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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December 16, 2019

Washington, DC-- Today, Congress released language for an appropriations package that includes $1.375 billion for border barrier construction with no restrictions on the President’s ability to transfer money from the military for border wall…

December 11, 2019

Oakland, CA— A federal court today ruled that President Trump’s use of emergency powers to divert $3.6 billion in military construction funds for the border wall is unlawful. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Sierra Club v. Trump, filed by the American…

November 17, 2019

WHAT: The Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, will be in federal court in Oakland, California, on Wednesday, November 20, at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) to block imminent border wall…

November 11, 2019

San Francisco, CA-- Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on a challenge to President Trump’s abuse of emergency powers to take border wall funds Congress denied. The lawsuit, Sierra Club v. Trump, was brought by the American…

November 5, 2019

WHAT: On Tuesday, November 12th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments on a challenge to President Trump’s abuse of emergency powers to take border wall funds Congress denied. The lawsuit, Sierra Club v. Trump, was brought by the…

Photos courtesy of kristaschlyer.com.