Border Network for Human Rights

We are not the problem, we are part of the solution…

Border Network for Human Rights Fundraising Campaign

This will be the 15th Year Anniversary of the Border Network for Human Rights and the 65th of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Please help contribute at least $15 or $65 and help in the advancement and promotion of Human and Constitutional Rights throughout the USA! Donate via Crowdrise

About the BNHR

The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations located at the U.S./Mexico Border. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.

August 10, 2010:Border Security Report

If you were to believe the political rhetoric about the security situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, you would probably never want to live there. It is regularly described as a lawless war zone, not a place where regular people go to work and raise families. Recently, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer spoke of “murder, terror and mayhem” on the border and U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., wanted to send more National Guard troops to “secure our border and allow (our citizens) to lead lives where they not live in fear.

This negative and fearful vision of the border has led to punitive policies of strict enforcement and militarization that do not reflect the reality of border life and the needs of its inhabitants. Statistics clearly show the border to be one of the safest areas in the nation, one without an increase in crime for several years.

But what do people who live there think? The Border Network for Human Rights decided to find out by commissioning the first opinion poll of border residents from San Diego to Brownsville, asking them: Do you feel safe living on the border?

The results of the poll, conducted by the independent Reuel Group, Inc., show that people who live on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border feel safe in their communities.