Border Network for Human Rights
July 28, 2010
**Protest, Re: Anti-Immigrant Bill in Arizona Scheduled to Take Effect TOMORROW**
ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILL TO TAKE EFFECT THURSDAY
El Pasoans To Protest
El Paso, TX â€“The Border Network for Human Rights, a 12-year-old community organizing group with about 4,000 members in El Paso and Southern New Mexico, has taken a stand against the unfortunate signing of an extreme, anti-immigrant bill (SB1070) by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in April.
BNHR members of El Paso-New Mexico border community were profoundly disappointed by the passage of the most xenophobic and unconstitutional legislations in the country and were fearful this precedent would ignite a trail of copycat legislation in other states and a racist backlash against immigrants. The BNHR supported the efforts of the federal government and private groups to challenge the constitutionality of the Arizona law and the demands for an injunction until the cases were resolved.
July 29 being the date of the law is supposed to go into effect, El Paso community members will gather Downtown for a protest. The BNHR is expecting more than 150 people and the media is invited to join us.
When: 4 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010
Where: Judge Albert Armendariz Federal Courthouse
(new federal courthouse)
Campbell and San Antonio streets in Downtown El Paso
More information on the Border Network for Human Rights: This organization, founded in 1998, is one of the leading immigration reform and human rights advocacy organization in the United States. Based in El Paso, the BNHR counts about 4,000 members in El Paso and Southern New Mexico.