Video available of El Paso Hispanics turning themselves in at the jail

Louie Gilot
Policy Director
Border Network for Human Rights
(915) 274-0541

May 5, 2010

**Photos and video of event now available at (with link to YouTube**

Sheriff’s officials say they won’t enforce immigration law
and do not condone racial profiling

El Paso, TX –Arizona law SB 1070 means anyone who “looks like an undocumented immigrant” could be asked for his or her papers by police. This law unfairly targets Hispanics and consists in racial profiling. In essence, the law makes being Hispanic, whatever one’s immigration status, an invitation to police harassment. Border communities and many border law enforcement agencies stand against this irrational and unconstitutional vision of border enforcement.

More than 50 community members of Hispanic origins illustrated their opposition to SB1070 today in El Paso by turning themselves in to the county jail, handcuffed. Sheriff’s officials who received them told them they don’t enforce immigration law and don’t condone racial profiling. The community members left the jail without incidents.

The Border Network for Human Rights is sharing the video of the action on YouTube and is inviting the media to use it as they see fit.

What: Video of the action at or


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.

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