Border Network for Human Rights

We are not the problem, we are part of the solution…

Border Network for Human Rights Fundraising Campaign

This will be the 15th Year Anniversary of the Border Network for Human Rights and the 65th of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Please help contribute at least $15 or $65 and help in the advancement and promotion of Human and Constitutional Rights throughout the USA! Donate via Crowdrise

About the BNHR

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.

Adriana Cadena: Winner of the “Mujeres Making a Difference Award” - January 23, 2014

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Border Network for Human Rights would like to congratulate Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance Coordinator, Adriana Cadena. She has been selected as a winner of the Mujeres Making a Difference Award. This award is intended to give well-deserved recognition to Hispanic women who have made significant contributions to the empowerment and well being of the El Paso community. The committee reviewed numerous inspirational nominations of local women leaders in the areas of education, STEM, health, arts, social work and business and were impressed by her achievements and dedication to improving our local community.

“It is a great honor for me to be recognized for the job that has been done through RITA and Border Network for Human Rights, this recognition is not just for me, but for all of you who have demonstrated that from El Paso, we can change the future of TEXAS.” said Adriana Cadena.

Abuse Documentation Campaign Preliminary Report 2013 - January 13, 2014

BNHR Presents Results of the 2013 Abuse Documentation Campaign - December 17, 2013

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2013 Report Shows Unprecedented and Positive Results in Regards to US Border Patrol Sector and El Paso County Sheriff; AND Very Worrisome Patterns for Dona Ana Sheriff, ICE and Ports of Entry

  • WHAT: Presentation of Law Enforcement Abuse Documentation Campaign 2013 Results
  • WHEN: Wednesday, December 18, at 11:30 a.m. (International Migrants Day)
  • WHERE: BNHR Offices at 2115 N. Piedras Street, El Paso, TX. 79928

El Paso/Southern New Mexico –As in previous years, dozens of trained community volunteer documenters took to the streets and public places throughout El Paso and Southern New Mexico for almost one month documenting allegations of law enforcement abuse in our border communities.

BNHR had 101 volunteers documenting abuses in many communities of El Paso and Dona Ana County, contributing with estimated total of 311 person-hours. Through this year’s documentation campaign, BNHR was able to identify patterns of alleged misconduct from local, state and federal law enforcement, such as wrongful detentions, and abuse of authority, verbal and psychological abuse, wrongful immigration law enforcement by local agencies and racial profiling.

On Wednesday December 18, the International Migrants Day, BNHR will present the data, the analysis and personal testimonies, putting emphasis in the troubling patterns and recognizing an unprecedented progress made by some local and federal law enforcement institutions.

Visuals: Personal Testimonies, Graphics and PP Analysis.

BNHR Statement for International Human Rights Day - December 10, 2013

December 10, 2013

A Vision of Human Rights for the Borderlands and the Promise for a Better America

El Paso, TX – Sixty five years ago the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was made public. Its impacts have been global. Today, on December 10th, we commemorate Amnesty International USA Human Rights Day.

Here, in the Borderlands, we see both reasons to celebrate its impact and reasons to be challenged by the promise yet un-kept.

Border Network for Human Rights celebrates International Human Rights Day because we value the worldview that it provides the hundreds of member families in our community. This world view helps us visualize America’s potential.

Our communities imagine the Borderland giving the rest of our country an example of our rights being respected as universal and indivisible and where no community, ethnicity, or belief is sacrificed for the benefit of the other.

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BNHR Expands Campaign to Document Abuse of Authority - December 10, 2013

December 6, 2013

Documentation Efforts will focus on Alleged Abuses Committed by Border Patrol, ICE, Customs, State Troopers, Police and Sheriff Departments of our Border Region

El Paso/Southern New Mexico – Dozens of trained community volunteer documenters have been taking to the streets throughout El Paso and Southern New Mexico documenting allegations of law enforcement abuse in our communities.

This Abuse Documentation Campaign asks people who allege civil and human rights violations by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to come forward.

“This is one of the best tools we have to identify patterns of abuse and to make our law enforcement institutions accountable to our communities. BNHR believes abuse documentation is a very important step towards systematic solutions to misconduct and mistreatment,” said Fernando Garcia, BNHR Executive Director.

UPDATE: BNHR will be announcing the results of this campaign on Wednesday, December 18, International Migrants Day outside the Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Office at 845 N Motel Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88007.

To document any abuse by any of these agencies, people are suggested to contact any of our BNHR Coordinators from our El Paso office (915) 577-0724 or in New Mexico at (575) 882-1177.

Border Network for Human Rights Fundraising Campaign - November 21, 2013

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65th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human Rights

Thank you to all of your advocacy, work, and support for the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR)! As you well know the BNHR works consistently to educate and prevent human rights abuses within those disenfranchised poor communities throughout the regions, including the El Paso and Southern New Mexico border community, as well as to advocate and push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and sensible national border enforcement policies. We create various Human Rights committees throughout the region that is comprised of members and families from the area “colonias.” We aim to educate, empower, and more importantly build the consciousness of impacted and disenfranchised members to organize and take action!

Border Network for Human Rights works nationally in Washington DC and currently we have three office located in Far East El Paso, TX; Central El Paso, TX; and Southern, NM. We are currently fundraising to help contribute and sustain the great that the BNHR Directors, Coordinators, and Human Rights Promoters are doing within the community.

Please help contribute before the end of the year to the Border Network for Human Rights! This December 10th 2013 will be the 65th Year Anniversary since the UN Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.

This will be the 15th Year Anniversary of the Border Network for Human Rights and the 65th of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Please help contribute at least $15 or $65 and help in the advancement and promotion of Human and Constitutional Rights throughout the USA!

To Donate, please visit:

http://www.crowdrise.com/bordernetworkforhumanrights/fundraiser/bnhr

Abuse Documentation Campaign 2013 - November 19, 2013

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The BNHR kicked off its annual Abuse Documentation Campaign on November 18th. The campaign continues until Saturday, Nov. 23.

We have over 75 locations throughout El Paso County and Southern New Mexico where staff and volunteers are ready to document cases of abuse.
Through this campaign we hope to identify areas of concern within the community. A major emphasis is placed on migrant communities in the United States and preventing any abuse that may be occurring.

If you or anyone you know needs more information or has been abused by local police, Border Patrol, ICE, sheriff, state trooper, Customs (ports of entry) or other federal law enforcement agency please contact any of our area coordinators. They will direct you to your nearest location to document the abuse.

East El Paso
Miguel Miranda — (915) 256-3821

Central El Paso
Martina Morales — (915) 253-7412

Anthony NM
Claudia Diaz — (575)520-8851

Las Cruces NM
Lourdes Vazquez — (915) 805-2698