BNHR and Border Resident Families to Protest Death of Jakelin Demanding the End of Bad Trump’s Border Polices
Our Demands are for Accountability, Transparency and an End to Trump’s
Zero-Tolerance Policy that Rejects Asylum Seekers and Refugees
El Paso, TX/Southern New Mexico. – Tomorrow December 15th at 12 noon, Border Network for Human Rights will hold a protest to denounce the tragic death of 7-year-old Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal, a Guatemalan child that died while in custody of border patrol.
It is clear for us at Border Network for Human Rights that Jakelin died as a result of Trump’s border polices, specifically the so called zero-tolerance and the rejection of asylum seekers looking to petition to enter the country legally.
The notion that the tactic of militarization and deterrence is going to prevent families from migrating to the US is wrong, and it has been proven to be unsuccessful, the death of Jakelin is the most dramatic example of that.
At tomorrow’s action we will be demanding a quick, thorough and independent investigation on the death of Jakelin, and calling to end the militarization of the border and Trump’s zero-tolerance policy.
WHAT: PROTEST TO DENOUNCE DEATH OF 7-YEAR-OLD JAKELIN AMEI ROSMERY CAAL
WHEN: TOMORROW SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 2018 AT 12 NOON
WHERE: SANTA FE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, IN EL PASO
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.