**PROTEST TODAY, June 22**
Massive protest in front of Border Patrol offices
300 community members demand justice for Sergio
El Paso, TX, June 21, 2010 â€“ Members of the Border Network for Human Rights, an 11-year-old community organizing group with about 4,000 members in El Paso and Southern New Mexico, continue to ask for justice in the fatal shooting of Sergio Adrian Hernandez by a Border Patrol agent in El Paso.
The death of this 15-year-old Juarense is the culmination of years of aggressive policies directed at border communities by successive administrations. When the new administration promised to implement â€œfunctional and humaneâ€ solutions to immigration and enforcement issues, many organizations and institutions on the border were hoping for a new beginning. Instead, the border got more of the same with tragic consequences for Sergio.
Border organizations must hold the administration accountable for its failed border policy. To that end, close to 300 people will participate in the following event:
When: 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 22
Where: Border Patrol offices, 8901 Montana (at Hawkins)
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.