Tag: U.S.-Mexico border

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Lift of U.S.-Mexico Trucking Ban Divides GOP

President Barack Obama just lifted the 17-year-old ban on Mexican commercial trucks entering the U.S. under a NAFTA agreement. Republican presidential candidates have been unusually quiet on this action–why?

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Gov. Rick Perry’s Record on Immigration – Can He Appeal to Latino Voters & the Tea Party?

The newest GOP presidential candidate has already been criticized by Republican immigration hard-liners for his policies in Texas, where Hispanics make up 38 percent of the population.

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Border Violence Against Immigrants Raises Questions

Read Aswini Anburajan’s post about a gruesome series by ‘TheDaily’ on violence against immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Vigilante Found Guilty of Murder in Arizona; Could Face Death Penalty

Shawna Forde, the founder of a vigilante border group, could face the death penalty after she was found guilty on Monday of killing 9-year-old Bricenia Flores and her father Raúl Flores in 2009. By Valeria Fernandez reporting for New America Media.

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Giffords Shooting Leaves Gap in Immigration Debate

Giffords advocated sealing the U.S.-Mexico border at the same time she supported immigration reform, and opposed Arizona’s SB 1070.

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Poll Shows Border Residents Feel Safe: Advocates Argue Border Security Threat Exaggerated

Despite claims of “murder and mayhem” on the U.S.-Mexico border, a new opinion poll shows that residents in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and California feel secure in their neighborhoods.

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A Tale of Two Borders, Immigrants to U.S. Find Sharply Different Standards in North and South

In the first of a two-part series, Cristina DC Pastor contrasts the relative ease of entering the U.S. from Canada with more restrictive procedures along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Anger, But No Shock at Border Patrol Shooting of Teen

The death of a 14 year old Mexican boy at the hands of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has sparked outrage on both sides of the border.

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SB 1070 Supporters Present An Arizona Sing-A-Long

Yet another children’s character has been roped into the immigration debate. This time it’s a thinly disguised Kermit the frog, sponsored by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Sarah Palin.

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Dora The Undocumented Immigrant Explorer

What started as a spoof is now a biting protest against Arizona’s new immigration law.