MIGRANT DEATHS AND THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS AT THE BORDER
Press Conference at Border Fence and El Paso Film Premier of “Who is Dayani Cristal?”
February 2nd, 2014. El Paso, TX/ Southern New Mexico.
It has been 15 years since the Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) began its struggle to ensure respect for human and civil rights of border residents and to warn about the humanitarian crisis of migrants dying while crossing the borderlands.
While it’s true that each year less and less migrants are attempting to cross the border illegally, it is also a very concerning fact that the rate of migrant deaths remains still. In the past 10 years alone, some 2,000 migrants -men, women, and children have died while attempting to reunite with family members. We cannot longer ignore that human lives are being lost every year due to the harsh and inhumane border policies that are not working and continue to kill people.
In an attempt to raise awareness, BNHR will be featuring the El Paso Premier Documentary of the film/documentary “Who is Dayani Cristal?” which in some way helps us understand the plight and challenges that hundreds of immigrants go through and gives a face to the humanitarian aspect that has been lost at the time of decision making in Washington.
Press Conference on Migrant Deaths (Testimonials)
Friday, February 7th at 2:00 p.m.
Border Fence in Anapra, at Sunland Park N.M.
El Paso Premier of “Who is Dayani Cristal?”
Friday, February 7th at 6:00 p.m.
Plaza Theater(125 Pioneer Plaza, El Paso, Tx).