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.
MIGRANT DEATHS AND THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT THE BORDER - February 5, 2014
Press Conference at Border Fence and El Paso Film Premier of “Who is Dayani Cristal?”
February 2nd, 2014. El Paso, TX/ Southern New Mexico.
It has been 15 years since the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) began its struggle to ensure respect for human and civil rights of border residents and to warn about the humanitarian crisis of migrants dying while crossing the borderlands.
While it’s true that each year less and less migrants are attempting to cross the border illegally, it is also a very concerning fact that the rate of migrant deaths remains still. In the past 10 years alone, some 2,000 migrants -men, women, and children have died while attempting to reunite with family members. We cannot longer ignore that human lives are being lost every year due to the harsh and inhumane border policies that are not working and continue to kill people.
In an attempt to raise awareness, BNHR will be featuring the El Paso Premier Documentary of the film/documentary “Who is Dayani Cristal?” which in some way helps us understand the plight and challenges that hundreds of immigrants go through and gives a face to the humanitarian aspect that has been lost at the time of decision making in Washington.
Press Conference on Migrant Deaths (Testimonials)
Friday, February 7th at 2:00 p.m.
Border Fence in Anapra, at Sunland Park N.M.
El Paso Premier of “Who is Dayani Cristal?”
Friday, February 7th at 6:00 p.m.
Plaza Theater(125 Pioneer Plaza, El Paso, Tx).
March and Rally for Dignity and Respect this October 5th - September 27, 2013
On October 5, 2013 the broadest and most diverse movement, including our vast immigrant communities in America as well as faith, labor, and civil rights groups, will join in marches and rallies in more than 60 cities across our nation. We will begin our march at 700 N Main St in Las Cruces New Mexico.
- Where: 700 N Main St in Las Cruces, NM
- When: October 5, 2013 at 10:00am
You can find more information on our facebook page.
BNHR Holding Weekly Vigils at Congressman Pearce Office - September 27, 2013
Border network for Human Rights has been holding weekly vigils in Las Cruces New Mexico, outside the Congressional office of Steve Pearce asking him to Support a Comprehensive Immigration Reform and to Oppose Safe Act and Militarization of our Borders!
Save the Date: Border Advocacy Day in D.C., Feb 27, 2013 - February 13, 2013
Communities from the southern and northern borders are traveling to Washington, D.C. to protect the rights of our border communities in the struggle for immigration reform.
El Pasoans turn themselves in for being Hispanic - May 1, 2010
A group of El Pasoans will turn themselves in at the County Jail in Downtown El Paso to be voluntarily arrested, to send the message: We are Hispanics, Latinos and immigrants and the Arizona law makes us criminals. Will we let racial profiling permeate our law enforcement? Time: Noon.
County resolution Re: Arizona - May 1, 2010
BNHR is working with County Commissioners to present a resolution at the El Paso County Commissioners Court, condemning SB 1070 law in Arizona and calling for a boycott. Commissioners Court starts at 9:30 am.