Thursday, December 9, 2010

March: Dec 10th Hundreds will march to denounce racism, hate and xenophobia in Texas and New Mexico.

Dec 10th Hundreds will march to denounce racism, hate and xenophobia in Texas and New Mexico.

Posted on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 3:43 pm

HUNDREDS WILL MARCH TO DENOUNCE RACISM, HATE AND XENOPHOBIA IN TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO.

DECEMBER 10th (International Human Rights Day)

“Simultaneous Marches will Take Place in Downtown El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM in Opposition of Anti-Immigrant Agendas”


El Paso, TX/Southern New Mexico- The Border Network for Human Rights, a grassroots organization in El Paso, with more than 13 years organizing communities, is preparing two simultaneous demonstrations in El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM in which hundreds of border residents will express their frustration and disappointment on the racist proposal been considered in the Texas Legislature, and the intention of the elected New Mexico Governor to target immigrant families in the state.

Intolerance, racism, and hate have come to such extent that newly elected officials are proposing to further criminalize immigrants in the state of Texas and New Mexico. Some initiatives attack the fundamental values of our society by depriving of basic services and protections to thousands of children and families living in Texas; another proposal would also require school districts and state agencies to report undocumented children and their families for possible deportation.

This wave of xenophobia also proposes to eliminate the use of Spanish in any State Documents in Texas, impacting tolerance and cultural diversity. Border Network for Human Rights believes these proposals, if implemented, would be catastrophic for our families, our economy and our general well-being in New Mexico and Texas.

A clear objective of participating in this event is to show America’s historical leadership in the defense and promotion of freedom, justice and pursue of happiness for all, and that Americans do not tolerate hatred, racism, and prejudice.

Therefore Border Network for Human Rights is holding a major day of action this upcoming Friday December 10th, and the convening information is as follows:

March against Racism and Xenophobia

in Downtown El Paso, Texas

Starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Armijo Park

(710 E. Seventh Avenue )

Ending at the Texas State Building

(401 E. Franklin)


March against Racism and Xenophobia

in Downtown Las Cruces N.M.

Starting at 4:00 p.m. at the Apodaca Park

(801 E. Madrid Avenue )

Ending at Las Cruces City Hall

(700 N. Main Street)


Visual: Hundreds of border families; Banner and American flags


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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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