Press release: April 10 March
**March and Rally in Downtown El Paso Saturday, April 10, 2010**
EL PASOANS MARCH FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM
1,500 community members from El Paso and Southern New Mexico, elected officials and others to take part in this national event
El Paso, TX â€“ Immigrants, their employers, their families and the nation are in dire need of immigration reform to move together forward and out of this painful recession. We cannot wait any longer.
As border residents and representatives, we must also make sure that the type of immigration reform that emerges from negotiations in Washington, D.C., respects and enhances border communities, a vital part of the United States. Too often, reform proposal have sacrificed our personal and economic well-being by insisting on short-sighted, inhumane and unaccountable border enforcement policies.
On March 21, 200,000 people rallied in Washington, D.C., to call for comprehensive immigration reform. They included El Pasoans who had traveled by bus to the nationâ€™s capital. To build upon this momentum, cities around the countries will organize marches and rallies on April 10 (more information on the national events at www.reformimmigrationforamerica.org). Here are the details for the El Paso event.
Start: 3 p.m., Saturday, April 10, 2010
Where: Leech Grove on UTEP campus
Rally: Around 5 p.m. at San Jacinto Plaza
Please join us.
Border Network for Human Rights