Press Conference: Humanitarian Envoy from New Mexico
Declaration of UN Human Rights Violations and Call for Family Reunification and an Immediate Stop to the Incarceration of Children
El Paso – Tomorrow, State Senator José Rodríguez will host a humanitarian envoy from New Mexico led by New Mexico State Representative and League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Treasurer, Patricia Roybal Caballero. The envoy includes members of inter-faith coalitions, tribal nations, medical professionals, social workers, educators, parents, community-based activists, and other leaders.
Throughout the settlement history of this country, New Mexico has been known.as a safe passage and a welcoming state to all who travel through or who wish to remain. New Mexico is one of the states with the highest number of immigrant families. Founded in 1929, LULAC is the largest and oldest Latino organization in the Unites States, and is committed to protecting human and civil rights and ensuring the health and advancement of all the Latino community as well as in all of humanity.
Sen. Rodríguez, Rep. Roybal Caballero, and other New Mexico leaders will hold a press conference to make a declaration of UN Human Rights Violations and a call for family reunification and an immediate stop to the incarceration of children. The press conference will take place at 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2018. Following the press conference there will be a roundtable at the Annunciation House to help establish a network of humanitarian support from the state of New Mexico. During the press conference and visit to the Annunciation House, advocates will demonstrate their support by donating undergarments, boxes of oranges and apples, cleaning supplies, and other needed items.
- What: Press Conference to read the human rights complaint filed against President Trump
- Who: Sen. Rodríguez, New Mexico State Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, community advocates, health care professionals, educators, and activists.
- When: 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2018
- Where: In front of the Port of Entry at Tornillo, 1400 Lower Island Rd., Tornillo, TX 79853
José Rodríguez represents Texas Senate District 29, which includes the counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, and Presidio. He represents both urban and rural constituencies, and more than 350 miles of the Texas-Mexico border. Senator Rodríguez currently serves as the Chairman of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus, and is a member of the Senate Committees on Natural Resources and Economic Development; Transportation; Veteran Affairs and Border Security; and Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs (Vice Chair).