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Senate Bill for Homeland Security will Boost Trump’s Wall, Deportation Force, and Family Separations

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION -- The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved a bill that includes $1.6 billion for more border wall and hundreds of new border agents as part of a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019. Continue reading

Border Militarization Bills Aim to Separate More Families While Holding Dreamers Hostage

SOUTHERN BORDER --  House Republicans will introduce two border militarization bills next week that would waste $25 billion on Trump’s vanity wall and hire thousands of unaccountable border agents, while separating more kids from their parents and holding Dreamers hostage. Continue reading

Southern Border Communities Coalition Unveils New Logo

New visual is a recommitment to revitalize not militarize the southern border region SOUTHERN BORDER-- The Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), which represent more than 60 organizations across California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, unveiled today a new logo to better reflect our work to promote policies and solutions that improve the quality of life of the 15 million people that live here. Continue reading

Family of Anastasio Hernández Rojas Announces Mural On Anniversary of His Death

Border agents beat Anastasio to death in 2010 in the first case of its kind brought before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights SAN DIEGO, CA -- Family and friends of Anastasio Hernández Rojas will gather at Chicano Park this Thursday May 31st on the 8th anniversary of his death at the hands of border agents to announce a mural honoring his life by local artist Victor Ochoa. Continue reading

Border Patrol Killing in Texas Underscores Need for Body-Worn Cameras

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION --  A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a woman in Rio Bravo, Texas on Wednesday. While details of the incident are still emerging, a neighbor was able to capture on camera the disturbing moments following the shooting in which she asked an agent “Why did you kill that woman? You killed her!" Continue reading

SBCC Statement on Jeff Sessions' Visit to the Southern Border Region

SAN DIEGO, CA -- Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited the southern border region to announce the Trump Administration’s intention to separate children from their parents and criminally prosecute all unauthorized border crossers, regardless of whether they are applying for asylum or not. Continue reading

SBCC Statement on Not Guilty Verdict for Border Agent In Cross Border Shooting

SOUTHERN BORDER -- Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz, who shot and killed a 16-year-old Mexican teenager, Jose Antonio Elena Rodríguez through the border fence in Nogales in 2012, was found not guilty of second-degree murder. In addition, the jury was unable to find consensus on the charges of voluntary or involuntary manslaughter.   Continue reading

‘Queen of the Hill’ Move Should Protect Dreamers Without Militarizing Border Communities

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION -- U.S. Congressional Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX) and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair, Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), announced today that they had enough votes to potentially force a debate and vote on several bills that could protect Dreamers, including the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017. Continue reading

SBCC Statement on Trump’s Plans to Send Troops to Southern Border Region

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION - In another round of the President Who Cries Wolf for a Wall, Donald Trump announced plans to deploy U.S. troops on U.S. soil. Continue reading

Spending Deal Leaves Out Full Wall, More Border Patrol Agents, But Lacks Sufficient Accountability

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION -- Congress reached a $1.3 trillion budget deal to fund the government for the next six months and potentially avoid another self-inflicted shutdown. The deal includes $1.6 billion in border enforcement measures that would fund a limited amount of new and replacement border wall barriers in the southern border region, but excludes the hiring of more Border Patrol agents for Trump’s deportation force. Continue reading

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