Press Advisory: Border Communities Join National Action for Citizenship and Against Militarization
For Immediate Release: September 30, 2013
El Paso TX – Southern New Mexico
The Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), a human rights organization in El Paso TX and Southern New Mexico with more than 14 years organizing communities will be organizing a regional mass mobilization and will be joined by its community allies in Las Cruces, N.M.
On October 5th in over 100 cities thousands of Americans will be rallying for an immigration reform with dignity and respect. This comes on the heels of the lack of action in Congress and the threat the Democrats will accept a border surge and second class status for immigrant families. For our communities here at the border, the call for immigration reform includes total rejection of militarization at our border communities just as much as it includes a process for the 11 million undocumented Americans to gain citizenship.
MARCH AND RALLY FOR CITIZENSHIP AND AGAINST MILITARIZATION
WHEN: October 5th – March begins at 10:00 a.m. and Rally and Press Conference at 11:30 am.
WHERE: March begins at Las Cruces City Hall (700 N. Main) to and the rally is outside Congressman Steve Pearce’s Office (570 Telshor Boulevard).
WHY: To remind border Members of Congress of the need to push back against militarization of American communities and to push for a path to citizenship.
Failing to pass Immigration Reform this year would endanger family unity and expose millions of immigrants to deportation, it has been clear that the most irrational and anti-immigrant sectors in the Tea Party have represented the major obstacle to advance with a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system. Fernando Garcia, BNHR Executive Director says,
“For Republicans to allow this radical sector of its party to dictate policy and for Democrats to embrace it is a lost opportunity for the United States to improve its economic and morals standing.”