BNHR statement, Re: Arizona
Border Network for Human Rights
**Statement, Re: Anti-Immigrant bill in Arizona**
El Paso, TX â€“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, wishes to release the following statement regarding the anti-immigrant bill scheduled for an Arizona Senate vote Monday. The BNHR has years of experience fighting unfair and inhumane immigration laws and practices and is extremely concerned by Arizonaâ€™s latest legislative assault on immigrants and those who work with them.
â€œThis type of assault against immigrant workers and communities at the state level is evidence of a lack of leadership at the federal level. It is the responsibility of the federal government to create a safe and orderly way for workers to meet the employers who need them. This is why we are in urgent need of comprehensive immigration reform. Any minute we delay is a window of opportunity for states like Arizona to introduce short-sighted legislation that hurt families and degrade our Constitution. We urge Americans to get involved with www.altoarizona.com, push back anti-immigrant forces and support immigration reform thatâ€™s fair for all.â€
The statement can be attributed to BNHR Executive Director Fernando Garcia.