Op-Ed: 911 on the U.S.-Mexico border

Here's the link to an op-ed I wrote for the Guardianhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/21/first-responders-migrants-immigration-policy 

In it, I argue that the federal government must create a mechanism to fund firefighters and paramedics without requiring fire departments to go through the border patrol to get reimbursed for the care they provide to injured migrants, thereby putting an end to a practice that makes emergency responders accomplices in immigration policing .