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City halts transitional housing discussion

Area shelter organizers concerned about potential changes

by Aaron Montes, Newspaper Tree // July 18, 2014

City halts transitional housing discussion

The City Plan Commission deleted discussion and action on a revised ordinance that would implement new definitions of transitional housing to include group residential facilities, halfway houses and homeless shelters from their agenda during their meeting Thursday, July 17. More…

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After shootings, new concerns about US Marshals and its history of violence in New Mexico arise

After shootings, new concerns about US Marshals and its history of violence in New Mexico arise

Man shot at his Albuquerque home

by David Correia, La Jicarita // July 14, 2014

A Deputy Marshal, working as part of an interagency fugitive task force that included Albuquerque Police Department officers, shot and killed Anthony Chavez at his home, in front of his family, on the 9000 block of Upper Meadow last Wednesday, July 2 on Albuquerque’s Westside. More…

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Volunteer sites quickly mobilize to aid immigrant families

Volunteer sites quickly mobilize to aid immigrant families

About 2,000 immigrants have come and gone through the Sun City

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // July 11, 2014

When U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement dials the Annunciation House’s phone number, director Ruben Garcia starts making phone calls of his own. More…

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Advocates say migrant children should be considered refugees

Advocates say migrant children should be considered refugees

In 2013 more than 50 million people were displaced

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 27, 2014

In the media barrage over the “flood” of Central American children arriving along the United States’ southern border, the refuge-seekers have been typically labeled as “illegal immigrants” by many media outlets. More…

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Controlling violence, not drugs, becomes key strategy in Juarez

Controlling violence, not drugs, becomes key strategy in Juarez

Mass arrests in neglected areas among tactics

by Lourdes Cardenas, Newspaper Tree // June 27, 2014

In Puerto Anapra, a neglected Ciudad Juárez neighborhood just across Sunland Park, things look very different than they did two years ago. More…


Part one: Police violence and law enforcement militarization in the greater borderlands

El Grito de Roosevelt Park

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 23, 2014

Slightly more than three months after the police shooting of homeless camper James Boyd catapulted Albuquerque into the international spotlight, activists returned to the streets to advance their movement against police brutality. More…


Juarez mother seeks U.S. political asylum

Mother of missing daughter, activist seeks safety in U.S.

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 19, 2014

Karla Castaneda has been on a rough ride for the past few years. The disappearance of her 13-year-old daughter, Cinthia Castaneda, in Ciudad Juarez more than five years ago plunged the mother into a depression that was only tempered with the aid of pills and the care of a psychotherapist. More…


Labor news: Mexican workers battle firings, peso-pinching

Mexican workers stage protests in northern border, Gulf Coast regions

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 16, 2014

Mexican workers in the northern border and Gulf Coast regions staged separate protests this past week over wages, firings, union representation and allegations of no profit-sharing. More…


Political developments chill immigration reform

Prospects for immigration reform legislation are all but dead for now

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 12, 2014


Revised Deadly Force Policies Unveiled

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // June 5, 2014


A mother’s international quest for justice

The murder of Hester van Nierop in Cd. Juárez in 1998 inspires a life of activism against violence and a new book

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // May 15, 2014


Full video: Mayor Oscar Leeser announces Tommy Gonzalez will be offered city manager position

by Newspaper Tree Staff // May 13, 2014


One woman’s fight against femicide crosses borders

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // April 23, 2014


The ACLU’s border checkpoint

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // March 20, 2014


Groups see release of CBP directive as a first step

by Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune // March 19, 2014


Impact fees spur debate over who should pay for new growth

City council to vote on proposed fee increase on Tuesday, March 4

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 27, 2014


The fall of El Chapo

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // February 27, 2014


Mayor Leeser releases city manager “profile”

City council is expected to select a new city manager in May

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 19, 2014


O’Rourke supports federal shield law for journalists

Legislation would protect journalists from disclosing confidential source

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 19, 2014


The Deportee Chronicles: Life after diesel therapy

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // February 18, 2014


Debate highlights differences between Democratic candidates

Early voting begins Tuesday, February 18

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 12, 2014


Abbott: “Does corruption occur across all of Texas? Absolutely.”

Texas gubernatorial candidate pitches "Securing Texans" plan; clarifies that corruption is a statewide “third world” problem

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 11, 2014


The Deportee Chronicles: The Girl from Guajajalmiton

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // February 11, 2014


Abbott touts $300 million border security proposal

Gubernatorial candidate to stop in El Paso on Feb. 10 to promote proposal

by Jay Root, Texas Tribune // February 7, 2014


El Paso Housing Authority commissioners award CEO $5,714 bonus

“As our CEO, he’s our head motivator and executive and visionary. And he’s doing what we’ve hired him to do.”

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 5, 2014


City manager search firm holds community input meetings behind closed doors

City spokesman says private meetings needed to facilitate candid discussion

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // February 4, 2014


The new free trade fever

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // February 3, 2014


A break in a Dutch tourist’s murder in Juárez

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // January 27, 2014