Cruelty and incompetence on the border

Like most Americans, we have been sickened by the sights and sounds of children torn away from their families at the border. President Trump’s separation policy was designed for maximum deterrence against immigrants seeking asylum or crossing the border. And whether by incompetence or by intent, Trump’s administration had no...

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Trump’s wall puts local communities at risk

During the 2016 campaign, “Build the Wall,” was a recurrent refrain that got applause and fed Donald Trump’s oversized ego. As President, he has solidified that slogan in his spending priorities that include increased militarization of our southwestern borderlands, including higher, stronger and longer walls. They are necessary to protect...

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