Protest TODAY in Las Cruces, Re: Arizona law


Louie Gilot

Communications Director

Border Network for Human Rights

(915) 274-0541

**Protest TODAY in Las Cruces, Re: Arizona law**

Las Cruces, N.M. –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, will have a protest today at 1 p.m. in front of the Las Cruces City Hall. This protest is part of the continued answer of Hispanic communities in our area to the racist and unconstitutional law passed by Arizona last month (which takes effect in July).

Arizona law SB 1070 means anyone who “looks like an undocumented immigrant” could be asked for his or her papers by police. This law unfairly targets Hispanics and consists in racial profiling. In essence, the law makes being Hispanic, whatever one’s immigration status, an invitation to police harassment. Border communities and many border law enforcement agencies stand against this irrational and unconstitutional vision of border enforcement and ask their elected officials to take a stand as well.

What: Protest against Arizona Law SB1070

When: TODAY, May 17, at 1 p.m.

Where: Las Cruces City Hall

Please join us.


More information on the Border Network for Human Rights: This organization, founded in 1998, is one of the leading immigration reform and human rights advocacy organization in the United States. Based in El Paso, the BNHR counts about 4,000 members in El Paso and Southern New Mexico.

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