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Daniel Blue Tyx
Freelance journalist, essayist, Rio Grande Valleyite and Midwesterner, husband, dad, lover of maps and places not on them, late arrival to the 21st century.
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Daniel Blue Tyx Nov 16
Photos from show how refugees waiting for days in Matamoros before being allowed to apply for asylum are trying to stay warm during our recent cold snap: . At last count 21 people were waiting, 3 of them pregnant.
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Daniel Blue Tyx Nov 14
Today is the 50th anniversary of the Edcouch-Elsa walkout in protest of segregation and discrimination against Mexican-American students. This morning, the same students who were expelled from school were honored by the school district for their bravery.
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Rose Oct 31
Stories I've edited this week: ✓ on ACA navigators struggling w/ funding cuts ✓ on a new scandal over a century-old borderland massacre ✓ on Beto's tactics to turn out black voters This stuff matters. Can you help?
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Rose Sep 4
This feature on a wildly popular raspa stand in the RGV has a little of everything: generational conflict, teenagers dancing on cars, and absurdly large snow cones topped with Hot Cheetos and pickles
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Daniel Blue Tyx Aug 3
A moving profile of Glady Cañas Aguilar, "the angel of Matamoros" whose team of volunteers has been caring for asylum-seekers on the Mexican side of Brownsville's two int'l bridges since May:
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jul 30
The Revolution Will Be Visualized: Local artists collective Las Imaginistas are looking for artists to create iconic images of Resistencia in the Rio Grande Valley:
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jul 24
Let's here it for the Angry Tias and Abuelas of the RIo Grande Valley staying up nights to help asylum-seekers at detention centers and bridges. Great story at :
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Rose Jul 23
"So far Border Patrol hasn’t held a single public meeting in the Valley about its border wall plans." on a letter 40+ advocacy groups sent today asking the agency for more transparency:
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Texas Civil Rights Project Jul 21
Vilma, one of our first 5 clients separated from her child, finally has her 11-year-old son back after 58 days apart. They fled to the U.S. seeking asylum after Vilma’s husband was murdered, only to be separated. Now, together, they can seek asylum.
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Emily Roberts Stone Jul 3
Great read from on exploring the Pedernales.
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jul 5
Writing in , gives a heartrending account of the day-to-day life of an immigration attorney trying to reunite families. He also offers a path out of this mess.
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jul 5
Good to see our beautiful city profiled. Yes, we're angry about a situation beyond our control, but we're also responding: Volunteering, marching, fasting, praying, lawyering, donating. Welcoming.
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jul 2
A high-level delegation of Catholic bishops is in the RGV ministering to children at a detention center. Press conference later today: Many observers watching to see what their response may signal for future advocacy. My story in :
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Oxford American Jun 30
“For Vásquez, riding the Tornado was both a separation and a reunion.” — boards a Tornado bus in hopes of documenting the stories of migrant workers traveling between Mexico and various farming towns in the United States. Read more in
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Sonia Nazario Jun 28
At the border, doctors, advocates worry medical care for immigrants is lacking
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jun 27
"I became a lawyer because I believe in the rule of law and fundamental fairness, not to prosecute babies and send them traveling in planes alone":
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Oxford American Jun 25
“Out of a flailing desire to do something, anything, to push back against the dehumanization and scapegoating of immigrants,” takes a journey on a Tornado bus, hoping to feel the pulse of migrant workers’ lives. Read more in
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Tina Casagrand Jun 22
Not only can you scope a forthcoming Issue 06 story (), BUT you can meet author in a half-hour in our monthly chat:
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jun 21
Looking forward to the Facebook Live Q&A with the New Territory magazine...
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jun 21
Scenes via from the prayer vigil for separated migrant families yesterday in McAllen: . After the service we held candles and walked in silence to the federal courthouse a few blocks away.
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