“The Southern Border Communities Coalition unifies the voices of border residents across the US-Mexico border region. It is serves as a platform to advocate for a better quality of life for our dynamic communities, and for policymakers to gain a grounded perspective about our human rights needs.”
Pedro Rios serves as the director of the American Friends Service Committee’s U.S./Mexico Border Program and has been on staff with AFSC for 13 years. He is also chairperson for the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium, a coalition of 34 organizations in San Diego working to support the rights of immigrants.
A native San Diegan, Mr. Rios has worked on immigrant rights and border issues for over 20 years. Mr. Rios oversees a program that documents abuses by law enforcement agencies, collaborates with community groups, advocates for policy change, and works with migrant communities. He holds a masters degree in Ethnic Studies.