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Refuse the Juice - 5 hours 54 min ago
Your medians look like shit! And you should probably be blaming your former city council members and the staff from the not too distant past for that - not TxDOT. My friend Jaime wrote about My friend Rep. Svarzbein martyring... Brad Kanus
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Six sigma failed this time

ElPasoSpeak - 11 hours 43 min ago

The mailer below arrived in my mailbox Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

It has the 2018 garbage holiday schedule.

How could this happen?

Did the post office deliver them six months late?

Did someone at the city just spend a bunch of money for mailing and printing and not bother to look at what was being sent?

Did the printer make the mistake?

How much did this cost the customers?

Will someone be held accountable?

We deserve better

Brutus

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Trump's One-Sided War Against New York's Political Elite

US Immigration Reform Forum - 16 hours 31 min ago
Trump's One-Sided War Against New York's Political Elite


Source: Trump's One-Sided War Against New York's Political Elite

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Hacking Fast Food

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:00pm
Yes, I know that fast food is not good for me, but that is the reason that I […]
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Which Way Jose

Max Powers - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 3:51pm
As the Texas legislative session draws to a close, you gotta wonder if your State Senator, Jose Rodriguez, decides to call it quits. If I am not mistaken, he will be vested with the State. So between that, his county and federal pensions, he is set to make six-figures annually... Max Powers
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The Heartbreaking, Lifesaving Practice of Welcoming 'Unaccompanied' Child Migrants

US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:33pm
The Heartbreaking, Lifesaving Practice of Welcoming 'Unaccompanied' Child Migrants


Source: The Heartbreaking, Lifesaving Practice of Welcoming 'Unaccompanied' Child Migrants

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Liberals Are Wrong to Reject Trump?s Immigration Plan

US Immigration Reform Forum - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 12:33pm
Liberals Are Wrong to Reject Trump?s Immigration Plan

No amount of multicultural sloganeering will assuage Americans? concerns that the immigration system is broken.
Source: [url=https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/opinion/trump-immi...
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New Latinx generation embraces the code-switching identity once derided as ‘pocho’

Borderzine - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:44am

EL PASO –For some young borderlanders, pocho is a word that unites two cultures.

“El Paso and Juarez is its own culture. We are neither entirely American and we are neither entirely Mexican so pochismo would be somewhat some of our language,” said Antonio Villaseñor, 23, a University of Texas graduate student and editor of the online magazine Con Safos.

Fernanda Ontiveros, UT El Paso sophomore. Photo credit: Ana Jazmin Herrera.

With outlets like Buzzfeed and we are mitú featuring videos on Youtube describing the experience of being a pocho in the United States and new clothing lines like the L.A-based Pocho wear, the term is being embraced by a new generation of Mexican-Americans.

“I see it as something positive. However, my family in Mexico don’t. They think we are forgetting the culture and the language,” said Fernanda Ontiveros, a sophomore at the University of Texas at El Paso.

The word pocho first emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, according to historians, after an increase in immigration to the U.S. by people who escaped the Mexican Revolution.

Carlos Ortega, Chicano Studies lecturer, UT El Paso.

“The word pocho has been historically used by Mexican nationals as a derogatory term to describe Mexican-Americans. The word has been associated with a person that has lost some sense of their identity, their culture, their language, and their heritage by being born and living in the United States,” said Carlos Ortega, a Chicano Studies lecturer at the University of Texas at El Paso.

“A pocho was not considered American enough because of his Mexican heritage but at the same time not Mexican enough because of his assimilation to the American culture,” Ortega said.

Some have experienced the negative perceptions firsthand.

“I remember constantly having children in our parents’ village back in Mexico asking a ver di esto en ingles. Show me your English. In other words, show me how less you have become one of us and how much you have become one of them,” said Estela Reyes, media relations officer for Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe.

The nonprofit organization provides healthcare services at multiple clinics in El Paso as well supports a preparatory school and cultural and technology center in Segundo Barrio.

“There is even a tape somewhere floating around the family of me as a six year old singing Old McDonald Had a Farm in my funky six year old English. I can hear laughter in the background and I think, ‘Wow, what a mean thing to do to a little six year old Mexicanita” Reyes said.

Sister Cities mural in downtown El Paso. Photo by Ana Jazmin Herrera, Borderzine.com

Despite past negative connotation, the word has evolved and a new generation of Mexican-Americans uses pocho with pride to describe themselves.

“While there would be broader cultural influence in relation to the first person that used the word pocho and decided it meant something negative, the fact that now it is perceived to be something more positive would be associated with a shifting identity,” said Iva Ivanova, a researcher in cognitive science and language at the University of Texas at El Paso.

“People reevaluated how they feel about themselves in relation to this word,” Ivanova explained.

Villaseñor proudly identifies himself as a pocho as he reflects on the future of the word.

“I think most importantly is the rhetoric behind the word. I know that what the word means and how the word is seen are very different, and so I think that is where we need to bridge the gap” he said..

 

 

 

 

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Runoff election day

ElPasoSpeak - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 5:00am

The runoff elections have been scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 2019.

We deserve better.

Brutus

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The Trump Xenophobic Immigration Plan

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 10:00pm
Donald Trump unveiled his immigration plan last week. The Trump immigration plant is a “white only” immigration plan. […]
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Someone isn’t thinking

ElPasoSpeak - Sun, 05/19/2019 - 5:00am

Take a look at this picture:

The red letters to the left say “Emergency Walk In Entrance” and point to the staircase under the walkway.

The red rectangular sign on the right points to the emergency room entrance up a flight of stairs.

We deserve better

Brutus

 

 

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RumpToons No: 133

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 133!
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Today's Anti-Immigration Script Was Written 100 Years Ago by America's Elite

US Immigration Reform Forum - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 5:24am
Today's Anti-Immigration Script Was Written 100 Years Ago by America's Elite


Source: Today's Anti-Immigration Script Was Written 100 Years Ago by America's Elite

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Saturday

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 05/18/2019 - 5:00am

It’s Saturday so the blog is open to your thoughts.

Brutus

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Trump Unveils Plan To Promote Skill-Based Immigration

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 7:18pm
Trump Unveils Plan To Promote Skill-Based Immigration


Source: Trump Unveils Plan To Promote Skill-Based Immigration

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What?s Missing in Trump?s ?Beautiful, Bold? Immigration Plan

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:26pm
What?s Missing in Trump?s ?Beautiful, Bold? Immigration Plan

His proposal represents another lost opportunity.
Source: What?s Missing in Trump?s ?Beautif...
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EPISD voting

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 5:00am

Evidently you do not have to live in district 7 of EPISD in order to be a board member representing that district.

In the spirit of the situation would it be ok for those of us who live in other districts to go ahead and vote in the upcoming district 7 runoff?

We deserve better

Brutus

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The BREXIT Failure

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:00pm
Before Donald Trump stormed into the oval office via a dissatisfied electorate that cares nothing about the repercussions […]
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Migrant Arrests by U.S. Border Patrol Were 'Off the Charts' in April

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:20pm
Migrant Arrests by U.S. Border Patrol Were 'Off the Charts' in April


Source: Migrant Arrests by U.S. Border Patrol Were 'Off the Charts' in April

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