Day of Action for Immigrant Families —
November 21, 2019

Day of Action for Immigrant Families

Join immigrant rights activists at the State Capitol on Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. as groups from across Texas band together to demand that the state legislature center itself around humane principles and values.

Group organizers believe Texas is under attack. The current administration has used Texas and its communities as scapegoats to push President Trump’s wall agenda. As a result, Texas communities have been slandered and now, Texas is in danger of suffering the consequences of decisions made by legislators who do not know its people.

In a news release, Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance announced, “It is time that we demand our state elected officials to stand up for Texas and demand the respect that our communities deserve. These elected officials, both at the national and state level, must understand that as Texans we will not tolerate legislature and rhetoric that attacks our communities and values. We must become a constant and stark reminder that we will not remain silent in the face of attacks and that every time they forget, we will come back to remind them of their responsibility to defend our state, our people, and our communities.”

The list of organizations who will be participating on March 14 include ACLU, ARISE, Border Network for Human Rights, Fiel Houston, Fuerza del Valle, La Union del Pueblo Entero, Laredo Immigrant Alliance, Mi Familia Vota, Movimiento del Valle por los Derechos Humanos, Proyecto Vida Digna, RVG Equal Voice Network and UnidosUS. Live music from Austin singer-songwriter Lesly Reynaga and speakers will join the rally participants.

The activists’ aims are to abolish SB4, stop border militarization by DPS, no border-wall, preserve Texas DREAM Act, driver’s licenses for all and local artists will be performing throughout the rally.

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