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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

If Confirmed to Lead CBP, McAleenan Must Implement Urgent Reforms

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is notorious for its violence and corruption WASHINGTON DC / SOUTHERN BORDER -- Today, the U.S. Senate voted 79 in favor and 19 against to consider the appointment of Kevin McAleenan as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) commissioner, with a final vote scheduled for Monday. Continue reading

SBCC Statement on Trump’s Visit to the Southern Border Region

President Trump’s proposed border wall is wasteful, harmful and irresponsible   SAN DIEGO - Today, President Trump visited San Diego, CA, the largest city in the southern border region, to inspect his prototype border walls. Much like his border enforcement policy, Trump persists on using falsehoods --not facts-- to justify his border wall, which is hateful, wasteful and irresponsible. Continue reading

Trump’s Attempt to Coerce Senators into a Bad Deal Fails, Placing Dreamers at Risk

The fight to protect young immigrants, who are Americans in all but paper, will continue until a pathway to citizenship is found   Continue reading

Border Communities Urge Senators to Reject $25B Slush Fund To Further Militarize Border Communities

Republican-driven border proposals are wasteful, irresponsible and put the cart before the horse when it comes to border enforcement SOUTHERN BORDER / WASHINGTON DC -- This week the Senate has an opportunity to secure permanent protections for Dreamers from deportation and fix the crisis created by President Trump; they can vote for the bipartisan USA Act, which does just that. But instead of focusing on the real issue and real solutions, some senators are proposing to give Trump a $25 billion slush fund for additional border enforcement without even assessing whether we need it or not - or the impact it will have on the 15 million who call the southern border region home. Continue reading

Dreamers, Advocates, Immigration Policy Experts Kick Off Series of Press Conferences to Decipher Senate Immigration Debate

A recording of today’s call is available here. Washington, DC – As Washington, D.C. and the country tracks this week’s Senate immigration debate, immigrants, advocates, and experts kicked off a series of press calls to decode the latest developments and to outline the path forward. A recording of today’s call is available here. Information for the press call tomorrow, February 13 at 5pm ET follows below. Continue reading

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