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Vista Unified School District Passes Resolution Embracing a New Border Vision

SAN DIEGO, CA — On Thursday, April 9, the Vista Unified School Board passed a resolution to embrace a New Border Vision, a framework for well-functioning borders for the 21st century. The resolution was sponsored by Vista Unified School Board member Cipriano Vargas, and comes as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has increased checkpoint operations in North County, blocking routes to healthcare facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Continue reading

Wall Construction, Troops and Checkpoints Show Complete Disregard for Public Health

SOUTHERN BORDER —  The Trump administration is putting the lives of millions at even greater risk during this pandemic as it continues to build more wall, send more troops, and operate interior checkpoints, forcing people across the southern border to choose between accessing healthcare or getting deported (see map with checkpoints and hospital locations). Continue reading

San Francisco Passes ‘New Border Vision’ Resolution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA —  On Tuesday, March 17, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution sponsored by District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen to embrace a New Border Vision, a framework for well-functioning borders for the 21st century. The resolution came in part as a response to the deployment of BORTAC — a highly-militarized unit of Border Patrol — to San Francisco, targeting the city’s most vulnerable communities. Continue reading

SBCC, ACLU, Sierra Club Challenges New Border Wall Funds Transfer

WASHINGTON — Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Sierra Club today filed a new lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s transfer of an additional $3.8 billion in military funds for border wall construction. Congress did not authorize the funds. Continue reading

While Tribal Leader Testifies to Save Sacred Land, Border Agents Blasts it to Pieces

SOUTHERN BORDER — In a show of complete disregard to the voices of the southern border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invited members of the media to witness the blasting of Monument Hill (see min 8:25), a sacred site for the Tohono O’odham Nation located in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a UNESCO reserve. Continue reading

SCOTUS on Cross-Border Shooting: Constitution Doesn’t Travel With Bullet

SOUTHERN BORDER — In a blow to justice for victims of border patrol deaths, the Supreme court voted 5-4 to deny the parents of Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca from suing the border patrol agent who shot their unarmed 15-year-old son in a cross-border shooting in 2010. Continue reading

Defund Hate Coalition Condemns Trump’s Anti-Immigrant FY21 Budgets, Calls on Congress to Act

Washington, DC — The Defund Hate Coalition issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021:  “For his final budget proposal before the election, the Trump administration is clear on its core motivations: a wholesale, hate-fueled attack on immigrants. Continue reading

Trump Grants Secrecy Powers to CBP, Further Enabling Culture of Abuse and Impunity

SOUTHERN BORDER — On January 31, the Trump Administration granted U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) special privileges and exemptions that further exacerbate the agency’s lack of transparency and culture of abuse and impunity.   Continue reading

HISTORIC: Berkeley Becomes First City to Pass ‘New Border Vision’ Resolution

City Council vote follows Berkeley Unified School District support of guiding light for rights-respecting borders BERKELEY, CA — On Tuesday, January 28th, Berkeley became the first city to pass a resolution supporting a New Border Vision, a framework for well-functioning borders for the 21st century developed by the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC).  Continue reading

Trump Steals and Cheats Again in Latest Effort to Divert Funds for Border Wall

SOUTHERN BORDER —  The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration plans to ignore Congress yet again by siphoning off an additional $7.2 billion that Congress just appropriated for the Pentagon and divert it to build more harmful, deadly and useless border wall. Continue reading


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