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Racial profiling on display. Nevertheless, I still was able to promote The Border Servant Corps while going through the Sierra Blanca immigration checkpoint.

"El día de hoy se cumplen dos años de que trascendió públicamente el hallazgo de una fosa con los cuerpos de  decenas de migrantes en el municipio de San Fernando, en el fronterizo estado de Tamaulipas.

El 23 de agosto de 2010 una banda criminal asesinó a 72 migrantes procedentes de  Centro y Sudamérica en el municipio de San Fernando. Durante el año siguiente, en ese mismo municipio se descubrieron cerca de 200 cuerpos más en fosas comunes, parte de los cuales podrían pertenecer a migrantes aún sin identificar” 

source: http://amnistia.org.mx/nuevo/2012/08/24/masacre-de-san-fernando-dos-anos-de-promesas-sin-justicia/

"El día de hoy se cumplen dos años de que trascendió públicamente el hallazgo de una fosa con los cuerpos de  decenas de migrantes en el municipio de San Fernando, en el fronterizo estado de Tamaulipas.

El 23 de agosto de 2010 una banda criminal asesinó a 72 migrantes procedentes de  Centro y Sudamérica en el municipio de San Fernando. Durante el año siguiente, en ese mismo municipio se descubrieron cerca de 200 cuerpos más en fosas comunes, parte de los cuales podrían pertenecer a migrantes aún sin identificar” 

source: http://amnistia.org.mx/nuevo/2012/08/24/masacre-de-san-fernando-dos-anos-de-promesas-sin-justicia/

Finally got to see my roommate (another Border Servant Corps volunteer) do a “Know Your Rights” presentation at the Mexican Consulate

Finally got to see my roommate (another Border Servant Corps volunteer) do a “Know Your Rights” presentation at the Mexican Consulate

Oaxacan food from the Mole festival hosted by Mujer Obrera

Oaxacan food from the Mole festival hosted by Mujer Obrera

 We spent the morning in the Border Servant Corps house planning our trip to Mexico City. Tonight we joined folks on both sides of the Chamizal National Park to watch fireworks (the park has two parts - one side is in Mexico and the other in the US). We were the minorities among Spanish speakers and immigrant families tonight. The border community understands the authentic way to celebrate independence day. Today was by far my favorite Fourth to date.

 We spent the morning in the Border Servant Corps house planning our trip to Mexico City. Tonight we joined folks on both sides of the Chamizal National Park to watch fireworks (the park has two parts - one side is in Mexico and the other in the US). We were the minorities among Spanish speakers and immigrant families tonight. The border community understands the authentic way to celebrate independence day. Today was by far my favorite Fourth to date.

News is spreading fast about Obama’s announcement regarding Dream Act eligible youth. We are still waiting to see what this discretionary policy means.  Tune in at 11:15 MST to watch Obama’s announcement.

For more on the initial announcement, check out NPR’s article: http://n.pr/MbLPxh