BNHR to Release Preliminary Report of Abuse Documentation Campaign 2019
(EL PASO, Texas) — This Friday June 14th, at 11:00 AM., the Border Network for Human Rights will hold a press conference to release a preliminary report on the regional abuse documentation campaign of 2019. As on previous years BNHR Documentation Campaign focused its efforts on collecting reports of mistreatment, abuse and violation of rights committed by immigration law enforcement agents, offices and agencies that work in our West Texas/Southern New Mexico border region.
After several weeks of community documentation efforts, we gathered and unprecedented amount of cases containing more than a hundred incidents abuse involving Border Patrol, CBP-OFO. ICE and other entities. We are shocked and disgusted by the amount and kind of abuses committed, some of which some of them could amount to torture of families and individuals. Dozens of abuse documenters were given the task to collect these testimonies in several shelters, both in El Paso and in Juarez.
This Friday, at 11 AM, at the press conference, BNHR will present an Executive Summary of the results of the campaign, including video testimonies, statistical data, and a series of the recommendations to address human rights violations.
WHAT: Press conference announcing BNHR’s Abuse Documentation
WHEN: Friday June 14th at 11 a.m.
WHERE: BNHR El Paso office at 2115 Piedras, El Paso, Texas 79930
Note- Videos of collected testimonies will be presented during the press conference.
The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations in the U.S. BNHR has over 7,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.