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Resources for Positive Change on the Border

Use these resources, materials, and links to get more information, spread the word, and take action for better border solutions:

-MATERIALS DOWNLOADS AND LINKS-

Borderlands Campaign Summary 2010

TCS Border Wall Costs Fact Sheet:
http://www.taxpayers.org/user_uploads/file/NationalSecurity/2009/Border/TCS%20border%20costs%20factsheet%204-09.pdf

Sierra Club Migration Factsheet:
http://www.sierraclub.org/population/downloads/migration.pdf

Threatened and Endangered Species of the Borderlands:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/369702/T%26EBorderSpecies.pdf

Border Enforcement Factsheet:
http://washington.mcc.org/system/files/4Facts_Border_Enforcement.pdf 

Border Security on Public Lands Talking Points:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/369702/Bordersecuritypubliclands1pager.pdf

Borderlands Full-color Photo Piece:
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/369702/BorderFullColor.pdf

FACES of the borderlands:
http://action.sierraclub.org/borderlands

DHS "cat holes" flier:
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/369702/cathole.pdf

Sierra Club's Google Earth borderlands tour:
http://sierraclub.org/borderlands/googleearth/default.aspx

Borderlands Power Point presentation:
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/369702/SCBorderlandsPresentation.ppt

Borderland Power Point to be used in conjunction with Google Earth borderlands tour:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/369702/2010.08GoogleEarth.ppt

"Wild Versus Wall" border film:
http://arizona.sierraclub.org/conservation/border/borderfilm.asp

* Video: A Wall Is A Wall
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGpVyCovo70

-STUDIES-

Interagency Cooperation on US-Mexico Border Wilderness Issues, Kirk Emerson & Associates, September, 2010:

http://kirk_emerson.home.mindspring.com/Interagency_Border_Cooperation.pdf

Similar Government Accountability Office report:
http://www.gao.gov/products/%20GAO-11-38

Potential Effects of the United States-Mexico Border Fence on Wildlife, Flesch et al, 2009 Conservation Biology:
http://files.getdropbox.com/u/369702/Flesch_et_al_2009_Potential_effects_of_US-Mex_border_fence_on_wildlife.pdf

Over The Line (Real ID Waiver Unconstitutional), Winner of 2010 Fisher Environmental Law Prize:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/369702/JLNeeley2010FisherPrizeinEnvironmentalLaw.pdf

Evaluating U.S. Immigration Control Policy, What Mexican Migrants Can Tell Us, Wayne Cornelius, UC San Diego, April, 2009:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/369702/CorneliusPresentation--4-1-09.pdf

Border wall floods Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, July 2008:
http://www.nps.gov/orpi/naturescience/upload/FloodReport_July2008_final.pdf

Border wall causes flooding in Nogales, 2008
http://notexasborderwall.blogspot.com/2008/08/border-wall-causes-flood-in-nogales.html 

http://borderwallinthenews.blogspot.com/2008/08/faulty-design-turned-border-fence-into.html

Economic Inequality Predicts Biodiversity Loss, Mikkelson et al, 2007 PLoS ONE 2(5): e444:
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0000444

Humanitarian Crisis: Migrant Deaths at the U.S.-Mexico Border, Maria Jimenez, American Civil Liberties Union, Oct, 2009:
http://www.aclu.org/files/pdfs/immigrants/humanitariancrisisreport.pdf

9th World Wilderness Congress - Resolution 6: North American Wildlife and the US-Mexico Border / La vida silvestre de Norteamérica y el Muro Fronterizo EE.UU.-México, Nov, 2009:
http://www.wild.org/blog/resolution-6-north-american-wildlife-and-the-us-mexico-border/

EPA: Good Neighbor Environmental Board's border infrastructure recommendations to President Obama, Dec, 2009:
http://www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb/pdf/2009_1202_advise_letter.pdf

En espanol:
http://www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb/pdf/2009_1202_advise_letter_spanish.pdf

Full Report:
http://www.epa.gov/ocem/gneb/gneb13threport/English-GNEB-13th-Report.pdf

Nicole Miller, How Property Rights are Affected by the Texas-Mexico Border Fence: A Failure Due to Insufficient Procedure, 45 Tex Int'l L.J. 631 (2010)
http://www.tilj.org/journal/45/miller/

Global decline in aggregated migrations of large terrestrial mammals, Harris, et al, Endangered Species Research, May, 2009:
http://www.int-res.com/articles/esr2009/7/n007p055.pdf

NPR story on above listed study:

* As fences cut off migration, hoofed species decline, June 12, 2009:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105165068

* US-Mexico Environmental Treaty Impediments to Tactical Security Infrastructure along the International Boundary, Stephen P. Mumme and Oscar Ibanez, Natural Resources Journal, Summer-Fall, 2009.
http://lawlibrary.unm.edu/nrj/49/3-4/801-824.pdf

* The Environmental Impacts of the Border Wall Between Texas and Mexico, Lindsay Eriksson and Melinda Taylor, 2008?
http://www.utexas.edu/law/centers/humanrights/borderwall/analysis/briefing-The-Environmental-Impacts-of-the-Border-Wall.pdf

 

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