While Searching for Mom, Sisters Form Drug-War Support Group

EL PASO — Mitzi and Nitza Alvarado Espinoza wear different colors at news conferences, their lawyer says, so people can tell them apart as they talk about their missing mother and the group they have formed to help others in their situation. The Alvarados, 18, are identical twins.

The sisters seem to share everything, including four years of desperation since their mother, Nitza Paola Alvarado Espinoza, was forcibly taken by the Mexican military in the state of Chihuahua.

Fearing for their  own safety, they left Mexico with their sister, Deisy, 15, and are now exiles here.

As they seek residence status ...

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