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Sergio Troncoso Donates his Archive to The Wittliff

El Paso News - Thu, 01/28/2021 - 2:09am
RELEASED January 27, 2021 SAN MARCOS, TX – Award-winning author Sergio Troncoso, a son of Mexican immigrants who is now regarded as a major American writer from the American Southwest, has donated his literary papers to the Wittliff Collections. Born and raised in the El Paso neighborhood of Ysleta, Troncoso is a novelist, essayist, and… Read More Sergio Troncoso Donates his Archive to The Wittliff
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Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 – The Highlights

EPN - Border Analysis - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 3:13pm
Joe Biden has proposed an ambitious immigration reform package to overhaul America’s antiquated immigration laws. According to the fact sheet released by the Biden administration on January 20, 2021, Biden proposes to streamline the path to citizenship for “hardworking people who enrich” America. The proposed legislation proposed to address “the root causes of migration from… Read More Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 – The Highlights
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Sixteen-Year-Old Has Arm Broken At Children’s Hospital During Altercation

El Paso Politics - Wed, 01/27/2021 - 6:58am
Author’s note: this article involves a minor at the time of the incident. We normally do not name minors by name unless a parent or guardian authorizes us to. In this case, […]
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WOLA Statement – Reported Massacre of 19 People Underscores Dangers Faced by Migrants in Mexico

El Paso News - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 5:39pm
U.S. and Mexico Must Work Jointly to Restore Asylum Access and Center Human Rights, Safety in Migration Policies January 26, 2021 WOLA condemns and expresses its profound sorrow at the discovery of 19 murder victims in a burned truck in the northern Mexican border state of Tamaulipas on January 22. The victims are believed to be Guatemalan migrants, based… Read More WOLA Statement – Reported Massacre of 19 People Underscores Dangers Faced by Migrants in Mexico
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Tulsa’s Greenwood And The Battle For Duranguito

El Paso Politics - Tue, 01/26/2021 - 8:22am
One issue generally overlooked in economic redevelopment efforts is the problem of whitewashing. The plans to revitalize the El Paso downtown to bolster the city’s economy pits community leaders intent on growing […]
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County Punts Open Records Request To Texas Attorney General

El Paso Politics - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 2:01pm
On January 12, El Paso Politics submitted an open records request to the county judge and the county commissioners. We asked for all communications sent and received by the government officials about […]
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Biden Administration Must Overhaul Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

EPN - Border Analysis - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 8:09am
The Joe Biden administration has signaled that it is offering an ambitious immigration reform package to Congress. Although the package is yet to be fully released, it has been reported that among the proposed reforms includes legalization for about 11 million undocumented immigrants and the Dreamers. The Biden proposal is ambitious. However, it is facing… Read More Biden Administration Must Overhaul Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
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LULAC Welcomes President Biden’s Immigration Plan

El Paso News - Fri, 01/22/2021 - 12:45am
Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Says Help for 11-Million Immigrants and Other Executive Actions Long Overdue WASHINGTON, D.C. — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive actions proposing new laws that will give undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens and create… Read More LULAC Welcomes President Biden’s Immigration Plan
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News Bytes – El Paso GOP & Children’s Court Hearing

El Paso Politics - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 8:02am
News bytes: January 21, 2021 El Paso Republican Chairman Resigns Yesterday in the afternoon, El Paso Republican Party Chairman abruptly resigned. In an email sent to various individuals, Rick Seeberger wrote that […]
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Furloughed City Employees Deserve to Know When They can Return to Work

El Paso News - Thu, 01/21/2021 - 12:40am
By Rosemary Neil Tomorrow I will mail my check in payment for my property taxes.  With that in mind, I would like to know the timeline for the restoration of library services, which I consider essential for a well-managed city. Quality of life services were gutted by our city to address revenue shortfalls.  Ten months… Read More Furloughed City Employees Deserve to Know When They can Return to Work
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El Paso Republican Party Offers No Comment On Legitimacy of Biden

El Paso Politics - Wed, 01/20/2021 - 8:33am
The El Paso Politics asked the El Paso Republican Party for comment about the legitimacy of the Joe Biden administration and the social media controversy involving the Republicans. Because of the national […]
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400 Furloughed City Employees Amid a Budget Surplus – When Are They Going Back to Work?

El Paso News - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 11:24pm
By Marsha Labodda Dear Mayor Leeser, I want to express my condolences to you losing your mother and brother to Covid. It’s unfortunate that we are losing so many before their time. The distribution of vaccines has been a mess! So disorganized! Now, I read that Tracy Jerome is in charge of the vaccines due… Read More 400 Furloughed City Employees Amid a Budget Surplus – When Are They Going Back to Work?
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We Need to Reopen Our Libraries: A Detailed and Comprehensive Plan for Reopening the Libraries is Needed

El Paso News - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 5:57pm
This letter was sent to Mayor Oscar Leeser and our eight El Paso City Council Representatives By Gretchen Trominski We, supporters and volunteers of the eight active Friends of the El Paso Public Library groups on behalf of the furloughed employees of the city’s Library Department, are seeking your  action. As the city continues to… Read More We Need to Reopen Our Libraries: A Detailed and Comprehensive Plan for Reopening the Libraries is Needed
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New Court Filing Provides New Details About Children’s Hospital

El Paso Politics - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 2:12pm
A new court filing today in the Saucedo malpractice lawsuit against the El Paso Children’s Hospital provides new details to the ongoing saga at the local children’s hospital. An email blast sent […]
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Adult Supervision

Max Powers - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 1:38pm
Apparently the Legislature is back in session, but no really gives a shit. With Covid nobody really cares about anything other than life getting back to normal. But that being said, apparently, the Legislature must convene. And word is two members of the El Paso Delegation cannot walk around anywhere... Max Powers
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The El Paso Children’s Hospital Financial House of Cards

El Paso Politics - Mon, 01/18/2021 - 2:42pm
El Paso Children’s Hospital has a very troublesome history in El Paso. El Paso deserves a children’s hospital. But at what expense? Having a children’s hospital is not the remedy because ultimately […]
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Immigration Reckoning Coming To El Paso

El Paso Politics - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 9:30am
As the Biden administration begins to take shape later this week it is likely that a reckoning is coming to El Paso, specifically to the local border patrol agency. As readers may […]
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Biden To Push Forth Immigration Reform

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 9:23am
Incoming president Joe Biden, who will take office on Wednesday, plans to introduce “a sweeping immigration” bill, according to Politico. [1] In June, Biden tweeted that “on day one” he would send Congress legislation offering “a clear roadmap to citizenship” for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Several news reports… Read More Biden To Push Forth Immigration Reform
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RumpToons No: 220

EPN - Border Analysis - Sun, 01/17/2021 - 12:13am
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 220!
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Little Miracles: Poem by Donna Snyder

El Paso News - Sat, 01/16/2021 - 3:13am
Little miracles Hoping for succor, promises pinned to purple velvet. Arms, hands,legs, and backs dangle from ribbon, unblinking eyes tied to statues,a show and tell for saints and God. Candles smoulder. Candles turned upside down until what was lostis found, wagers made with the Paduan, pleas to restore tranquility,if not possessions mislaid or love stolen.… Read More Little Miracles: Poem by Donna Snyder
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