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65 Test Positive for TB at Texas Border Senior Center

An uncomfortably high number of positive tests results for tuberculosis came back to a west Texas border senior day care center, putting city health officials on alert as they monitor the cases to see if any show signs of active TB.

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Texas Woman Sentenced for Forced Illegal Alien Labor

A Texas woman was sentenced to six years in federal prison and a nearly $800,000 fine after she was convicted of harboring two illegal aliens, forcing them to work as maids without pay.

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U.S. Customs Officer Helped Smuggle Illegal Aliens for Profit

A federal jury in El Paso, Texas, found a former customs officer guilty of illegal alien smuggling for financial gain, and aiding and abetting illegal alien smuggling for financial gain. He was also convicted on two counts of accepting a bribe.

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50 Pounds of Cartel Meth Busted in ‘Safe Border City’ El Paso

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in what is frequently reported as the “Safe City” of El Paso, Texas, busted a woman attempting to enter the United States from Mexico with about $1.6 million worth of methamphetamine.

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Highly Political Pope Calls for ‘Open Hearts’ for Forced Immigrants

Pope Francis I celebrated Mass on the Mexican side of the Texas-Mexican border, made the sign of the cross, and blessed the people gathered there in Ciudad Juarez. He then called for governments and others to have “open hearts” to the “tragedy that is forced migration.”

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Alcalde de Juárez Olvida Historia en Planes de Demanda Absurdas Sobre ‘Sicario’

Como Breitbart Texas informó recientemente, Enrique Serrano Escobar, el alcalde de Ciudad Juárez, México (al sur de El Paso) declaró que pretende demandar a los creadores de la película de ficción “Sicario” en un tribunal estadounidense por “daños morales” a la ciudad. Escobar dijo que la película representa incidentes violentos que no reflejan la actualidad de la ciudad, diciendo el diario El Norte de México, “Daña la imagen de los juarenses.” Sin embargo, Escobar parece haber olvidado que Ciudad Juárez sigue es sede de dos grandes carteles de la droga y más de 400 pandillas callejeras.

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Juárez Mayor Forgets City’s Violent History in Absurd ‘Sicario’ Film Lawsuit Plans

As Breitbart Texas recently reported, Enrique Serrano Escobar, the mayor of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico (just south of El Paso, Texas) stated he aims to sue the makers of the fiction film “Sicario” in a U.S. court for “moral damages” to the city. Escobar said the movie depicts violent incidents that don’t currently reflect the city, telling Mexico’s El Norte newspaper, “It hurts the image of Juarenses.” However, Escobar seems to have forgotten that Cuidad Juárez is still host to two major drug cartels and over 400 street gangs.

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Mexican Border City Taking Down Sign Made of Seized Guns

“No More Weapons!” is the emphatic message posted on this controversial Ciudad Juárez sign intended for travelers entering the city from El Paso. The 26×70-foot billboard has lettering made with seized weapons that were brought into Mexico illegally from the US. However, reportedly as a symbol of good faith toward the United States, crews this week started dismantling the sign.

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Kids Killing Kids: Drug War Violence Impacts Mexican Children

In an act that shocked the residents of a city who thought they had seen it all, five adolescents in the border city of Ciudad Juárez – a stone’s throw from El Paso, TX – between the ages of 11 and 15 are being investigated for stoning, stabbing, and burying a six year-old boy on May 16.

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ACLU in El Paso Helping ‘International Commuters’ Know Their Rights

On May 13, dozens of members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on the U.S. side of the Santa Fe Street border bridge in El Paso, Texas were handing out pamphlets to people they refer to as “international commuters” from Mexico, listing their rights under American law.

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UTEP Report: Drug War Violence Hurting Mexican Businesses

Most drug war observers know that drug-related violence—especially in industrial and metropolitan areas like Ciudad Juárez—has a negative impact on the local community. But the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) has recently published a report detailing the various short- and long-term effects of this violence on Mexican businesses, and how this has had some effect on Texas border communities.

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Families of 43 Missing Mexican Students to Protest in U.S.

Parents and fellow students of 43 missing Mexican students plan to cross into the United States to protest questionable assertions of Mexican government officials regarding the sequence of events that those officials say led to the death and burning of the students last September. The protests are planned to hit 45 American cities in late March.

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Illegal Alien Arrested in El Paso for Smuggling Cocaine While Using Children as Cover

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers at the El Paso port of entry arrested 27-year-old Claudia Elizabeth Hernandez Rodriguez of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico after a failed attempt at smuggling cocaine across the border. Rodriguez crossed with the 7.5 pound stash, worth an estimated $240,000, using two children as her cover.