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Ruling Gives Hope to Family in Cross-Border Killing of Teenager by Border Patrol

SOUTHERN BORDER -- The family of a teenager shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent in one of the most high profile cross-border shootings has new hope for justice following a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allows them to sue the federal government for damages. José Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot 10 times in the back through the border fence by Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz in October of 2012. Elena Rodriguez was walking on the Mexican side. Swartz was charged for the killing, but was found not guilty of second-degree murder in April 2018. He still faces a new trial for manslaughter. The ruling gives Araceli Rodriguez, the mother of Jose Antonio, standing to sue in U. S. courts. Continue reading
 

#DefundHate Coalition Slams House Committee For Voting to Tear More Families Apart

  The coalition, made up of immigrant, civil rights, faith, LGBTQ, legal services and other organizations demand Congress reduce funding for detentions, deportations and the border wall. WASHINGTON, DC -- Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee voted on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Fiscal Year 2019 Bill. The bill would give DHS $5 billion for a harmful, unnecessary border wall, 370 CBP officers, 400 NEW ICE personnel to continue arresting and jailing families within the United States, funds for the incarceration of 44,000 immigrants and the expansion of detention camps.The committee voted along party lines, with Democrats voting against the bill and Republicans voting to tear more families apart, cage children and put parents behind bars, continue to raid our homes and workplaces to deport immigrants across the country. Continue reading
 

#DefundHate Coalition Recommends Voting NO on DHS Appropriations Bill

Nearly 300 immigrant, civil rights, faith, LGBTQ, legal services and other organizations call on Congress to reduce funding for detentions, deportations and the border wall. Continue reading
 

#DefundHate Coalition Recommends Voting NO on DHS Appropriations Bill

Nearly 300 immigrant, civil rights, faith, LGBTQ, legal services and other organizations call on Congress to reduce funding for detentions, deportations and the border wall. The #DefundHate Coalition which the Southern Border Communities Coalition is a member of, recommends that the Senate Appropriations Committee vote NO on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY19 appropriations bill. Continue reading
 

Trump Signs Order to Lock Up Children and Babies with Parents

SOUTHERN BORDER --  Today, President Trump signed an executive order that will expand the detention of families crossing the border, including asylum seekers, by caging children alongside their parents, causing them irreparable psychological harm. Incarcerating children with their parents is not a solution to family separation. It is just as cruel and heartless. Continue reading
 

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
   
 

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