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La historia de PPAP Pen Pineapple Apple Pen

Chica Regia: Una chica regia - 8 hours 31 min ago
PPAP (Pen Pineapple Apple Pen) es una adictiva canción de estilo dance, creada por el canta-autor Piko-Taro. Piko-Taro es un
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Immigration Restrictionists, the Importance of Words, and "Never Trumpers"

US Immigration Reform Forum - 9 hours 10 min ago
Immigration Restrictionists, the Importance of Words, and "Never Trumpers"


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As Haitians Head North from Brazil, DHS Announces Resumption of Deportations

US Immigration Reform Forum - 9 hours 10 min ago
As Haitians Head North from Brazil, DHS Announces Resumption of Deportations


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A Moral Dilemma for an Immigration Lawyer, and How It Played Out

US Immigration Reform Forum - 9 hours 10 min ago
A Moral Dilemma for an Immigration Lawyer, and How It Played Out


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US Immigration Reform Forum - 9 hours 10 min ago
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El Paso Teachers: Shooting the Messenger

Max Powers - 11 hours 36 min ago
A couple of weeks ago, the El Paso chapter of the American Federation of Teachers had a list of demands that needed to be met before it could endorse the EPISD bond package. One of the demands involved the Forma Group. Better said, one of the demands asked that Forma... Max Powers
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School testing results

ElPasoSpeak - 16 hours 37 min ago

A regular reader sent in this note:

Oddly enough, the district and the unions aren’t openly discussing the TEA’s released test results. Dan Wever should be able to shed some light on this quite soon. Perhaps the results make the recent expenditures on these “innovative” programs and initiatives a waste of money. The media sure isn’t making inquiries as well.

Time to put our children first, and stop making money off of them.

http://tea.texas.gov/2016gr5and8STAARresults.aspx ************************************************* We don’t know how the students did. Mr. Wever has sent us some reports.  We will publish them soon.  Stay tuned. We deserve better Brutus
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Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President

US Immigration Reform Forum - 17 hours 25 min ago
Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President

Donald Trump is a man who dwells in bigotry, bluster and false promises.
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Considering Those 1,982 Special Interest Aliens Who Fraudulently Naturalized

US Immigration Reform Forum - 17 hours 25 min ago
Considering Those 1,982 Special Interest Aliens Who Fraudulently Naturalized


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The Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry Soon To Be Renamed the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry

El Paso News Organization - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 10:00pm
Considering the ongoing national political discussion on immigration reform, the renaming of the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry between Mexico and the United States is perhaps the most appropriate and timely thing to happen this...
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New Sun Metro transfer center transforming Northeast El Paso

Borderzine - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 9:55pm

EL PASO – Rufino Cantor, 65, lives downtown and relies exclusively on public transportation to get around. His daily 30 -to-40-minute bus ride from his home downtown to spend time with his family in Northeast El Paso will soon become more pleasant and convenient with the expected completion in fall 2017 of the Northgate Transfer Center.

The new Sun Metro transportation hub sits on 7.5 acres in Northeast El Paso and is in the first phase of a 30-acre city-owned site. The transfer center will include amenities like shopping, a public plaza, art spaces and even a local farmer’s market.

The remaining 22.5 acres is slated for future development through a public-private partnership. The city is currently in talks with a developer to build the additional transit-oriented development of retail, residential units, parking and new streets.

“In my opinion the project is huge,” said Cantor who is retired and likes to sing in public. “It’s perfect because the existing bus terminal doesn’t even have a store to buy a burrito. This way we will have a mall, we will be able to go shopping and have a meal. This is great since the community is growing.”

Scheduled to open in November of 2017, the Northgate Transfer Center, at Diana and Dyer streets, is expected to improve the quality of life for northeast residents and also attract entrepreneurs and small businesses. Previously, it was the site of an older defunct shopping center called Northgate Mall.

“This project consists of a parking lot, 17,000 square feet of commercial area but most importantly it will have a bus transfer zone,” said Eugenio Mesta, the architect in charge of the project.

“With this project we will have a more commercial and residential component. People will be able to take advantage of the proximity of the urban transport system and they will have the opportunity to travel to downtown El Paso in a fast and efficient way,” Mesta said.

“Part of this is that we have a mixture of commercial and residential resources and also local transportation, he said. “We believe that the combination of these will help revitalize this area and it will be a sustainable development.”

Students and staff at Irvin High School, located five blocks from the new transfer center, are expected to benefit from the transportation hub. Students, including those who cross the International bridge from Juarez every day to attend school in El Paso, will now have additional access to public transportation to and from the border bridge, as well as public spaces to relax and places to shop.

Olga Lidia Hernandez, a resident of Juarez who travels to El Paso to purchase consumer goods, said the new facility will certainly make her trips more pleasant. She currently uses a small existing bus that lacks public amenities and is near the new transfer center.

She said the Northgate Transfer Center will be a great place to do her shopping. “I heard about the project a long time ago, but I was not aware of what exactly they were planning to do.”

Rolando Salgado, a student at the University of Texas in El Paso, said he uses public transportation every day and often has to wait several hours for his bus to arrive.

“Now I will be able to buy food without running the risk of missing my bus,” Salgado said. “I use the public transportation system to get to school every day and sometimes to visit my family.”

Although planning for the project began in 2010, the construction started a few weeks ago. It’s expected to open in late 2017.

Residents from both sides of the border expect the new transfer center to make cross-border transportation faster and more efficient.

“I hope that this project is really good and that benefits us all – not only people from El Paso but also from Juarez because we are sister cities,” Cantor said.

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US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 6:35pm
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What is the truth about San Jacinto?

Refuse the Juice - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 2:21pm
You were told that the city was going to take a lot of money out of the pocket of the contractor that took for ever to complete the park. City council members promised you this. I told you that there... Brad Kanus
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Why Some Latinos Might Be For Trump

Max Powers - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 1:21pm
It puzzles some people that there are Hispanics, Latinos, or whatever the hell label is, are pulling for Trump. I know. "Donald hates brown people and wants to deport us all!!!" But let us say you are Latino and a have large extended and blended family. The thought of a... Max Powers
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Questions for Monday's Presidential Debate

US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:13pm
Questions for Monday's Presidential Debate


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US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:13pm
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Some Sanity in Temporary Protected Status

US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:13pm
Some Sanity in Temporary Protected Status

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Flint?s Next Crisis?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 12:13pm
Flint?s Next Crisis?

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