Lorena Figueroa, El Paso Times

Lorena Figueroa

El Paso Times

El Paso, TX, United States

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Past articles by Lorena:

Coalition urges US to free Mexican journalist

The Borderland Immigration Council is urging U.S. immigration officials to release a Mexican journalist seeking asylum. → Read More

Audit justifies no tax hike for fire, EMS, county says

The audit, presented to El Paso County Commissioners Court on Monday, reinforced the court’s decision to oppose the districts’ proposal for a tax increase, Judge Veronica Escobar said. → Read More

Meth blamed for Juárez violence; 200 dead this year

The worst of Juárez’s violence from a years ago appears to be making a comeback, despite efforts to contain it. → Read More

Drug boss threatens governor, journalists

"You wanted a war, now you have it,” said the narco-message in Spanish allegedly signed by a top leader of the Juárez cartel. → Read More

Students want UTEP to become 'sanctuary' campus

A UTEP student campaign named Education Not Deportation wants the university to become a "sanctuary" campus for undocumented immigrant students. → Read More

Trump's immigration plan driving some into hiding

Experts said President Trump’s immigration policies weigh more than the border wall because they represent a real threat to El Paso, where about 60,000 of its residents are undocumented immigrants. → Read More

Historical commission's Duranguito stand on hold

The El Paso County Historical Commission will further study the significance of the Duranguito area. → Read More

Civil rights suit planned over immigrant's arrest

A civil rights lawsuit is among a series of actions that the Border Network for Human Rights plans in defense of Jesús Vasquez, who faces deportation. → Read More

UN ranks Juárez 100th in Mexican urban prosperity

Despite economic growth and efforts to provide residents with a better quality of life, Juárez lags in prosperity. → Read More

Mexico looks into El Paso jail hanging death

The Mexican government is investigating the hanging death of an El Paso jail inmate arrested on an immigration charge. → Read More

Oregon 'gringo' lives American dream on border

Lincoln Smith has been living the American dream on the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

US citizen's dad stopped by DPS faces deportation

Jesús Vasquez, 22, was stopped by the DPS on Saturday in Montana Vista over tinted windows and now faces deportation. → Read More

Mexican leader López Obrador to visit El Paso

The leader of Mexico’s National Regeneration Movement party, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will be in El Paso on Monday. → Read More

USAID to award Juárez grant to help curb violence

Mexico will receive $25 million in U.S. federal funds to help curb violence in cities like Juárez where homicides have spiked in recent months, officials said. → Read More

Juarez becoming a sanctuary city for deportees

Juarez is preparing for an expected influx of deportees who'll end up in the border city following President Donald Trump's crack down on illegal immigration. → Read More

Six men executed in Juárez as killings mount

Wave of violence has hit Juárez, authorities said. → Read More

Americans with no passport at border face fines

EL PASO - U.S. citizens returning to the country without a passport could soon face fines. → Read More

Juárez reports 6 execution-style slayings in 2 days

EL PASO - Another wave of violence has hit Juárez with the execution-style slayings of six men in different incidents the past two days. → Read More

Pope to send message to pilgrims at Sun Bowl

Pope Francis will be able to see through live video streaming the pilgrims at Sun Bowl Stadium watching the papal Mass. → Read More

Tips offered on crossing to Mexico to see pope

Mexican officials say U.S. residents with tickets for the papal Mass Feb. 17 should avoid the Bridge of the Americas. → Read More