Guest Blogger Char Miller: Caning the Border Patrol

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Caning the Border Patrol By Char Miller “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world,” anthropologist Margaret Mead once asserted. “Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” One such micro organization, Barrio de Colores, may not have changed the world when it took on the mighty U.S. Border […]

Laredo’s “Agent Orange” Controversy Update

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If you recall, a couple of weeks ago, US Customs and Border Protection wanted to use the herbicide imazapyr, Habitat, to defoliate the carrizo cane along a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande riverbank. Once news spread like wildfire, Mexican government and Texas border officials and environmentalists began protesting over the concern about possible side […]

Protests Planned Along the Texas-Mexico Border

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This weekend there will be to protests taking place along the Texas-Mexico Border. Normally I would tried to tend one of these protests and later report on them but, unfortunately, this will not be happening since the only mode of transportation I did have was a borrowed one and is no longer in my possession. […]

America and Mexico, Being Played For a Fool

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Yes, the anti-immigrants are being played for a fool and they don’t even know. As anti-immigrant proponents lavish and complimentary media attention orchestrated by rabid nativist crying out how the “Mexicans” are intent on destroying America as we know it, they soon will enter their own matrix of public spin. Mexican President Vicente Fox has […]

For Whom “The Wall” Profits IV: Boeing Wins SBInet Bid

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Curbing illegal immigration and securing US borders has always been on top of the congressional agenda. And in an attempt by Republicans to show a unified party and gain points with voters in the November elections, House Speaker Dennis Hastert stood before the cameras last week shrilling about how the House had passed nine border-enforcement […]

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