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The Need for Water Unites Us All

The Need for Water Unites Us All

The Rio Grande Valley is bounded to the east by the Gulf of Mexico, to the south by the Rio Grande River and to the north and west by an enormous desert of thorny shrubs. It is along the eastern edge of America’s southwest border. There are two highways that cross this border region. About 80 miles [...]
Sheriff Violated Orders in Racial Profiling Case, Judge SaysPHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for clashing with the federal government and cracking down on undocumented immigration will face a civil contempt-of-court hearing because his office repeatedly violated orders issued in a racial-profiling case, a U.S. judge said Thursday. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ruled in 2013 that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s [...]
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Scholar George Sanchez is Remembered and HonoredALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A noted Mexican-American scholar and civil rights advocate whose name graces educational institutions in Texas and California but is virtually unknown in his hometown of Albuquerque is on track to receive the honor from a New Mexico school. An Albuquerque Public Schools committee voted Wednesday to name a new kindergarten through [...]
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Immigrants in New Mexico Rally to Keep Driver’s LicensesSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alejandro Altamirano from Durango, Mexico, has called New Mexico home for a dozen years, and it’s where his two U.S.-born daughters are being raised. But the 36-year-old dairy farmworker fears he will be forced into the shadows if he loses his driver’s license. For years, New Mexico led in handing [...]
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Pope Calls for Embrace of Migrants Along U.S. BorderVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decried the “inhuman” conditions facing migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and has encouraged communities there not to judge people by stereotypes but welcome migrants and work to end discrimination. Francis made the appeal in a letter to a Jesuit priest who helps organize Catholic teens in Nogales, Arizona, [...]
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Hope in a BottleWhen Myrna Sifuentes goes grocery shopping, there’s one thing that’s almost always on her list: water. Her household of five goes through three cases of bottled water per month. “I try to go to SAM’s Club so I get a better deal,” she said. Like pretty much everyone in Tornillo, Texas, a border town of about [...]
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Fields of DreamsIt’s early morning and still dark in the border town of Yuma, Arizona when Liliana Arroyo and Ana Torres head out to the bus stop, a Circle K store, and finally, the fields. Stopping to chat with farmworkers making their way to work, the pair provide information – in English and Spanish - about health screenings [...]
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When you’re 6 years old, the world is a big place. Miriam Aguayo doesn’t remember much about her family’s move to the United States, but she does remember not wanting to leave her home of Monterrey in northeastern Mexico. In 1997, the family moved to California to be with family – about 1,500 miles from [...]
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Albuquerque Agrees to Federal Monitor for Police ForceALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After weeks of negotiations, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday that federal officials and the city of Albuquerque have agreed on an independent monitor to oversee the city’s troubled police force. James R. Ginger, an expert on police reform, will lead a team to monitor a settlement agreement to overhaul the [...]
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Another Fatal Shooting by Albuquerque Police Rocks CityALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Just a day after a district attorney announced murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers, authorities said another city police officer shot and killed a man Tuesday night. Police said the latest shooting happened just before 5 p.m. after officers were dispatched to a busy eastern Albuquerque street after a report [...]
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