Press Releases

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Inspector General at DHS Questions Need to Hire More Agents

  Says agency could not provide data to justify 15,000 more border agents Southern Border Region - A recent report released by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General supports what the Southern Border Communities Coalition and other border advocates have been saying: there is no justification for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to hire additional Border Patrol agents. Continue reading

Arizona Elected Officials Turned Their Back On Real Border Needs

Southern Border Region/Arizona - Today, Rep. Martha McSally (R), Rep. Tom O'Halleran (D), and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) voted against the best interests of their constituents. The trio voted in favor of slipping a whopping $1.6 billion into a funding bill for military spending to begin construction on a border wall expansion. Continue reading

Rep. Gallego Joins Environment and Immigration Experts to Condemn House Sneaking in Vote for Wasteful $1.6B Border Wall

<<<< A recording of today’s event is available here. >>>>  Southern Border Region/Washington D.C. – In an unusual procedural move, House Republicans will add $1.6 billion in border wall funding to a “minibus” bill that includes funding for the Defense Department and other agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

Border Communities Urge Congress to Oppose Funding for DHS’s Massive Deportation Force

Bill would add hundreds of new and unaccountable Border Patrol Agents SOUTHERN / NORTHERN BORDER -- The House Appropriations Committee is set to consider a bill that will turbocharge the Trump administration’s deportation force by funneling billions of immigration enforcement dollars to the Department of Homeland Security. Continue reading

SBCC Statement on Passage of Anti-Immigrant Bills in the House

Southern Border Region --Today, the House of Representatives passed two anti-immigrant bills that would further destroy border communities and limit federal funding to states unless they agree to be part of the Trump Administration's massive deportation force. Continue reading

SBCC Statement On Waiving Polygraph Test for New Border Agents

SOUTHERN BORDER -  The House of Representatives voted to waive polygraph tests for certain new border agents in an effort to speed up their hiring and ramp up the Trump Administration’s massive deportation force. Continue reading

WH Budget: Unnecessary Spending on Border Enforcement Over The Real Needs of Families

SOUTHERN BORDER -- The Trump administration’s budget proposal for the fiscal year 2018 threatens public safety for border communities and national security for all by putting guns and badges into the hands of more agents at Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency notorious for corruption and abuse. This at the expense of critical programs that benefit families across the nation. Continue reading

Budget Deal Fails To Rein In Customs and Border Protection

SOUTHERN BORDER -  Congress reached a budget spending deal to fund the Federal government through September that includes more than $1.5 billion to ramp up border militarization and immigration enforcement. Continue reading

Sessions, Unicorns and Other Fantasies of Border Lawlessness

  San Diego, CA - Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, wrapped up a weeklong tour of the southern border with yet another photo op with border officials -- but they may have very well been on another planet as their rhetoric of war and lawlessness don’t match up with the realities of our communities. Continue reading

Sessions Continues to Insult and Ignore Border Communities

Southern Border Region - Border communities are outraged at Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent comments about the border region during a stop in El Paso, TX, on Thursday, April 20.  Continue reading

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