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Fields of Dreams

Fields of Dreams

It’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 [...]
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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Life-Changing Moments Require Courage and WisdomA few weeks ago, my wife and I, while on a late evening walk through downtown Houston, came upon an outdoor ice skating rink. We stopped and we watched. The scene mesmerized me. The rink was crowded. The gentle coordination and the accommodation of the skaters to each other amazed me. While most of the [...]
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Raids by Arizona Sheriff Blocked After Immigrants SueMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio can no longer raid Phoenix-area workplaces under the guise of enforcing Arizona state laws that community advocates say were actually used to target and terrorize immigrants. Immigrant rights organizations in Arizona hailed the Jan. 5 temporary order from U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell. They said the two identity theft [...]
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Will Texas Voting Plan Weaken Latino Representation?PASADENA, Texas (AP) — When the movie “Urban Cowboy” made this refinery town famous in 1980, the honkytonk Gilley’s was booming and wannabe cowpokes from the White Houston suburbs flocked here to drink and dance. Houston was the big city, but Pasadena was for kicks. Today, Pasadena is a mostly working-class Hispanic suburb that looks [...]
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Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Disbands Immigration SquadPHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among voters but gradually were reined in by Washington and the courts. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office revealed late Wednesday that it was [...]
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Thank a Worker This Holiday SeasonThe end of the year is here once again, and in what has become tradition throughout the United States, family and friends will gather this month to enjoy pleasant moments, food, smiles and conversations. Many people will engage in reflection, some deeper than others, on why they are thankful and what warrants their family’s gratitude. [...]
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Border Patrol: More Women Agents Wanted in SouthwestTUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol is on a hiring spree for a very specific type of agent: a female one. Only 5 percent of its approximately 21,000 agents around the country are women, and the agency has long called this a problem. It is especially troublesome in the Southwest, where nearly 120,000 [...]
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