Revitalize Not Militarize

Press Kit

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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)



The Border Quilt – San Diego

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#Revitalizing with #FlowerPower

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Families of Border Victims Travel to DC to Highlight Lives Lost Due to Increased Border Militarization

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Border Delegation to Join Leaders from National DC Fast and  Present Quilts with Stories of Abuse at the US-Mexico Border   **** PRESS CONFERENCE **** Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 11 am EST ‘Fast for Families’ Community Tent on National Mall 3rd St. and Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC   For Immediate Release: November 18, 2013 Contact: Ricardo Favela, (760) 659-3620 Washington, DC – As the House of Representatives continues to debate immigration reform, a delegation of leaders and...

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The Border Patrol is Out of Control

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Revelation that Border Patrol Is Going Rogue Alarms Border Communities

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For Immediate Release Border Groups Call for Immediate Release of PERF Report Contact: Ricardo Favela, (760) 659-3620, Southern Border Region: Today, Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher revealed for the first time that a government-commissioned report has been withheld from the public when he mentioned that the Border Patrol would not obey recommendations made by the Police Executive Research Forum’s report. Chief Fisher shocked border communities by stating that Border Patrol will continue to use lethal force against...

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Border Communities Launch New Revitalize Not Militarize Campaign

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As immigration reform takes center stage, border communities weigh in PRESS RELEASE  November 8, 2013   CONTACT: Ricardo Favela (760) 659-3620, SOUTHERN BORDER REGION: The next few weeks promise to be critical for immigration reform.  Recently, President Barack Obama encouraged Congress to get to work on immigration reform. In this renewed energy to push for an overhaul of our unjust immigration system, the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), brought together 60 organizations in the 4 southern border...

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Flower Power Against Militarization

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Over the next several months members of the border region community will be taking photos of themselves and symbols of militarization along the border. They will be holding or placing an orange daisy near the objects of militarization to signify a strong desire to revitalize the region and not to continue to militarize it. Orange radiates warmth and happiness while a daisy signifies innocence and purity both are significant themes for a border region that now looks like a war zone. Economic Facts About the Border Region 15 million live and...

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