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4 Facts about Border Enforcement
Succinct information about the border wall from the Mennonite Central Committee

Culture of Cruelty
The most recent (2011) report from No More Deaths documenting rampant human rights abuses by the U.S. border patrol.

Crossing the Line
No More Deaths' 2008 a report on human rights abuses committed by the U.S. border patrol.

No Border Wall
Website dedicated to ending the border wall, with background information on legislation and the wall's harmful effects.

Stories and Pictures

Awakening Compassion on the Border
A UUA Congregational Story about No More Deaths (NMD), a ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson

The Death of Josseline: Immigration Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands by Margaret Regan (Beacon Press, 2010)

Border Stories: A Mosaic Documentary
"Border Stories is re-imagining the documentary, one with no beginning, middle, or end. Its only linear aspect is the border itself. Our crew travels the length of the U.S.–Mexico border, from Brownsville, TX, to Tijuana, Mexico, in search of stories that portray the human face of this politically and emotionally-charged region."

Border Film Project
Border Film Project is a collaborative art project giving disposable cameras to two groups on different sides of the border: undocumented migrants crossing the desert into the United States, and American Minutemen trying to stop them.

Experiential Learning/Volunteer Opportunities

No More Deaths
A ministry of UU Church of Tucson, NMD provides humanitarian aid to migrants who cross the border through the Arizona desert. Volunteer opportunities are available, including their annual Alternative Spring Break.

BorderLinks
A bi-national organization, BorderLinks brings people together via experiential learning trips that raise awareness and inspire action around global political economics pertaining to North and Latin America.

Centro Romero
A ministry of the United Church of Christ (UCC), Centro Romero offers educational-transformational seminars along the border between Tijuana in Mexico and San Diego in the United States.

Advocacy Organizations

Border Action Network
Border Action Network works with immigrant and border communities in Southern Arizona to protect their rights, dignity and well-being via a combination of grassroots community organizing, leadership development, litigation and policy advocacy.

Sierra Club Borderlands Campaign
Historically an environmental group, the Sierra Club has moved towards a frame of environmental justice and therefore is viewing the impact of the border wall on both the ecosystem and the communities living there.

Films

The Border Wall
A 71-minute documentary by Wayne Ewing that premiered at the Starz Denver Film Festival in November, 2008. Watch a 5-minute preview on YouTube.

The 800 Mile Wall
Highlighting the construction of the new border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the effect on migrants trying to cross into the U.S., this powerful 90-minute film is an unflinching look at a failed U.S. border strategy that has caused the death of thousands of migrants and violates fundamental human rights.

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Last updated on Thursday, December 8, 2011.

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