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)


Claman justicia por abusos de la patrulla fronteriza

Posted by on 10:27 am in News, The Border Quilt | 0 comments

Crean organización ‘Red de víctimas de la Patrulla Fronteriza’ para exhibir y pedir justicia por...

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March of the Quilt

Posted by on 2:24 pm in News, The Border Quilt | 0 comments

Inspired by the AIDS Quilt, The Border Quilt  expresses how militarization has resulted in losses for border residents. On 2’ x 4’ cloth panels, border residents  tell stories of lives lost, loss of civil rights, loss of security, and loss of humanity. The Border Quilt will start its pilgrimage in Arizona on March 30 and will continue to travel in New Mexico, Texas, and northern border communities. Follow its journey by visiting this website regularly.   EVENTS: MARCH 30 – 4th Avenue & 6th Street, Tucson, Arizona Justice Sí,...

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KPBS: Border Agency Brings Face Scanning To Otay Mesa

Posted by on 10:00 am in News | 0 comments

The next time you walk across the Mexican border, an agent might ask to scan your face. In a pilot program rolling out this spring and summer, Customs and Border Protection will be testing biometric technology at the Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing. Face and iris scanning kiosks will capture biometric data on non-U.S. citizens walking across the border. According to slides from a presentation on the agency’s plans for biometrics, the program is designed to “test the viability of facial and iris image capture in an outdoor land exit...

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Department of Homeland Security: CBP Drones are Dubious Achievers

Posted by on 11:13 am in News | 0 comments

After spending eight years and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has yet to prove the value of its Unmanned Aircraft System (drone) program while drastically understating the costs, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). Based on its findings, OIG recommends that CBP abandon plans to spend $443 million more on additional aircraft and put those funds to better use. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Unmanned Aircraft...

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Reuters: Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

Posted by on 10:38 am in News | 0 comments

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed...

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Group finds racial profiling at Amado border checkpoint

Posted by on 8:50 am in News | 0 comments

By Perla Trevizo, Yoohyun Jung An Arivaca residents group called for an investigation of alleged racial profiling by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint on Arivaca Road outside of Amado, based on a report it produced on volunteers’ monitoring of the checkpoint. The new report from People Helping People in the Border Zone, which has called for an elimination of the checkpoint since 2012, showed that Latinos are more likely to face prolonged stops and secondary inspection than white people. The group documented vehicle and motorist...

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VOX: How body cameras could change police

Posted by on 12:53 pm in News | 0 comments

By German Lopez Following the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, more people have clamored for police departments to adopt body cameras. The thinking, according to advocates, is that if police officerDarren Wilson was outfitted with a body camera at the time of Brown’s shooting, the footage would have cleared up what happened and whether there was any wrongdoing on Wilson’s end. But there’s still a lot of debate about how effective these body cameras are in real police settings. With little available...

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Huffington Post: Arizona Cop In Video Threatens To Shoot Immigrant

Posted by on 12:12 pm in News | 0 comments

An Arizona police officer threatened an immigrant with death if he moved after his car was stopped for an unclear reason, a video uploaded to YouTube by an immigrant rights activist appears to show. Teodulo Sánchez, a Mexican immigrant who has lived in the United States for 14 years, said he was returning home to Mesa, Arizona, on Friday afternoon from a job in Yuma where he works as a plumber when he was stopped by police in the town of Buckeye. Sánchez said he noticed an unmarked car following him before he was stopped, which he made him...

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Associated Press: Obama to Delay Immigration Action

Posted by on 10:37 am in News | 0 comments

By Jim Kuhnhenn WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said. The move instantly infuriated immigration advocates while offering relief to some vulnerable Democrats in tough Senate re-election contests. Two White House officials said Obama concluded that circumventing Congress through executive actions on immigration during the campaign would politicize the issue...

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