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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.
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Weisberg-Stewart: Visiting VIPs are not seeing the real Rio Grande Valley
The Rio Grande Valley is missing out on a golden opportunity to interact with dozens of members of Congress that are visiting the region to see first-hand the immigration of Central American children.
County Judge: Good progress being made on hospital district MOU
Key stakeholders say they are making good progress on a Memorandum of Understanding that will be presented to voters when they decide in November on whether to set up a hospital district in Hidalgo County.
Garcia: Edinburg, the epicenter of economic development in the Valley
EDC Executive Director Gus Garcia gave an absorbing overview of all the growth happening in his city and concluded that Edinburg is going to be at the epicenter of economic development in the Rio Grande Valley.
Valley leaders visit D.C. to discuss surge in immigration
More than a dozen Rio Grande Valley leaders, led by Sister Norma Pimentel, visited Washington, D.C. on Thursday to discuss the so-called crisis on the border.
Perry has never helped border, Shapleigh tells Iowa paper
Former state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh has written to the Des Moines Register, the top newspaper in Iowa, to blast Texas Gov. Rick Perry's record on assisting the Texas-Mexico border region.
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