Southern Border Communities Demand Justice for Mike Brown and Stand in Solidarity with the People of Ferguson

Southern Border Communities Demand Justice for Mike Brown and Stand in Solidarity with the People of Ferguson

Southern Border Region: The Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) stands in solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and the people of Ferguson. On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was shot repeatedly and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. A Missouri grand jury tonight determined it would not indict Officer Wilson […]

Obama’s Executive Action Helps Some, But Ignores Root Causes of Latin and Central American Immigration

Obama’s Executive Action Helps Some, But Ignores Root Causes of Latin and Central American Immigration

By Laura Weiss for Huffington Post “FIXING THE SYSTEM,” the banner atop the whitehouse.gov page proudly announces. Finally, after months of stalemate in Congress, President Obama decided to take executive action on immigration. And his plans will help some people. Now, undocumented immigrants who have been in the U.S. for five years or who have children that are U.S. […]

Border Communities Respond to President’s Announcement on Administrative Relief

Border Communities Respond to President’s Announcement on Administrative Relief

Southern Border Region: Tonight, the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) applauds President Obama’s move to provide temporary protection for more than 4 million undocumented immigrants. Our region, home to tens of millions of families, understands and celebrates the contributions of immigrant families that help make our communities diverse, safe and economically vibrant. The President has […]

Immigrant Rights, Civil Rights and Faith Groups Call on Obama to Protect Border Communities from Further Militarization

Immigrant Rights, Civil Rights and Faith Groups Call on Obama to Protect Border Communities from Further Militarization

Southern Border Region: Today, more than 70 national, state and local organizations sent a letter to President Obama urging him not to link vitally-needed administrative action protecting aspiring citizens from deportation with further militarization of border communities. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is an agency in crisis: CBP urgently needs a surge in accountability and […]