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Arizona Elected Officials Turned Their Back On Real Border Needs

Southern Border Region/Arizona - Today, Rep. Martha McSally (R), Rep. Tom O'Halleran (D), and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) voted against the best interests of their constituents. The trio voted in favor of slipping a whopping $1.6 billion into a funding bill for military spending to begin construction on a border wall expansion. Continue reading

Rep. Gallego Joins Environment and Immigration Experts to Condemn House Sneaking in Vote for Wasteful $1.6B Border Wall

<<<< A recording of today’s event is available here. >>>>  Southern Border Region/Washington D.C. – In an unusual procedural move, House Republicans will add $1.6 billion in border wall funding to a “minibus” bill that includes funding for the Defense Department and other agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

Border Communities Urge Congress to Oppose Funding for DHS’s Massive Deportation Force

Bill would add hundreds of new and unaccountable Border Patrol Agents SOUTHERN / NORTHERN BORDER -- The House Appropriations Committee is set to consider a bill that will turbocharge the Trump administration’s deportation force by funneling billions of immigration enforcement dollars to the Department of Homeland Security. Continue reading

SBCC Statement on Passage of Anti-Immigrant Bills in the House

Southern Border Region --Today, the House of Representatives passed two anti-immigrant bills that would further destroy border communities and limit federal funding to states unless they agree to be part of the Trump Administration's massive deportation force. Continue reading

SBCC Statement On Waiving Polygraph Test for New Border Agents

SOUTHERN BORDER -  The House of Representatives voted to waive polygraph tests for certain new border agents in an effort to speed up their hiring and ramp up the Trump Administration’s massive deportation force. Continue reading

WH Budget: Unnecessary Spending on Border Enforcement Over The Real Needs of Families

SOUTHERN BORDER -- The Trump administration’s budget proposal for the fiscal year 2018 threatens public safety for border communities and national security for all by putting guns and badges into the hands of more agents at Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency notorious for corruption and abuse. This at the expense of critical programs that benefit families across the nation. Continue reading

Budget Deal Fails To Rein In Customs and Border Protection

SOUTHERN BORDER -  Congress reached a budget spending deal to fund the Federal government through September that includes more than $1.5 billion to ramp up border militarization and immigration enforcement. Continue reading

Sessions, Unicorns and Other Fantasies of Border Lawlessness

  San Diego, CA - Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, wrapped up a weeklong tour of the southern border with yet another photo op with border officials -- but they may have very well been on another planet as their rhetoric of war and lawlessness don’t match up with the realities of our communities. Continue reading

Sessions Continues to Insult and Ignore Border Communities

Southern Border Region - Border communities are outraged at Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent comments about the border region during a stop in El Paso, TX, on Thursday, April 20.  Continue reading

‘Caravan Against Fear’ Kicks Off Southern Border Leg of 3,500 Mile Journey

San Diego - Join local community and faith leaders this Tuesday, April 18 to help kick off the southern border leg of the Caravan Against Fear, a journey throughout California and across the southern border region to defend immigrant rights, keep families together, and build momentum for the May 1 National Strike. Continue reading

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