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The 1915 Massacre revives a push for historical markers acknowledging the slayings, along with the era's anti-Mexican rhetoric: underlying elements in headlines about securing the US-Mexico border in the Trump era: militia group detaining migrants in New Mexico, the US citizens asked for ID when border agents in Montana heard them speak Spanish, the humanitarian crisis faced by migrant children and Trump's racist tweets insisting Congresswomen of color leave the United States.
Bazán, 67, and Longoria, 49, were US citizens and prominent landowners of Mexican heritage: Longoria was a US postmaster, a certified school teacher and an elected Hidalgo County commissioner; Bazán, even in old age, was known to help area farmers translate Spanish agricultural terms to English. The men had traveled that day to the Texas Rangers camp at a nearby ranch to report stolen horses,