CBP Continues Pattern of Justifying Agents’ Excessive Use of Force
Nov17

CBP Continues Pattern of Justifying Agents’ Excessive Use of Force

U.S. Southern Border Region – The Southern Border Communities Coalition(SBCC) is disappointed by the National Use of Force Review Board’s (NUFRB) findings of four use-of-force incidents involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents and officers. The incidents occurred in both southern and northern border states, including California, Arizona, Washington State and New York. You can read the cases here. The...

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Border Advocates Gather in El Paso To Fight Militarization of Border
Nov15

Border Advocates Gather in El Paso To Fight Militarization of Border

EL PASO, TX – Border and immigrant advocates gather in this border city for a three-day conference to organize and mobilize border communities to protect their rights, dignity, and quality of life. President-elect Trump has made border security a top priority, and the Southern Border Communities Coalition and its allies are preparing to push back against any efforts to build a wall and further militarize our nation’s...

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Customs and Border Protection Moves Forward With Body-Worn Cameras
Sep15

Customs and Border Protection Moves Forward With Body-Worn Cameras

Move is a huge win for border communities; push for more transparency and accountability continues   Washington D.C./Southern Border Region – Today marks a step forward to improve the quality of life for Southern Border residents as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) begins the process of purchasing body-worn cameras. These devices will help achieve the common-sense goals of added transparency, accountability, and...

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It’s Time To Scale Back Border Patrol Checkpoints
Sep12

It’s Time To Scale Back Border Patrol Checkpoints

Incoming Chief Mark Morgan urged to bring transparency and accountability reforms during key oversight committee hearing Washington D.C. –  Unaccountable, highly intrusive Border Patrol interior checkpoints have infringed on the quality of life of border residents, resulting in unchecked cases of excessive force, racial profiling and widespread civil and human liberties abuses  — all at a high cost, but with questionable...

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Man Dies After Encounter with CBP in Laredo, Texas
Jul22

Man Dies After Encounter with CBP in Laredo, Texas

Southern Border Region – July 19, 2016 –  Last week, another life was lost during an encounter with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agency. According to CBP, on July 15, 2016, Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents subdued a male in Laredo, Texas near the river. While escorting the man to the vehicle, the man became unresponsive. Laredo Emergency Medical Services arrived and transported the man to a local hospital...

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CBP Revives Bad Idea to Use Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters for Local Law Enforcement
Jul05

CBP Revives Bad Idea to Use Border Patrol Agents as Interpreters for Local Law Enforcement

Policy was scrapped in 2012 because it eroded community trust and made everybody less safe Washington D.C./Northern and Southern Border Regions – Today, border advocacy groups across the United States stand firm against the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol’s (CBP) perplexing decision to reintroduce the so-called Interpretation Assistance policy. Essentially, this policy has Border Patrol agents interpreting one minute for...

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