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Last Updated: Friday, August 29, 2014 04:32
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Oliveira 'embarrassed' border-deployed Guard troops are not being fed
BORDER NEWS: State Rep. René Oliveira says he is “appalled and embarrassed” that National Guard troops are being forced to ask local charities for a hot meal while serving on the border. “It's embarrassing that our troops have to stand in a food pantry line,” Oliveira told Action 4 News KGBT-TV. “This is the fault of the state. This should not have happened and there will be consequences.”

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Torres: Sad to report that Isabel was deported
BORDER LIFE: We are sad to report that despite our efforts, La Unión del Pueblo Entero member Isabel Barbosa was deported. She had a previous order of removal from 1998, which was reinstated. It was impossible to fight.

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Almaraz selected as Workforce Solutions' CEO
BORDER BUSINESS: At their board meeting on Wednesday evening, the directors of Workforce Solutions selected Francisco “Frank” Almaraz as the group’s chief executive officer. Almaraz, aged 59, was born and raised in McAllen. He is a certified public accountant who has been serving as interim CEO at Workforce Solutions since last November. He has also served as deputy director and chief financial officer for the group.

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Perryman: An international perspective on employment
BORDER BUSINESS: Mexico and Canada (and a lot of other countries) have unemployment rates below that of the United States. Unemployment is high and still rising in much of Europe. While there are many reasons for differences among nations, using an international yardstick to measure the US work situation provides a helpful perspective on job market performance.

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Third of Mexicans would migrate to U.S., survey finds
CNN: A new survey about preferences and trends in Mexico concludes that one out of every three Mexicans would migrate to the United States if given the opportunity. The survey published Tuesday by the Washington-based Pew Research Center also says that of the 34% of Mexicans who indicated they would like to move to the U.S., 17% "would do so without authorization," meaning without legal documents.

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