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Border Communities Go to D.C. to Tell Lawmakers What's Really Going On in the Border Region

Washington D.C. - Residents from across the southern border will be in Washington D.C. this week to share what's really going on in the border region so that lawmakers can be better prepared to make informed decisions about our region. The visit comes as Congress considers spending billions of dollars in taxpayer money on a border wall, and hiring thousands of immigration officers at a time where apprehensions of unauthorized border crossers are at a near-record low. Continue reading

What Border Communities Really Need (HINT: Not More Walls or Agents)

SOUTHERN BORDER —  Today, the White House officially requested $3 billion from Congress to push ahead with its misguided plans to build more walls along the southern border while laying the groundwork to hire thousands more immigration officers. In response, the  Southern Border Communities Coalition has released the following statement: Continue reading

SBCC Statement on New Data Showing a Decline in Apprehensions of Border Crossers

SAN DIEGO, CA –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently released data showing a decline in the apprehension of unauthorized border crossers. Continue reading

New Footage in Border Death Emerges As U.S. Gov’t Settles With Victim’s Family for $1 Million

San Diego, CA –  New footage has recently become available of the events taking place at the Border Patrol station which preceded the 2010 brutal death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas at the hands of border agents as the U.S. government finalizes a $1 million settlement with the victim’s family. Continue reading

Speaker Ryan, Talk To Border Communities Too!

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION – Today, Speaker Paul Ryan [R-WI] of the U.S. House of Representatives is visiting McAllen, Texas to meet with Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol officials. Continue reading

Recap: Border Communities Speak Up Ahead of House Border Security Hearing

  Today, the Southern Border Communities Coalition held a telephonic press conference to discuss how border enforcement affects millions of people in their communities along the southern border. Just one day before the House Committee on Homeland Security holds a hearing on border security, border residents shared how the extraordinary powers granted to immigration enforcement officers impact their daily lives. Below are some of their comments. Listen to the complete telephonic press conference here.</p Continue reading

Border Communities to Secretary Kelly: Let’s Talk!

SOUTHERN BORDER – Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s visit to the border regions of Texas, Arizona and California are leaving out one essential stakeholder: the communities most affected by the Trump Administration’s proposed wall and increased militarization.   Continue reading

SBCC Statement on New Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello

Christian Ramirez, Director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), issued the following statement in response to the naming of Ronald Vitiello to lead the U.S. Border Patrol: Continue reading

Border Communities Stand Ready to Protect Our Rights and Dignity

Christian Ramírez, director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition has issued the following statement regarding President Trump's Inauguration. Continue reading

SBCC Statement on Gen. John Kelly’s Confirmation Hearing to Lead DHS

  The Southern Borders Communities Coalition has issued the following statement following the confirmation hearing of Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security by the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Continue reading

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