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Two Border Villages Reunite For One Day

For one moment, real world geopolitics were forgotten. Paso Lajitas, Mexico and Lajitas, Texas were united. With good wishes from law enforcement in both countries, the Rio Grande was crowded after separation of 11 years.

Latinos Hardest Hit By Community College Class Shortages

Latinos are a fast-growing portion of the California Community College student body, so the system's lack of space squeezes them most.

Forecast: If Vote Was Today, Immigration Reform Would Fail House

According to one academic, if voted upon today, the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill would fail by 15 votes in the House. But this academic is using his data with the hope of changing the bill's fate.

San Diego-Tijuana To Have Binational Youth Orchestra

San Diego will soon have a youth orchestra linking musicians from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Rehearsals and performances will be held in San Diego during the first year. That means Mexican musicians will face long waits to cross the border.

Money Even Tighter As Indian Country Schools Face Sequestration

For schools on the Navajo Nation sequestration means fewer buses — which is a big deal in a place where children travel up to 70 miles to get to school

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