**Press conference, Re: Texas Convention for Immigrant Integration, February 17, 2010**
EL PASOANS JOIN 500 TEXANS IN AUSTIN TO ASK FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
Local group is key organizer of state-wide convention
EL PASO â€“ Members of the Border Network for Human Rights and El Paso leaders have worked hard in the past months to organize a statewide convention to energize Texans about comprehensive immigration reform and to call on Texas elected officials to take leadership of the issue. The convention, called â€œTexas Convention for Immigrant Integration: A Call for Reform,â€ takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. February 20 in Austin.
More than 500 people, including about 100 from El Paso, are expected. Speakers include representatives from all sectors â€“businesses, unions, religious groups, community members, elected officials and more. Speakers from El Paso include State reps. Norma Chavez, Joe Moody and Marissa Marquez, Socorro Mayor Trini Lopez, and Sheriff Richard Wiles. A complete agenda will be given at the press conference.
Where: Border Network for Human Rights offices, 2115 N. Piedras
When: 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 17
Who: Community members, DREAM Act students and leaders (Sheriff Wiles, Socorro Mayor Trini Lopez) who will go to Austin Saturday, February 20 to call for comprehensive immigration reform.
More information about the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA): This alliance is a multi-sector, statewide network dedicated to building support for a sensible immigration policy. Visit us at www.reformimmigrationfortexas.org.
RITA (Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance)
(915) 253-2262, firstname.lastname@example.org
Border Network for Human Rights
(915) 217-3621, email@example.com