Field Notes

Reversing the Damage of the Border Wall: New Issues and New Resources

March 2, 2021

Although Biden’s presidential proclamation to pause wall construction was welcome news, it has not been the policy fix we had hoped for. In the Sky Island region, construction continued right up to and—in some locations like the Pajarito Mountains—past the 7-day period given to contractors to wind down their operations.  And now, although wall construction has stopped in most places, road construction continues in the remote Pajarito Mountains where partners have documented active bulldozing. Because the work…
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What President Biden’s Border Wall Proclamation Means for The Borderlands

January 21, 2021

  Inauguration Day is finally behind us. The Biden-Harris administration took oath yesterday and ushered in new hope for many—hope that racial, economic, environmental, and health injustices (among too many other current crises to name, but are all just as important) will be made right in the days, weeks, and months ahead.  Yesterday afternoon, President Biden took the first step toward fulfilling his campaign…
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