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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Border Communities Stand Ready to Protect Our Rights and Dignity
Jan20

Border Communities Stand Ready to Protect Our Rights and Dignity

Christian Ramírez, director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition has issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s Inauguration. Today, Donald Trump, who ran his campaign on hate-filled rhetoric and promises to build a wall in the Southern Border, became the 45th President of the United States of America. President Trump is now in a position to fulfill his reckless campaign promise to further militarize the...

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SBCC Statement on Gen. John Kelly’s Confirmation Hearing to Lead DHS
Jan11

SBCC Statement on Gen. John Kelly’s Confirmation Hearing to Lead DHS

The Southern Borders Communities Coalition has issued the following statement following the confirmation hearing of Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security by the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Pedro Rios, Director of the American Friends Service Committee’s US-Mexico Border Program in San Diego, and a member of the Southern Borders Communities Coalition, said the following: “Gen....

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SBCC Statement on Gen. John Kelly’s Nomination to Lead DHS
Dec08

SBCC Statement on Gen. John Kelly’s Nomination to Lead DHS

 Border Communities Should Not be Treated like War Zones Christian Ramírez, director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition has issued the following statement regarding the nomination of retired Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security. “President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to nominate retired USMC Gen. John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security is a deeply troubling signal to border...

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