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SBCC, ACLU, Sierra Club Move to Expedite Border Wall Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a motion to fast track proceedings in its lawsuit challenging President Trump’s abuse of emergency powers for border wall funds Congress denied. The motion was filed on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue reading

SBCC, ACLU, Sierra Club Comment on Supreme Court Order in Border Wall Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it will seek to expedite proceedings before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in order to restore a permanent block on border wall construction using unauthorized military funds. The announcement comes after the Supreme Court temporarily granted the administration’s request to unfreeze up to $2.5 billion in military funds for wall construction while the Ninth Circuit considers the merits of the government’s appeal. Continue reading

Immigration Experts Discuss ‘New Border Vision’ for the 21st Century

A recording of the call is available here. Washington, DC — Earlier today, immigration experts from across the southern border region gathered on a press call to discuss A New Border Vision, a framework for positive and compassionate action that moves us from the myopic and harmful enforcement of the last few decades to responsive and responsible border governance for the 21st century.  Continue reading

Appeals Court Blocks Trump’s Border Wall in National Emergency Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A federal appeals court today denied the government’s attempt to begin construction of President Trump’s border wall using funds unauthorized by Congress. The ruling upholds two earlier district court orders that together permanently block the administration from building wall sections along the southern border in New Mexico, Arizona and California using $2.5 billion in diverted military funds. Continue reading

Federal Court Permanently Blocks Billions of Dollars in Border Wall Construction

OAKLAND, CA — A federal court today permanently blockedthe Trump administration from accessing $2.5 billion in military funds for the president’s border wall, ruling that the administration’s attempt to transfer funds for a border wall Congress denied is unlawful.  Continue reading

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


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