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Imelda Mejia, ACLU of Texas, 317-751-3014,

February 11, 2019

EL PASO, Texas — The ACLU Border Rights Center will join with other immigrant rights groups and civil rights organizations as they protest President Donald Trump’s visit to El Paso. In advance of the rally, Cynthia Pompa, advocacy manager for the ACLU’s Border Rights Center released the following statement:

“The President continues to spout racist lies to support his ill-conceived border wall. We are eager to stand with our community to ensure he — and those watching across the country and around the world — know the truth about El Paso and the border: we are safe, we have been safe, well before walls and agents occupied our borderlands. The real threat to border communities is Trump himself. El Paso is where his administration ripped families apart and placed children in cages, where children have died in federal custody, where asylum seekers have been systematically denied their rights, and where militarization plagues local communities. We will not be silent in the face of his continued attacks.”

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