Organizations Urge Oversight Hearings on Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders (House)
Mar13

Organizations Urge Oversight Hearings on Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders (House)

Recently, the Southern Border Communities Coalition joined over 130 organizations in a letter calling on the Senate and House Judiciary Committees to hold rigorous oversight hearings of the Trump immigration executive orders. Check out the letters below. Letter to the Senate Letter to the House...

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SBCC Statement on New Data Showing a Decline in  Apprehensions of Border Crossers
Mar09

SBCC Statement on New Data Showing a Decline in Apprehensions of Border Crossers

SAN DIEGO, CA –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently released data showing a decline in the apprehension of unauthorized border crossers. Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego and Co-Chair of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, stated the following: “The flow of undocumented people to the United States has been low for several years, and the recent declines in apprehensions are consistent with...

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How San Diego Built a Bridge Over the Wall
Mar09

How San Diego Built a Bridge Over the Wall

A simple pedestrian crossing created the world’s first true binational airport, and boosted the economies on both sides of the border By Ethan Epstein SAN DIEGO—Around lunchtime two days before Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration last month, some 200 business and civic leaders from San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, gathered here in a hotel ballroom downtown for an event hosted by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. As the...

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Best CBP estimates say hiring could take decade
Mar08

Best CBP estimates say hiring could take decade

By Tal Kopan Washington (CNN)Optimistic internal estimates say that it could still take five to 10 years for Customs and Border Protection to hire all the additional agents President Donald Trump has ordered, even if the agency gets a wish list of requests to make hiring easier, according to documents obtained by CNN. CBP has long struggled to even keep up with attrition in its ranks, and was staffed below currently targeted levels...

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Profiling Concerns in Wake of Deputy’s Death
Mar07

Profiling Concerns in Wake of Deputy’s Death

By Anne Schindler The death of Nassau County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Oliver was a gut-wrenching loss for local law enforcement. It also shined a spotlight on a practice few knew about. Oliver died while chasing a suspect into traffic. But it wasn’t his suspect. He’d been asked to act as backup for a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agent stopping a truck full of Hispanic-looking men. “They are hunting people,” complains one Fernandina...

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Americans and Mexicans living at the border are more connected than divided
Mar07

Americans and Mexicans living at the border are more connected than divided

By Michael Dear In 2002, I began traveling the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border on both sides. From Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, the border measures almost 2,000 miles. What distinguished my journey was that I began traveling well before the idea of fortifying the U.S.-Mexico border entered public consciousness. Inadvertently, I became witness to the wall’s construction and its impact on the lives of border dwellers,...

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