Catch Ricky Garza, Border Policy Counsel with the Southern Border Communities Coalition, who spoke with the hosts of "Speak Up Las Cruces", a program of Las Cruces Public Radio, this week. Listen to the full recording of the show at https://bit.ly/RickyInterviewLCPR
Here's a sneak peek at what was discussed:
On July 17, 2023, the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), represented by ACLU, filed documents in federal court successfully settling two long-running lawsuits challenging the Trump Administration’s illegal transfer of Defense and Treasury Department funds to build parts of the border wall that Congress had explicitly refused to fund via the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The 49-page global settlement agreement totaling nearly $1.2 billion in remediation-related funding also includes nearly $430 million in funding restored to DOD projects impacted by Trump’s illegal move. The settlement, which also settles related cases brought by California, New Mexico, and other states, includes crucial funds to help mitigate extensive damage caused by the illegal construction.