A Delegation of Fifty Border Dreamers set to travel to Washington D.C. To Advocate for a CLEAN Dream Act and to Reject Border Militarization
Border Network for Human Rights and Border Dreamers Alliance to Held a Press Conference to Announce Borders Dreamers Visit to Capitol Hill
WHAT: BNHR and BDA Press Conference to announce Border Dreamers Visit to Capitol Hill
WHEN: Monday October 23, 2017 @ 4 p.m.
WHERE: BNHR Offices (2115 N. Piedras St.)
El Paso TX/Southern New Mexico. – On Monday, October 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. Border Network for Human Rights and Border Dreamers Alliance, will held a press conference to present the details of a delegation of fifty Border Dreamers who will travel to Washington D.C. to advocate for a CLEAN Dream Act.
The delegation is composed of young dreamers from West Texas, Southern New Mexico and the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Border Dreamers plan to make over 100 educational legislative visits to engage members of congress by presenting their testimonies, values and principles and to ask them to include their parents as part of the long-term solution. As part of the visit, several Dreamers will be part of a round-table discussion with Congressman O’Rourke. The focus of the discussion will be the DREAM Act as it is perceived from the perspective of dreamers living at the border.
In an issue that affects thousands, it is imperative that the voices of the dreamers living at the border be included and to be taken seriously. We are the ones suffering the consequences of a militarized border and more criminalization and family separation and deportation of American families. Each time someone in Washington talks about a long-term solution on immigration, our border communities’ end up being traded off and our immigrant families are further criminalized.
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.