El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar has penned an op-ed for the New York Times titled “Why the Border Crisis is a Myth.” Escobar criticizes attempts to “erode rights and protections created by intelligent, humane legislation.” El Paso County Commissioner’s Court passed a resolution opposing the National Guard's deployment on the border.
Speaking in California, José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Mexico’s foreign minister, said Mexico and the U.S. will prosper more as the network of cross-border ties between the two countries increases. “Lack of immigration reform is holding all of these prospects back,” he said. Meade signed an environmental pact with California Gov. Jerry Brown.
Seventy nine year old Jesus Mendez, of the Voladores de Papantza tribe in Veracruz, dances and plays music for tips outside La Finca restaurant in downtown Reynosa. Normally, Mendez would be part of a dance troupe but on this occasion he played solo.
Reynosa has its very own Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and they were so named in honor of Rio Grande Guardian publisher Steve Taylor. The Reynosa team is in its first season in La Liga Furaber, Mexico, and the players look as though will finish a credible third, thus securing a slot in the playoffs.