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Trump Raids Military Funds to Pay for His Vanity Wall

SOUTHERN BORDER — This week the Trump administration plans to divert $3.6 billion from military construction projects to fund the building of more dangerous, deadly and unsafe border wall.  Continue reading

Groups Slam Trump Border Wall Proposals in South Texas

New Letter Urges Trump Administration to Stop Wall Construction Amidst Legal Questions, Unpreventable Damage RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TX—Today, human rights, conservation, and faith-based organizations called for the halt of proposed border wall construction in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley-- a 95-mile project Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows will cut through communities and public lands in the region.   Continue reading

Border Communities to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez: We Are With You

SOUTHERN BORDER — Southern border communities from San Diego, CA to Brownsville TX  are in mourning after the deadly shootings this weekend that killed dozens of people, including 22 in El Paso by a white nationalist targeting Latinos and cross-border residents. Continue reading

SBCC, ACLU, Sierra Club Move to Expedite Border Wall Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a motion to fast track proceedings in its lawsuit challenging President Trump’s abuse of emergency powers for border wall funds Congress denied. The motion was filed on behalf of the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue reading

SBCC, ACLU, Sierra Club Comment on Supreme Court Order in Border Wall Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union today announced that it will seek to expedite proceedings before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in order to restore a permanent block on border wall construction using unauthorized military funds. The announcement comes after the Supreme Court temporarily granted the administration’s request to unfreeze up to $2.5 billion in military funds for wall construction while the Ninth Circuit considers the merits of the government’s appeal. Continue reading

Immigration Experts Discuss ‘New Border Vision’ for the 21st Century

A recording of the call is available here. Washington, DC — Earlier today, immigration experts from across the southern border region gathered on a press call to discuss 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

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

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