Speaker Ryan, Talk To Border Communities Too!
Feb22

Speaker Ryan, Talk To Border Communities Too!

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION – Today, Speaker Paul Ryan [R-WI] of the U.S. House of Representatives is visiting McAllen, Texas to meet with Department of Homeland Security and Border Patrol officials. In response, leading members of the Southern Border Communities Coalition in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, issued the following statements: Juanita Valdez-Cox, Executive Director of La Union del Pueblo Entero and member of the...

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What’s Really Extraordinary About the National Guard Acting as Immigration Officers
Feb17

What’s Really Extraordinary About the National Guard Acting as Immigration Officers

SOUTHERN BORDER REGION – Christian Ramirez, Director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), issued the following statement in response to an AP report that the Trump Administration considered the use of National Guard soldiers to round up undocumented immigrants: “We are deeply concerned about reports that the Trump Administration would even consider giving armed National Guard units along the border and...

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Border Communities to Secretary Kelly: Let’s Talk!
Feb09

Border Communities to Secretary Kelly: Let’s Talk!

SOUTHERN BORDER – Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly’s visit to the border regions of Texas, Arizona and California are leaving out one essential stakeholder: the communities most affected by the Trump Administration’s proposed wall and increased militarization. In response, Andrea Guerrero, Co-Chair of the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), issued the following statement: “It is very disappointing that...

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Border sheriff, businessman take different sides on border wall debate
Feb08

Border sheriff, businessman take different sides on border wall debate

By Joseph Guzman One day before the new secretary of Homeland Security was scheduled to testify on border security, a Nogales business owner joined critics speaking out Monday against the Trump administration’s plans to continue the “militarization” of the southern border. John Anthony Sedgwick was one of several speakers from the Southern Border Communities Coalition who said President Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall that runs...

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TELEPHONIC PRESS AND  HILL BORDER BRIEFING Recap: Border Communities Speak Up Ahead of House Border Security Hearing
Feb06

TELEPHONIC PRESS AND HILL BORDER BRIEFING Recap: Border Communities Speak Up Ahead of House Border Security Hearing

Today, the Southern Border Communities Coalition held a telephonic press conference to discuss how border enforcement affects millions of people in their communities along the southern border. Just one day before the House Committee on Homeland Security holds a hearing on border security, border residents shared how the extraordinary powers granted to immigration enforcement officers impact their daily lives. Below are some of their...

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SBCC Statement on New Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello
Feb01

SBCC Statement on New Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello

Christian Ramirez, Director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), issued the following statement in response to the naming of Ronald Vitiello to lead the U.S. Border Patrol: We expect Chief Vitiello to engage with border communities in productive and meaningful dialogue that addresses the agency’s long-standing issues, including a deeply ingrained culture of violence that has led to countless abuses and death....

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