Press release: April 10 March

**March and Rally in Downtown El Paso Saturday, April 10, 2010**


1,500 community members from El Paso and Southern New Mexico, elected officials and others to take part in this national event

El Paso, TX – Immigrants, their employers, their families and the nation are in dire need of immigration reform to move together forward and out of this painful recession. We cannot wait any longer.

As border residents and representatives, we must also make sure that the type of immigration reform that emerges from negotiations in Washington, D.C., respects and enhances border communities, a vital part of the United States. Too often, reform proposal have sacrificed our personal and economic well-being by insisting on short-sighted, inhumane and unaccountable border enforcement policies.

On March 21, 200,000 people rallied in Washington, D.C., to call for comprehensive immigration reform. They included El Pasoans who had traveled by bus to the nation’s capital. To build upon this momentum, cities around the countries will organize marches and rallies on April 10 (more information on the national events at Here are the details for the El Paso event.

Start: 3 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2010

Where: Leech Grove on UTEP campus

Rally: Around 5 p.m. at San Jacinto Plaza

Please join us.


Louie Gilot

Policy Director

Border Network for Human Rights

(915) 274-0541

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