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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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Gus Bova Feb 11
BREAKING: Butterfly Refuge Files Restraining Order Against Feds Over Border Wall Construction
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The Texas Observer Feb 5
Can a Beloved Texas State Park Survive Trump’s Wall?
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Melissa del Bosque Jan 22
I discovered that burial sites were bulldozed in S.Texas a decade ago to build the border wall. One of many reasons why residents are so concerned at lack of transparency, accountability from in building a wall now
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jan 10
"I wish you would visit us...Regardless of who we are and where we came from, we remain part of the human family and are called to live in solidarity with one another."
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jan 10
Except he is only staying for three hours. .
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Melissa del Bosque Jan 9
touches down in McAllen, Tx Thurs on his “border crisis tour.” But the only crisis is rampant violations of privacy and civil liberties of border residents. McAllen among the most heavily surveilled, policed U.S. communities in the country
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jan 9
Trump is coming to town tomorrow and my 6-year-old is panicked. "What will happen to the refugees?" she asks. I try to explain: He's just one person, nothing will change because he's here, and he probably won't even talk with refugees. "Then why's he coming?" she wants to know.
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jan 8
I was honored to appear on 's "The Robust Opposition" to talk about how border communities are responding to Trump's cruel and shortsighted border policies--and how people across the country can support their work:
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jan 7
Good to see an article focused on asylum solutions, beginning with reinstating successful programs that provide humane alternatives to detention and give children the chance to apply for refugee status at home. From :
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Daniel Blue Tyx Jan 6
Looking forward to joining The Robust Opposition with to talk about my upcoming book "Angry Tias and Guerrilla Lawyers: A Summer of Resistance on the U.S.-Mexico Border."
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Daniel Blue Tyx Dec 19
has created a wish list of items needed for asylum seekers at the border. Items can be shipped to the Angry Tias and Abuelas who will then deliver them to the bridges and bus stations where people continue to wait:
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Daniel Blue Tyx Dec 18
The Catholic Church and legendary priest Roy Snipes are fighting to save the 120-year-old La Lomita Chapel from the border wall. It's a special place for hundreds of RGV residents (including me). has this haunting profile in the :
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Daniel Blue Tyx Dec 18
"What happened to Jakelin is not an aberration, but rather the predictable outgrowth of the dehumanizing practices that define U.S. border policy": a chilling op-ed by writer and former Border Patrol agent Francisco Cantu:
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Daniel Blue Tyx Dec 1
Replying to @danielbluetyx
For more on the history of the Porvenir massacre and the marker controversy, here is the original article:
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Daniel Blue Tyx Dec 1
The unveiling will not be the final word. Descendants are planning new gatherings. has written a soon-to-be-published Porvenir Massacre entry for the Handbook. continues to remember state-sanctioned violence at events statewide.
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Daniel Blue Tyx Dec 1
Epilogue on story: unveiled the Porvenir Massacre marker yesterday in Marfa. Most who derailed the Sept. 1 ceremony planned by descendants on stage w/ speaking roles, while sponsors not mentioned until very end. Video:
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Univ of Texas Press Nov 28
“It’s hard to commemorate such a period of violence, in the midst of another ongoing humanitarian crisis, when this period of violence shaped the institutions of policing that we have today.” on entrenched racism in for
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Terry Canales Nov 27
Thank you to for helping bring closure to Texas families who are still grieving the loss of their family members to state-sanctioned violence along the Texas/Mexico border between 1915 to 1918.
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Laura Moser Nov 27
On , consider supporting independent journalism, like this project has been reporting since the summer, about how grassroots activists are responding to the tragedy of family separation at the border.
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Rose Nov 27
In September, when we learned that had put a historical marker for the Porvenir massacre on hold, I asked to look into it. He brought back this truly wild story, which shows how deeply entrenched racism still is in Texas (1/5)
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