Where dreams die: The legacy of Alvaro Enciso

By Sunday Joyahnah Holland / El Inde When a migrant leaves their home country to pursue the “American dream” and doesn’t call to check in by the next week or so — their moms and their spouses and their siblings and their children and their friends start to get worried. And when they don’t get…

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Sisters, small business owners and dream chasers

By Isabella Barron / El Inde “Honestly, we’re super close. We’re best friends,” María José Cortés says, giggling. María José has soft facial features, with big brown eyes and dark brown hair and can commonly be seen with a smile on her face. María-Inés, her younger sister, bursts out laughing along with her. Like her…

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Hoping for love and change

By Gabriela Harrod / El Inde Finding the building is not easy. Upon arriving at the Pima County Juvenile Court Center in Tucson, Arizona, there is a fairly empty parking lot with aggressive, yellow speed bumps. They will make you wince and swear that you were only going five miles per hour. Looping around the…

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Nothing new about Santa Cruz smuggling

By Conor Vilines/El Inde On February 27, an unfinished tunnel for smuggling drugs connecting Santa Cruz County to the Mexican state of Sonora was discovered by Border Patrol and their Mexican counterparts. The secret underground tunnel began inside a drainage system under Nogales, Sonora and ended inside its American sister city.  It is one of…

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A lifeline for migrants

y Ireland Stevenson/El Inde On June 1, 2018, Kathi Noaker, Linda Hirsch, and six other Voices from the Border volunteers trekked across the U.S.-Mexico border hauling bags of supplies in hopes of lending a hand and making a difference. When they arrived to see more than 100 migrants sitting on the floor at the port…

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