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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

Border-Wide Actions on the 25th Anniversary of Operation Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper’s walls went up in San Diego in 1994 and spread across the southern border, leaving a trail of death and destruction while laying the foundation for the cruel and inhumane border policies of today SOUTHERN BORDER — The Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) will mark the 25th anniversary of Operation Gatekeeper this Tuesday, October 1st with a series of border-wide actions from San Diego, CA to Brownsville, TX. Southern border communities are condemning the deadly 1994 federal policy and are calling for policies that expand public safety, protect human rights, and welcome residents and newcomers. Continue reading

Day of the Disappeared: Families Honor Their Loved Ones Lost on the Southern Border

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today, the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) and the Colibrí Center for Human Rights will commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared with concurrent vigils across the country to honor the more than 5,500 people who have disappeared because of the dangerous and deadly militarization of our southern border.  Continue reading

Trump Raids Military Funds to Pay for His Vanity Wall

SOUTHERN BORDER — This week the Trump administration plans to divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects to fund the building of more dangerous, deadly and unsafe border wall.  Continue reading

Groups Slam Trump Border Wall Proposals in South Texas

New Letter Urges Trump Administration to Stop Wall Construction Amidst Legal Questions, Unpreventable Damage RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX—Today, human rights, conservation, and faith-based organizations called for the halt of proposed border wall construction in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley-- a 95-mile project Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows will cut through communities and public lands in the region.   Continue reading


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