Putting Our Country to the Test

The crisis on the US southern border is spiraling out of control and testing this country’s real commitment to humanitarian needs and basic human rights. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has been monitoring this situation and urging swift action be taken to resolve a disturbing and potentially deadly situation. In its official response the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) described the situation as “an acute and worsening crisis”, but during interviews with OIG senior managers of the CPB described it as “a ticking time bomb”.

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A Bigger Pie for Everyone

Erica Alfaro just got her master’s degree in education from San Diego State University. In her graduation photo she decided to honor her father and mother by taking a photo in the fruit fields where her mother still works. Her parents were not able to go to school, but they inspired in her a respect for education, achievement, and opportunity. Now she will be using her talents to help our next generation build a brighter future for all of us. We at the Pluralism Project congratulate Erica, and pass along our respect to her family’s sacrifice and hard work that allowed her to achieve her goals.

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Nicholas Detweiler