Border Residents to Rally at Tornillo in Denunciation of Child Detention Center Expansion
Dozens of Individuals to Denounce and Protest the Expansion of Detention Center for Unaccompanied Minors
WHAT: Rally to Denounce Expansion of Detention Center at Tornillo
WHEN: TOMORROW Saturday September 29 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Tornillo-Guadalupe Toll Plaza: M.F. Aguilera Rd, Tornillo, TX 79853
El Paso, TX/Southern New Mexico. – On Saturday September 29, a Caravan of border residents will meet at Petro Truck Stop in Horizon City en route to Tornillo TX, where they will denounce and protest the absurd, cruel, and shameless expansion of the detention center for unaccompanied minors.
Instead of reducing the tent city in Tornillo, TX and immediately reuniting children with their families, we now not only have increased numbers of beds at Tornillo, but we also have the creation of a new facility at Fort Bliss to hold entire families. This is shameful and must stop.
From its beginning, this administration lied about the character of immigrants, targeted individuals on the basis of their religion, denied due process to asylum seekers, detained and separated families seeking protection in the United States, and built walls around America’s safest city. They did all of this to lie and impugn the character of millions of Americans.
We will not be smeared and we are nothing less than valuable, contributing members of this society. We reject the criminalization of entire families and the dehumanization of those newly arriving at our doorstep. We abhor letting children starve or go homeless in order to attack their parents. Instead, we persist against such attacks, and insist that all immigrants, all persons, are treated with dignity and respect. Please join us tomorrow.
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.