Tag Archives: El Paso

Cross-Border Conversations Light Up The Sky Through Art Installation

By Mallory Falk, KERA For 12 nights this month, searchlights are illuminating the sky on the U.S.-Mexico border between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. They don’t have anything to do with border enforcement. Instead, they’re part of a bi-national art … Continue reading

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Mexican Migrants Wait In The Streets Of Juárez For Their Chance To Claim Asylum

By Mallory Falk, KERA A growing number of Mexicans are fleeing their homes and heading to the U.S. border to seek asylum, driven by a surge in violence. But once they get to a port of entry, many of them … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Agents Detained Mexican Citizen Who Had Permission To Be In The U.S.

By Mallory Falk/KERA and Julián Aguilar/Texas Tribune Luis Orozco Morales had made the trip many times between his home in Hobbs, New Mexico, and El Paso. But this time, when he tried to pass through a remote Border Patrol checkpoint, … Continue reading

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El Paso, Dayton, Odessa. Understanding Mass Shooting Trends In America

By Luis Melgar, Guns & America At a press conference Sunday in Odessa, Texas, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs said that the nation is now averaging an active shooter incident “every other week,” a broad term used by the FBI … Continue reading

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After Tragedy In El Paso, A Special Visa Could Provide Some Survivors A Glimmer Of Hope

By Mallory Falk and Luis Melgar, Guns & America On Aug. 3, 2019, a shooter at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, took the lives of 22, injured over two dozen and changed a whole community. The shooting was the worst targeting … Continue reading

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At El Paso Memorial, Community Honors Lives Lost And Takes First Steps To Heal

By Mallory Falk, KERA Wednesday night, thousands of El Pasoans streamed into Southwest University Park, for a community memorial to honor the 22 victims of the mass shooting that took place just over a week ago, on Aug. 3.

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Many In El Paso Want To Mourn In Peace, Ask Trump Not To Visit

By Mallory Falk, KERA News In El Paso, emotions are still raw after a mass shooting at a Walmart left 22 people dead — many of them Mexican and Mexican-American. Now, the city is bracing for a spectacle only four … Continue reading

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‘The Ellis Island Of The Southwest’: El Paso Residents Remain Proud Of Immigrant Ties

By Carlos Morales El Paso is a border town with a predominantly Hispanic population and a culture linked to both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. And now the community feels like it is being targeted because of that. Residents are … Continue reading

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A Mural Takes On New, Tragic Meaning In A Mourning El Paso

By Stella Chávez, KERA News Hundreds of people in El Paso turned out Sunday for a rally against gun violence, the day after a gunman killed 22 people and wounded 26 others inside a local Walmart. The suspected 21-year-old gunman … Continue reading

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El Paso Church Mourns At Sunday Service After Mass Shooting

By Diana Nguyen The country is reeling in the aftermath of three recent shootings that took place in California, Ohio and Texas during the span of one week. On Saturday in the border city of El Paso, a violent rampage at a Walmart … Continue reading

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