BNHR Holds Vigil in El Paso as Supreme Court Hears Arizona’s SB1070

Vigil for SB1070 and All Immigrant Families

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 starting at 5 p.m.
Where: Aztec Calendar Park in Downtown El Paso next to the County Courthouse

(EL PASO, Texas) — What happened in Arizona has not stayed in Arizona.

After years of legal battles, lost revenue and communities living in fear, Arizona’s infamous 
“papers, please” law will be heard by the Supreme Court on Wednesday April 25, 2012.

And thousands across the U.S. are praying that the Supreme Court rules with wisdom and compassion as they decide the constitutionality of Arizona’s SB1070.

Members of the Border Network for Human Rights in El Paso are in solidarity with other vigils planned across Texas, in Brownsville, Dallas, San Juan and Austin. There are also vigils planned across the country, notably in Alabama, California, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, and in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

BNHR is inviting members of the faith community in El Paso to join us in prayer for the Supreme Court and for the families and communities that have been negatively impacted by this law.

In the 2011 session of the Texas Legislature, Rick Perry and other state lawmakers loyal to the tea party tried to push similar laws here in Texas. They failed.

“The Arizona law was literally written by prison industry lobbyists and is plainly unconstitutional,” said Cristina Parker, BNHR Communications Director. “If the Court rules incorrectly on this, we could all be living in Arizona soon. So we are praying.”

SB1070 Vigils Across Texas

Monday, April 23, 2012
Brownsville, TX
6:00 PM
Boca Chica Blvd & International Blvd, Brownsville, TX
Organized by: Movimiento del Valle por los Derechos Humanos
Contact: Alvaro Sosa, 956-465-6870

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Dallas, TX
Vigil for Family Unity
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla St, Dallas, TX
Organized by: Pueblo Sin Fronteras
Contact: Roberto Corona, 909-856-2322

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
San Juan, TX
6:00 PM
Cesar Chavez & Business 83, San Juan Texas
Organized by: Equal Voice Immigration Working Group of the RGV
Contact: Martha Sanchez, 956-787-2233

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Austin, TX
7:00 PM
Front Gates of the Capitol (1100 11th Street), Austin, TX
Organized by: Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition
Contact: Esther Reyes, 512-476-2472

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