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What’s Really Going on in the Southern Border

The Southern Border region is one of the most diverse, economically vibrant, and safest areas of the country, home to about 15 million people. It is a place of hope and opportunity, not fear and conflict. President Trump is throwing a tantrum and now threatening to declare a national emergency by spewing blatant lies about the border and our communities in a sinister attempt to justify his deadly, wasteful and harmful border wall. President Trump is wrong to use federal workers and their families, along with asylum seekers, immigrant youth, border communities or anybody else as political bargaining chips for a hateful campaign promise. The only crisis we see in our communities is one stemming from excessive, unchecked militarization - and a humanitarian crisis of Trump’s own making. Continue reading
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#ShutDownStories: What Federal Workers Are Saying About the Wall

Single mothers trying to feed their kids. Nervous parents anxious about losing their home. Federal contractors who will never see a retroactive penny for the work they’ve done. All because Trump closed down huge parts of the government until he gets his deadly, harmful and wasteful wall. Continue reading
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How to Help Immigrant Families in the Southern Border

Trump has created a manufactured crisis in the southern border to justify his deadly, harmful and wasteful wall. Recently, it closed the San Ysidro Port of Entry as border agents fired tear gas and rubber bullets at men, women and children seeking asylum at the busiest border crossing in the world. Continue reading
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'Why Walls Don’t Work' From The People Who LIVE In The Southern Border Region

Living in the Southern Border region--one of the most diverse, economically vibrant, and safest areas of the country, home to about 15 million people--we've seen decade after decade, policymakers push to militarize our communities with policies that erase the civil and human rights and quality of life of those of us who live, work and travel through the borderlands. Now President Trump wants to finish building a border wall, further endangering people, communities, and the environment. Meanwhile, we know that #WallsDontWork, and here are 10 reasons why: Continue reading
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Over 200 Organizations Sign on to letter Urging Congress to Reduce Funding to Harmful Border Militarization

Over 200 organizations signed and delivered a letter to bipartisan leadership in both the Senate and the House, urging congress to reduce funding for Trump's harmful border militarization and immigration enforcement policies.  Continue reading
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10 Reasons Why #WallsDontWork

  Download as a PDF The Southern Border region is one of the most diverse, economically vibrant, and safest areas of the country, home to about 15 million people. For decades, policymakers have pushed to militarize the southern border region with policies that are detrimental to the civil and human rights and quality of life of those who live, work and travel through the borderlands. Now President Trump wants to finish building a border wall, further endangering people, wildlife and the environment. As we have seen throughout history, #WallsDontWork. Continue reading
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100+ Members of Congress oppose troops at border

On November 1, over a hundred members of Congress sent a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis requesting answers to the deployment of soldiers to the Southern border. Continue reading
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Q&A With Jenn Budd

Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) launched a new video series called “Breaking the Green Line” featuring Jenn Budd, a former Senior Border Patrol Agent and San Diego Sector Intelligence Officer. Budd left the Border Patrol after witnessing firsthand the corruption and abuse that has become a staple of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and specifically Border Patrol, going back several decades.   Continue reading
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Q&A with Johana Bencomo: SBCC’s New Co-Chair!

  “I’m a small-town girl!” laughs Johana Bencomo, Director of Community Organizing at New Mexico Comunidades en Acción y De Fé (NMCAFé), a faith-based organization located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Though much of her life has been spent in small towns, Johana brings big goals and aspirations to her work within NMCAFé, and as the newly-appointed Co-chair of the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC). Continue reading
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SBCC Joins Over 200 Organizations Calling on Congress to End Trump’s “Zero-Tolerance” Immigration Policy

SBCC joined over 200 civil rights, racial justice, and faith-based organizing groups in signing a letter sent to Congressional leaders this week, calling on elected officials to end the Trump Administration’s “Zero-Tolerance” immigration policy. The letter states that the “Zero-Tolerance” immigration policy, created by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has resulted in the mass persecutions of immigrants, family separation, and the transfer of children to detention centers or federal foster care programs. The letter calls on Congress to repeal the policies that make migration a crime, and to oppose anti-immigrant legislation that expands these laws that would make it easier to convict and incarcerate immigrants for longer periods of time. Continue reading
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