Border Network for Human Rights to Host Press Conference Launching TogetherJuntos Caravan along Texas to Resist SB4
Dozens of Families Join Caravan; Will Travel to Many Cities in Texas to Educate, Organize, and Resist Anti-Immigrant Agenda against Latino Communities.
El Paso, TX/Southern New Mexico. On Friday, March 30, at 9:00 am at the intersection of San Marcial and Paisano, Border Network for Human Rights, joined by dozens of families, will host a press conference to launch the TogetherJuntos Caravan along the Texas-Mexico Border. The TogetherJuntos Caravan is led by BNHR and co-convened by the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA), La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), NETA, South Texas Human Rights Center, Proyecto Libertad, and America’s Voice.
The TogetherJuntos Caravan was born out of the need to respond to the attack against immigrant and Latino communities created by passage and implementation of the racist law SB 4. On March 13th, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decided that SB 4 could be implemented pending further court proceedings. This law is rooted in prejudice and racism and clearly targets Latino and minority communities. The aim of the Caravan is to connect different communities to create a joint effort to resist the anti-immigrant attack in Texas.
The TogetherJuntos Caravan will travel through the Texas/Mexico border, visiting many towns and cities affected by this ill-conceived law. The Caravan will feature workshops where people will be able to learn more about SB 4, Abuse Documentation, DACA, Know-Your-Rights, ICE raids, and more. Cities that will be visited during the first day of the TogetherJuntos Caravan include Clint, San Elizario, Fabens, Tornillo, and Fort Hancock. The Caravan will feature more than 35 total community events across Marfa, Presidio, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Laredo, El Cenizo, McAllen, San Juan, Rio Grande City, Harlingen, Brownsville, Falfurrias, Corpus Christi, before concluding in Houston on April 12th.
WHAT: BNHR Press Conference to Launch TogetherJuntos Caravan
WHEN: Friday, March 30th, at 9:00 am
WHERE: Intersection of San Marcial and Paisano (Between Bowie HS and The Chamizal National Memorial Park)
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.