Category: Immigration

Has governor’s emergency declaration discouraged immigrants? Depends on whom you ask By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter LAS CHEPAS, MEXICO — Migrants about to jump into the United States from Mexico still stop in at Ignacio Juarez’s homefront grocery store, a last chance before the U.S.-Mexico border for a frosty drink, toilet paper or a chance to reconsider the danger in the desert ahead. Juarez and…

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Chasing a dream: For Mexicans who try to enter the States illegally in search of a better life, the stakes are high. So are U.S. government costs to stop the flow. By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter ALONG THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER – Elizabeth Sanchez Luna left Mexico City hungering for a job that would pay more than the $45 a week she earned in a bakery….

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Dreaming American: Having overstayed her tourist visa, Santa Fe resident Lupita Hernandez is seeking legal U.S. residency so she won’t be separated from her U.S.-born children. Her first attempt under a law protecting abused women failed. Now her only hope lies in the halls of Congress. By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter Lupita Hernandez took a seat in her lawyer’s office, already half knowing what the…

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One border ranch’s battles By Kate Nash Tribune Reporter LUNA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO – The dogs at the Johnson ranch bark nearly all night, warning residents of the immigrants who are crossing this remote ranch land at the southern edge of New Mexico. They bark at the people they can’t see, hundreds at a time, stealing into the night and into the United States. From…

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