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Birthright Citizenship and the Constitution

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:02pm
Birthright Citizenship and the Constitution

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Trump Plays His Greatest Hits

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:02pm
Trump Plays His Greatest Hits

The president closes the 2018 campaign with a return to his 2016 strategy.
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Australians Must Reject a Nationalist Push Into Our Universities

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 12:02pm
Australians Must Reject a Nationalist Push Into Our Universities

Politicians and activists are shaping nationalist sentiment into pride in artificial and ahistoric notions of civilization.
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No locals allowed

ElPasoSpeak - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 5:30am

Don’t plan to go to the new water park.

If you look up the Great Wolf Resorts on the web you will see that the water park is “Exclusive to resort guests”.

We deserve better

Brutus

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Taxed to the max

ElPasoSpeak - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 5:00am

Be aware that if the voters choose to allow EPISD to add ten cents to their operations and maintenance rate the district will be at the maximum rate ($1.17 per hundred dollars) allowed by the state.

The district has promised to lower their interest and sinking fund rate by ten cents, thus leaving the total tax rate the same as last year.

The district can raise their interest and sinking fund rate generally without limit in order to pay debt.

They cannot raise their operations and maintenance rate by the ten cents they are seeking without an election.

Wait until next year.

We deserve better

Brutus

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Trump's Executive Order Ending Birthright Citizenship Is All About the Midterms

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 4:01am
Trump's Executive Order Ending Birthright Citizenship Is All About the Midterms

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Family Unit Apprehensions Soared in FY 2018

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 4:00am
Family Unit Apprehensions Soared in FY 2018

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CBP has released the final tally for FY 2018 southwest border apprehensions. A high number of ...

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Political Crossfire over the Migrant Caravan Produces New Information on a Real Homeland Security Problem

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 4:00am
Political Crossfire over the Migrant Caravan Produces New Information on a Real Homeland Security Problem

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The fallout continues from Presi...

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H-1B Employers Discriminate Against Women by a Three to One Margin

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 4:00am
H-1B Employers Discriminate Against Women by a Three to One Margin

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Steven Camarota Discusses UN-Mexico Caravan Plan

US Immigration Reform Forum - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 4:00am
Steven Camarota Discusses UN-Mexico Caravan Plan

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Executive Order for Birthright Citizenship

EPN - Border Analysis - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:00pm
Granted, I am a foreigner who is not an expert on the U.S. Constitution but even I understand […]
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Caravan Coverage Veers Into a Ditch

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:07pm
Caravan Coverage Veers Into a Ditch

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With catch-and-release policies back in place, more caravans are ramping up.


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Borderzine bilingual online magazine launches funding campaign

Borderzine - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 5:55pm

Borderzine, The University of Texas at El Paso’s bilingual online magazine, will kick off a major dollar-match funding campaign Nov. 1 to raise more than $100,000 for training and placement of job-ready bilingual student journalists who report on the life and culture of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Donations will increase internship and professional training opportunities for student journalists, support new border-focused reporting projects and provide a major equipment revamp of Borderzine’s newsroom-classroom on the UTEP campus.

Borderzine is the capstone class of the Communication Department’s Multimedia Journalism major that has trained more than 500 students and published more than 2,000 stories over the last decade. 

The online publication won a major award from the Online News Association in 2014 for a student reporting project, “Mexodus,” which detailed how nearly 100,000 Mexican middle-class families and professionals fled the violence in Ciudad Juárez and relocated to El Paso and other parts of the United States.

“UTEP’s recent investment in upgrading computers in the Department of Communication’s media lab will now serve as a launching pad for a fundraising campaign to support Borderzine, UTEP’s innovative online publishing platform that prepares young bilingual journalists for jobs in 21st century news media,” UTEP President Diana Natalicio said.

“This campaign will be greatly enhanced by a dollar-for-dollar matching grant program sponsored by NewsMatch, an organization committed to helping nonprofit newsrooms thrive as they continue to produce high-quality content for local, national and global audiences,” Natalicio said.

“This is a huge boost for UTEP’s growing journalism program and for the El Paso community because it benefits from our students’ solid and informed reporting about the border,” said Borderzine Director and Founder Zita Arocha. “I tell them that having two or three real world newsroom experiences under their belt before they graduate will almost certainly guarantee them a job in news when they leave college.”

After Borderzine joined the national Independent Non Profit News (INN) organization this year, it was invited to participate, along with over 100 other independent newsrooms throughout the U.S., in NewsMatch, a major fundraising initiative by INN to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to support and strengthen reporting and support student journalism. NewsMatch will match dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 in donations to Borderzine between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

Donations will help expand the existing pipeline of job-ready multimedia journalists of color for entry-level jobs in the English- and Spanish-news industry. A lack of diversity in the nation’s newsrooms is considered a serious impediment to accurately reporting on and portraying the nation’s racial and ethnic diversity. Borderzine addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s newsroom by preparing students to work in the changing digital news environment. The most recent census numbers of U.S. news professionals show that just 4 percent of the nation’s journalists are Latino/Hispanic. At the same time, Borderzine’s student journalists provide border residents with more contextual, nuanced and accurate reporting about the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Over the past decade, UTEP journalism graduates have become part of a successful direct classroom-to-newsroom pipeline for news media recruiters, with some alumni now working for news powerhouses like Univision, Telemundo, CNN, ESPN, the Associated Press and the Washington Post, among others. The NewsMatch campaign will help prepare and place more students like alums Adriana Gomez Licon (Associated Press), Alejandra Matos (Houston Chronicle), Cristian Hernandez (Center for Public Integrity) and Susana Flores (ESPN). Last summer, UTEP student journalists completed internships at the San Antonio Express-News, Telemundo, KVIA-TV, Starfish Media Group and other media outlets, and three students attended the National Association of Hispanic Journalists conference and career fair in Miami.

In September, Borderzine received a $35,000 grant from the Online News Association to fund a binational journalism multimedia project between the communities of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. The plan is to launch this project in collaboration with news media in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, as well as the journalism programs at El Paso Community College and Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez. 

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Trump?s Unconstitutional Attack on Birthright Citizenship

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:02pm
Trump?s Unconstitutional Attack on Birthright Citizenship

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Rep. Justin Amash Slams Trump's Birthright Citizenship Threat: POTUS Can't 'Amend Constitution' With Executive Order

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:02pm
Rep. Justin Amash Slams Trump's Birthright Citizenship Threat: POTUS Can't 'Amend Constitution' With Executive Order

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Trump Plan to End Birthright Citizenship Via Executive Order Is Unconstitutional: Reason Roundup

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:02pm
Trump Plan to End Birthright Citizenship Via Executive Order Is Unconstitutional: Reason Roundup

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Are We in a New Era of Political Violence?: Podcast

US Immigration Reform Forum - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:02pm
Are We in a New Era of Political Violence?: Podcast

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Interesting email from a Segundo native

Refuse the Juice - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 10:09am
I guess "native" is weird, but that's how the woman (I'm assuming by the writing style the person who emailed me was woman) who emailed me labeled herself. She was born in the neighborhood. Her parents had moved there in... Brad Kanus
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Here and There

Max Powers - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 8:51am
Some quick thoughts... "Nationalism" - I do not get offended nor am I scared of nationalism. Some of you think of Nazis, I think of Mohammed Mossadegh, Lazaro Cardenas, and Jacobo Arbenz. Birthright Citizenship - I am AGAINST ending birth right citizenship, HOWEVER, I understand how some so-called nativists can... Max Powers
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Duck for cover

ElPasoSpeak - Tue, 10/30/2018 - 5:00am

City council has the water park issue on their agenda this morning (Tuesday, October 30, 2018).

Three of the city representatives are up for re-election next week.

Will council take action on the issue or will they postpone this in an effort to avoid voter reaction?

We deserve better

Brutus

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