Death on Sevenmile Road

Death on Sevenmile Road

The rush to militarize the U.S.-Mexico border has tragic consequences in Texas. by Melissa del Bosque Published on Monday, March 2, 2015, at 7:00 CST The pickup truck accelerated. Jose Isabel Coj Cumar could see the glow of the sun through the thin black fabric that concealed him and the five other men in the […]

Lawsuit challenges Border Patrol rock throwing policy

Lawsuit challenges Border Patrol rock throwing policy

SAN DIEGO – A unique local showdown could redefine the issue of rock throwing and when deadly force can be used by Border Patrol agents. In June of 2011, Jesus Yanez and another man crossed illegally into the United States, emerging from a culvert near San Ysidro. They were spotted by two Border Patrol agents. […]

Border Groups Dialogue with Customs and Border Protection Concerning Transparency and Accountability

Border Groups Dialogue with Customs and Border Protection Concerning Transparency and Accountability

Washington, D.C.: This week, Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) and groups advocating for the rights of border communities held dialogues with top-level Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials to ensure that measures aimed at strengthening transparency, accountability, and oversight are on track. Border groups and allies are encouraged that the agency has taken steps towards […]

Border Residents Call on the White House for Full Implementation of Body Worn Cameras

Border Residents Call on the White House for Full Implementation of Body Worn Cameras

Southern Border Region: The Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), led by the relentless efforts of border residents and families of victims, have pushed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to recognize the need for meaningful transparency, accountability, and oversight within the nation’s largest law enforcement agency. SBCC efforts led to Congressional inquiries, national, and international […]