Testimony on Proposed Yuma Border Barrier Projects

I would like to express my deep concern and opposition to further extension of the border wall from the Colorado River eastward toward the Tinajas Altas Mountains, after personally seeing the damage done by Homeland Security’s construction contractors to other sacred sites, shrines and burials at Quitobaquito Springs. There will...

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Protect our health care workers — halt border wall construction

As a public health professional working to prevent illness in our U.S.-Mexico border communities, I am shocked that the non-essential construction of Trump’s border wall continues despite national, state and local emergency declarations. My organization, the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center, (SEAHEC) is tasked with helping develop a prepared...

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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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