August 14, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Gabriela Castañeda
100 MILE BORDER WALK FOR OUR CHILDREN AND
Border Residents Walk against Border Militarization and for Border Enforcement Accountability
Southern New Mexico-West Texas
El Paso, TX /Southern New Mexico.- Border residents and members of the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) will walk one hundred miles (100 miles) from Southern New Mexico to West Texas, and through a number of events and actions, reject border militarization, the deployment of the National Guard in our communities, the offensive of Texas Governor Rick Perry against children, and call for border enforcement accountability.
Additionally, border walkers will urge the Obama Administration to keep families united through an ample Deferred Action program for the 11 million undocumented Americans already living in the United States.
Further details of the 100-Mile Walk for Our Children and Our Dignity, including objectives, route, walkers and actions will be unveiled at a Press Conference on August 19th.
BNHR PRESS CONFERENCE
WHEN: Tuesday August 19th at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: BNHR Offices (2115 N. Piedras St. El Paso, TX)
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.