Julián Aguilar Reporter

Julián Aguilar reports on politics and border affairs from the Texas-Mexico border. His focuses include immigration reform and enforcement, voter ID, international trade, border security, and the drug trade. His political coverage has included local, legislative and congressional races in Texas, as well as local and national elections in Mexico. Before joining the Tribune, he was a freelance writer for the Fort Worth Weekly; a government and crime reporter for the Laredo Morning Times; and a political writer for the Rio Grande Guardian. A native of El Paso, he has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas and a master's degree in journalism from the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas.

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Mexicans Seeking Refuge Come Together to Speak Out

Pictured on April 7, 2012 in El Paso, Texas is Saul Reyes Salazar, a former community activist in the Juarez Valley, who was granted political asylum on January 09, 2012. Salazar has lost six family members in the drug war.
Pictured on April 7, 2012 in El Paso, Texas is Saul Reyes Salazar, a former community activist in the Juarez Valley, who was granted political asylum on January 09, 2012. Salazar has lost six family members in the drug war.

Many Mexicans displaced by the violence in Chihuahua are seeking refuge in El Paso, where through their common tragedies they have come together to form a group to raise awareness about their plight. 

The Freshman 30

The House chamber below a mostly empty gallery during the final days of the special session on June 27, 2011.
The House chamber below a mostly empty gallery during the final days of the special session on June 27, 2011.
Texas Weekly

No matter how the elections swing, one thing is certain about the 83rd legislative session: There will be a lot of new faces.