Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners to Vote Tomorrow on Immigration Resolution

BNHR Praises Commissioner Hancock for Initiative that will Prevent Discrimination against Dona Ana County Families.

El Paso, TX /Southern New Mexico- Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) and Doña Ana residents praise Commissioner Wayne Hancock for the introduction of the County Resolution “calling for Doña Ana County Employees to support the conditions needed to create safe communities for all residents”.

The resolution is scheduled for a vote tomorrow morning, September the 9th, at the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners in Las Cruces, NM. If passed, this new resolution will be a major step in the right direction, and it will set an example of a good public policy that rejects discrimination and prohibits the targeting of immigrant families while promoting safety and cooperation with the County Sheriff Office.
This resolution makes it clear that unless required by federal or state statute, regulation, or court decision, no department, agency, commission, officer or employee of Dona Ana County shall use any County funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law.
Tomorrow, close to two hundred (200) Doña Ana residents and members of the BNHR will gather at the County Commissioners meeting (9 AM at 845 N. Motel Blvd) to express support to the intention and objectives of the resolution.

September 8, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Gabriela Castaneda
(915) 494-4213,

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