Tag Archives: Border Patrol

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Introducing ‘I Have a Name/Yo Tengo Nombre’

‘I Have a Name’ is an online visual database to help identify migrants who died crossing the Texas-Mexico border.

Today, the Texas Observer is launching a project a year in the making. “I Have a Name/Yo Tengo Nombre” is an unusual undertaking for the Observer: Most of t...Read More

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Call Them Refugees

As political leaders argue over the crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, local communities and nonprofits carry the weight.

Busy obsessing over border security, Texas have ignored the humanitarian crisis in the Rio Grande Valley, leaving cash-strapped charities to do the work....Read More

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Crossing Over

For families living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, breaching the divide is a way of life.

For families living on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, breaching the divide is a way of life....Read More

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David Bowie in Aztlán

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera.

Forty years ago, Chicano students in Crystal City created a Bowie-inspired rock opera. Teacher Gregg Barrios wonders if his kids influenced the rock genius....Read More

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Report: Detained Migrants Held in Border ‘Iceboxes’

Researchers found that detained migrants in the Rio Grande Valley are held in overcrowded, freezing rooms — without beds — for days at a time.

Analyzing 2013 CBP data, Washington D.C.’s American Immigration Council found that individuals are frequently held in freezing rooms, known in Spanish as hiel...Read More

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Homeland Insecurity

Want to run drugs, smuggle migrants and get away with it? Join America’s biggest law enforcement agency.

What good are more boots on the ground if the men and women wearing them also work for the cartels? What benefit is an 18-foot wall when criminals can bribe the...Read More

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The Things They Left Behind

When migrants die in South Texas, the objects they leave behind hold clues to their identities.

In the fall of 2013, Observer reporter Melissa del Bosque and I visited Baylor University’s forensics lab, one of several Texas labs that handles the remains ...Read More

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Beyond ‘Beyond the Border’

Help us build an online tool to identify migrants who died in South Texas.

Today, we’re launching a crowdfunding campaign with Beacon to build an online tool that we think can help. Working with forensic anthropologists at Baylor Uni...Read More

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