amiga nos despertó con su llamada histérica ayer, pidiendo que volviéramos a suelo estadounidense, nos han inundado con llamadas, correos, alertas, advirtiéndonos de la medida de Estados Unidos”, cuenta Dawn Rainmann chofer de tráiler originaria de Seattle, de 51 años de edad. “Pero nosotros lo que hemos visto es una ciudad […]

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