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Two Infants, One Toddler, and a Young Mother are the Latest Victims of Trump’s Deadly Border Policies

SOUTHERN BORDER — The long shadow of the deadly border wall has claimed the lives of four more victims, which include two infants, a toddler and a young woman, according to reports from the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office. Continue reading

Trump Terrorizes Communities with Threats of Massive ICE Raids

SOUTHERN BORDER — In a continued onslaught on vulnerable communities purely for political gain, President Trump has threatened to have U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conduct mass roundup raids of migrant families, including children. Continue reading

The Senate Supplemental Hurts More Than It Helps

Washington, DC — In response to the $4.6 billion Emergency Border Supplemental that passed the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Defund Hate coalition released the following statement: Continue reading

Deadly Border Policies Killed Three More People This Week

TEXAS — Only days after the tragic death of 25-year-old Johana Medina Leon, a trans woman from El Salvador seeking asylum who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, come reports of two more deaths from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Continue reading

Historic: House Moves to Shield Millions from Deportation

SOUTHERN BORDER —  The House of Representatives took a bold step today to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation by passing, 237-187, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 — and did so without adding any more walls, agents or detention centers. Continue reading

Federal Court Blocks Border Wall Construction in National Emergency Challenge

OAKLAND, Calif. — A federal court today issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration from constructing the president’s border wall using funds illegally transferred from military accounts, including pension and pay funds, under counterdrug authorities. Construction using the illicit funds was scheduled to begin as early as tomorrow, May 25th. Continue reading

Dream and Promise Act Must Remain ‘Clean’

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today, the Dream Act of 2019 and the American Promise Act of 2019 cleared the House Judiciary Committee without amendments that would sacrifice any of our communities, including southern border communities. Continue reading

Mounting Death Toll: Fifth Child Dies While in Immigration Detention

Welasco, Texas — The Defund Hate coalition and local immigrant rights groups mourn the loss of yet another life while in immigration detention. The 16-year-old child, named Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on May 13, and found unresponsive in his cell during a wellness check on the morning of May 20th. Continue reading

Time to Move from Myopic Enforcement to Good Border Governance

SOUTHERN BORDER — As border communities call for radically changing the way we manage our borders with a new vision for good border governance, the Trump administration is doubling down on the myopic enforcement-only policies of the past. Continue reading

SBCC Unveils ‘A New Border Vision’ for the 21st Century

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today, the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) unveiled A New Border Vision, a framework for positive and compassionate action that moves us from the myopic and harmful enforcement of the last few decades to responsive and responsible border governance for the 21st century. Continue reading

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