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Julián Aguilar

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.

Recent Contributions

Robin Jerstad for The Texas Tribune

Apprehensions at Texas-Mexico border spiked in May

The number of family units who were apprehended or turned themselves in to border agents on the southwest border during the current fiscal year dipped slightly. But the number of families caught entering the country illegally at the southwest border last month increased sixfold compared with the same month in 2017.

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