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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.

Congressman Pearce Responds to BNHR - August 21, 2014

“The BNHR is not satisfied with the Congressman Pearce’s response.” “He must do more to protect the legal rights of children in Artesia and to protect undocumented Americans from deportation.”

Open Letter to Members of the Border Network for Human Rights (pdf)

Today the Border Network for Human Rights revealed details to… - August 19, 2014





Today the Border Network for Human Rights revealed details to the press regarding the “100 Mile Border Walk for Our Children and Our Dignity”.

Press Conference: August 19th - August 18, 2014

WHEN: Tomorrow August 19th at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: BNHR Offices (2115 N. Piedras St. El Paso, TX)

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 at 11:00 a.m.

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.

BNHR Press Advisory: Border Residents to walk 100 miles for Children and Dignity - August 14, 2014

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2115 Piedras, El Paso, TX 79930 (915) 577.0724                320 Lincoln, Anthony, NM 88021  (575) 882.1177 

www.bnhr.org

PRESS ADVISORY

August 14, 2014  

For Immediate Release

Contact: Gabriela Castañeda

(915) 494-4213

gcastaneda@bnhr.org

 

100 MILE BORDER WALK FOR OUR CHILDREN AND

OUR DIGNITY

Border Residents Walk against Border Militarization and for Border Enforcement Accountability

 

August 21-24

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)

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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.

First Resolution Opposing Gov. Perry’s decision to send National Guard to our Border passes unanimously in El Paso - July 28, 2014

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Border Network for Human Rights applauds the unanimous vote of El Paso County Commissioners today for a resolution that states that El Paso does not support Governor Perry’s “impractical and wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars to militarize the Texas / Mexico border.”

Download Resolution in PDF Format 

“Adding Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Guard to the border when they are not needed is a burden to the taxpayer, cumbersome to an already bloated federal enforcement system, and is contrary to the real needs of children and families turning themselves into Border Patrol after fleeing violence in their home countries,” said Fernando Garcia, BNHR Executive Director.

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Border Network Condemns Governor Perry’s Decision to Deploy the National Guard to Face Children at the Border - July 22, 2014

El Paso, TX /Southern New Mexico- Statement of Fernando Garcia, Executive Director of the Border Network for Human Rights on the announcement to deploy Texas National Guard at the Border:

“Governor’s Perry decision to send the National Guard to the border to face unaccompanied migrant children is deplorable and has nothing to do with securing Texas. Unfortunately, Gov. Perry is playing politics and using a humanitarian crisis to advance his anti-immigrant political agenda; an agenda that distorts the situation of the US/Mexico border, negates the massive border enforcement build-up done in the last few years, and intentionally ignores the violent reasons that force children to leave their countries and look for protection in the US.

Sending the Texas National Guard to confront children is neither humanitarian nor provides any kind of solutions. It only fosters the right wing anti-immigrant and anti-children rhetoric, and irresponsibly funnels more that 12 million dollars a month to state-oriented operations at the border.

Also, it is very clear that the National Guard is not trained to enforce civil or criminal law and is not prepared to deal with border residents or immigrant population. This might only lead to violation of rights and discrimination.”

Dozens of Border Residents Protest Border Surge - July 8, 2014

Obama’s Policy to Further Militarize our Border to Detain and Deport Children is not a Good Policy

MARCH AND PROTEST JULY 10TH

El Paso, TX/Southern New Mexico- On July 10th dozens of border residents will march, then gather at the DHS Office in El Paso Texas to protest against the detention of hundreds of families and children.

Obama’s decision to beef up border enforcement in Texas (Border Surge) to detain and to deport children horrifically ignores that those families and those children are either fleeing violence in their countries of origin or just trying to reunify with family members.

What: Border Residents Protest Obama’s Border Surge with a March and Rally

When: On Thursday July 10th

MARCH STARTING at 9:15 a.m. at Edgemere Park

(Corner of Edgemere and Sunburst Street)

PROTEST at DHS Office at 1545 Hawkins Street