Joel Ortiz

Air traffic controller in Southern California and regional vice president of the National Air Traffic Controller Association's Western Pacific Union

Air traffic controller in Southern California and regional vice president of the National Air Traffic Controller Association's Western Pacific Union

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The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

The only way to fix it is to end it

The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

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