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Senate Rejects Trump’s Power Grab in Extraordinary Rebuke of Emergency Declaration for Wall

SOUTHERN BORDER —  In an extraordinary rebuke of his fake emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern border, the U.S. Senate today rejected Trump’s unconstitutional power grab to sidestep Congress’ power of the purse. Continue reading

Dream and Promise Act Protects Millions Without Hurting Border Communities

SOUTHERN BORDER —  Today, House Democrats took a bold step to protect millions of young immigrants and others with temporary protections by offering them a path to citizenship —  all without further militarizing the southern border region. Continue reading

Trump’s 2020 Budget Moves Us Closer to Tyranny

SOUTHERN BORDER — The Trump Administration released its 2020 budget proposal today, which reveals how the administration is moving the country deeper into a state of tyranny as it essentially proposes to transform the Department of Homeland Security into a national police force. Continue reading

House votes to block Trump’s fake emergency. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn

SOUTHERN BORDER — The House passed a resolution today, 245-182, to block Trump’s fake emergency declaration to build a deadly, harmful and wasteful wall while further militarizing the southern border. Continue reading

Southern Border Communities Coalition Files Lawsuit to Fight Fake ‘National Emergency’

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today, the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) filed a lawsuit with Sierra Club, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, to protect the people and places that are threatened by Trump’s dangerous power grab last week. Continue reading

Trump Abuses His Power, Calling ‘National Emergency’ for Even More Border Militarization

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today President Trump declared a national emergency in a dangerous and unconstitutional grab for even more funding for border wall and militarization. Trump’s announcement of a false national emergency came after Congress voted yesterday to fund 55 miles of deadly, harmful and wasteful wall, and to provide additional funds to expand Trump’s detention capabilities and deportation force. Continue reading

Congress Gives Trump 55 More Miles of Wall, Trump Still Threatens National Emergency

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today Congress voted to fund 55 miles of deadly, harmful and wasteful wall, and provided additional funds to expand Trump’s detention capabilities and deportation force in the context of a Trump-created crisis that led to the longest government shutdown in history. Continue reading

It’s Not Just About the Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This week, some Democratic members of the conference committee opened the door to further enable Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda with a proposal to increase Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) budget by $396 million and Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) budget by $278 million. Continue reading

Trump Ends Disastrous Shutdown Where He Started: Without a Wall

SOUTHERN BORDER -- Trump announced today that he would reopen the government he  single-handedly shut down during the holidays over his demands for a deadly and wasteful border wall. In a deal announced at the White House, Trump said he will sign a continuing resolution to fund the government until February 15th, effectively ending the longest government shutdown in US history exactly where he started: without a wall. Continue reading

Directly Impacted Immigrant Communities Reject Backroom Dealmaking

WASHINGTON, DC--After news outlets reported that some “immigrant rights groups” would be meeting with President Trump, Vice President Pence and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner on Thursday to discuss the Trump-McConnell deal, national networks representing immigrant rights groups across the country and along the Southern Border, FIRM Action, United We Dream, UndocuBlack Network and the Southern Border Communities Coalition issued the following statement in response: Continue reading

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