BNHR plans march against separation of families


A local immigrant rights group is hitting the streets to protest President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.

The Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR), a local human rights and immigration advocacy group,  plans to march from Edgemere Linear Park to El Paso’s Processing Center on 8915 Montana Ave. at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

BHNR Executive Director Fernando Garcia said children don’t belong in military bases and families must remain together, away from detention centers.

“There is no law, there is no Bible that can justify incarcerating children and separating them from families,” said Garcia. “Immigrants have built this country and America has been welcoming to refugees and asylum seekers. I mean they look for America as the option for protection.” 

Members of the National Nurses Organizing Committee, which represents 1,700 registered nurses from four El Paso hospitals, will join the march saying tent cities are harmful to the health of these kids. 

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