Friday, May 30, 2008

Petition Against Border Wall

Thousands of border residents have signed a petition against the construction of a border wall:

Thousands of El Paso/Southern New Mexico Sign Petition Against Border Wall 

Signatures will be Displayed this Monday June 2nd at a Press Conference at the San Jacinto Plaza (Lagartos) at 12 Noon

Friday, May 30, 2008. During the last two weeks thousands of residents of our border region (El Paso County and Southern New Mexico) have been signing a community petition circulated by BNHR “to call upon the current administration to cease the construction of the Border Wall”, to support our local government efforts, city and county, on this issue and to call for a comprehensive solution.

The signature-collecting process will wrap up this weekend, and on Monday morning the completed petition will be presented to the El Paso County Commissioners Court, to DHS (local Border Patrol Headquarter), and to state and federal elected officials. On Tuesday, the petition will be also presented to the El Paso City Council.

This coming Monday June 2nd, at 12 Noon the thousands of signatures will be presented and displayed during a Press Conference at the San Jacinto Plaza.

The Border Network for Human Rights, along with many, members of our border community, believe this is an exercise of a long overdue community consultation process on the issues of the Border Wall and current enforcement strategies implemented in the southwest border.

Fernando Garcia, Executive Director
Border Network for Human Rights
1101 E. Yandell
El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 577-0724


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When the petitions are delivered to the El Paso County commisioners, the commisioners should be congratulated for signing on to both the Texas Border Coalition lawsuit that demands that DHS obey condemnation laws, as well as another suit challenging the constitutionality of the waiver that DHS Secretary Chertoff issued to suspend federal laws on the border where the wall will be built. Texas Senators Cornyn and Hutchison should also be working on El Paso residents' behalf, but they (and in particular, Cornyn) have buckled under to pressure from anti-immigrant organizations.

Posted by: No Border Wall | Jun 1, 2008 6:36:22 AM

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