Money for Hospital Beds, Not Trump’s Wall

On February 27, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, unveiled a bill that had the potential to positively affect the lives of millions of Americans. It was intended to immediately divert money from President Donald Trump’s border wall to the U.S. response to the coronavirus. At the time, we could...

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Kino Border Initiative

Sister Engracia Robles and Lupita Flores were sharing coffee one afternoon several years ago discussing the recent increase in homeless migrant families appearing on the streets of Nogales, Sonora.  The children appeared so thin and pale, “their lips were white with thirst and hunger,” they noted with dismay, unlike the...

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I Used to Run ICE. We Need to Release the Nonviolent Detainees.

With more than 37,000 detainees closely confined in facilities across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers are extremely susceptible to outbreaks of infectious diseases. The design of these facilities requires inmates to remain in close contact with one another—the opposite of the social distancing now recommended for...

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