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As new border wall construction rips through some of the most biologically diverse desert lands in North America, it is putting nearly 100 endangered species at increased risk. “I think... Read more
Published on: 2020-02-18
Source: Sierra Magazine
Lawmakers immediately criticized President Trump's proposal, for a second year, to take defense funds to pay for the border wall he once promised Mexico would finance.... Read more
Published on: 2020-02-13
Source: LA Times
Thanks to the border wall, it may be only a matter of months before we lose access to fossilized oyster beds and other unique natural areas along the Rio Grande.... Read more
Published on: 2020-02-09
Albatross outfitted with radar detectors are tracking down pirate fishing boats in the Indian Ocean. Florida approves the use of drones to track invasive Burmese pythons.  On January 21, the... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-31
Source: Sierra Magazine
On January 25, 350 delegates of the human rights committees that make up Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) gathered at the annual BNHR General Assembly in Canutillo, TX.  Special... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-27
Source: Border Network
A basic legal consensus about our democracy is that the Constitution assigns the “power of the purse” to Congress. Turning this edict on its head, White House Office of Management... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source: ACLU
Immigrant advocates are accustomed to losing. From the failure of comprehensive immigration reform to the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall, the pro-immigrant movement has been let down... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-14
Source: Texas Observer
Fernando Garcia, executive director for Border Network for Human Rights, today released this statement regarding the decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to temporarily halt a ruling by... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-13
Source: Border Network
From the border wall to impeachment to Iran, we haven't seen the line yet.... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-10
Source: Washington Post
2020 could be the year that Trump’s border wall finally rises or falls.  After nearly three years in office, Donald Trump is months behind schedule on his signature campaign promise—and... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-02
Source: Texas Observer
In a statement responding to yesterday’s injunction, Fernando Garcia, Executive Director of BNHR, one of the plaintiffs in the case, said, “Today’s ruling is a major win for border communities... Read more
Published on: 2019-12-11
Source: Border Network
Dear Friend, Allied, Supporter and Member, December 10, 2019 It is a fact, never in recent history our border and immigrant communities were subjected to such aggressions as the ones... Read more
Published on: 2019-12-10
Source: Border Network
Fabulous as stuffing and cornucopias are, it’s understandably tough for an environmentalist to conjure a grateful spirit these days. Thanksgiving has its roots in bountiful harvests—but thanks to widespread flooding,... Read more
Published on: 2019-11-27
Source: Sierra Magazine
Trump campaigned for the presidency on a promise to construct a wall along the southern border and to make Mexico pay for the project as part of his plan to... Read more
Published on: 2019-11-25
Source: Washington Post