Press Releases

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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 hiram@alliancesd.org 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: hiram@alliancesd.org 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
 

Border Dreamers React to News of DACA Delay

SOUTHERN BORDER --  Border Dreamers reacted with shock and dismay at today’s news that President Trump and Senate Republicans plan to exclude legislation that protects young immigrants with DACA during a critical end-of-year spending bill. This is a cruel delay tactic that further puts Dreamers across the nation at risk of deportation, as many of them are falling out of status now. Continue reading
 

SBCC Statement on Border Patrol’s Pattern of Targeting Children and Other Vulnerable People

  SOUTHERN BORDER REGION -- Last week, border agents in Corpus Christi, Texas shocked the nation when they stopped an ambulance transporting Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy at a Border Patrol checkpoint. The agents then followed the child and her medical service providers to a hospital where she was to undergo emergency bladder surgery. After the procedure, the agents placed her in deportation proceedings. Continue reading
   
 

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