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Yolanda Chávez Leyva

By Yolanda Chávez Leyva The killing of 15-year-old Sergio Andres Hernandez Guereca by a Border Patrol agent points tragically to a defective border enforcement system that encourages hatred and fear. Initial reports stated that a man had be... Read more

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We need to examine why fewer Mexicans are coming to the United States. The number is down 25 percent since the recession began. And that’s no accident. Read more

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We should not send troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, despite the drug-related violence on the Mexican side. Read more

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Feb. 2 marks the 160th anniversary of the end of the U.S.-Mexico War, and its consequences continue to shape the relationships between the two countries, as well as race relations within our nation. Read more

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Huckabee is pandering to the far right in the Republican Party. In the process, he is further poisoning the atmosphere on immigration. Read more

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Children are paying the price for our dysfunctional immigration policies. Read more

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College affordability is big deal. Just ask my students. I teach at a university where 75 percent of the students work to put themselves through school. The majority of students are the first generation in their families to attend college a... Read more

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Building a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border is no solution to our immigration woes, and it could result in more suffering and death. Read more

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Tightening up on the borders has perverse -- and fatal -- consequences. Tightening up on the borders has perverse -- and fatal -- consequences. Read more

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With the hot summer taking a vicious toll on human life on our southern border, we should welcome, not prosecute, humanitarianism. Read more

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We must ensure the rights of Mexican death row inmateMay 27, 2005 The Supreme Court recently did a disservice to our legal system by turning aside an appeal by a Mexican citizen on death row in Texas. Read more

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Last month, a judge in Tennessee decided not to enforce his order that a Mexican woman learn English or risk losing parental rights to her daughter. Read more

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March is Women's History Month, and we should use this occasion to demand peace and security for women and girls around the world. Read more

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A great Latina feminist died last month. Her name was Gloria Anzaldúa, and she passed away at the age of 61 from complications associated with diabetes. Read more

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By Yolanda Chávez Leyva April 21, 2004 Throughout Mexico and Mexican-American communities, April 30 is observed as el Dia del Nino (tilde over n), the day of the child. It is a day to celebrate childhood: Libraries provide free books to ... Read more

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Mexican immigrants continue to die trying to enter the United States in search of work. Read more

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Since 1993, 270 women have been murdered and another 450 have disappeared in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a city located across the border from El Paso, Texas. Read more

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