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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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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Testimony of Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan, for the House Committee on Appropriations and its Subcommittee on Homeland Security

My name is Gary Paul Nabhan and I am an Ecumenical Franciscan Brother who has lived and worked on the U.S./Mexico border as a seasonal park ranger, farmer, conservational biologist and facilitator of interfaith and intertribal gatherings since 1978. I live now live in Patagonia, Arizona 18 miles from the...

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