Posts tagged "border"

Pope Francis celebrates mass at the U.S.-Mexico border

Pope Francis celebrates mass at the U.S.-Mexico border
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Al Jazeera America doc examines immigration debate

Al Jazeera America has made an intriguing new documentary series, “Borderland,” that tries to put Americans in the shoes of immigrants. The documentary follows six Americans who retrace the steps of undocumented immigrants who died while attempting to cross the border into the U.S. In this trailer, Alex, a liberal artist from New York, and... Read more »

George W. Bush should talk to Herman Cain about the border

George W. Bush should talk to Herman Cain about the border
Herman Cain’s electrified border fence comment is creating shock waves in unexpected places. In Mexico, La Jornada newspaper wrote an editorial against it. The Texas director of Somos Republicanos quit the party, according to the Daily Kos. Even Stanley Renshon, a fellow with with the conservative Center for Immigration Studies criticized Cain for his comments.... Read more »
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Obama's speech on immigration in El Paso es mas de lo mismo

President Barack Obama delivered a televised speech on immigration in the border city of El Paso, Texas, Tuesday afternoon. I don’t think he broke any new ground in the speech and he reiterated many of the campaign promises he has made before. But I heard the president speak with greater urgency about reform and it’s... Read more »

Crossing the border ... into Canada

This summer I’m spending some time visiting friends who live north of the border and this is the first of a few posts about my experience in Canada. Driving up to the border crossing at Sarnia, Ontario, the border agent fired the first question at me. “What is the status of American?” Huh? I turned... Read more »

Will the National Guard help fight the drug war?

The  Obama Administration is considering sending 1,500 National Guard troops to the border to help fight the drug war, according to published reports. It would ask for National Guard volunteers to work at the border for no more than a year. But there are concerns that this is a step toward militarizing the border.  In... Read more »
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