While Trump Builds a Wall, Volunteers Build Bridges

Nonprofits and volunteer doctors are emptying their coffers and working overtime to compensate for a lack of coordinated health response at the US-Mexico border.

"The care we are providing we could never have foreseen — or imagined spending what we are spending," said Ana Melgoza of San Ysidro Health, which has spent some $250,000 on care since November.

President Trump declared a national emergency to help fund a border wall, but the government isn’t funneling sufficient money into the unfolding humanitarian crisis in border communities. More than 2 dozen people have died in immigration custody.

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