A Modern-Day WPA

Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Public Works Administration (PWA) in 1933 as part of the New Deal in response to the Great Depression.  The PWA spent over $7 billion between 1933 and 1939 administering the construction of 34,000 projects, including dams, airports, bridges, new schools, and hospitals that provided meaningful...

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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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How to Capitalize on Immigration Reform

An Open Letter to President Trump and Supporters DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival youth who were brought to the United States illegally as minor children by their parents. President Obama established the program by executive order in 2012.  Eligible DACA recipients receive two-year renewable deferrals from deportation...

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