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Our Chess Champion Has a Home

US Immigration Reform Forum - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 6:05pm
Our Chess Champion Has a Home

The 8-year-old refugee who last week was thrilled to have a trophy suddenly has so much more.
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EPISD–“Partnership Charters”

ElPasoSpeak - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 5:00am

EPISD is having a special board of trustees meeting Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at noon.  Having the meetings at noon makes it very difficult for a working parent or teacher to attend the meeting.

The number one item on the agenda:

Discuss and Take Appropriate Action on Board Policy ELA (Local): Campus or Program Charters, Partnership Charters (To adopt Board Policy ELA [Local] to allow the District to authorize partnerships with eligible entities/organizations to provide innovative schooling options for students)

Some of our readers can probably predict what they are up to.

We deserve better

Brutus

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RumpToons No: 125

EPN - Border Analysis - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:00pm
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 125!
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Is Trump Causing White Terrorism?

US Immigration Reform Forum - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 6:07pm
Is Trump Causing White Terrorism?

And what would a fair college admissions system look like?
Source: Is Trump Causing White Terrorism?

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Saturday is open comment day

ElPasoSpeak - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 5:00am

It’s Saturday, let us know what you are thinking.

Brutus

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Trump Is Fighting to Dramatically Restrict Legal Immigration

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:03pm
Trump Is Fighting to Dramatically Restrict Legal Immigration


Source: Trump Is Fighting to Dramatically Restrict Legal Immigration

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Reason Magazine Immigration Feed
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Virginia Governor Northam Vetoes Bill to Encourage State-Federal Immigration Cooperation

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:03pm
Virginia Governor Northam Vetoes Bill to Encourage State-Federal Immigration Cooperation

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Neither argument put forth by Governor Northam is...

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Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Minimum Wage for H-2A Farm Work

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:03pm
Federal Judge Rules in Favor of Minimum Wage for H-2A Farm Work

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With so many federal judges ruling against attempts to enforce the immigra...

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More on an Embattled, Turkish-Owned University for F-1 Visa Holders

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:03pm
More on an Embattled, Turkish-Owned University for F-1 Visa Holders

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If the passing grade is 60, and you score only nine, one might say, ev...

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Supreme Court Overturns 9th Circuit Ruling on Mandatory Detention of Alien Criminals

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:03pm
Supreme Court Overturns 9th Circuit Ruling on Mandatory Detention of Alien Criminals

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Accepting the arguments made by the aliens and their ...

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mandatory Detention

US Immigration Reform Forum - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:00am
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Mandatory Detention

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Even if federal judges disagree with that decision, they should follow Chief Justice R...

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The city would like your input, please give it to them

ElPasoSpeak - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:00am

The city is conducting another “Chime In” survey.

This one is focused on next year’s budget.

Take the survey here.

Let them know what you think.

We deserve better

Brutus

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The Stupidity of the Electoral College

EPN - Border Analysis - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:00pm
Once again, the controversy of the Electoral College is part of the national dialog with some the Democratic […]
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Trump Is Fighting to Dramatically Restrict Legal Immigration: New at Reason

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:05pm
Trump Is Fighting to Dramatically Restrict Legal Immigration: New at Reason

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Supreme Court Gives Feds a Long Leash To Detain Immigrants With Criminal Records

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:05pm
Supreme Court Gives Feds a Long Leash To Detain Immigrants With Criminal Records


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The Perils of Zero-Sum Worldviews on the Left and Right

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:05pm
The Perils of Zero-Sum Worldviews on the Left and Right

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Virginia Regulators Take Another Step Toward Ending VIU's License

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:05pm
Virginia Regulators Take Another Step Toward Ending VIU's License

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Jessica Vaughan Discusses New Dreamer Act

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:05pm
Jessica Vaughan Discusses New Dreamer Act

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El Paso’s Segundo Barrio Futbol Club scores U.S. Soccer Foundation award for impact

Borderzine - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:55pm

The U.S. Soccer Foundation this week honored an El Paso program based in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods for making a difference in sports-based youth development.

The Segundo Barrio Futbol Club was presented the 2019 Urban Soccer Symposium Award for Impact at the foundation’s 13th annual Urban Soccer Symposium March 18 in Washington, D.C. Awards for organizations or individuals were presented in three categories: influence, innovation, and impact.

Related: Love of Segundo Barrio leads Englishman to form soccer club

“It is with great pleasure that we present the third annual Urban Soccer Symposium Awards to We Can Kick It, Segundo Barrio FC, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel,” Ed Foster-Simeon, President and CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation said in a press release. “It is because of the innovations of organizations and individuals like these that we continue to grow as a community and, in turn, are able to positively impact more and more young lives through sport.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel received the 2019 Influence Award, which was awarded to an individual holding public office who has leveraged his or her position to support, advocate for, and champion sports-based youth development efforts in underserved communities. We Can Kick It received the 2019 Innovation Award for using soccer as a tool to inspire and empower children and their families affected by cancer. 

Segundo Barrio FC received the Impact Award for its work using soccer as a tool for social change by developing programs that foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth of youth in the El Paso, Texas neighborhood, Segundo Barrio.

Segundo Barrio Futbol Club players practice in 2015 on the soccer field at Guillen Middle School in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio. Video screenshot by Ximena Tapia, Borderzine.com

Founded in 2011, Segundo Barrio FC is a volunteer-run organization and started with just one team. Today, the organization serves 150 young people in three main programs: a competitive travel team that competes year-round in leagues and tournament; an afterschool soccer and reading club; and a college preparatory program, which supports high school players academically and provides pathways to higher education.

“Responding to the unique realities youth face living on the border between the United States and Mexico, Segundo Barrio identifies best practices and adapts them to their environment to ensure a lasting impact on both their youth and their community,” the U.S. Soccer Foundation said in its press release.

Simon Chandler, Segundo Barrio Futbol Club executive director

In an interview for Borderzine in 2015, Segundo Barrio FC founder Simon Chandler said he got the idea for the neighborhood club after working as a soccer coach for La Fe Preparatory School in South El Paso.

“I would always have kids (from the neighborhood) coming up and asking me if they could be on the team,” said Chandler, who now teaches at Hart Elementary School. “But because it was a school team, it wasn’t open to the community in general.”

Chandler sought out sponsors and launched the Segundo Barrio Futbol Club, which opened the team to all Segundo Barrio children at no cost.

Segundo Barrio FC is currently participating in USA Today’s A Community Thrives campaign to raise enough community support to receive a grant for the program. The club’s goal is to raise $3,000 in donations before April 12, 2019

 

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The Democrats Are Confused on Immigration

US Immigration Reform Forum - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 6:35am
The Democrats Are Confused on Immigration

Not so long ago, the party had a clear platform. It no longer does.
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