March and Protest Against Family Separation and Detention of Children
Border Residents to March and Protest Separation of Families and Incarceration of Children at the Border
BNHR and Border Residents to Gather this Coming Tuesday 19th at El Paso Processing Center to Condemn Family Separation, Incarceration of Immigrant Families, and the Use of Military Bases to Detain Children
El Paso, TX/Southern New Mexico. – On Tuesday, June 19th border residents from New Mexico and West Texas will gather at the Edgemere Park located at the intersection of Edgemere Boulevard and Likins Drive in El Paso at 9:00 a.m. to start a March for Immigrant Rights and Against Family Separation. This action comes on the heels of mass incarceration of immigrant families seeking asylum and refuge in the United States, and the abhorrent proposal to incarcerate migrant children separated from their parents and families on military bases.
Protestors will march to the El Paso Processing Center located at 8915 Montana Avenue, where a community action will denounce the inhumane and cruel policies being undertaken by the Trump Administration against migrants fleeing horrors at home.
BNHR strongly believes that immigrant families should not be separated so they can be detained, children should never be detained, and the use of military bases to hold immigrant children and families is a grave violation of human rights that transgresses core American values.
WHAT: MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AND AGAINST FAMILY SEPARATION
WHEN: TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2018 AT 9 AM
WHERE: MARCH STARTS AT EDGEMERE LINEAR PARK
(Intersection of Edgemere and Likins Dr)
ENDING WITH AN ACTION AT THE EL PASO PROCESSING CENTER
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.