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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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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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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SBCC Telephonic Press Conference Recap
Jan25

SBCC Telephonic Press Conference Recap

Today, the Southern Border Communities Coalition held a telephonic press conference to discuss President Trump’s executive orders on immigration and the border. Representatives from across the southern border spoke to the media. Below are some of their comments.   Listen to the complete telephonic press conference here.   Christian Ramirez, Director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition said the following:...

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Border Communities and Faith Leaders Denounce President Trump’s Announcement on Increased Border Militarization
Jan25

Border Communities and Faith Leaders Denounce President Trump’s Announcement on Increased Border Militarization

Washington D.C. – Today, President Trump announced a series of directives to build a border wall, dramatically increase detention and deportations. The Southern Border Communities Coalition and Church World Service stand united in their opposition to these directives that erode basic rights. Building a border wall and deportation force will divide and harm our communities and close off our nation to those most vulnerable seeking...

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