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New Poll Shows Strong Support for a Dream Act Without More Border Militarization

Poll results unveiled as deadline to renew DACA expires on Oct. 5 San Diego, CA - A new poll shows 82% of voters favor allowing young undocumented immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers, to earn permanent legal status in the United States, and a full two-thirds agree that Congress should protect Dreamers first before considering more border enforcement. Continue reading

DACA Deal Especially Bad for Dreamers in Border Region

Southern Border Region -- President Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress reached a tentative agreement to protect Dreamers by further militarizing the border region and potentially undermining the safety of the very Dreamers they are trying to protect. Continue reading

CBP Polygraph Waiver in Senate Would Undermine Public Trust in Law Enforcement

  Southern Border Region -- The U.S. Senate introduced a polygraph waiver measure that would water down hiring standards for border agents and undermine public trust in law enforcement, as well as put communities at risk. The move comes as the Trump administration looks for ways to cut corners to build a massive deportation force, and while border apprehensions remain at 17-year lows. Continue reading

SBCC Condemns Using of Dreamers as Bargaining Chips for Wall, More Agents

SOUTHERN BORDER -- The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program not only promises to uproot the lives of close to 800,000 contributing members of society, it also makes them vulnerable to be used as bargaining chips to build a wall and hire more border agents.  Continue reading

CBP Announces Border Wall Prototypes

Southern Border Region - Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) delivered another blow to the already devastated border region. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)  Agency has scheduled a press conference to announce the companies that will build prototypes of the border wall. Continue reading

Inspector General at DHS Questions Need to Hire More Agents

  Says agency could not provide data to justify 15,000 more border agents Southern Border Region - A recent report released by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General supports what the Southern Border Communities Coalition and other border advocates have been saying: there is no justification for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to hire additional Border Patrol agents. Continue reading

Arizona Elected Officials Turned Their Back On Real Border Needs

Southern Border Region/Arizona - Today, Rep. Martha McSally (R), Rep. Tom O'Halleran (D), and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D) voted against the best interests of their constituents. The trio voted in favor of slipping a whopping $1.6 billion into a funding bill for military spending to begin construction on a border wall expansion. Continue reading

Rep. Gallego Joins Environment and Immigration Experts to Condemn House Sneaking in Vote for Wasteful $1.6B Border Wall

<<<< A recording of today’s event is available here. >>>>  Southern Border Region/Washington D.C. – In an unusual procedural move, House Republicans will add $1.6 billion in border wall funding to a “minibus” bill that includes funding for the Defense Department and other agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading

Border Communities Urge Congress to Oppose Funding for DHS’s Massive Deportation Force

Bill would add hundreds of new and unaccountable Border Patrol Agents SOUTHERN / NORTHERN BORDER -- The House Appropriations Committee is set to consider a bill that will turbocharge the Trump administration’s deportation force by funneling billions of immigration enforcement dollars to the Department of Homeland Security. Continue reading

SBCC Statement on Passage of Anti-Immigrant Bills in the House

Southern Border Region --Today, the House of Representatives passed two anti-immigrant bills that would further destroy border communities and limit federal funding to states unless they agree to be part of the Trump Administration's massive deportation force. Continue reading

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