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SCOTUS on Cross-Border Shooting: Constitution Doesn’t Travel With Bullet

SOUTHERN BORDER — In a blow to justice for victims of border patrol deaths, the Supreme court voted 5-4 to deny the parents of Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca from suing the border patrol agent who shot their unarmed 15-year-old son in a cross-border shooting in 2010. Continue reading
 

Defund Hate Coalition Condemns Trump’s Anti-Immigrant FY21 Budgets, Calls on Congress to Act

Washington, DC — The Defund Hate Coalition issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021:  “For his final budget proposal before the election, the Trump administration is clear on its core motivations: a wholesale, hate-fueled attack on immigrants. Continue reading
 

Trump Grants Secrecy Powers to CBP, Further Enabling Culture of Abuse and Impunity

SOUTHERN BORDER — On January 31, the Trump Administration granted U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) special privileges and exemptions that further exacerbate the agency’s lack of transparency and culture of abuse and impunity.   Continue reading
 

HISTORIC: Berkeley Becomes First City to Pass ‘New Border Vision’ Resolution

City Council vote follows Berkeley Unified School District support of guiding light for rights-respecting borders BERKELEY, CA — On Tuesday, January 28th, Berkeley became the first city to pass a resolution supporting a New Border Vision, a framework for well-functioning borders for the 21st century developed by the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC).  Continue reading
 

Trump Steals and Cheats Again in Latest Effort to Divert Funds for Border Wall

SOUTHERN BORDER —  The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration plans to ignore Congress yet again by siphoning off an additional $7.2 billion that Congress just appropriated for the Pentagon and divert it to build more harmful, deadly and useless border wall. Continue reading
 

CBP Death Tracker: More Than 100 Dead Since 2010

SOUTHERN BORDER — A Congolese woman who was seeking safety in our country along with her husband and two children became the 101st person to die in the past decade while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This according to data compiled by the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), which has been tracking deaths in Border Patrol custody since 2010. The mother died on Christmas day. Continue reading
 

Federal Court Rules Trump Border Wall Illegal

OAKLAND — A federal court today ruled that President Trump’s use of emergency powers to divert $3.6 billion in military construction funds for the border wall is unlawful. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Sierra Club v. Trump, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the Sierra Club and the  Southern Border Communities Coalition. Continue reading
 

Delegation of Border Residents in DC This Week

WASHINGTON DC —  It’s a big week in Washington DC as SCOTUS hears oral arguments on the future of DACA with mass mobilizations expected at the front doors of the Supreme Court.  The justices will have their hands full as they will also hear oral arguments in the case of Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca, a teenager who was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent while he was standing in Mexico. The highest court will eventually have to decide if the Constitution travels across the border with the bullets fired from the guns of federal agents. All of this while Congress finalizes negotiations for a continuing resolution to prevent another government shutdown with billions of dollars on the line for Trump’s destructive border wall. Continue reading
 

New Poll Reveals Majority of Voters in Southern Border States Disapprove of Trump’s Border Policies

Voters have a ‘crisis of confidence’ in Trump’s approach to border, immmigration  A recording of the call is available here.  To read the report, click here Washington, DC – Earlier today, immigration experts and advocates from across the southern border gathered on a press call to discuss the findings of a new poll by the U.S. Immigration Policy Center’s poll which asked voters in the four southern border states what they think about the country’s border and immigration policies, and what they would like to see happen. With less than a year until the 2020 elections, voters at the Southwest border are facing a “crisis in confidence” in Trump’s immigration policies. Continue reading
 

Survey: Asylum Families Face Fear, Violence and Homelessness in Mexico

SOUTHERN BORDER — Nearly 9 out of every 10 asylum-seekers expressed fear to U.S. immigration officials of being forced to wait for their court hearings in Mexico, and according to a new report, they had a good reason to be fearful. Continue reading
   
 

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