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USA: Why the Border Crisis is a Myth – Judge Veronica Escobar | The New York Times

 ***This essay was written and published in 2014 and is relevant in 2021

EL PASO — TO hear the national news media tell the story, you would think my city, El Paso, and others along the Texas-Mexico border were being overrun by children — tens of thousands of them, some with their mothers, arriving from Central America in recent months, exploiting an immigration loophole to avoid deportation and putting a fatal strain on border state resources.

There is no denying the impact of this latest immigration wave or the need for more resources. BUT THERE IS NO CRISIS. Local communities like mine have done an amazing job of assisting these migrants.        Continue reading