Category Archives: Border Mayors

These stories highlight a coalition of Southwest Border Mayors who have comes together to advocate for an end to hyperbolic border rhetoric and an increase in commerce and infrastructure investment along the southwest border.

Arizona Repulblic – Phoenix: Convention slump tied to SB 1070

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s tone is upbeat, like a pitchman addressing a prospective buyer, as he takes the podium before a breakfast crowd at the massive Phoenix Convention Center.His audience, about two dozen event planners from across the country, represent … Continue reading

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U.S., Mexico border governors press for cooperation

The 30th annual Border Governors Conference touched on everything from economic development and health care to border violence, and governors from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border agreed Friday that only strong partnerships will allow them to tackle the issues. … Continue reading

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Bloomberg outlines economic importance of immigration reform

In “Obama, Romney Immigration Silence Hurts Economy,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg argues for the necessity of a bipartisan recognition of  immigration reform as a crucial economic issue. According to Bloomberg, “reforming a broken immigration system is the single … Continue reading

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US EPA chief and Mexico environment minister to sign agreement addressing border region environmental concerns

According to the EPA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will meet with Mexico Environment Minister Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, Governor of Baja California José Guadalupe Osuna Millán , Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante and other federal, state, and … Continue reading

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Avatar officer installed at Arizona-Mexico border station

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is installing a virtual, kiosk-based border patrol officer in Nogales, Arizona. According to Scientific American, this avatar is currently being tested in order “to streamline applications for frequent traveler benefits, freeing up human … Continue reading

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Attempting to prevent migrant deaths in Arizona

According to the U.S. Border Patrol, the remains of 191 people have been found along the Arizona-Mexico border in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Arizona human rights groups are working to prevent deaths by placing water in the desert and providing … Continue reading

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Mexican ‘shopaholics’ are the best type of visitors to Laredo, Texas

Because of its location on the riverbanks of the Rio Grande, Laredo’s outdoor activities include birding, kayaking, golf or hunting. But most tourists to this Texan border town never get to any of those attractions. “Their number one activity is … Continue reading

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