Borderlands

Borderlands

Borderlands

Walls and barriers have already been constructed across more than 650 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border. These barriers block wildlife migration, cause flooding and damage pristine wild lands, including wildlife refuges, wilderness areas, and national forests. Sierra Club Borderlands advocates for real solutions, such as comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship, that address the root causes of complex border problems.


Border wall construction has blocked access to food and water resources and fragmented animal populations, leaving them vulnerable to genetic isolation, inbreeding and disease.

About Us

We are a coalition representing civil rights, faith, environmental, indigenous, LGBT, and border communities working together to protect the community, culture, land, wildlife, and environmental well-being of the border region.

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Real ID Waiver Authority Compromises Our Borderlands

Real ID Waiver Authority

The unprecedented power granted to the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) by Section 102 of the Real ID Act has been used multiple times to "waive in their entirety" dozens of federal laws.

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A growing coalition of organizations across the country that have publicly opposed efforts to expand or replace the border wall.

Our Coalition

A list of local governments and organizations that are against the Wall.

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Film: Ay Mariposa

Ay Mariposa tells a story of La Mariposa, Zulema, and Marianna–three characters in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas whose lives are upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall. Watch the Film.

Photo Exhibit: Lens on the Border

Vibrant images of the Southwest landscape, the people, and the communities that have been impacted by walls and would be impacted by more border walls. See the Exhibit.

Storymap: Embattled Borderlands

The borderlands harbor some of North America’s rarest wild species and oldest human cultures. See storymap.

Support the Borderlands Project

Every dollar of your tax-deductible donation will be used to help stop further destruction from border policies and to enhance protections to ensure habitat resiliency in light of climate change impacts.

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July 17, 2023

OAKLAND, CA — Under a legal settlement filed in federal court today, the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Sierra Club, ACLU of Texas, and ACLU of Northern California…

September 24, 2021

Washington, D.C. - This week, images were released of Customs and Border Patrol agents physically abusing Haitian families on the banks of the Rio Grande at the Southern border. Currently, there are more than 15,000 migrants being held for…

February 1, 2021

Update in Sierra Club vs. Trump case.

January 21, 2021

Arizona/  California/ New Mexico/ Texas— Yesterday, President Biden signed an executive order to rescind Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration that was used to rush the imposition of border walls with money from the military’s budget.

11 de enero de 2021

Hoy, menos de una semana tras que sus seguidores asaltaran el Congreso en un golpe fallido, Donald Trump visitará el muro fronterizo en el Valle del Río Grande, en Texas.

Photos courtesy of kristaschlyer.com.