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NPT Juxtapose: Immigration prison burns, surely to be filled again soon

Fun with juxtaposition:

From Tom Barry, writing for the Americas Program: The Reeves County Detention Center started burning again on Wednesday night, and the billowing clouds of smoke could be seen for many miles across the northern reaches of the Chihuahua Desert. There’s nothing much here except abandoned ranch houses, still oil pumps, endless stretches of creosote and tar bush—and a prison for immigrants on fire. [link]

From any one of numerous national stories (this one from a Washington state television station): The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has 11,000 positions it wants to fill across the country. You can apply today at Blaine during the agency’s National Career Day. Most of the open jobs are front line positions that can pay nearly $60,000 after a few years. [link]


Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 10, 2009 at 10:30 am

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