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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

Border Communities to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez: We Are With You

SOUTHERN BORDER — Southern border communities from San Diego, CA to Brownsville TX  are in mourning after the deadly shootings this weekend that killed dozens of people, including 22 in El Paso by a white nationalist targeting Latinos and cross-border residents. Continue reading

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


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