What Border Communities Really Need (HINT: Not More Walls or Agents)
Mar16

What Border Communities Really Need (HINT: Not More Walls or Agents)

SOUTHERN BORDER —  Today, the White House officially requested $3 billion from Congress to push ahead with its misguided plans to build more walls along the southern border while laying the groundwork to hire thousands more immigration officers. In response, the  Southern Border Communities Coalition has released the following statement: Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego and Co-Chair of the  Southern Border...

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SBCC Statement on New Data Showing a Decline in  Apprehensions of Border Crossers
Mar09

SBCC Statement on New Data Showing a Decline in Apprehensions of Border Crossers

SAN DIEGO, CA –  U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently released data showing a decline in the apprehension of unauthorized border crossers. Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego and Co-Chair of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, stated the following: “The flow of undocumented people to the United States has been low for several years, and the recent declines in apprehensions are consistent with...

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New Footage in Border Death Emerges As U.S. Gov’t Settles With Victim’s Family for $1 Million
Mar03

New Footage in Border Death Emerges As U.S. Gov’t Settles With Victim’s Family for $1 Million

San Diego, CA –  New footage has recently become available of the events taking place at the Border Patrol station which preceded the 2010 brutal death of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas at the hands of border agents as the U.S. government finalizes a $1 million settlement with the victim’s family. The settlement, expected to be approved by a federal judge on Thursday, March 2, follows years of stalled investigations and denials that...

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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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