Revitalize Not Militarize

About Revitalize Not Militarize

The Revitalize Not Militarize campaign expresses the need to invest in border communities and improve the quality of life for border residents while improving trade for the nation. This approach, together with a comprehensive immigration reform, will stimulate the U.S. economy, helping us all move forward together.

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Supporting documents:

  • Broken Immigration Policy: Broken Families by María E. Enchautegui – The Urban Institute (click here to download)
  • How Today’s Immigration Enforcement Policies Impact Children, Families, and Communities – A View from the Ground by Joanna Dreby – Center for American Progress (click here to download)
  • In The Shadow of the Wall: Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement and Security – Preliminary Data from the Migrant Border Crossing Study – The Center for Latin American Studies University of Arizona (click here to download)
  • When the Border Crosses a Family – Alliance for Global Justice (click here to download)
  • Trade and Border Traffic – US/Mexico Border Counties Coalition (click here to download)
  • U.S. Border Populations – US/Mexico Border Counties Coalition (click here to download)


Planned cross-border Eucharist highlights plight of immigrants

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By:Florence Taylor American and Mexican Christians have planned a Eucharist service straddling the border between their countries to draw attention to the plight of immigrants. People arrive at the Friendship Park, near the double steel fence that separates San Diego and Tijuana, at the border in Tijuana Bishop Lino Rodgiuez of the Anglican Church of Mexico and Bishops James Mathes and Diane Bruce in the Episcopal Church of America will lead a service at Friendship Park, which links Tijuana in Mexico and San Diego in the US,  in an effort to...

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Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Crowdfunding Border Bureau

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By: John Eggerton Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism is teaming with Arizona PBS to raise money online to send journalism students to cover border and immigration issues leading up to the 2016 elections. The school says it will be the first university to partner with crowdfunding platform Beacon, which has helped other news organizations fund reporting projects (Techdirt, for example, raised more than $69,000 to cover net neutrality, according to that site). The 30-day campaign  is looking to raise $25,000, which...

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San Diego, Baja High Schoolers Working To Solve Global Problems

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By: Matthew Bowler War, genocide and sex trafficking are just some of the issues being addressed by a group of high school students participating in the University of San Diego’s World Link Program. \The World Link Program works with about 2,000 high school students from San Diego and Northern Baja California to solve global problems and help save lives. Renta Del Riego, 17, remembered when she first got involved with the program. “For my humanities class we were doing a project on the Darfur genocide,” Del Riego said. The...

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Crossing the Mexican-American Border, Every Day

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By: Alana Semuels Thousands of people in the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez region live a binational existence. It’s not easy. EL PASO, Texas—She leaves university around 5 p.m., just as the sun is falling behind the dark mountains to the south, and steers her white Honda Civic down the hill toward the border. It’s a short drive, maybe 10 minutes, past the fast-food restaurants and strip malls of El Paso and over the I-10, where Texans sit in traffic to head home to the suburbs, then alongside the two fences—electric and brown metal—that divide Texas...

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The Impossibility of the Present: Collection Elias-Fontes at CECUT, Centro Cultural of Tijuana

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By Jill Holslin If you haven’t been to Tijuana in a while, now’s the time to come for a visit. The show “Collection of Elias-Fontes Historia y Relato” (History and Story) at CECUT, The Centro Cultural of Tijuana in Zona Rio, is an exhibition that asks serious questions about the role of the artist in the context of the relentless, pulsating vitality of contemporary capitalism. Bringing together the work of a generation of northern Baja California artists, the work is remarkable for its variety of materials and forms: metal, industrial refuse,...

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Young voices emerge on day of action

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By Curt Prendergast Our sadness builds like the tumult of clouds before a monsoon, and with each story told the rain finally falls,” a young female voice floated out of the speakers to the more than 70 people gathered at the Patagonia Town Park on Wednesday afternoon.The voice belonged to a Patagonia Union High School student, one of about a dozen anonymous students who created a series of spoken-word vignettes about living on the border. The listeners were at the park to mark a day of action organized by activist groups in seven spots in...

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KPBS: Activists Inform People About Their Rights Crossing The San Ysidro Border

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  By Jean Guerrero The Southern Border Communities Coalition organized a checkpoint at the San Ysidro port of entry on Wednesday to inform people crossing the border about their rights. Coalition members said people often fail to report abuses by U.S. Customs and Border Protection when they are detained, questioned or searched. “The point of this is to provide people who are crossing the border from Tijuana to San Diego information about their basic rights,” said Pedro Rios, director of the American Friends Service Committee. Earlier...

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Documentan casos de abuso en cruces internacionales

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El Paso. Tx.-(Entravision) Agencias en pro de los derechos civiles a lo largo de la frontera de Estados Unidos y México unen esfuerzos para documentar los casos de abusos por parte de agentes de aduanas en contra de viajeros. Article source:...

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“Dignity Crossing” Monday In El Paso

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By ACLU OF NEW MEXICO El Paso, TX—Today at noon, staff and volunteers from the Regional Center for Border Rights of the ACLU of New Mexico, Paso del Norte Civil Rights Project, and Equality New Mexico will form a Know Your Rights checkpoint at the Santa Fe port of entry in El Paso to inform individuals of their rights. The event is part of an ongoing, border-wide “Dignity Crossing” campaign. Every day, thousands of drivers and pedestrians cross the international ports of entry in the El Paso sector, which includes all of New Mexico. Many may...

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