Oct 6, 2011

The Border: Rick Perry Is Wrong About El Paso

NYTimes.com: "ACCORDING to many of the leading Republican presidential candidates, including my governor, Rick Perry, the border between Texas and Mexico is among the most dangerous in the world..

..Those of us who actually live along the border know otherwise. El Paso, the largest city along the United States-Mexico border, is also one of the country’s safest cities and the heart of a vibrant binational community.

The region has its problems — our sister city across the border, Ciudad Juárez, has been ravaged by Mexico’s drug war — but a focus on a quasi-military approach ignores the need for real solutions to our economic and social challenges."

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