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Curbside service is NOT “re-opening the libraries!”

El Paso News - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 9:52pm
By Marshall Carter-Tripp We are currently being urged to ask for curbside delivery of a book, to show our interest and support for the libraries. Let’s consider what this might mean.  People with inadequate access to the internet, in many poor neighborhoods of El Paso, are unable to locate books and order them.  And if… Read More Curbside service is NOT “re-opening the libraries!”
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Photo Essay: In-person church services resume in Ciudad Juárez for the first time since September

Borderzine - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:57pm

San Felipe de Jesús parish is one of the many churches that re-opened its doors to the public in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico at the end of January. About 35 people came to the church to celebrate Mass, all respecting social distancing guidelines and wearing masks.

In an attempt to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, the state government of Chihuahua suspended all public religious services in September, the second time since the start of the pandemic last spring. Chihuahua’s restrictions are based on a street-light-inspired system defined by specific indicators, such as hospital bed capacity. When the state transitioned to the color yellow in January, churches were allowed to reopen to the public at 30% capacity and limited to a maximum of 100 people.

The celebration at San Felipe de Jesús was set to begin at 9 a.m., but many arrived half an hour before. Entire families and single adults were seen entering the doors of a place they had only been able to see through a screen for many months, but one thing was certain: they were ready to experience Mass in person again. These images capture what it was like on Sunday, Jan. 24.

Carmen Soledad checks the temperature of mass attendees to ensure no one with a fever enters the temple.

Mariana Chávez pours hand sanitizer on the hands of all attendees before entrance at San Felipe de Jesus parish.

Enrique Luna plays the guitar for the choir at Mass.

Arlene Valdez writes down the lyrics for one of the songs she will sing during Mass as part of the choir.

A single man prays in front of the altar before Mass begins at San Felipe de Jesús parish.

Benches inside the temple at San Felipe de Jesús have signs to designate where attendees can sit in order to respect social distancing.

All attendees are seated in an order that respects social distancing guidelines imposed by the state government of Chihuahua.

Father Juan Carlos Lopez officiates Mass in green attire, which signifies Ordinary Time in the Catholic church.

Father Juan Carlos López makes the consecration in front of about 35 attendees. This is the first time that people are allowed to enter the temple for Mass since September. due to Covid-19 restrictions, in Ciudad Juárez.

Father Juan Carlos López , wearing a mask and a face shield, gives communion to a woman during Mass.

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Is ICE Expediting Deportations to Stymie Biden?

EPN - Border Analysis - Fri, 02/12/2021 - 7:30am
Recent events suggest that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is attempting to stymie the Biden administration’s attempt to make changes to America’s immigration policies. As the Biden administration was preparing to take office, the Trump administration was signing last minute agreements with some cities and states that forces the Biden administration to consult with the… Read More Is ICE Expediting Deportations to Stymie Biden?
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To Whomever It May Concern, and I hope it concerns you all!

El Paso News - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:20pm
By Vona Van Cleef I am writing, once again, about what seems to be the City’s policy of cutting corners on El Paso’s cultural amenities and educational opportunities. For what? Spray parks? This seems a bit frivolous, doesn’t it, when libraries and museums are closed for want of funds? The latest assault on culture and… Read More To Whomever It May Concern, and I hope it concerns you all!
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Your Delegation

Max Powers - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:43am
Real quick. Joe Moody landed on his feet after all, and all he has to thank are the Republicans that turned out to vote in the last cycle that kept Texas red. Going forward should Texas turn blue no one will remember what Joe Moody did that made him person... Max Powers
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How Do Americans Feel About Immigrants

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 02/11/2021 - 5:40am
Donald Trump’s war on immigrants has exposed that many Americans oppose immigrants coming to America. Although seems that Americans oppose immigrants living in the country because of the anti-immigrant rhetoric that Trump espoused, the reality is the opposite. Americans want immigrants in their midst. In July of last year, Gallup published the results of its… Read More How Do Americans Feel About Immigrants
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Tom Fenton – Aesthetics v. Poverty

El Paso Politics - Wed, 02/10/2021 - 5:17am
By: Luis Enrique MirandaAn editorial If you read the article Tom Fenton wrote on the history of his publication for the 20th anniversary of El Paso Inc., it becomes clear how present […]
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Last Minute Trump Immigration Agreements Spell Out Ani-Immigration Mindset

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 11:30am
The Sanctuary for Americans First Enacted (SAFE) Agreements were signed with Arizona, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas and the sheriff’s department in Rockingham County in North Carolina in the late January before the Biden administration took control of the government. In total, nine agreements were signed by DHS. [1] The agreements includes Homeland Security, the Border Patrol,… Read More Last Minute Trump Immigration Agreements Spell Out Ani-Immigration Mindset
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The Beto O’Rourke PAC

El Paso Politics - Tue, 02/09/2021 - 8:57am
About two months after dropping out of the 2020 presidential race, Beto O’Rourke formed a new PAC “to boost Texas Democrats in the 2020 elections.” The PAC’s purpose is “registering Texans to […]
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El Paso Immigration Legacy: 600 Separated Children And Shoeless Haitians

El Paso Politics - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 9:41am
The Biden administration announced a series of executive orders this week addressing immigration reform. One of them is a task force to help reunite immigrant children with their parents after they were […]
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Will Biden’s Immigration Reform Be Adopted?

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 02/08/2021 - 8:42am
The last time undocumented immigrants living in America were offered a pathway to citizenship was under a Republican president, Ronald Reagan. Now, not only do the Republicans support Donald J. Trump, who publicly hates immigrants, but the Republicans are now poised to derail Biden’s ambitious immigration reform package. Since Reagan’s 1986 legalization legislation, there have… Read More Will Biden’s Immigration Reform Be Adopted?
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Almost 500 UMC Staff Decline Vaccine

El Paso Politics - Fri, 02/05/2021 - 12:28pm
Information requested by El Paso Politics under the Texas Public Information Act shows that a significant number of University Medical Center of El Paso (UMC) employees have declined the Coronavirus vaccine. There […]
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The County Argues Unfair Competition By Releasing Public Documents

El Paso Politics - Thu, 02/04/2021 - 2:57pm
On January 12, 2021, El Paso Politics submitted an open records request to the county judge and the county commissioners asking for any documents related to the U.S. Marshals Service contract under […]
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El Paso Central To Juarez Fraud

El Paso Politics - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 12:33pm
In July 2020, former Chihuahua governor, César Duarte was arrested in Miami on a fugitive warrant issued by México. Duarte, who was governor from October 2010 to 2016, is alleged to have […]
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Covid Detector To Be Manufactured in Mexico

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 02/02/2021 - 9:28am
Last week a West Palm Beach company announced a revolutionary Covid-19 detector it has developed. The handheld device can detect the corona virus and several of its mutated variations. In a January 26, 2021 press conference, Advanced Medical Solutions International’s CEO, Donald Redman, announced that the company’s Covid Hunter they developed. It will allow society… Read More Covid Detector To Be Manufactured in Mexico
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"A La Gran Puta"

Max Powers - Mon, 02/01/2021 - 8:24am
"A la gran puta..." Those would be last words that I heard from my stepfather right before he hung up on me a couple of weeks ago. The next morning I got a call from mother crying to learn that he passed. So what happened? Back in December, my stepfather... Max Powers
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Where Is Veronica Escobar On Immigration Reform?

El Paso Politics - Fri, 01/29/2021 - 12:55pm
In an article in today’s USA Today, Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) was quoted by the as saying that there two types of lawmakers, “a workhorse or a showhorse.” Sánchez has organized seven […]
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California Congresswomen Leading The Fight For Immigration Reform

EPN - Border Analysis - Fri, 01/29/2021 - 9:56am
Now that Joe Biden has offered an ambitious immigration reform package that should soon reach the Congress, the question becomes, who in Congress will help push the proposed legislation forward? It is expected that there will be significant resistance to the proposal, as such members of Congress who support the reforms will have to lobby… Read More California Congresswomen Leading The Fight For Immigration Reform
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El Paso News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 7:40pm
CHAMIZAL PARENTS HIGHLY CONCERNED EPISD DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO OPEN SAFE SCHOOLS Douglass parents will hold a Press Conference Friday January 29, 2021 at 1pm via Zoom, to Demand Safe Schools! Children have returned to school in Douglas without a good health plan and this puts our entire community at risk. They are not… Read More FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Claudia Ordaz Perez Gives Husband’s Campaign $9,500

El Paso Politics - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 12:22pm
This article was updated on January 29, 2021 at 15:10E to correct some grammatical errors. On July 14, 2020, Vince Perez lost his county commissioner seat to Iliana Holguin in the runoff […]
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