National Call to Action
October 26, 2019 1:00pm
Tres Laredos Park
We protest the policies that keep immigrants who are asking for asylum in Mexico until they have a court hearing—the Remain-in-Mexico policy (MPP). These men, women and children must stay in the border towns until their hearings are held, which could take months or years. Penniless and at the mercy of cartels, which have increased their presence in Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa, Matamoros, Piedras Negras, and Ciudad Acuña, they risk assault, rape, robbery, kidnapping, or extortion each time they step outside the shelters. They become desperate and return to the interior of Mexico or to the homes they had to flee in the first place.
All of this is caused by the policies of the present administration. It is being done in our name and paid for with our taxes. We must let our objection be known! #boldborderaction