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Appeals Court Blocks Trump’s Border Wall in National Emergency Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A federal appeals court today denied the government’s attempt to begin construction of President Trump’s border wall using funds unauthorized by Congress. The ruling upholds two earlier district court orders that together permanently block the administration from building wall sections along the southern border in New Mexico, Arizona and California using $2.5 billion in diverted military funds. Continue reading

Federal Court Permanently Blocks Billions of Dollars in Border Wall Construction

OAKLAND, CA — A federal court today permanently blockedthe Trump administration from accessing $2.5 billion in military funds for the president’s border wall, ruling that the administration’s attempt to transfer funds for a border wall Congress denied is unlawful.  Continue reading

Senate Supplemental Bill Fails to Provide Safeguards for Migrant Children

SOUTHERN BORDER — Today, in a 84-8 vote, the Senate passed their own version of a Fiscal Year 2019 supplemental budget allocating an additional $4.6 billion to government agencies in response to the humanitarian crisis at the border. Continue reading

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

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