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  • El Paso and Ciudad Juarez: Sister cities, worlds apart

    El Paso and Ciudad Juarez: Sister cities, worlds apart

    • Nov 13, 2017

    Increased control of the U.S.-Mexican border between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez started in the 1990s to fight the international drug trade, and 9/11 marked a turning point in its militarization. In 2008, corrugated metal fencing was built and cut the binational city in two. Workers lost jobs, and families lost family members. El Paso’s sister city sank into poverty and drug-fueled violence.

  • Hurricane Harvey complicates Washington battle over a border wall

    Hurricane Harvey complicates Washington battle over a border wall

    • Sep 2, 2017

    President Donald Trump’s push for a wall to be built along the U.S. border with Mexico may have hit a new obstacle. Trump says now that U.S. taxpayers will pay for the wall and eventually Mexico will pay them back, but with the enormous expense associated with Hurricane Harvey, even that plan may not succeed in the budget process this year.

  • Is it time for a dramatic flourish from U.S. bishops on immigration?

    Is it time for a dramatic flourish from U.S. bishops on immigration?

    • Apr 2, 2017

    Gestures often speak louder than words, and in 2014 Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston and eight other bishops delivered a powerful one by celebrating Mass at the U.S./Mexico border – a statement that registered even in far-away Rome. Given the way things are going today, it may be time for an even more dramatic flourish.