Another Drone Bites the Dust

A Mexican military drone crashes in El Paso

If El Pasoans have their eyes on the skies these days it’s for good reason. Back in June, a Department of Homeland Security flown Predator drone went off cour...Read More

DREAM Act Drama

It’s been an intense couple of days for the DREAM Act legislation in Congress. First, the euphoria of the passage of the bill in the House Wednesday night. Th...Read More

A Different Kind of War

How do journalists convey just how seriously upside down things have become?

Lately, I’ve been attending a lot of journalism conferences on the “drug war” in Mexico. Border reporting is becoming war reporting (at least on the Mexic...Read More

Man Without A Country

How immigration reform--and a Texan from Bangladesh--got caught in the deportation dragnet.

On the night in October 2006 that Shahed Hossain left his family’s house in Haltom City, near Fort Worth, for a long drive to Laredo, his mother, Habiba, cook...Read More

Hometown Exile

In 2008, when I visited my mother in El Paso, she pouted like a toddler who has been told a lie and said: “Usted me dijo que íbamos a ir a Mexico.” It’s ...Read More

Drug War Refugees

Residents of Ciudad Mier Flee for their Lives

Residents in Mexican border cities including Ciudad Mier and Nuevo Guerrero have been living unde siege-like conditions for the past year. They are living witho...Read More