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September 26, 2006

TNS Story Graveyard: Fences = Reform?

Here lies one of the crucial news topics that may never be probed by a hard-hitting, progressive independent news outlet if TNS is unable to reach its pledge goal...

After fueling protests across the country, the immigration debate is now sputtering to a standstill on Capitol Hill. According to the corporate media, the "reform" effort has now taken the shape of $21 billion in funding for immigration enforcement – with some residual debate over a proposed 700-mile border fence.

Though mainstream reporters have fixated on Washington, TNS has turned to the communities struggling for political visibility. From the everyday plight of undocumented workers to the evolution of the immigrant-rights movement, our coverage is always guided by deeper questions than just how wide to build the fence.

If TNS were to shut down, what other news outlet would amplify the voices of immigrants over the wrangling of politicians? Help us keep asking the tough questions. Pledge today.

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The NewStandard ceased publishing on April 27, 2007.