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John Oliver Criticizes Border Patrol's Hiring Surge

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on why hiring more unaccountable Border Patrol agents is a recipe for disaster.  Continue reading
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The Border Wall is a Shame and a Sham!

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a funding bill for military spending. Republican leadership has snuck in $1.6 billion into the bill to begin construction on a border wall expansion.  Continue reading
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Killing of Valeria M. Tachiquin Still Unresolved After 3 Years

  Video: 10 News Investigative Series, Valentin Tachiquin Speaks OutPhotos: Download Zip File San Diego: Today, September 28, marks 3 years since U.S. Border Patrol Agent Justin Tackett shot and killed Valeria Munique Tachiquin in the City of Chula Vista, a San Diego suburb. Valeria Munique was a 32-year-old mother of five and a US citizen who was killed by a federal agent with a history of civil and human rights violations at his previous career as an Imperial County sheriff's deputy. In a termination letter issued by Imperial County Sheriff's Department Chief Sharon Housouer, Tackett was described as a deputy who could not be "trusted with a badge or a gun," yet the Border Patrol hired Tackett. He ended up killing Valeria who was not the subject of the search warrant being served that day. Continue reading
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Border Communities: Incoming U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Must Commit to Advancing Accountability & Transparency Agenda

Roughly two-thirds of the U.S. population live within the 100-mile border zone where interactions with U.S. Border Patrol agents have become commonplace during commutes to work, school or to run errands. Similarly, enormous numbers of tourists and border residents cross ports of entry every day from Detroit, Michigan to El Paso, Texas. Continue reading
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McAleenan Should Not Get a Free Pass for Top CBP Post

Kevin McAleenan, the acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner, will have a Senate hearing this Thursday where he hopes to be one step closer from removing the word “acting" from his job title.  Continue reading
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New Report Exposes Inadequacies of Customs and Border Protection Complaint and Oversight

The Kino Border Initiative, a member of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, and the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the U.S., the organization that represents the Jesuits, the largest religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church, released a report shedding light on inadequacies within the Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) complaint and oversight system when it comes to investigating allegations of abuse. Continue reading
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How effective is border security?

  By Alex Nowrasteh and Patrick Eddington Border security is a major issue this election cycle. Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are all calling for a border wall and vast increases in Border Patrol to stop the flow of illegal immigrants. The truth is, over the past 15 years, we’ve dramatically increased border enforcement. And instead of needing more, we may be going too far already. Continue reading
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Gov. Robert Bentley orders Alabama National Guard to Arizona to help guard U.S./Mexico border

  By Leada Gore A small contingent from the Alabama National Guard has been ordered to Arizona to help protect the U.S. border with Mexico, Gov. Robert Bentley's office announced Tuesday. A UH-72 helicopter and three pilots from Alabama will be serving in Marana, Arizona. The move comes at the request of the National Guard Bureau, Bentley's office said. Continue reading
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San Diego Named 6th Best City For Coffee Fanatics

  By Kristina Bravo Seattle may still be king when it comes to coffee, but San Diego isn't too far behind in the latest ranking of the best cities for java fanatics. Continue reading
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SBCC Opposes Legislative Attacks On Immigrant Communities

We are proud to announce that the Southern Border Communities Coalition along with over 400 organizations signed a letter urging members of the House of Representatives to oppose the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act, H.R. 3003 and Kate’s Law, H.R. 3004. Continue reading
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