Author: Border Network for Human Rights

BNHR Statement on the Re-Introduction of the Homeland Security Improvement Act

“The re-introduction of this legislation is one of the first steps to building the New Ellis Island at our southern border, and we support Congresswoman Escobar’s efforts to bring oversight and accountability to border enforcement. We urge Congress to act in the best interest of our communities, economy, and nation as a whole and pass this bill.”

Former Police Officer Derek Chauvin Found Guilty of the Murder of George Floyd, but the Fight for Justice for Victims of Police Violence Continues

After 11 hours of deliberation by the jury, a verdict was reached in Minneapolis today on the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, finding Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Read the statement from Fernando García, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) on the verdict.

On Thursday, April 15, the New Ellis Island Border Policy Group convened dozens of stakeholders in a meeting with Anna Hinken, Senior Engagement Liaison at DHS, to facilitate ongoing dialogue on border communities’ major concerns as the Biden administration works to fix the broken immigration system and build a more just and humane border.