Meeting the changing needs of asylum seekers, refugees, and at-risk immigrants in collaboration with others.

National Call to Action

October 26, 2019 1:00pm

Tres Laredos Park

Laredo, Texas

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Bold Border Action

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

Move Texas
Holding Community Center
Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry
Cesar Chavez Memorial Alliance
Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church
Justice for our Neigbors, San Antonio Region
Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy

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