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The Real Casualties of a Border Wall

The Real Casualties of a Border Wall A recording of today’s call is available here SOUTHERN BORDER --  As Trump prepares to pitch his hardline, nativist immigration proposals at the State of the Union -- including his border wall -- communities across the southern border are standing firm against policies that hurt communities, commerce, and the environment. Continue reading

SBCC Statement on Congress’ Repeated Failure to Protect Dreamers

Instead of Protecting Dreamers, Congress Talks About a Harmful Border Wall SOUTHERN BORDER/WASHINGTON, DC -- In yet another sign of chronic dysfunction, the Trump Administration and Congressional leaders have failed again to protect Dreamers and act responsibly in the border region. Continue reading

By Shutting Down the Government, Trump & Republicans Have Put the Entire Country At Risk

SOUTHERN BORDER/WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the Trump Administration and the Republican-controlled Congress shut down the federal government after failing to bring bipartisan proposals forward on to protect Dreamers and communities across the country. Continue reading

New Bipartisan House Bill Offers Viable Pathway to Protect Dreamers

SOUTHERN BORDER/WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, a group of 50 House Republicans and Democrats announced a bipartisan bill that provides Dreamers with a pathway to citizenship with a balanced approach to border policy that includes consultation with local stakeholders. Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Pete Aguilar (D-California) introduced the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act during a press conference in Washington D.C. Continue reading

Bipartisanship Looks for Breakthrough As Dreamer Negotiations Heat Up

  For Immediate ReleaseJanuary 12, 2018 Media Contact: Hiram Soto [email protected] Bipartisanship Looks for Breakthrough As Dreamer Negotiations Heat Up House members from both sides of the aisle work together to offer a Dreamer fix with common-sense border security considerations SOUTHERN BORDER -- In a powerful display of bipartisanship, two members of the house -- Republican Will Hurd from Texas and Democrat Pete Aguilar from California --  appeared on CNN together this week to discuss their joint proposal and call on President Trump to make good on his promise to sign a bill if “we all work together.” Continue reading

RECAP: Dreamer Protections and Border Security: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

  January 11, 2018 Media Contact: Hiram Soto: [email protected] RECAP: Dreamer Protections and Border Security: The Good the Bad and the Ugly ***A RECORDING OF TODAY’S CALL IS AVAILABLE HERE*** SOUTHERN BORDER --  On a call today, experts from across the southern border region discussed what common-sense, responsible and accountable border policy looks like when it comes to negotiations to protect dreamers. They explored why some proposals to increase border enforcement being discussed in Congress are good, some are bad and some are outright harmful to the 15 million people who live in the southern border region. Continue reading

Southern Border Communities Coalition Statement on Proposed DHS Policy to Separate Families at the Border

SOUTHERN BORDER -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering policy that would separate children and families at the southern U.S. Border. This type of policy is cruel, senseless and unjustified. Continue reading

Southern Border Communities Coalition Statement on Congress’ Delayed Movement on the Dream Act

SOUTHERN BORDER -- In another disappointing gesture, Congress has further delayed passing a bipartisan Dream Act before the end of the year and during the height of the holiday season. Members of Congress from across the country are going to go home this week to spend the holidays with their families. Because of their failure to act, hundreds of thousands of Dreamer families will be wondering if this will be the last time they will spend the holidays together. Continue reading

Forum on Border Communities Under Trump Admin.

***Press Forum Tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m.PST*** Southern Border Communities, Lawmakers, Advocates to Join Forum on Current State of Affairs Under Trump Administration This event will take place in DC and will be live-streamed  Continue reading

Statement On Senate Republicans' $1.6 Billion Proposal for More Walls, Agents, and Less Accountability

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION -- Today, Senate Republicans released a  spending bill for fiscal year 2018 to fund Trump's misguided and harmful border militarization and deportation agenda, adding 500 new Border Patrol agents -- considered a deportation force in border communities -- and wasting $1.6 billion taxpayer dollars on additional senseless walls across the southern border. According to an analysis by Politico, the Senate Committee on Appropriations proposal would also gut the budget of the Department of Homeland Security's watchdog, the Office of Inspector General, exacerbating the problems of impunity at Customs and Border Protection.  Continue reading


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