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CHAMIZAL PARENTS HIGHLY CONCERNED EPISD DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO OPEN SAFE SCHOOLS Douglass parents will hold a Press Conference Friday January 29, 2021 at 1pm via Zoom, to Demand Safe Schools! Children have returned to school in Douglas without a good health plan and this puts our entire community at risk. They are not… Read More FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sergio Troncoso Donates his Archive to The Wittliff

RELEASED January 27, 2021 SAN MARCOS, TX – Award-winning author Sergio Troncoso, a son of Mexican immigrants who is now regarded as a major American writer from the American Southwest, has donated his literary papers to the Wittliff Collections. Born and raised in the El Paso neighborhood of Ysleta, Troncoso is a novelist, essayist, and… Read More Sergio Troncoso Donates his Archive to The Wittliff

WOLA Statement – Reported Massacre of 19 People Underscores Dangers Faced by Migrants in Mexico

U.S. and Mexico Must Work Jointly to Restore Asylum Access and Center Human Rights, Safety in Migration Policies January 26, 2021 WOLA condemns and expresses its profound sorrow at the discovery of 19 murder victims in a burned truck in the northern Mexican border state of Tamaulipas on January 22. The victims are believed to be Guatemalan migrants, based… Read More WOLA Statement – Reported Massacre of 19 People Underscores Dangers Faced by Migrants in Mexico

LULAC Welcomes President Biden’s Immigration Plan

Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Says Help for 11-Million Immigrants and Other Executive Actions Long Overdue WASHINGTON, D.C. — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive actions proposing new laws that will give undocumented immigrants the chance to become citizens and create… Read More LULAC Welcomes President Biden’s Immigration Plan

Furloughed City Employees Deserve to Know When They can Return to Work

By Rosemary Neil Tomorrow I will mail my check in payment for my property taxes.  With that in mind, I would like to know the timeline for the restoration of library services, which I consider essential for a well-managed city. Quality of life services were gutted by our city to address revenue shortfalls.  Ten months… Read More Furloughed City Employees Deserve to Know When They can Return to Work

400 Furloughed City Employees Amid a Budget Surplus – When Are They Going Back to Work?

By Marsha Labodda Dear Mayor Leeser, I want to express my condolences to you losing your mother and brother to Covid. It’s unfortunate that we are losing so many before their time. The distribution of vaccines has been a mess! So disorganized! Now, I read that Tracy Jerome is in charge of the vaccines due… Read More 400 Furloughed City Employees Amid a Budget Surplus – When Are They Going Back to Work?

We Need to Reopen Our Libraries: A Detailed and Comprehensive Plan for Reopening the Libraries is Needed

This letter was sent to Mayor Oscar Leeser and our eight El Paso City Council Representatives By Gretchen Trominski We, supporters and volunteers of the eight active Friends of the El Paso Public Library groups on behalf of the furloughed employees of the city’s Library Department, are seeking your  action. As the city continues to… Read More We Need to Reopen Our Libraries: A Detailed and Comprehensive Plan for Reopening the Libraries is Needed

Little Miracles: Poem by Donna Snyder

Little miracles Hoping for succor, promises pinned to purple velvet. Arms, hands,legs, and backs dangle from ribbon, unblinking eyes tied to statues,a show and tell for saints and God. Candles smoulder. Candles turned upside down until what was lostis found, wagers made with the Paduan, pleas to restore tranquility,if not possessions mislaid or love stolen.… Read More Little Miracles: Poem by Donna Snyder

LULAC Supports $1.9 Trillion Recovery Plan By President-Elect

Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Applauds Biden-Harris Road Map as Fulfilling Moral Obligation WASHINGTON, D.C. — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s release of a detailed plan his administration intends to start immediately after his inauguration to deal with the impact… Read More LULAC Supports $1.9 Trillion Recovery Plan By President-Elect

LULAC Condemns Trump Ending His Presidency At Wall Of Shame

Nation’s Oldest and Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Says a Return to Border Wall Affirms the Worst Traits of His Failure WASHINGTON, D.C. — The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has issued the following statement ahead of one of President Trump’s final acts in office. On Tuesday, Trump plans to return to the… Read More LULAC Condemns Trump Ending His Presidency At Wall Of Shame