Border Town Perspective on Immigration Reform

Republicans saw how poorly they fared among Latino voters in November and know they have more than a year until the next election cycle. Many in El Paso say those conditions make the timing right for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform with bipartisan support.

Some lawmakers, though, demand more border security ahead of any discussion of reform. Those demands, many border residents say, amount to "meaningless rhetoric."

"This idea that we need more is just absurd," Fernando Garcia is the Executive Director for the Border Network for Human Rights, a grassroots organization based in El Paso that documents civil ...

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