Supporters Of Immigration Reform Rally In El Paso
Posted: 7:32 pm MDT April 10, 2010Updated: 9:20 pm MDT April 10, 2010
EL PASO, Texas — Immigration reform
advocates demonstrated on the UTEP campus on Saturday for a number of reasons.”We’re calling on President [Barack] Obama and the U.S. Congress
to take the lead, to be champions, to be leaders on this, and to present a proposal,” said Fernando Garcia with the Border Network for Human Rights. “We cannot wait any longer. The longer we wait, more families are hurt. … We are calling on the administration to stop raids and deportations.”Some of the more than 1,000 who showed up said they hoped leaders take notice.”We support our brothers and sisters and everybody who is coming here for a better life,” said Osvaldo Delgado, from Central El Paso
.”We want to be here to be a part of this,” said Estela Reyes.Reyes said fair, humane and comprehensive immigration reform will be healthy for the community, and she’s proud to spread that message.”Today is a day to set an example for the community and for the nation, and have our voices heard,” she said.After the group marched on the UTEP campus, they went downtown and rallied at San Jacinto Plaza.
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