BNHR and Border Families to hold Press Conference, Protest Attorney General Sessions’ Visit to Las Cruces
Border Families Reject Visit from the Architect of Administration’s Hateful, Xenophobic Policies
Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11th, at Noon, BNHR and our families will hold a press conference outside of Mr. Session’s speech to oppose his hate, to oppose the deployment of the National Guard and construction of the border wall, and to oppose his separation of our families and degradation of our human rights.
One year ago, Attorney General Sessions visited El Paso. He treated our home like a war zone, referring to it as ‘ground zero’. He was wrong then, and he is wrong now. He is wrong when he and his cronies in the Trump Administration press forward with further militarizing our border and building walls through our communities. He is wrong when he forces immigration judges to short-circuit due process. He is wrong when he violates international law and the rights of asylum seekers. He is wrong when he demonizes and criminalizes border residents. He is wrong when he assaults American values and makes our society a less welcoming and inclusive place. Last April, fully cognizant of the xenophobia and hate that Mr. Sessions embodies, border communities came out to voice their opposition to his presence, his policies, and his message.
Now, Attorney General Sessions is returning to the Paso del Norte region, this time to visit a Border Sheriffs conference in Las Cruces. Once again we will mobilize to ensure that our border home and our communities are not disrespected. Once again we will stand up for inclusion, welcoming, due process, and the basic humanity of all persons.
Press Conference and Protest Outside Attorney General Sessions Speech
Who: BNHR Executive Director Fernando Garcia and Border Families
What: Press Conference and Protest outside Attorney General Sessions’ Speech
Where: Las Cruces Ramada Palms Hotel (201 E. University, Las Cruces, NM)
When: Press Conference and Protest starts at Noon on Wednesday, April 11th
The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations located at the U.S./Mexico Border. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.