Revitalize Not Militarize

The Border Reality Checkpoint Toolkit

About The Border Reality Checkpoint

The Border Reality Checkpoint is a co-launched initiative of the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) and ACLU of New Mexico Regional Center for Border Rights that aims to raise awareness of how abuse in our nation’s expanding “border zone” threaten civil liberties and impact the quality of life for all of us.

The recently released Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) audit of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) use of force provides further evidence that CBP and the Border Patrol are out-of-control. Many border residents, including teenagers and US citizens, have been killed or suffered abuse, yet no agents have been held publicly accountable.

Congress, the White House and even the United Nations are aware of these problems, but we feel the people most affected, border residents, should also be aware of what is happening and should know what they can do to protect their rights, speak up about abuses, and join efforts to demand reforms.

The Border Reality Checkpoint Manual

Save the Date!

  • Border-Wide Day of Action – Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    Border Reality Checkpoints deploy across the southern border region.

    California: San Ysidro Port of Entry, 1:00 pm PST
    Texas/New Mexico: Santa Fe Bridge Port of Entry, El Paso, TX, 12:00 pm MT
    Texas: Gateway Port of Entry, Brownsville, Texas, 3:00 pm CT

  • Day of Action!
    Border-Wide Day of Action – Wednesday, July 9, 2014
    Border Reality Checkpoints deploy across the southern border region.
  • Join the Movement!
    Ongoing
    This action forms part of the Revitalize Not Militarize campaign.

Flyers and Postcards

Additional Materials You Will Need

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