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Migrante Embarazada: Rocío Gallegos / La Verdad

Border Observatory:
Situation Report: Pandemic at the Border

Isolated from other major urban centers, the COVID-19 pandemic took its time arriving in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez region. Once it did arrive in mid-March, it became apparent that our community was particularly vulnerable. A month of lockdown gave way to a premature reopening of the Texas economy and the willingness of state political leadership to sacrifice essential workers collided with the effects of economic inequality, a historically chronic lack of investment in healthcare, and tightened immigration enforcement at the border. 

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We have gather all of our resources about racism at the border, including our latest Situation Report: Pandemic at the border, in one convenient place. Click on through to watch videos, listen to podcast and more.

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