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Senate Supplemental Bill Fails to Provide Safeguards for Migrant Children

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today, in a 84-8 vote, the Senate passed their own version of a Fiscal Year 2019 supplemental budget allocating an additional $4.6 billion to government agencies in response to the humanitarian crisis at the border. Continue reading
 

Two Infants, One Toddler, and a Young Mother are the Latest Victims of Trump’s Deadly Border Policies

SOUTHERN BORDER — The long shadow of the deadly border wall has claimed the lives of four more victims, which include two infants, a toddler and a young woman, according to reports from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading
 

Trump Terrorizes Communities with Threats of Massive ICE Raids

SOUTHERN BORDER — In a continued onslaught on vulnerable communities purely for political gain, President Trump has threatened to have U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conduct mass roundup raids of migrant families, including children. Continue reading
 

The Senate Supplemental Hurts More Than It Helps

Washington, DC — In response to the $4.6 billion Emergency Border Supplemental that passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Defund Hate coalition released the following statement: Continue reading
 

Deadly Border Policies Killed Three More People This Week

TEXAS — Only days after the tragic death of 25-year-old Johana Medina Leon, a trans woman from El Salvador seeking asylum who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, come reports of two more deaths from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Continue reading
 

Historic: House Moves to Shield Millions from Deportation

SOUTHERN BORDER —  The House of Representatives took a bold step today to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation by passing, 237-187, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 — and did so without adding any more walls, agents or detention centers. Continue reading
 

Federal Court Blocks Border Wall Construction in National Emergency Challenge

OAKLAND, Calif. — A federal court today issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration from constructing the president’s border wall using funds illegally transferred from military accounts, including pension and pay funds, under counterdrug authorities. Construction using the illicit funds was scheduled to begin as early as tomorrow, May 25th. Continue reading
 

Dream and Promise Act Must Remain ‘Clean’

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today, the Dream Act of 2019 and the American Promise Act of 2019 cleared the House Judiciary Committee without amendments that would sacrifice any of our communities, including southern border communities. Continue reading
 

Mounting Death Toll: Fifth Child Dies While in Immigration Detention

Welasco, Texas — The Defund Hate coalition and local immigrant rights groups mourn the loss of yet another life while in immigration detention. The 16-year-old child, named Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on May 13, and found unresponsive in his cell during a wellness check on the morning of May 20th. Continue reading
 

Time to Move from Myopic Enforcement to Good Border Governance

SOUTHERN BORDER — As border communities call for radically changing the way we manage our borders with a new vision for good border governance, the Trump administration is doubling down on the myopic enforcement-only policies of the past. Continue reading
   
 

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