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From Crystal City to Carrizo Springs, When Will We Stop Locking Up Kids?

by | Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 6:00 CST
Crystal City, Texas, was home to the nation’s largest detention camp during World War II. Now a camp for migrant teens has opened just a few miles away.
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Washington Crossing the Rio Grande

Performing patriotism in Laredo while Trump’s wall looms.

Performing patriotism in Laredo while Trump’s wall looms. – by Daniel Blue Tyx June 10, 2019 At the midpoint of Laredo’s Juárez-Lincoln International...Read More

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With Proposed Tariffs on Mexico, Trump Attacks Texas

Trump’s 5 percent tax on Mexican goods over Central American immigration would hit Texas harder than any other state.

On Thursday, President Trump announced on Twitter that he plans to impose a 5 percent tariff on all goods coming into the United States from Mexico, effective J...Read More

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When Crossing Over Becomes a Deadly Game

Oscar Casares has written a powerful novel about the emotional traumas of migration, implicating all social classes.

Each time Oscar Casares comes out with a book, it seems he must have written 10 others in the meantime. The progress in rhythmic flow, plot concision and charac...Read More

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Sunk Costs

The border wall is more expensive than you think.

When the federal government builds a border wall, the taxpayer foots two bills. First, there’s the cost to get the thing built, a figure proclaimed in preside...Read More

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Unearthing Resistance

As Trump’s wall threatens a pair of historic cemeteries, an unlikely network of powerful Rio Grande Valley families has coalesced to oppose it.

Unearthing Resistance As Trump’s wall threatens a pair of historic cemeteries, an unlikely network of powerful Rio Grande Valley families has coalesced to opp...Read More

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The Flood Next Time

In the floodplain of the Rio Grande, Trump's wall threatens to inundate communities on both sides of the border.

by Gus Bova May 6, 2019  In July 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice shelled out $12,000 for a 1.71-acre strip of land along the Rio Grande’s north bank i...Read More

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Henry Cuellar and the Art of the Deal

The Laredo congressman publicly opposes the border wall, but keeps voting to fund it in his own district. Is he a savvy compromiser, or is he compromised?

Three things are true. Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, does not like the border wall. Congressman Henry Cuellar has voted twice to fund the border wall in ...Read More

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Uncaged Art

Finding life and light in art from detention.

Uncaged Art Finding life and light in art from detention. – by David Dorado Romo April 22, 2019 When I first saw the art of the children of the Tornillo d...Read More

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