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26th BLC Summary of Actions

Chihuahua, Chihuahua • November 8-10, 2012

25th BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

Sacramento, California • March 28-30, 2012

24rd BLC Summary of Action (PDF)

Saltillo, Coahuila • November 17-19, 2011

Policy statement 2011-01

Policy statement 2011-02

23rd BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

Las Cruces, New Mexico • April 14-16, 2011

22nd BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

San Carlos, Sonora • October 14-16, 2010

21st BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

Tempe, Arizona • April 16-17, 2010

20th BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

San Antonio, Texas • November 6-9, 2009

19th BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

Tampico, Tamaulipas • March 5-6, 2009 

18th BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

Santa Monica, California • September 25-27, 2008 

17th BLC Coahuila Declaration (PDF)

Saltillo, Coahuila • April 10-12, 2008

16th BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

Santa Fe, New Mexico • October 19, 2007

15th BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

Chihuahua, Chihuahua • March 30, 2007

14th BLC Summary of Actions (PDF)

Phoenix, Arizona • December 7-9, 2006
Adopted Panel Recommendations on Economic Development (PDF)

Policy Statement 2006-02 (PDF)

BLC Resolution 2006-02 supporting public participation guidelines for binational water & sewer projects along the U.S. - Mexico border region was adopted at the XIII Border Legislative Conference that convened May 11-13, 2006 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. The Policy Statement sets forth various points in order to protect and conserve water resources in the border region while increasing public involvement and participation in the planning process. 

Policy Statement 2006-01 (PDF)

BLC Resolution 2006-01 on Immigration Policy was adopted at the XIII Border Legislative Conference that convened May 11-13, 2006 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. The Policy Statement encourages the U.S. & Mexico Federal Governments to pursue a comprehensive approach to border security and illegal immigration that balances security concerns with recognition of the U.S. demand for workers. 

Policy Statement 2005-03 (PDF)

BLC Resolution 2005-03 on Border Energy was adopted at the XI Border Legislative Conference that convened August 25-27, 2005 in Tijuana, Baja California. The Policy Statement supports various concepts to address the current and future energy needs along the U.S. - Mexico border region.  

Policy Statement 2005-02 (PDF)

Policy Statement 2005-02 on Immigration, Border Security, the Repatriation of Mexican nationals, and State and Federal Legislative Cooperation was adopted by majority vote at the XI Border Legislative Conference that convened August 25-27, 2005 in Tijuana Baja California.

Resolution 2005-01 (PDF)

BLC Resolution 2005-01 urges the federal governments of the United States and Mexico to accelerate discussions on the topic of immigration. The resolution also expresses concerns over the current impasse in the United States Congress on practical and comprehensive legislative solutions to address this important matter. This resolution was unanimously adopted during the X BLC that convened April 8-9, 2005 in San Diego, California. 

Resolution 2004-02 (PDF)

BLC Resolution 2004-02 supports the formation of the U.S.-Mexico Alliance of Border Coalitions, comprised of non-governmental organizations (NGO's), to coordinate best practices and establish effective prevention strategies to address alcohol and substance abuse along the border. This resolution was also adopted during the IX BLC that convened November 18-19, 2005 in Hermosillo, Sonora.

Resolution 2004-01 Amending 2003-03 (PDF)

BLC Resolution 2004-01 was approved by the members of the BLC during their IX meeting that convened November 18-19, 2005 in Hermosillo, Sonora. The resolution applauds the decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to amend the US-VISIT Program to allow Mexican citizens with laser visas, also known as B1/B2 Visa or Border Crossing Cards, to remain in the U.S. without obtaining an I-94 from 72-hours to 30-days. The resolution also urges DHS to continue to work with border stakeholders to ensure the implementation of the US-VISIT Program at land ports of entry does not negatively affect the flow of legitimate cross border commerce.

Joint Declaration 2004 (PDF)

A joint declaration among representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The Council of State Governments (CSG), and U.S.-Mexico state legislators comprising the Border Legislative Conference (BLC), was adopted at the VII BLC in Chihuahua, Chihuahua that convened March 25-27, 2004. The joint declaration reaffirms the support and commitment by and between the signatories to achieve the goals and objectives of the Border Legislative Conference.

Resolution 2003-03 (PDF)

BLC Resolution 2003-03 urges the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to hold public meetings along the border to inform stakeholders of the U.S. Visit Program. It requests that implantation of the U.S. Visit Program be delayed beyond the scheduled implementation date of December 31, 2004. The resolution also suggests that DHS consider the expansion of time limit and travel distances for Mexican border crossers with laser visas to be applied equally at ports of entry on both the U.S./Mexico and U.S./Canada borders.

Resolution 2003-02 (PDF)

BLC Resolution 2003-02 urges the U.S. Congress to restore full funding of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF). The resolution was unanimously adopted by participating members at the Fifth Forum of the BLC in Saltillo, Coahuila, on August 29, 2003.

Resolution 2003-01 (PDF)

Resolution 2003-01 was adopted at the Fourth Forum of the BLC meeting in Austin, Texas by members of the BLC on April 11, 2003. The resolution calls on the federal governments of the United States and Mexico to resume binational discussions on the topic of immigration.