National Day of Action Against Border Militarization


July, 17 2013

Over the next 10 years, the bi-partisan “border surge” in S.744 will create one of the most militarized border zones in the world.  Let’s not forget that more than 7 million U.S. Citizens, residents and families live in border communities from San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas.

Join Border Network for Human Rights and others across the U.S. and along the border in saying no to the militarization of our communities.


July 17, 2013 is a national day of action. Check back soon for details on events near you.

July 17 Events Planned in: (All times local)

El Paso, Texas:

Where: Downtown El Paso
When: 10 a.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact: Border Network for Human Rights 

Washington, D.C.

Where:  Meet in front of the White House to march together to CBP Headquarters (1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 20004)
When: 8:00 a.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact: Detention Watch Network and School of the Americas Watch

Tucson, AZ

Where: Meet at the Federal Building on Congress and Granada to march to Sen. John McCain’s office for a Muerte-In (“Die-In”)
When: 3:30 p.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact:  Coalicion de Derechos Humanos AZ

San Francisco, CA

Where: 275 Battery Street, San Francisco , in front of SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation)
When: 12 Noon- 1pm
Contact: Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights 

Where: Corner or Montgomery and Market Streets in San Francisco, CA
When:  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Wednesday July 17

Contact: On Facebook

Houston, TX

Where: in front of Allen Center, 1200 Smith Street downtown Houston
When:  Noon, Wednesday July 17
ContactHouston United

Las Vegas, NV

Where: New York – New York Hotel and Casino at 3790 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
When:  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact: Immigration Reform For Nevada 

San Benito, TX

Where: 1390 W. Expressway 83 San Benito, TX 78586
When: 10 a.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact:  La Union del Pueblo Entero – LUPE and
Movimiento Del Valle Por Los Derechos Humanos

Austin, TX

Where: Congress & 11 Street- Front Steps of the Capitol
When: Action at 4 p.m., Vigil at 5 p.m.
Contact: Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition

Milwaukee, WI

Where: The Milwaukee office of Customs & Border Patrol at  4015 S. Howell Ave.
When: 11:00 am, Wednesday July 17
Contact:  Voces de la Frontera

San Diego, CA

Where: The Office of Representative Darrel Issa
When: 4 p.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact:  On Facebook. Convened by the San Diego Human Rights Network: Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Bi-Nacionales, Oceanside Human Rights Network, Comité de Derechos Humanos de Escondido, San Diego Immigrant Youth Collective, Fallbrook Human Rights Committee,  Comité de Derechos Humanos Digna Ochoa, Comité de Derechos Humanos de El Cajon, Association of Raza Educators, Unión del Barrio, Comité de Servicios de los Amigos.

Detroit, MI

Where:  Border drones will be visiting Representative Candice Miller’s Office at 48701 Van Dyke Ave. Shelby Township, MI 48317
When: 11 a.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact:  Michigan United, Mothering Justice Detroit, and No More Deaths

International, Cross-Border Actions:

Calexico, California / Mexicali, Baja California

Where: Calexico CA-Mexicali International Port of Entry
When: 10 a.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact:  Angeles Sin Fronteras

San Diego / Tiajuana

Where: San Isidro CA – Tijuana
When: 10 a.m., Wednesday July 17
Contact:  Angeles Sin Fronteras

Online Solidarity Actions:

The Strong Families Movement

… check back for more event details. 

JUST THE FACTS, this massive militarization includes:

•       Adding 20,000 Border Patrol agents to the more than 21,000 that are currently deployed, resulting in a total over 40,000.

•       At least 700 miles of border fencing as triple walls must be completed

•       Deployment of the National Guard

•       85 Fixed Watch Towers

•       488 Fixed Remote Video Surveillance Systems

•       232 Mobile Surveillance Systems

•       4,425 Ground Sensors

•       820 Thermal and Night Vision Goggles

•       6 VADER radar systems

•       17 UH-1N Helicopters

•       8 AS-350 light enforcement helicopters

•       15 Blackhawk Helicopters

•       30 marine vessels

•       18 drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)

All of this comes with an initial price tag of $47,000,000,000 ($47 billion)


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