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Trump Visits Border for Wall ‘Selfie' Amid Self-Made Disasters

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today, President Trump is visiting the southern border to continue his trite political theater to extract more funds to fulfill his obsession with building deadly walls. Continue reading

ACLU, Sierra Club, and SBCC Ask Court to Block Construction of Trump’s Border Wall

SOUTHERN BORDER —The American Civil Liberties Union, Sierra Club, ACLU of Texas, and ACLU of Northern California filed a motion today to immediately stop the illegal construction of President Trump’s border wall. The plaintiffs in the case, the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) are asking the court to declare that Trump’s declaration of a national emergency is unconstitutional and unlawful. Continue reading

Fight Against Fake Emergency for Wall Continues Following House Vote to Override Veto

SOUTHERN BORDER — Organizations across the southern border will continue to fight the administration’s dangerous and misguided efforts to build a deadly wall following the House of Representatives failure to overturn President Trump’s veto on his fake national emergency. Continue reading

#DefundHate Coalition Demands Answers Regarding Death of Mexican Man in CBP Custody

40-year-old man’s death is the fourth Border Agent-related death in recent months El Paso, TX — The #DefundHate coalition and local immigrant rights groups mourn the loss of yet another life while in custody of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and demand accountability from the agency. On March 19th, a 40-year-old man died at Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. According to the CBP press release, the man suffered from flu-like symptoms, liver failure and renal failure. Telemundo reports the man’s name was Rene Pablo Perez Gordillo. Continue reading

#DefundHate Escalates Campaign to Cut Funding for ICE, CBP in 2020

Coalition of immigrant, civil rights, faith, LGBTQ, legal services and other organizations demand Congress cut funding for detention, deportation, and border militarization WASHINGTON, D.C. — The #DefundHate coalition announced today the next phase of its national campaign to defund Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Both agencies have well-documented track records of abuse and have repeatedly thwarted oversight and accountability. CBP and ICE play a key role in Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda, and are instrumental in carrying out the militarization of border communities, devastating deportations of individuals and families, and the unconscionable detention of migrants. Continue reading

Senate Rejects Trump’s Power Grab in Extraordinary Rebuke of Emergency Declaration for Wall

SOUTHERN BORDER —  In an extraordinary rebuke of his fake emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern border, the U.S. Senate today rejected Trump’s unconstitutional power grab to sidestep Congress’ power of the purse. Continue reading

Dream and Promise Act Protects Millions Without Hurting Border Communities

SOUTHERN BORDER —  Today, House Democrats took a bold step to protect millions of young immigrants and others with temporary protections by offering them a path to citizenship —  all without further militarizing the southern border region. Continue reading

Trump’s 2020 Budget Moves Us Closer to Tyranny

SOUTHERN BORDER — The Trump Administration released its 2020 budget proposal today, which reveals how the administration is moving the country deeper into a state of tyranny as it essentially proposes to transform the Department of Homeland Security into a national police force. Continue reading

House votes to block Trump’s fake emergency. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn

SOUTHERN BORDER — The House passed a resolution today, 245-182, to block Trump’s fake emergency declaration to build a deadly, harmful and wasteful wall while further militarizing the southern border. Continue reading

Southern Border Communities Coalition Files Lawsuit to Fight Fake ‘National Emergency’

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today, the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) filed a lawsuit with Sierra Club, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, to protect the people and places that are threatened by Trump’s dangerous power grab last week. Continue reading

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