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Caroline Faria

Geographer, UT Austin

Caroline Faria, Ph.D., a Public Voices Fellow, is a feminist political geographer at the University of Texas at Austin.

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A better place to build a wall

For President Trump, improving the security of Americans lies in bolstering a defense system that is “stretched far too thin.” This affirms a Republican ethos on safety and security and yet we know, from years of work in economically distressed communities, that these cuts target the very security systems — social, educational, emotional and health — that children rely upon to survive and thrive.