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Border Fence Knocked Down By Heavy Rains

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 07.30.2014 | Latino Voices

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence ...

Spending $49 Billion On a 'Secure Border' Because of Tea Party Prejudice Is Folly

H. A. Goodman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Ironically, wasting billions on a fence to protect us from people we employ in not only ludicrous, it makes a mockery of economic data.

Who Will Qualify for Obama's Executive Order?

Ryan Campbell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

Removing the age cap and changing the criteria to allow more DREAMers to qualify may be the easiest thing that Obama could do.

Boehner's History of Inaction on Border Control

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Boehner has gone from confidently touting his and his fellow House Republicans' upcoming leadership on the issue of immigration, to now doing nothing more than groveling for Obama to solve the problem using his executive authority -- which is an ironic enough stance for a Republican to take, these days.

Make Art Not War: Portraits of Artists on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Julie Grahame | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
Julie Grahame

Photographer Stefan Falke's project La Frontera documents artists who live and work close to the Mexican border with the United States in what used to be some of the world's most dangerous cities.

Arizona Lawmaker Wants $30 Million For 'Virtual Fence'

Arizona Daily Star | AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — An Arizona legislator wants the state to spend $30 million for a high-tech surveillance network near the U.S. border with Mexico. Sen. ...

"Waiting for the Barbarians" in Bulgaria

Dimiter Kenarov | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dimiter Kenarov

Time, though, does not care for walls and fences. If there is something permanent in human history, it is the movement from one place to another. Foreigners. Refugees. Great Migrations. From Africa to Europe. From Asia to America. From Europe to America. From Asia and Africa to Europe.

Lucha Libre Wrestler Pushes For Border Fence

Fox News Latino | Posted 08.30.2013 | Latino Voices

U.S. promoters of lucha libre — a style of professional wrestling popular in Mexican culture — and its most controversial anti-illegal immigration...

7 Ways Around the Border Wall

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Immigration hawks appear to have put their faith in securing the border behind a beefed up, Berlin Wall-esque, double-layered, drone-patrolled fen...

Elise Foley

Senate Immigration Deal To Go For Vote Monday | Elise Foley | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate is set to hold its first vote Monday on a broad amendment that addresses border security and other GOP concerns with the comp...

Elise Foley

Senate: Don't Build The Danged Fence | Elise Foley | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted down amendments on Tuesday to significantly expand border fencing and biometric systems to check entries into the Unite...

WATCH: Man Cut Out Of The Border Fence's Razor Wire

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.01.2013 | Latino Voices

The San Diego Fire Department retrieved a man Tuesday left trapped 20 feet in the air, when razor wire sliced through his flesh, trapping him on top o...

Border Wall Forces Risky Detours

Agence France Presse | Leila Macor | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices

A tall barrier separates two worlds. To the south, a crowded Mexican border town. To the north, beyond a heavily patrolled no-man's land, the lure of ...

Steve King Compares Border Fence To Great Wall Of China

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), a relentless opponent of comprehensive immigration reform, on Saturday outlined a simple solution to the complex issue: buil...

Testing Border Security

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Latino Voices

(Repeats with no change in content) By Dave Graham TIJUANA, Mexico, March 20 (Reuters) - Mexican grandmother Lucia Angu...

Reading the Pictures: The Border Fence: Still Everybody's Dog Whistle

Michael Shaw | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2013-02-21-ScreenShot20130221at7.21.43AM.pngPlain and simple, scenes of the border, the fencing of the border and the securing of the border remain the dog whistle of the immigration debate.

WATCH: Border Landowners Feel Shortchanged By Government Land Seizures

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.15.2012 | Latino Voices

BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- When the federal government began seizing private land along the U.S.-Mexico border to build a towering fence, Teofilo Flores wa...

U.S. And Mexico Disagree Over Border Fence

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 07.26.2012 | Latino Voices

McALLEN, Texas -- An agency that monitors the U.S.-Mexico boundary is agreeing to a U.S. proposal to build border fence segments in a South Texas floo...

Bringing the Battlefield to the Border

Todd Miller | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics
Todd Miller

Border Patrol forces, still growing, have more than doubled in the years since 9/11. As the new uniformed soldiers of the Department of Homeland Security, close to 20,000 Border Patrol agents now occupy the U.S. Southwest.

Ignored Tragedies Remain in Wake of Giffords Shooting Anniversary

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 03.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

This week as communities the world over justly mourn the victims of last year's Tucson's shootings, the violent death of young Torres--one case in a larger pattern--remain barely known.

GOP Candidates Making Promise They Could Not Possibly Keep

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

By WILL WEISSERT, ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas -- Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have promised to complete a nearly 1,950-mile fence. Michele Bach...

Elise Foley

Newt Gingrich Pledges To Build Up Border Security | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

As other candidates attack him for being too soft on unauthorized immigration, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich signed a pledge on Thur...

Arizona Mounts New Push To Fence Entire Southern Border

Posted 11.24.2011 | Politics

By AMANDA LEE MYERS and JACQUES BILLEAUD, The Associated Press PHOENIX -- Arizona is taking on immigration once again, with state lawmakers collect...

Perry Recycles Obama Line He Once Criticized

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry used the same line he once criticized President Barack Obama for using, referencing alligators in a moat by a border fence betw...

You Shall Bring Water to the Thirsty

Javier Sierra | Posted 12.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Javier Sierra

Dan Millis will never forget what took place on Feb. 20, 2008. As a volunteer with the group No More Deaths, he was leaving gallon-sized water jugs scattered along the trails in the Arizona desert used by undocumented migrants.