The following is an excerpt from an article originally published in The Legal Intelligencer. 

If you believe the rhetoric, the U.S.-Mexico border is a repugnant and dangerous place roiling with unseemly people sneaking into our country, smuggling drugs and escaping law enforcement. When I recently visited the border crossing between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, at the Las Americas Bridge over the Rio Grande, I saw a wholly different reality: two communities so integrated that port-of-entry commuter traffic rivaled Philadelphia’s Schuylkill Expressway, and dozens of students chatted warmly as they walked from their high school on the U.S. side to their family homes in Juarez.

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Frank P. Cervone

Support Center for Child Advocates

Frank P. Cervone is the Executive Director of the Support Center for Child Advocates (Child Advocates), the pro bono lawyer program for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia. Prior to his work at Child Advocates, Frank was a Staff Attorney at Delaware County Legal Assistance Association and Adjunct Clinical Professor at Villanova University School of Law, where he instructed law students in domestic-abuse and child-support litigation.  He previously served as counsel for Saint Gabriel's System, an agency providing treatment services for juvenile offenders.

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