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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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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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Neta Jun 20
Asylum seekers are still waiting to be processed as of this morning at the Brownsville/Matamoros international bridge. They slept on the bridge last night, despite rain and thunderstorms that have left many streets and highways flooded across the .
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jun 20
Tonight in McAllen, another vigil.
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Emmy Pérez Jun 20
Lots of thunder & rain during the still dark sleeping hours here in McAllen, TX. Both my small children woke up at different times afraid. One stayed awake a long time with me. Kept thinking about the babies & small children detained close by w/out the comfort of their parents.
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