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Planned cross-border Eucharist highlights plight of immigrants

By:Florence Taylor American and Mexican Christians have planned a Eucharist service straddling the border between their countries to draw attention to the plight of immigrants. People arrive at the Friendship Park, near the double steel fence that separates San Diego and Tijuana, at the border in Tijuana Bishop Lino Rodgiuez of the Anglican Church of Mexico and Bishops James Mathes and Diane...

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Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Crowdfunding Border Bureau

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Crowdfunding Border Bureau

By: John Eggerton Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism is teaming with Arizona PBS to raise money online to send journalism students to cover border and immigration issues leading up to the 2016 elections. The school says it will be the first university to partner with crowdfunding platform Beacon, which has helped other news organizations fund reporting projects (Techdirt,...

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San Diego, Baja High Schoolers Working To Solve Global Problems

By: Matthew Bowler War, genocide and sex trafficking are just some of the issues being addressed by a group of high school students participating in the University of San Diego’s World Link Program. \The World Link Program works with about 2,000 high school students from San Diego and Northern Baja California to solve global problems and help save lives. Renta Del Riego, 17, remembered when she...

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Crossing the Mexican-American Border, Every Day

By: Alana Semuels Thousands of people in the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez region live a binational existence. It’s not easy. EL PASO, Texas—She leaves university around 5 p.m., just as the sun is falling behind the dark mountains to the south, and steers her white Honda Civic down the hill toward the border. It’s a short drive, maybe 10 minutes, past the fast-food restaurants and strip malls of El Paso...

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