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SBCC Statement On Waiving Polygraph Test for New Border Agents

SOUTHERN BORDER -  The House of Representatives voted to waive polygraph tests for certain new border agents in an effort to speed up their hiring and ramp up the Trump Administration’s massive deportation force. Continue reading
 

WH Budget: Unnecessary Spending on Border Enforcement Over The Real Needs of Families

SOUTHERN BORDER -- The Trump administration’s budget proposal for the fiscal year 2018 threatens public safety for border communities and national security for all by putting guns and badges into the hands of more agents at Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency notorious for corruption and abuse. This at the expense of critical programs that benefit families across the nation. Continue reading
 

Budget Deal Fails To Rein In Customs and Border Protection

SOUTHERN BORDER -  Congress reached a budget spending deal to fund the Federal government through September that includes more than $1.5 billion to ramp up border militarization and immigration enforcement. Continue reading
 

Sessions, Unicorns and Other Fantasies of Border Lawlessness

  San Diego, CA - Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, wrapped up a weeklong tour of the southern border with yet another photo op with border officials -- but they may have very well been on another planet as their rhetoric of war and lawlessness don’t match up with the realities of our communities. Continue reading
 

Sessions Continues to Insult and Ignore Border Communities

Southern Border Region - Border communities are outraged at Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent comments about the border region during a stop in El Paso, TX, on Thursday, April 20.  Continue reading
 

‘Caravan Against Fear’ Kicks Off Southern Border Leg of 3,500 Mile Journey

San Diego - Join local community and faith leaders this Tuesday, April 18 to help kick off the southern border leg of the Caravan Against Fear, a journey throughout California and across the southern border region to defend immigrant rights, keep families together, and build momentum for the May 1 National Strike. Continue reading
 

Binational Easter Celebration Seeks to Build Bridges, Not Walls

Religious Service at Iconic Border Park Looks to Bring Communities Together San Diego, CA — Community and labor leaders from both sides of the border will join the El Faro: the Border Church / La Iglesia Fronteriza for Easter Celebrations this Sunday, April 16 at Friendship Park, the historic meeting place on the border between San Diego and Tijuana. Continue reading
 

Jeff Sessions, Latest Trump Official to Visit Border, Ignore Border Communities

Southern Border Region - Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be the third high-ranking official from the Trump administration to visit the southern border region without meeting with those most affected by the proposed wall and increased militarization: the residents of border communities.  Continue reading
 

PRESS BRIEFING RECAP: What's Really Going On in the Border Region

Border Communities Go to D.C. to Tell Lawmakers What's Really Going On in the Border Region Washington D.C. - Today, the Southern Border Communities Coalition held a telephonic briefing with residents from across the southern border who are in Washington D.C. this week to share what's really going on in the border region so that lawmakers can be better prepared to make informed decisions about our region. The visit comes as Congress considers spending billions of dollars in taxpayer money on a border wall, and hiring thousands of immigration officers at a time where apprehensions of unauthorized border crossers are at a near-record low. Continue reading
 

Border Communities Go to D.C. to Tell Lawmakers What's Really Going On in the Border Region

Washington D.C. - Residents from across the southern border will be in Washington D.C. this week to share what's really going on in the border region so that lawmakers can be better prepared to make informed decisions about our region. The visit comes as Congress considers spending billions of dollars in taxpayer money on a border wall, and hiring thousands of immigration officers at a time where apprehensions of unauthorized border crossers are at a near-record low. Continue reading
   
 

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