Border Network for Human Rights
May 5, 2010
**Photos and video of event now available at www.bnhr.org (with link to YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G7k1402hsI)**
MORE THAN 50 COMMUNITY MEMBERS TURN THEMSELVES IN
Sheriffâ€™s officials say they wonâ€™t enforce immigration law
and do not condone racial profiling
El Paso, TX â€“Arizona law SB 1070 means anyone who â€œlooks like an undocumented immigrantâ€ 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 oneâ€™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. Sheriffâ€™s officials who received them told them they donâ€™t enforce immigration law and donâ€™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 www.bnhr.org or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G7k1402hsI.
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.